a57 v d5100 for first DSLR

Started Apr 6, 2013 | Questions thread
baloo_buc Veteran Member • Posts: 9,338
Re: a57 v d5100 for first DSLR

Sony is not a dSLR so the blunt answer is Nikon D5100.

If you want to say that you want a large sensor camera then any of them can give you great results.

Sony is a SLT so it takes away 30% of the light from the sensor thus lower high ISO quality as it seems that Sony takes into account the loss of light and compensate by using a higher ISO than displayed.

The difference is half a stop (as expected).

Then there is EVF vs OVF and lens availability and quality.

Good luck with your choice.

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