Compare Sony Alpha SLT-A58 vs. Nikon D5100

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Type:
DSLR
DSLR
Weight (inc. Battery) [?]:
573g
560g
Crop Factor:
APS-C (x1.5)
APS-C (x1.5)
Pixel Size (calculated):
4.37μm
4.87μm
Megapixels:
20.1
16.2
Auto Focus Points:
15
11
Enhanced AF Points [?]:
3
1
Maximum Shutter Speed:
1/4000 Sec
1/4000 Sec
Maximum Sync Speed:
1/160 Sec
1/200 Sec
Flash Guide Number:
32.8'
39'
Video Resolution [?]:
1080p
1080p
In-Body Image Stabilization:
No
No
Focus Peaking:
No
No
Zebra Patterns:
No
No
Maximum FPS:
8 Fps
4 Fps
Viewfinder Coverage:
100%
95%
Viewfinder Magnification [?]:
0.59x
0.52x
Battery Life [?]:
700 Shots
660 Shots
Touch Screen [?]:
None
None
Built-in GPS [?]:
None
None
Built-in Wireless [?]:
None
None
Flip Lcd [?]:
Flip
Flip
Boxed Dimensions:
(body only)




Dimensions:
128.6 x 95.5 x 77.7 mm
127 x 96.5 x 78.7 mm
Price Includes Kit Lens:
DT 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6
 
On Rebate, (Valid Through):
-$150 (Nov 01st)
 
Last Price Change:
-$50, -10% (04/26/14)
+$70, +16% (12/17/13)
Price Changes:
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Lowest Price:
$448
$499
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