Sony A100 with Nikon D5000 Comparison

Sony A100 and Nikon D5000 Main Features

  • July, 2006
  • June, 2009
  • 10 MP APS-C CCD Sensor
  • 12 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 200 - 3200 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 2" Articulated Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4.0 fps continuous shooting
  • -
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 133 x 95 x 71 mm, 638g.
  • 127 x 104 x 80 mm, 590g.
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Sony A100 Scores


Imaging score
48
Features score
44
Value for money score
67
Portability score
77
Overall score
51

Nikon D5000 Scores


Imaging score
52
Features score
59
Value for money score
75
Portability score
77
Overall score
60

Nikon D5000 with Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Overview


Let's compare Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 with Nikon D5000. These models are included in the Entry-Level DSLR cameras. Sony A100 was released in 2006, and Nikon D5000 in 2009. D5000 is newer, which is a plus. Alpha DSLR-A100 3 years older.
The sensor resolution of Alpha DSLR-A100 is greater than that of D5000. However, the difference of 2 MP is not very significant. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the second camera (D5000), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. At Nikon D5000, the maximum ISO is greater by 1600. Alpha DSLR-A100 has image stabilization(Sensor-shift), D5000 doesn’t, it is a big minus. Both cameras feature a 2-inch fixed screen.
Both cameras have a optical (pentamirror) viewfinder. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 has 4.0 fps continuous shooting. Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 has 4.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Alpha DSLR-A100 D5000
Brand Sony Nikon
Model Alpha DSLR-A100 D5000
Announced July, 2006 June, 2009
Body Type Compact SLR Compact SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Sony/Minolta Alpha Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5 1.5
Number of Lenses 143 305
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2" 2"
Screen Type Fixed Articulated
Screen Resolution 230k pixels 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.55 0.52
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps 4.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash 17.00
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C
Sensor Type CCD CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.6 x 15.8 mm 23.6 x 15.8 mm
Sensor Area 372.9 mm² 372.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 3872 x 2592 4288 x 2848
Max Native ISO 1600 3200
Min Native ISO 100 200
Max Boosted ISO 0 6400
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None Optional
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots 510 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FM55H EN-EL9a
Physical
Weight 638 g 590 g
Physical Dimensions 133 x 95 x 71 mm 127 x 104 x 80 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Compact Flash (Type I or II) SD/SDHC card
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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