The best part about this comparison is that these three entry level SLR cameras fight each other neck to neck as most of its specifications are similar. Before you go ahead and finalize your decision, I would like you to check out the below comparison table of Sony SLT A35 vs Nikon D5100 vs Sony SLT A57 once.
Sony SLT A35 vs Nikon D5100 vs Sony SLT A57 – Compare Specs
|Specifications||Sony SLT A35
||Sony SLT A57|
|Lens Sensor||16 MP||16.1 MP||16.1 MP|
|Screen Size||3 inch LCD screen||3 inch LCD screen||3 inch LCD screen|
||4912 x 3264||4928 x 3264||4912 x 3264|
|Dimensions||124 x 92 x 85 mm||127 x 96 x 78 mm||132 x 98 x 81 mm|
|Weight||415 grams||560 grams||618 grams|
|Battery||420 shots||660 shots||550 shots|
|Video||1080p @ 30 frames per second||1080p @ 30 frames per second||1080p @ 30 frames per second|
|ISO||ISO 100 – 12800||ISO 200 – 12800||ISO 100 – 12800|
|Minimum and maximum shutter speed
||30 sec – 1/4000 sec||30 sec – 1/4000 sec||30 sec – 1/4000 sec|
Although Sony SLT A35, Nikon D5100 and Sony SLT A57 are the entry level DSLR cameras in the market, but some of its advanced features are quite impressive.
All these cameras feature interchangeable lens. And Sony SLT A35 and A57 supports 3D, panorama, and features Sensor Shift technology as image stabilization technology.
As already mentioned, these three entry level SLR cameras are quite similar to each other, so the only factors which would help you make a decision are its looks and handling. So visit any near by store, check them out with your naked eye, try using them and take your decision.