Nikon D5300 vs Sony SLT A77 II

Winner
Nikon D5300

100

Sony SLT A77 II

95

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentamirror
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77 II

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,228k dots
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
True resolution
High true resolution
24.7 MP

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5300.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT A77 II.

competitors

Nikon D5300 Competitors

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$468 - $597 body only

$500 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$309 body only

$395 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$475 body only

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Longer battery life
GPS No built-in GPS

Sony SLT A77 II Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,150 with 18-140mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 with 16-50mm lens

Thickness Much thinner
Size Much smaller
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,967 with 16-50mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Longer battery life
Focus points Many fewer focus points

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