Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Nikon D300

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40

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Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Really small
Size
Standard size (122×89×43 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Battery life
Great battery life
1000 shots
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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D300.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus OM-D E-M5.

competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

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Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$549 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
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Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,140 body only

$1,982 with 12-40mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
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Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$648 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Nikon D300 Competitors

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Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen size Significantly larger screen
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Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$614 with 18-105mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing
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Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$826 with 18-105mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Focus points Slightly fewer focus points

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