Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Nikon D300

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

63

Nikon D300

56

Runner-up

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
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Battery life
Great battery life
1000 shots
Badge
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

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $998 body only

$499 - $648 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,398 with 14-150mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,099 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Nikon D300 Competitors

Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,899 with 18-200mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$1,151 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Smaller
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,275 with 18-200mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Thickness Slightly thicker

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