Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Nikon D300

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

47

Nikon D300

39

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-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$865 body only

$1,352 with 12-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $499 body only

$499 - $549 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$999 body only

$2,300 with 12-40mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Nikon D300 Competitors

Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,286 body only

$1,899 with 18-200mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

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

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Thickness Slightly thicker

discussion

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