Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Nikon D300

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

46

Nikon D300

38

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

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
227 ms shutter lag
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses

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

$479 - $549 body only

$480 - $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
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$929 body only

$1,296 with 12-50mm lens

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

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,300 body only

$1,660 with 12-40mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Nikon D300 Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$670 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Movie format Shoots movies
Thickness Slightly thicker
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,337 body only

$2,500 with 18-200mm lens

Storage slots Has more storage slots
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$588 body only

Overall image quality Better image quality
Size Smaller
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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