Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Nikon D300

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

49

Nikon D300

42

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 body only

$430 - $499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$714 body only

$1,363 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

$799 - $999 body only

$999 with 60-1mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Nikon D300 Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$530 body only

$575 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Overall image quality Better image quality
Cross type focus points Slightly fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$640 body only

$830 with 18-105mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie format Shoots movies
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$947 body only

$2,550 with 18-200mm lens

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

discussion

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