Nikon D300 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Winner
Nikon D300

39

Sony Alpha NEX-5

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
230 lenses
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
287 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D300.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-5.

competitors

Nikon D300 Competitors

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Nikon Coolpix P1000

Super zoom

$997

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much larger
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$1,098 body only

Size Smaller
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,250 with 18-200mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$606 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay More startup delay
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $548 body only

$580 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly larger
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$455 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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Nikon D300
D300
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Sony Alpha NEX-5
Alpha NEX-5
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