Sony Alpha NEX-5 vs Nikon D300

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-5

42

Nikon D300

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
227 ms shutter lag
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses

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

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$708 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Size Significantly larger
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$429 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$428 - $448 body only

$525 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly larger

Nikon D300 Competitors

Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,907 body only

$1,895 with 18-200mm lens

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

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$720 body only

$1,764 with 18-105mm lens

Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Size Smaller
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$3,515 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Shutter lag More shutter lag

discussion

Sony Alpha NEX-5
Alpha NEX-5
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Nikon D300
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