Sony Alpha NEX-5 vs Nikon D300

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-5

37

Nikon D300

35

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
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
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 Sony Alpha NEX-5.

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 body only

$887 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay More startup delay
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$360 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Nikon D300 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie format Shoots movies
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$800 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
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

discussion

Sony Alpha NEX-5
Alpha NEX-5
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Nikon D300
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