Sony SLT A77 vs Nikon D300S

Winner
Sony SLT-A77

100

Nikon D300S

90

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Great color depth
Color depth
24 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300S

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D300S.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A77.

competitors

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Weight Lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$627 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen

Nikon D300S Competitors

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$650 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,060 with 18-105mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$779 - $997 body only

$1,120 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$779 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points

discussion

Sony SLT-A77
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