Sony SLT A77 vs Nikon D300S

Winner
Sony SLT-A77

100

Nikon D300S

90

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Great image quality
Overall image quality
78.0
Great color depth
Color depth
24 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.2 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
 

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

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Focus points More focus points
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$866 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Lowest price Cheaper
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Sony SLT A99

Sony SLT A99

Pro DSLR

$2,407 - $3,198 body only

$2,889 with 10-24mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower

Nikon D300S Competitors

Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,799 with 18-135mm lens

Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$711 body only

$1,097 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$829 - $1,148 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available

discussion

Sony SLT-A77
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