Sony SLT A77 vs Nikon D300S

Winner
Sony SLT-A77

85

Nikon D300S

76

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
12 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

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

$998 body only

$1,598 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Overall image quality Better image quality
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Weight Lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$598 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Nikon D300S Competitors

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$600 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,447 with 18-105mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$789 - $997 body only

$1,086 - $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

$549 body only

$1,220 with 18-105mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Overall image quality Better image quality
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points

discussion

Sony SLT-A77
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