Sony SLT A77 vs Nikon D300S

Winner
Sony SLT-A77

68

Nikon D300S

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

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
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate

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

$898 body only

$1,498 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 body only

$593 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$780 - $999 body only

$839 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Nikon D300S Competitors

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$729 - $797 body only

$939 - $1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$879 - $1,097 body only

$1,389 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Startup delay More startup delay
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$530 body only

$575 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Better image quality
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points

discussion

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