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
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
 

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 Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $548 body only

$547 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Focus points Many more focus points
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

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

Nikon D300S Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$850 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,999 with 18-135mm lens

Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$3,916 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie format Does not take movies

discussion

Sony SLT-A77
SLT A77
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Nikon D300S
D300S
Nikon

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