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
Storage slots
More storage slots
2

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 Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $498 body only

$500 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$821 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Lowest price Cheaper
Weather sealed No weather sealing

Nikon D300S Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,181 with 18-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$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
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$769 - $997 body only

$1,099 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

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Sony SLT-A77
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