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
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.2 EV
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
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 SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

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

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$445 - $548 body only

$479 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

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

Nikon D300S Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,299 body only

$1,499 with 18-135mm lens

Color depth Worse color depth

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Sony SLT-A77
SLT A77
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Nikon D300S
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