Nikon D300S vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

Winner
Nikon D300S

97

Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

75

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300S

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
7 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Thickness
Thin
2.8"
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
199 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D300S.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A330.

competitors

Nikon D300S Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,300 body only

$1,999 with 18-135mm lens

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,049 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

Sony Alpha DSLR-A330 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Entry-level DSLR

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Thickness Thinner
Live view No live view
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$640 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

$925 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much larger screen
Thickness Much thicker

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Nikon D300S
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Alpha DSLR-A330
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