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
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
199 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (128×97×71 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.8"

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

$899 body only

$850 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Overall image quality Better image quality
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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A330 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Entry-level DSLR

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Live view No live view
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Entry-level DSLR

$650 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Entry-level DSLR

Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Autofocus Slower autofocus

discussion

Nikon D300S
D300S
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A330
Alpha DSLR-A330
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