Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 vs Nikon D300S

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

105

Nikon D300S

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Light-weight
Weight
599 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300S

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

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-A580.

competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$449 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$602 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$330 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen

Nikon D300S Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$449 body only

Size Smaller
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$602 body only

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$465 body only

Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots

discussion

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580
Alpha DSLR-A580
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Nikon D300S
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