Nikon D300S vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D300S

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Thickness
Thin
1.5"

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 NEX-5.

competitors

Nikon D300S Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$449 body only

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$602 body only

Battery life Longer battery life
Size Smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$465 body only

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $498 body only

$479 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly larger
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$1,094 with 18-135mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Significantly larger
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen

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Nikon D300S
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