Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAMNikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
Top 6%2,292 points
Top 6%
Top 26%1,812 points
Top 26%
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
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Top specs and features

Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM vs Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D: 89 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

23.66% more megapixels.
16.2MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
13.1MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.5 x 15.6mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm
23.6 x 15.8mm

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
15
Sony Alpha a9: 693
51

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
10fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
6fps

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
27% have it

6. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
12800 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
6400 ISO

7. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
73
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
67

8. weight

262g lighter.
492g
HTC Re: 65.5g
230g(Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D)

9. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
330shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
1000shots

10. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
37% have it

11. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
23bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
22.1bits

12. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
49% have it

13. Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
11% have it

14. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/4000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s
1/8000s

16. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
26% have it

17. width

55mm narrower.
92mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
147mm

18. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
25% have it

19. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
30% have it

20. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
921k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
922k dots

21. battery power

38.89% more battery power.
1080mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh
1500mAh

22. volume

21.82% less body volume.
969.37cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
1240.09cm³

23. height

10.4mm shorter.
124.4mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
114mm

24. thickness

10.7mm thinner.
84.7mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
74mm

25. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Nikon D300 + AF-Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4D
72% have it

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