• APS-C 372.9mm2
  • 10.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 10.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 3200

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Differences

Nikon D60 advantages over Sony DSLR-A300

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.53x vs 0.49x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder

Sony DSLR-A300 advantages over Nikon D60

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 730 vs 500 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    105 mm vs 83 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • More AF points
    9 vs 3
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 100 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Neither provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Sony DSLR-A200

Nikon D60
Sony DSLR-A200
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $470
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony DSLR-A300
Sony DSLR-A200
  • $563
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $470
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More viewfinder magnification

Compared to Canon XSi

Nikon D60
Canon XSi
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Less shutter lag
Sony DSLR-A300
Canon XSi
  • $563
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Canon XS

Nikon D60
Canon XS
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $440
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Less shutter lag
Sony DSLR-A300
Canon XS
  • $563
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $440
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection

Compared to Pentax K2000

Nikon D60
Pentax K2000
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $556
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More cross-type AF points
Sony DSLR-A300
Pentax K2000
  • $563
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $556
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More cross-type AF points

Compared to Nikon D5000

Nikon D60
Nikon D5000
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Higher effective ISO
Sony DSLR-A300
Nikon D5000
  • $563
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
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