• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 10.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 26.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Sony DSLR-A300 advantages over Fujifilm X-T30 II

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.12 vs 3.77 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • More telephoto lens reach
    105 mm vs 68 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens

Fujifilm X-T30 II advantages over Sony DSLR-A300

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 74 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    3 months vs 14 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    383g vs 582g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    26.1 vs 10.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Wider angle kit lens
    23 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Sony DSLR-A200

Sony DSLR-A300
Sony DSLR-A200
  • $563
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $470
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More viewfinder magnification
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Sony DSLR-A200
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $470
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Pentax K2000

Sony DSLR-A300
Pentax K2000
  • $563
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $556
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More cross-type AF points
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Pentax K2000
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $556
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Nikon D5000

Sony DSLR-A300
Nikon D5000
  • $563
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Nikon D5000
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-T30

Sony DSLR-A300
Fujifilm X-T30
  • $563
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Fujifilm X-T30
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • More dots on screen
  • $799
  • APS-C

Compared to Canon EOS M50 II

Sony DSLR-A300
Canon EOS M50 II
  • $563
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Canon EOS M50 II
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
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