Sony A77II vs. Nikon D5300

Based on readers questions we are getting frequently we have compared the Nikon D5300 and Sony A77 II, the Nikon D5300 is bit more affordable when compared to A7 II, take a look at the specification comparison review below…

Sony a77II vs. Nikon D5300 1Major Difference

Sony a77II vs. Nikon D5300 Specification Comparison Table.   

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Both have approx same sensor size and resolution

Image stabilization: Sony a77II features in body sensor Built-In system on the other hand no IS available in Nikon D5300.

The NO-OLPF benefit – Nikon D5300 built without low-pass filter and Sony a77II have, due to the absence of low-pass filter the Nikon D5300 will show sharp images when compared to Sony a77II, the difference is clearly visible when images of same subject viewed at 100%.

More AF Points: Sony a77II Fast Hybrid AF system uses a total of 79 Phase Detection points, 15 cross-type, but of we look at Nikon D5300 it is limited to 39 only, so finally we have no doubt that Sony a77II will do more quick and precise AF than Nikon D5300.

Better low light performanceDue to fixed mirror inside SLT A77 II you get fast continuous AF speed up to 12fps but 15 to 30 % loss of light occurs, a limited amount of light reaches to sensor and approx 15-30% light  is directed towards the AF sensor of the SLT camera. Finally, despite of the increased ISO range available in Sony A77 II, we are sure Nikon D5300 will perform better than Sony A77 II SLT.

Better Shutter Range: Sony a77II features better shutter range of 30 – 1/8000 in order to clearly record and freeze even the fastest movements into an ultra-sharp imageFast shutter range will help you to capture amazing action shots; on the other hand Nikon D5300 shutter range is limited to 30- 1/4000 only.

Top Continuous shooting speed: Sony a77II features fast shooting speed (12fps vs. 5fps) compared to Nikon D5300.

Sony A77 Video Mode: Sony a77II features full HD video recording @ 60 and 34 fps frame rate.

Supported formats Sony a77II Full HD videos are recorded using the high-quality AVCHD codec, supported in the Internet-friendly MP4 format.

Nikon D5300 Video Mode: Nikon D5300 features full HD video recording @ 60fps frame rate.

Display: Nikon D5300 features bigger and high resolution display compared to Sony a77II.

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Nikon D5300 features 3″ Rear Touch screen Swivel LCD (1,040,000) (screen dots) on the other hand Sony a77II have 3″ Rear Screen Swivel LCD (1,228,800), so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Nikon D5300.

Viewfinder: Nikon D5300 features Pentamirror viewfinder on the other hand Sony a77II have EVF 100%,


Battery Life (CIPA): Nikon D5300 battery rating is 600 shots and other hand Sony a77II battery rating is 480 shots. According to CIPA.

Dimensions: Nikon D5300 is smaller than Sony a77II.

Weight: Nikon D5300 lightweight than Sony a77II.

High ISO Test Between Sony A77II vs. Nikon D5300

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Verdict: Sony A77 II is a excellent camera system and features blazing fast AF system and continuous shooting speed, the A77 II also have built in image stabilization and built in WiFi connectivity with NFC, on the other hand Nikon D5300 have no optical low pass filter and due to the moving mirror / DSLR technology 100% of the light reaches to the sensor, hence you will better low-light performance form Nikon D5300, finally the choice is yours.

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