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5 Best Award Winning Cameras in the US - August 2019

Updated 30 June 2019 by Matthew
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5 best award winning cameras

Which Are the Best Award Winning Cameras?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best award winning cameras? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best award winning cameras are:


What Award Winning Camera to Buy in July 2019?

Below we provide a detailed run through of the top 5 award winning cameras currently for sale in the United States:

Best Buy Great Price
Pentax K-5 Nikon D3000 Nikon D300S Canon EOS 5D Samsung ST90
Pentax K-5 Nikon D3000 Nikon D300S Canon EOS 5D Samsung ST90
$419.95 Buy Now
SkyMall Store
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$499.95 Buy Now
eBay
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$1,737.08 Buy Now
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16.3MP
4928 X 3264
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
51,200
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
10.2MP
3872 X 2592
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3x
OPTICAL ZOOM
3.5
MINIMUM
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
12.3MP
4288 X 2848
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
6,400
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
12.8MP
4368 X 2912
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
810g
14.4MP
4320 X 3240
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
5x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
1s
CAMERA
96
Reviews
94 Reviews + 12 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
78
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
93
Reviews
106 Reviews + 12 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
95
Reviews
868 Reviews + 9 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
95
Reviews
64 Reviews + 7 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
86
Reviews
6 Reviews + 1 Award
81
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A multi award winning and fully featured 660g digital camera, with a cheap price. It does not have an image stabiliser, supports Full HD video, has a built-in flash and is dustproof. Our review analysis indicates that it has an excellent picture resolution, it produces very good images but bad for video recording. A fully featured and multi award winning 485g digital camera. It has a built-in flash and an optical zoom of, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Wi-Fi. Our review analysis indicates that it has very good instructions, it's able to produce good images but bad for video recording. A multi award winning and fully featured 840g digital camera. It has a built-in flash and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Wi-Fi. Customers report that it has good features and it's really able to produce good images, and easy to use. A multi award winning and fully featured 810g digital camera. It has a built-in flash, an optical zoom of and a minimum aperture number of and does not have an image stabiliser. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has a good picture resolution, good image sensor and it's able to produce good images. An award winning and light weight 5x optical zoom digital camera, with a very good spec and a fair price. Customers report that this digital camera is.
Pentax K-5 size in context Nikon D300S size in context Canon EOS 5D size in context
14 Reasons For
A Lot Higher Megapixels
Dustproof
Full HD Video
Higher Video Resolution
0.5" Larger Display Diagonal
HDMI
480 More Battery Life
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling it
11 More Awards
Expert Reviews Are Slightly Better
User Reviews Are Slightly Better
16 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
Has Better Technical Features
4 Reasons For
0.5" Larger Display Diagonal
Wi-Fi
11 More Awards
7 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
15 Reasons For
1/1.5 to 1/2" (1/1.6)" Image Sensor Size
15% Larger Display Diagonal
HDMI
A Bit Bigger Eye Relief
Wi-Fi
Newer by Five Years
13 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
Has a Better Price
More Solidly Made
More Thoughtfully Designed
Easier to Use
Has a Better Lens
Has a Better Screen or Viewfinder
Took Good Pictures
Better for Video Capture
7 Reasons For
3s Faster Flash Recharging Time
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
Higher Video Resolution
Higher Maximum Playback Zoom
Better Brand
6 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
Better in Terms of Size
5 Reasons For
Significantly Lighter
Twice As High Still Image Resolution
Bigger Digital Zoom
A Lot Larger Maximum Memory Card Size
Cheaper by $254
14 Reasons Against
Heavier
Lower Still Image Resolution
$254 More Expensive
Over Five Years Older
Worse Brand
6 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Less Reliable
Worse in Terms of Size
Less Thoughtfully Designed
Harder to Use
Has a Worse Lens That Was Good
Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder
Took Good Photos
Worse for Video Capture
26 Reasons Against
Heavier
A Lot Lower Megapixels
Lower Still Image Resolution
4x Smaller Digital Zoom
Vastly Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Lower Display Resolution
Does Not Have an HDMI
Does Not Have a GPS
Vastly Lower Maximum Playback Zoom
8% Smaller Eye Relief
480 Less Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
$334 More Expensive
Less Retailers
Over Five Years Older
Lower Expert Review Score
Lower User Review Score
Worse Brand
23 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Less Fairly Priced
Worse in Terms of Size
Harder to Use
Has Worse Technical Features
Has a Worse Lens That Was Good
Took Good Quality Photos
Took Good Videos
20 Reasons Against
735g Heavier
25% Lower Megapixels
18 Times Lower Still Image Resolution
80% Smaller Digital Zoom
Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Does Not Support Full HD Video
Half As High Video Resolution
Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
Does Not Have a GPS
Only 950 Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $1,571
Not As Many Stockists
Five Less Awards
Expert Review Rating is Slightly Worse
User Review Rating is Slightly Worse
Worse Brand
7 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Worse in Terms of Size
Has Useful Technical Features
19 Reasons Against
705g Heavier
Lower Megapixels
Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution
1x Smaller Digital Zoom
48,000 Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
6GB Smaller Maximum Memory Card Size
Smaller Display Diagonal
Vastly Lower Display Resolution
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $1,373
Fewer Sellers
Older by Over Nine Years
Five Less Awards
Expert Review Rating is Marginally Worse
Overall Review Rating is Worse
6 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Less Fairly Priced
Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder
Took Good Quality Photos
16 Reasons Against
12% Lower Megapixels
Only 1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2.3)" Image Sensor Size
A Lot Slower Flash Recharging Time
Does Not Support Full HD Video
Half As High Video Resolution
Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
Smaller Display Diagonal
691,000 Pixels Lower Display Resolution
Worse Kagoo Score
Not As Many Stockists
Older by Over Four Years
11 Less Awards
Expert Review Rating is Much Worse
User Review Rating is Hugely Worse
Worse Brand
3 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
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Pentax K-5

$419.95
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Pentax K-5

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Pentax K-5
16.3MP
4928 X 3264
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
51,200
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
660g
3"
SCREEN

The Pentax K-5 has a Kagoo Score of 83. With a price tag of $419.95 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Pentax K-5 or read our article on whether you should buy a Pentax digital camera.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (16.3MP)
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
High maximum ISO sensitivity (51,200)

A multi award winning and fully featured 660g digital camera, with a cheap price. It does not have an image stabiliser, supports Full HD video, has a built-in flash and is dustproof. Our review analysis indicates that it has an excellent picture resolution, it produces very good images but bad for video recording.

96
Reviews
94 Reviews + 12 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
78
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that Pentax K-5 has very good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with an average overall rating of 93%, based on 94 reviews.

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14 Reasons For for Choosing the Pentax K-5

A Lot Higher Megapixels

The Pentax K-5 has a megapixels of 16.3MP, whereas the Canon EOS 5D and the Nikon D300S are both only 12.3MP digital cameras (4MP lower), the Nikon D3000 is only a 10.2MP digital camera (6.1MP lower) and the Samsung ST90 is only a 14.4MP digital camera (1.9MP lower). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Dustproof

The Pentax K-5 is dustproof, but the Canon EOS 5D, the Nikon D3000, the Nikon D300S and the Samsung ST90 are not. More ...

A dustproof digital camera is one that is resistant to dust, and is sealed so that dust and sand can't get into the lens or the mechanics.

A dustproof camera is excellent for shooting in very dry climates or dusty areas, and will prevent accidental damage that would stop a normal camera from working properly.

Full HD Video

The Pentax K-5 supports Full HD video, but the Canon EOS 5D, the Nikon D3000, the Nikon D300S and the Samsung ST90 do not. More ...

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

Higher Video Resolution

The Pentax K-5 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels, and so is the Canon EOS 5D, which is twice as high video resolution as the Nikon D300S and the Samsung ST90 (1280 x 720 pixels). We do not know what type of maximum video resolution the Nikon D3000 have. More ...

'Maximum video resolution' measures the largest possible video that the digital camera is able to record.

A larger video resolution means the camera can shoot videos that will be sharper, more detailed and have more clarity.

0.5" Larger Display Diagonal

The Pentax K-5 is a 3" screen digital camera (as do the Nikon D3000 and the Nikon D300S), whereas the Canon EOS 5D and the Samsung ST90 are both only 2.7" screen digital cameras (0.3" smaller). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

HDMI

The Pentax K-5 has an HDMI, and so does the Nikon D300S, but the Canon EOS 5D, the Nikon D3000 and the Samsung ST90 do not. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

480 More Battery Life

The number of battery life on the Pentax K-5 is 980, but the Nikon D3000 only takes 500 Shots battery life and the Nikon D300S only takes 950 Shots battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Canon EOS 5D or the Samsung ST90. It is possible that they do not take any battery life.

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Better Kagoo Score

The Pentax K-5 has received a Kagoo Score of 83, however the Canon EOS 5D scored 76, the Nikon D3000 scored 75, the Nikon D300S scored 75 and the Samsung ST90 scored 77.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

11 More Awards

The Pentax K-5 has received 12 awards, whereas the Canon EOS 5D has received 7 awards, the Nikon D300S has received 7 awards and the Samsung ST90 has received 1 award.

Expert Reviews Are Slightly Better

Based on 71 expert reviews, the average review score of the Pentax K-5 is 86%, however the average rating of the Canon EOS 5D is 85% (based on 64 reviews), the average rating of the Nikon D3000 is 80% (based on 93 reviews), the average rating of the Nikon D300S is 85% (based on 68 reviews) and the average rating of the Samsung ST90 is 68% (based on 4 reviews).

User Reviews Are Slightly Better

Based on 23 user reviews, the average review score of the Pentax K-5 is 98%, however the average rating of the Nikon D3000 is 89% (based on 13 reviews), the average rating of the Nikon D300S is 96% (based on 793 reviews) and the average rating of the Samsung ST90 is 60% (based on 2 reviews).

16 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

PC Mag, Photoreview.com.au, Digicam Buyer.co.uk, CNET.co.uk, Digital Versus, Pocket Lint, Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Toptenreviews.com, 01net.com, Les Numeriques.com, Fotoguiden.se, Kamerabild.se, Chip.de, CNET.de and Digitalkamera.de all gave the Pentax K-5 a better review score. More ...

PC Mag: Pentax K-5 = 70% vs Nikon D3000 = 60%

Photoreview.com.au: Pentax K-5 = 90% vs Nikon D300S = 85%

Digicam Buyer.co.uk: Pentax K-5 = 100% vs Nikon D300S = 80%

CNET.co.uk: Pentax K-5 = 90% vs Samsung ST90 = 50%

Digital Versus: Pentax K-5 = 100% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

Pocket Lint: Pentax K-5 = 90% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

Ephotozine: Pentax K-5 = 100% vs Samsung ST90 = 70%

PhotographyBlog.com: Pentax K-5 = 90% vs Samsung ST90 = 80%

Toptenreviews.com: Pentax K-5 = 88% vs Nikon D300S = 75%

01net.com: Pentax K-5 = 100% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

Les Numeriques.com: Pentax K-5 = 100% vs Nikon D3000 = 60%

Fotoguiden.se: Pentax K-5 = 88% vs Nikon D3000 = 72%

Kamerabild.se: Pentax K-5 = 88% vs Nikon D3000 = 72%

Chip.de: Pentax K-5 = 92% vs Nikon D300S = 89%

CNET.de: Pentax K-5 = 85% vs Nikon D300S = 84%

Digitalkamera.de: Pentax K-5 = 92% vs Nikon D3000 = 84%
Has Better Technical Features

On average reviewers thought the Pentax K-5 has better technical features. Several people thought that it had good features and had a powerful motor.

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the Pentax K-5

Heavier

The Pentax K-5 is a 660g digital camera. That's 150g lighter than the Canon EOS 5D (810g), 175g heavier than the Nikon D3000 (485g), 180g lighter than the Nikon D300S (840g) and 555g heavier than the Samsung ST90 (105g). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Lower Still Image Resolution

The Pentax K-5 supports a still image resolution of 1728 x 1152, which is 3 times lower still image resolution as the Nikon D3000 (2896 x 1944) and 7 times lower still image resolution as the Samsung ST90 (4320 x 3240). More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

$254 More Expensive

The Pentax K-5 is more expensive than the Samsung ST90 by $254.

Over Five Years Older

The Pentax K-5 is older than the Nikon D300S by five years and older than the Samsung ST90 by four months.

Worse Brand

Pentax digital cameras have an average rating of only 68.2%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 85.3%, Nikon has an average rating of 83.6% and Samsung has an average rating of 73.7%.

6 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Techradar, Practicalphotography.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review, Cnetfrance.fr and Testnumerique.fr all gave the Pentax K-5 a lower review score. More ...

Techradar: Pentax K-5 = 80% vs Nikon D300S = 90%

Practicalphotography.com: Pentax K-5 = 80% vs Nikon D300S = 100%

What Digital Camera: Pentax K-5 = 90% vs Nikon D300S = 93%

DP Review: Pentax K-5 = 83% vs Nikon D300S = 90%

Cnetfrance.fr: Pentax K-5 = 80% vs Canon EOS 5D = 87%

Testnumerique.fr: Pentax K-5 = 80% vs Nikon D3000 = 90%
Less Reliable

The Pentax K-5 reviewers thought the Pentax K-5 was less reliable.

Worse in Terms of Size

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Pentax K-5 was worse in terms of size.

Less Thoughtfully Designed

The Pentax K-5 reviewers thought the Pentax K-5 was less thoughtfully designed.

Harder to Use

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Pentax K-5 was harder to use.

Has a Worse Lens That Was Good

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Pentax K-5 has a worse lens that was good.

Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Pentax K-5 has a worse screen or viewfinder.

Took Good Photos

The Pentax K-5 reviewers thought the Pentax K-5 took good photos.

Worse for Video Capture

On average reviewers thought the Pentax K-5 was worse for video capture.

The Pentax K-5 is 132.08mm wide, 96.52mm tall, 73.66mm deep and weighs 660g.

Pentax K-5 front view

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Nikon D3000

$499.95
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Nikon D3000

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Nikon D3000
10.2MP
3872 X 2592
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3x
OPTICAL ZOOM
3.5
MINIMUM
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
485g
1x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

The Nikon D3000 has a Kagoo Score of 75. With a price tag of $499.95 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Nikon D3000 or read our article on whether you should buy a Nikon digital camera.

Features We Love:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Supports Wi-Fi
Has a built-in flash

A fully featured and multi award winning 485g digital camera. It has a built-in flash and an optical zoom of, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Wi-Fi. Our review analysis indicates that it has very good instructions, it's able to produce good images but bad for video recording.

93
Reviews
106 Reviews + 12 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Nikon D3000 has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 86%, based on 106 reviews.

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4 Reasons For for Choosing the Nikon D3000

0.5" Larger Display Diagonal

The Nikon D3000 is a 3" screen digital camera (as do the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K-5), whereas the Canon EOS 5D and the Samsung ST90 are both only 2.7" screen digital cameras (0.3" smaller). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Wi-Fi

The Nikon D3000 supports Wi-Fi, and so does the Nikon D300S, however the Canon EOS 5D, the Pentax K-5 and the Samsung ST90 do not. More ...

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

11 More Awards

The Nikon D3000 has received 12 awards, whereas the Canon EOS 5D has received 7 awards, the Nikon D300S has received 7 awards and the Samsung ST90 has received 1 award.

7 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

DP Review, Photoreview.com.au, Gadgetshow.channel5.com, Digicam Buyer.co.uk, Expert Reviews, PhotographyBlog.com and Testnumerique.fr all gave the Nikon D3000 a better review score. More ...

DP Review: Nikon D3000 = 90% vs Pentax K-5 = 83%

Photoreview.com.au: Nikon D3000 = 90% vs Nikon D300S = 85%

Gadgetshow.channel5.com: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Nikon D300S = 60%

Digicam Buyer.co.uk: Nikon D3000 = 100% vs Nikon D300S = 80%

Expert Reviews: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 60%

PhotographyBlog.com: Nikon D3000 = 90% vs Samsung ST90 = 80%

Testnumerique.fr: Nikon D3000 = 90% vs Pentax K-5 = 80%

26 Reasons Against for Choosing the Nikon D3000

Heavier

The Nikon D3000 is a 485g digital camera. That's 325g lighter than the Canon EOS 5D (810g), 355g lighter than the Nikon D300S (840g), 175g lighter than the Pentax K-5 (660g) and 380g heavier than the Samsung ST90 (105g). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

A Lot Lower Megapixels

The Nikon D3000 has a megapixels of 10.2MP, whereas the Canon EOS 5D and the Nikon D300S are both 12.3MP digital cameras (2.1MP higher), the Pentax K-5 is a 16.3MP digital camera (6.1MP higher) and the Samsung ST90 is a 14.4MP digital camera (4.2MP higher). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Lower Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D3000 supports a still image resolution of 2896 x 1944, which is half as high still image resolution as the Samsung ST90 (4320 x 3240). More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

4x Smaller Digital Zoom

The Nikon D3000 has a digital zoom of 1x (as does the Nikon D300S), however the Canon EOS 5D is a 4x digital zoom digital camera (3x bigger) and the Samsung ST90 is a 5x digital zoom digital camera (4x bigger). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Vastly Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Nikon D3000 has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 3,200 (as does the Canon EOS 5D), however the Nikon D300S is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 higher) and the Pentax K-5 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (48,000 higher). More ...

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

Lower Display Resolution

The Nikon D3000 has a display resolution of 230,000 Pixels (as do the Canon EOS 5D and the Samsung ST90), but the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K-5 are both 921,000 Pixels display resolution digital cameras (691,000 pixels higher). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Nikon D3000 does not have an HDMI, whereas the Canon EOS 5D, the Nikon D300S, the Pentax K-5 and the Samsung ST90 have this feature. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon D3000 does not have a GPS (As does the the Nikon D300S), however the Canon EOS 5D, the Pentax K-5 and the Samsung ST90 do. More ...

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Vastly Lower Maximum Playback Zoom

The Nikon D3000 has a maximum playback zoom of 1x, however the Canon EOS 5D is a 10x maximum playback zoom digital camera (9x higher). More ...

The 'playback zoom' attribute denotes how much you can enlarge photos and videos when viewing them on the cameras digital screen.

A larger playback zoom allows you to zoom in closer on details of your shots, allowing you to better analyse them and pick out any faults or issues before you transfer them to a computer.

8% Smaller Eye Relief

The Nikon D3000 has an eye relief of 18mm. That's 1.5mm smaller than the Nikon D300S (19.5mm). More ...

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

480 Less Battery Life

The number of battery life on the Nikon D3000 is 500, but the Nikon D300S only takes 950 Shots battery life and the Pentax K-5 only takes 980 Shots battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Canon EOS 5D or the Samsung ST90. It is possible that they do not take any battery life.

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Nikon D3000 has received a Kagoo Score of 75, however the Canon EOS 5D scored 76, the Pentax K-5 scored 83 and the Samsung ST90 scored 77.

$334 More Expensive

The Nikon D3000 is more expensive than the Pentax K-5 by $80 and more expensive than the Samsung ST90 by $334.

Less Retailers

Only 1 retailer sell the Nikon D3000, whereas 5 stores sell the Pentax K-5. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over Five Years Older

The Nikon D3000 is older than the Nikon D300S by six years, older than the Pentax K-5 by nine months and older than the Samsung ST90 by 13 months.

Lower Expert Review Score

The Nikon D3000's average expert rating is 80%, however the Canon EOS 5D's is 85% (based on 64 reviews), the Nikon D300S's is 85% (based on 68 reviews) and the Pentax K-5's is 86% (based on 71 reviews).

Lower User Review Score

The Nikon D3000's average user rating is 89%, however the Nikon D300S's is 96% (based on 793 reviews) and the Pentax K-5's is 98% (based on 23 reviews).

Worse Brand

Nikon digital cameras have an average rating of only 83.6%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 85.3%.

23 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Electronicsme.com, Digitalartsonline.co.uk, Gadgetspeak.com, Alphr.com, Digital Versus, Camera Labs, Digitalcamerainfo.com, PC Mag, CNET.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.co.uk, Pocket Lint, CNET.com.au, Ephotozine, Practicalphotography.com, Cnetfrance.fr, Les Numeriques.com, 01net.com, Fotoguiden.se, Kamerabild.se, Letsgodigital.org/es/, Digitalkamera.de and Letsgodigital.orgde all gave the Nikon D3000 a lower review score. More ...

Electronicsme.com: Nikon D3000 = 84% vs Nikon D300S = 92%

Digitalartsonline.co.uk: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Canon EOS 5D = 90%

Gadgetspeak.com: Nikon D3000 = 72% vs Nikon D300S = 76%

Alphr.com: Nikon D3000 = 67% vs Canon EOS 5D = 83%

Digital Versus: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%

Camera Labs: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Nikon D300S = 90%

Digitalcamerainfo.com: Nikon D3000 = 76% vs Nikon D300S = 96%

PC Mag: Nikon D3000 = 60% vs Pentax K-5 = 70%

CNET.com: Nikon D3000 = 73% vs Nikon D300S = 84%

What Digital Camera: Nikon D3000 = 86% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

CNET.co.uk: Nikon D3000 = 75% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

Pocket Lint: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

CNET.com.au: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Nikon D300S = 85%

Ephotozine: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%

Practicalphotography.com: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Nikon D300S = 100%

Cnetfrance.fr: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Canon EOS 5D = 87%

Les Numeriques.com: Nikon D3000 = 60% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%

01net.com: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%

Fotoguiden.se: Nikon D3000 = 72% vs Pentax K-5 = 88%

Kamerabild.se: Nikon D3000 = 72% vs Pentax K-5 = 88%

Letsgodigital.org/es/: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Canon EOS 5D = 82%

Digitalkamera.de: Nikon D3000 = 84% vs Pentax K-5 = 92%

Letsgodigital.orgde: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Canon EOS 5D = 82%
Less Fairly Priced

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Nikon D3000 was less fairly priced.

Worse in Terms of Size

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Nikon D3000 was worse in terms of size.

Harder to Use

The Nikon D3000 reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 was harder to use.

Has Worse Technical Features

On average reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 has worse technical features.

Has a Worse Lens That Was Good

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Nikon D3000 has a worse lens that was good.

Took Good Quality Photos

Our analysis of the Nikon D3000 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 took good quality photos.

Took Good Videos

Our analysis of the Nikon D3000 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 took good videos.

The cheapest price that we found for the D3000 in the United States is $499.95 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Nikon D300S

$1,737.08
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Nikon D300S

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Nikon D300S
12.3MP
4288 X 2848
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
6,400
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
840g
1x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

The Nikon D300S has a Kagoo Score of 75. However with a price tag of $1,737.08 this digital camera is very expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Nikon D300S or read our article on whether you should buy a Nikon digital camera.

Features We Love:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Very short camera shutter speed (1/8000s)
Supports Wi-Fi

A multi award winning and fully featured 840g digital camera. It has a built-in flash and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Wi-Fi. Customers report that it has good features and it's really able to produce good images, and easy to use.

95
Reviews
868 Reviews + 9 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Purchasers report that Nikon D300S has great expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 99% of buyers recommending this camera to others.

DP Review Highly Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
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15 Reasons For for Choosing the Nikon D300S

1/1.5 to 1/2" (1/1.6)" Image Sensor Size

The Nikon D300S has a 1/1.5 to 1/2" (1/1.6)" image sensor size, but the Samsung ST90 only has a 1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size. We do not know what type of image sensor size the Canon EOS 5D, the Nikon D3000 and the Pentax K-5 have. More ...

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a digital camera. Compact digital cameras have smaller optical sensors due to the reduced space available in the camera body. Digital SLRs and Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) have large optical sensors to achieve maximum image quality.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality photographs. A 4/3" sensor size has a 2x crop factor compared to 35mm film, while a 1/4" sensor size is significantly smaller and will result in lower quality images.

15% Larger Display Diagonal

The Nikon D300S has a display diagonal of 3", and so do the Nikon D3000 and the Pentax K-5. That's 0.3" larger than the Canon EOS 5D and the Samsung ST90 (2.7"). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

HDMI

The Nikon D300S has an HDMI (as does the Pentax K-5), whereas the Canon EOS 5D, the Nikon D3000 and the Samsung ST90 do not have this feature. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

A Bit Bigger Eye Relief

Nikon D300S is 19.5mm Eye relief, but the Nikon D3000 is only an 18mm Eye relief digital camera (1.5mm smaller). More ...

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

Wi-Fi

The Nikon D300S supports Wi-Fi (as does the Nikon D3000), but the Canon EOS 5D, the Pentax K-5 and the Samsung ST90 do not support this feature. More ...

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Newer by Five Years

The Nikon D300S was released four years ago, but the Canon EOS 5D was released 13 years ago, the Nikon D3000 was released nine years ago, the Pentax K-5 was released nine years ago and the Samsung ST90 was released eight years ago

13 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

Digitalcamerainfo.com, PC Mag, Gadgetspeak.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com.au, CNET.com, Camera Labs, Electronicsme.com, Techradar, Practicalphotography.com and Digitalkamera.de all gave the Nikon D300S a better review score. More ...

Digitalcamerainfo.com: Nikon D300S = 96% vs Nikon D3000 = 76%

PC Mag: Nikon D300S = 70% vs Nikon D3000 = 60%

Gadgetspeak.com: Nikon D300S = 76% vs Nikon D3000 = 72%

DP Review: Nikon D300S = 90% vs Pentax K-5 = 83%

What Digital Camera: Nikon D300S = 93% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

PhotographyBlog.com: Nikon D300S = 90% vs Samsung ST90 = 80%

CNET.com.au: Nikon D300S = 85% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

CNET.com: Nikon D300S = 84% vs Nikon D3000 = 73%

Camera Labs: Nikon D300S = 90% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

Electronicsme.com: Nikon D300S = 92% vs Nikon D3000 = 84%

Techradar: Nikon D300S = 90% vs Pentax K-5 = 80%

Practicalphotography.com: Nikon D300S = 100% vs Pentax K-5 = 80%

Digitalkamera.de: Nikon D300S = 92% vs Nikon D3000 = 84%
Has a Better Price

On average reviewers thought the Nikon D300S has a better price. Three people thought that it wasn't expensive.

More Solidly Made

The Nikon D300S reviewers thought the Nikon D300S was more solidly made. Over 30 people thought that it was really well made and more than 20 people thought that it was also strong and durable. Over 10 people also thought that it was very reliable and well-built.

More Thoughtfully Designed

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Nikon D300S was more thoughtfully designed. Over 30 people thought that it was really good-looking and more than 10 people thought that it was also very ergonomic. Several people also thought that it was very well designed and was smooth.

Easier to Use

The Nikon D300S reviewers thought the Nikon D300S was easier to use. Over 100 people thought that it was very easy to use and more than 20 people thought that it also had excellent controls. Several people also thought that it was very easy to handle, was comfortable and easy to hold and was very easy to setup.

Has a Better Lens

The Nikon D300S reviewers thought the Nikon D300S has a better lens. More than 70 people thought that it had an excellent autofocus and more than 30 people thought that it also had a good lens. Five people also thought that it had a good zoom.

Has a Better Screen or Viewfinder

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Nikon D300S has a better screen or viewfinder. More than 30 people thought that it had an outstanding screen and more than 10 people thought that it also had a very good viewfinder.

Took Good Pictures

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Nikon D300S took good pictures. More than 200 people thought that it was really able to produce good images and more than 30 people thought that it also had a good picture resolution, ISO range and had a brilliant picture quality. Over 30 people also thought that it was good in low light and more than 10 people thought that it also had a brilliant image sensor. Looking through the reviews we also noticed that five people thought that it was very able to produce clear pictures.

Better for Video Capture

Our analysis of the Nikon D300S reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Nikon D300S was better for video capture. Over 80 people thought that it was good for video recording.

20 Reasons Against for Choosing the Nikon D300S

735g Heavier

The Nikon D300S has a weight of 840g, whereas the Canon EOS 5D is an 810g digital camera (30g lighter), the Nikon D3000 is a 485g digital camera (355g lighter), the Pentax K-5 is a 660g digital camera (180g lighter) and the Samsung ST90 is a 105g digital camera (735g lighter). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

25% Lower Megapixels

The Nikon D300S is a 12.3MP digital camera. That's 0.5MP lower than the Canon EOS 5D (12.8MP), 2.1MP higher than the Nikon D3000 (10.2MP), 4MP lower than the Pentax K-5 (16.3MP) and 2.1MP lower than the Samsung ST90 (14.4MP). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

18 Times Lower Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D300S supports a still image resolution of 1024 x 768 (as does the Canon EOS 5D), however the Nikon D3000 supports a still image resolution of 2896 x 1944, the Pentax K-5 supports a still image resolution of 1728 x 1152 and the Samsung ST90 supports a still image resolution of 4320 x 3240. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

80% Smaller Digital Zoom

The Nikon D300S is a 1x digital zoom digital camera, and so does the Nikon D3000. That's 3x smaller than the Canon EOS 5D (4x) and 4x smaller than the Samsung ST90 (5x). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Nikon D300S is only 6,400 maximum ISO speed. That's 3,200 higher than the Canon EOS 5D and the Nikon D3000 (3,200) and 44,800 lower than the Pentax K-5 (51,200). More ...

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon D300S does not support Full HD video (As does the the Samsung ST90), however the Canon EOS 5D, the Nikon D3000 and the Pentax K-5 do. More ...

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

Half As High Video Resolution

The Nikon D300S has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels pixels (as is the Samsung ST90), however the Canon EOS 5D and the Pentax K-5 have a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. We do not know what type of maximum video resolution the Nikon D3000 have. More ...

'Maximum video resolution' measures the largest possible video that the digital camera is able to record.

A larger video resolution means the camera can shoot videos that will be sharper, more detailed and have more clarity.

Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The best video resolution supported by the Nikon D300S is 1280 x 720 pixels pixels which is also supported by the Samsung ST90. Whereas the best video resolution supported by the Canon EOS 5D and the Pentax K-5 is 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels (twice as high video resolution). We do not know what types of video resolution the Nikon D3000 support. More ...

The Nikon D300S also supports 640 x 480 pixels, 640 x 424 pixels and 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions.

The video resolution is the size of the image that the camera can record in video mode. It is measured in pixels where the first value is the number of horizontal pixels and the second value is the number of vertical pixels.

A higher video resolution will be noticeable when playing back videos on HD televisions. The video will appear sharper and more life like. Recording video at a higher resolution will fill your memory card more quickly though.

Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon D300S does not have a GPS (As does the the Nikon D3000), but the Canon EOS 5D, the Pentax K-5 and the Samsung ST90 have this feature. More ...

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Only 950 Battery Life

The Nikon D300S is a digital camera that takes 950 battery life, whereas the Pentax K-5 only takes 980 Shots battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Canon EOS 5D or the Samsung ST90. It is possible that they do not take any battery life.

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Nikon D300S has received a Kagoo Score of 75, but the Canon EOS 5D scored 76, the Pentax K-5 scored 83 and the Samsung ST90 scored 77.

More Expensive by $1,571

The Nikon D300S is $198 more expensive than the Canon EOS 5D, $1,237 more expensive than the Nikon D3000, $1,317 more expensive than the Pentax K-5 and $1,571 more expensive than the Samsung ST90.

Not As Many Stockists

The Nikon D300S is only stocked by 1 retailer, however the Pentax K-5 is stocked by 5 sellers. More ...

Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Five Less Awards

The Nikon D300S has only received 7 awards, however the Nikon D3000 has received 12 awards and the Pentax K-5 has received 12 awards.

Expert Review Rating is Slightly Worse

The Nikon D300S has an average expert score of 85%, but the Pentax K-5 has an average expert rating of 86% (based on 71 reviews).

User Review Rating is Slightly Worse

The Nikon D300S has an average user score of 96%, but the Pentax K-5 has an average user rating of 98% (based on 23 reviews).

Worse Brand

Nikon digital cameras have an average rating of only 83.6%, however Canon has an average rating of 85.3%.

7 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Toptenreviews.com, Digicam Buyer.co.uk, Photoreview.com.au, Gadgetshow.channel5.com, CNET.co.uk, Chip.de and CNET.de all gave the Nikon D300S a lower review score. More ...

Toptenreviews.com: Nikon D300S = 75% vs Pentax K-5 = 88%

Digicam Buyer.co.uk: Nikon D300S = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%

Photoreview.com.au: Nikon D300S = 85% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

Gadgetshow.channel5.com: Nikon D300S = 60% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

CNET.co.uk: Nikon D300S = 89% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

Chip.de: Nikon D300S = 89% vs Pentax K-5 = 92%

CNET.de: Nikon D300S = 84% vs Pentax K-5 = 85%
Worse in Terms of Size

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Nikon D300S was worse in terms of size.

Has Useful Technical Features

Our analysis of the Nikon D300S reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Nikon D300S has useful technical features.

The Nikon D300S is 147mm wide, 74mm tall, 114mm deep and weighs 0.84kg.

Nikon D300S front view

The cheapest price that we found for the D300S in the United States is $1,737.08 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Canon EOS 5D

$1,539.00
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Canon EOS 5D

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Canon EOS 5D
12.8MP
4368 X 2912
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
810g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
2.5"
SCREEN

The Canon EOS 5D has a Kagoo Score of 76. However with a price tag of $1,539.00 this digital camera is very expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Canon EOS 5D or read our article on whether you should buy a Canon digital camera.

Features We Love:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Shorter than average camera shutter speed (1/8000s)

A multi award winning and fully featured 810g digital camera. It has a built-in flash, an optical zoom of and a minimum aperture number of and does not have an image stabiliser. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has a good picture resolution, good image sensor and it's able to produce good images.

95
Reviews
64 Reviews + 7 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Customers report that Canon EOS 5D has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 85%, based on 64 reviews.

DP Review Highly Recommended
Camera Labs Highly Recommended
tipa.com Technical Image Press Association Award
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Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice
CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice
letsgodigital.org/es/ Excellent
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7 Reasons For for Choosing the Canon EOS 5D

3s Faster Flash Recharging Time

The Canon EOS 5D has a flash recharging time of 1s, however the Samsung ST90 is a 4s flash recharging time digital camera (3s slower). More ...

'Flash Recharge Time' measures the amount of time needed for the flash to reach full power after a shot.

Faster flash recharge times allow you to use the flash sooner, meaning less time wasted between shots.

1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon EOS 5D has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels (as is the Pentax K-5), but the Nikon D300S and the Samsung ST90 have a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. We do not know what type of maximum video resolution the Nikon D3000 have. More ...

'Maximum video resolution' measures the largest possible video that the digital camera is able to record.

A larger video resolution means the camera can shoot videos that will be sharper, more detailed and have more clarity.

Higher Video Resolution

The best video resolution supported by the Canon EOS 5D is 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels which is also supported by the Pentax K-5. However the best video resolution supported by the Nikon D300S and the Samsung ST90 is 1280 x 720 pixels (half as high video resolution). We do not know what types of video resolution the Nikon D3000 support. More ...

The Canon EOS 5D also supports 1280 x 720 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels and 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions.

The video resolution is the size of the image that the camera can record in video mode. It is measured in pixels where the first value is the number of horizontal pixels and the second value is the number of vertical pixels.

A higher video resolution will be noticeable when playing back videos on HD televisions. The video will appear sharper and more life like. Recording video at a higher resolution will fill your memory card more quickly though.

Higher Maximum Playback Zoom

The Canon EOS 5D is a 10x maximum playback zoom digital camera. That's 9x higher than the Nikon D3000 (1x). More ...

The 'playback zoom' attribute denotes how much you can enlarge photos and videos when viewing them on the cameras digital screen.

A larger playback zoom allows you to zoom in closer on details of your shots, allowing you to better analyse them and pick out any faults or issues before you transfer them to a computer.

Better Brand

Canon digital cameras have an average rating of 85.3%, but Nikon only has an average rating of 83.6%, Pentax only has an average rating of 68.2% and Samsung only has an average rating of 73.7%.

6 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

Techradar, Alphr.com, Digitalartsonline.co.uk, Cnetfrance.fr, Letsgodigital.org/es/ and Letsgodigital.orgde all gave the Canon EOS 5D a better review score. More ...

Techradar: Canon EOS 5D = 90% vs Pentax K-5 = 80%

Alphr.com: Canon EOS 5D = 83% vs Nikon D3000 = 67%

Digitalartsonline.co.uk: Canon EOS 5D = 90% vs Nikon D3000 = 70%

Cnetfrance.fr: Canon EOS 5D = 87% vs Pentax K-5 = 80%

Letsgodigital.org/es/: Canon EOS 5D = 82% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

Letsgodigital.orgde: Canon EOS 5D = 82% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%
Better in Terms of Size

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Canon EOS 5D was better in terms of size. Several people thought that it was a good body shape, was lightweight and was a good size.

19 Reasons Against for Choosing the Canon EOS 5D

705g Heavier

The Canon EOS 5D has a weight of 810g, however the Nikon D3000 is a 485g digital camera (325g lighter), the Nikon D300S is an 840g digital camera (30g heavier), the Pentax K-5 is a 660g digital camera (150g lighter) and the Samsung ST90 is a 105g digital camera (705g lighter). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Lower Megapixels

The Canon EOS 5D is a 12.8MP digital camera. That's 2.6MP higher than the Nikon D3000 (10.2MP), 0.5MP higher than the Nikon D300S (12.3MP), 3.5MP lower than the Pentax K-5 (16.3MP) and 1.6MP lower than the Samsung ST90 (14.4MP). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution

The Canon EOS 5D supports a still image resolution of 1024 x 768 (as does the Nikon D300S), but the Nikon D3000 supports a still image resolution of 2896 x 1944, the Pentax K-5 supports a still image resolution of 1728 x 1152 and the Samsung ST90 supports a still image resolution of 4320 x 3240. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

1x Smaller Digital Zoom

The Canon EOS 5D is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 3x bigger than the Nikon D3000 and the Nikon D300S (1x) and 1x smaller than the Samsung ST90 (5x). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

48,000 Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Canon EOS 5D is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera, and so does the Nikon D3000. That's 3,200 lower than the Nikon D300S (6,400) and 48,000 lower than the Pentax K-5 (51,200). More ...

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

6GB Smaller Maximum Memory Card Size

The Canon EOS 5D has a maximum memory card size of 2GB, whereas the Samsung ST90 is an 8GB maximum memory card size digital camera (6GB larger). More ...

The maximum size of memory card that can be used in this digital camera. Different cameras are designed to take larger capacity cards, so a card that works in one camera may not necessarily work in another.

A digital camera with a larger memory card size means that you can potentially store more photos on the device at once.

Smaller Display Diagonal

Canon EOS 5D is only 2.5" screen. That's 0.5" smaller than the Nikon D3000, the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K-5 (3") and 0.2" smaller than the Samsung ST90 (2.7"). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Vastly Lower Display Resolution

The Canon EOS 5D is a 230,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera, and so do the Nikon D3000 and the Samsung ST90. That's 691,000 pixels lower than the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K-5 (921,000 Pixels). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Canon EOS 5D has received a Kagoo Score of 76, whereas the Pentax K-5 scored 83 and the Samsung ST90 scored 77.

More Expensive by $1,373

The Canon EOS 5D is $1,039 more expensive than the Nikon D3000, $1,119 more expensive than the Pentax K-5 and $1,373 more expensive than the Samsung ST90.

Fewer Sellers

The Canon EOS 5D is only stocked by 1 shop, but the Pentax K-5 is stocked by 5 stores. More ...

The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by Over Nine Years

The Canon EOS 5D is three years older than the Nikon D3000, nine years older than the Nikon D300S, four years older than the Pentax K-5 and four years older than the Samsung ST90.

Five Less Awards

The Canon EOS 5D has only received 7 awards, but the Nikon D3000 has received 12 awards and the Pentax K-5 has received 12 awards.

Expert Review Rating is Marginally Worse

The average expert rating of the Canon EOS 5D is 85%, whereas the average expert rating of the Pentax K-5 is 86% (based on 71 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is Worse

The average overall rating of the Canon EOS 5D is 88%, whereas the average overall rating of the Nikon D300S is 92% (based on 861 reviews) and the Pentax K-5 is 93% (based on 94 reviews).

6 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Practicalphotography.com, Camera Labs, CNET.co.uk, CNET.com.au, CNET.com and 01net.com all gave the Canon EOS 5D a lower review score. More ...

Practicalphotography.com: Canon EOS 5D = 80% vs Nikon D300S = 100%

Camera Labs: Canon EOS 5D = 88% vs Nikon D300S = 90%

CNET.co.uk: Canon EOS 5D = 79% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

CNET.com.au: Canon EOS 5D = 79% vs Nikon D300S = 85%

CNET.com: Canon EOS 5D = 79% vs Nikon D300S = 84%

01net.com: Canon EOS 5D = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%
Less Fairly Priced

Our analysis of the Canon EOS 5D reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Canon EOS 5D was less fairly priced.

Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder

On average reviewers thought the Canon EOS 5D has a worse screen or viewfinder.

Took Good Quality Photos

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Canon EOS 5D took good quality photos.

The Canon EOS 5D is 152mm wide, 75mm tall, 113mm deep and weighs 810g.

Canon EOS 5D front view

The cheapest price that we found for the EOS 5D in the United States is $1,539.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Samsung ST90

$165.99
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Samsung ST90

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Samsung ST90
14.4MP
4320 X 3240
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
5x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
1s
CAMERA
105g
5x
DIGITAL ZOOM
2.7"
SCREEN

The Samsung ST90 has a Kagoo Score of 77. With a price tag of $165.99 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Samsung ST90 or read our article on whether you should buy a Samsung digital camera.

Features We Love:
ok optical zoom (5x)
Has an image stabiliser
Lighter than average (105g)
Has a built-in flash
Big digital zoom (5x)

An award winning and light weight 5x optical zoom digital camera, with a very good spec and a fair price. Customers report that this digital camera is.

86
Reviews
6 Reviews + 1 Award
81
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Owners report that Samsung ST90 has ok expert reviews and below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 66%.

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5 Reasons For for Choosing the Samsung ST90

Significantly Lighter

The Samsung ST90 has a weight of 105g, whereas the Canon EOS 5D is an 810g digital camera (705g heavier), the Nikon D3000 is a 485g digital camera (380g heavier), the Nikon D300S is an 840g digital camera (735g heavier) and the Pentax K-5 is a 660g digital camera (555g heavier). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Twice As High Still Image Resolution

The Samsung ST90 supports a still image resolution of 4320 x 3240, however the Canon EOS 5D and the Nikon D300S support a still image resolution of 1024 x 768, the Nikon D3000 supports a still image resolution of 2896 x 1944 and the Pentax K-5 supports a still image resolution of 1728 x 1152. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Bigger Digital Zoom

The Samsung ST90 is a 5x digital zoom digital camera. That's 1x bigger than the Canon EOS 5D (4x) and 4x bigger than the Nikon D3000 and the Nikon D300S (1x). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

A Lot Larger Maximum Memory Card Size

The Samsung ST90 has a maximum memory card size of 8GB, but the Canon EOS 5D is only a 2GB maximum memory card size digital camera (6GB smaller). More ...

The maximum size of memory card that can be used in this digital camera. Different cameras are designed to take larger capacity cards, so a card that works in one camera may not necessarily work in another.

A digital camera with a larger memory card size means that you can potentially store more photos on the device at once.

Cheaper by $254

The Samsung ST90 costs $165.99, whereas the Canon EOS 5D is $1,539.00, the Nikon D3000 is $499.95, the Nikon D300S is $1,737.08 and the Pentax K-5 is $419.95.

16 Reasons Against for Choosing the Samsung ST90

12% Lower Megapixels

The Samsung ST90 is a 14.4MP digital camera. That's 2.1MP higher than the Canon EOS 5D and the Nikon D300S (12.3MP), 4.2MP higher than the Nikon D3000 (10.2MP) and 1.9MP lower than the Pentax K-5 (16.3MP). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Only 1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2.3)" Image Sensor Size

The Samsung ST90 has a 1/2 to 1/2.5" (1/2.3)" image sensor size, but the Nikon D300S has a 1/1.5 to 1/2" image sensor size. We do not know what type of image sensor size the Canon EOS 5D, the Nikon D3000 and the Pentax K-5 have. More ...

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a digital camera. Compact digital cameras have smaller optical sensors due to the reduced space available in the camera body. Digital SLRs and Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) have large optical sensors to achieve maximum image quality.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality photographs. A 4/3" sensor size has a 2x crop factor compared to 35mm film, while a 1/4" sensor size is significantly smaller and will result in lower quality images.

A Lot Slower Flash Recharging Time

The Samsung ST90 has a flash recharging time of 4s, whereas the Canon EOS 5D is a 1s flash recharging time digital camera (3s faster). More ...

'Flash Recharge Time' measures the amount of time needed for the flash to reach full power after a shot.

Faster flash recharge times allow you to use the flash sooner, meaning less time wasted between shots.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Samsung ST90 does not support Full HD video (As does the the Nikon D300S), however the Canon EOS 5D, the Nikon D3000 and the Pentax K-5 do. More ...

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

Half As High Video Resolution

The Samsung ST90 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels pixels (as is the Nikon D300S), however the Canon EOS 5D and the Pentax K-5 have a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. We do not know what type of maximum video resolution the Nikon D3000 have. More ...

'Maximum video resolution' measures the largest possible video that the digital camera is able to record.

A larger video resolution means the camera can shoot videos that will be sharper, more detailed and have more clarity.

Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The best video resolution supported by the Samsung ST90 is 1280 x 720 pixels pixels which is also supported by the Nikon D300S. Whereas the best video resolution supported by the Canon EOS 5D and the Pentax K-5 is 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels (twice as high video resolution). We do not know what types of video resolution the Nikon D3000 support. More ...

The Samsung ST90 also supports 640 x 480 pixels and 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions.

The video resolution is the size of the image that the camera can record in video mode. It is measured in pixels where the first value is the number of horizontal pixels and the second value is the number of vertical pixels.

A higher video resolution will be noticeable when playing back videos on HD televisions. The video will appear sharper and more life like. Recording video at a higher resolution will fill your memory card more quickly though.

Smaller Display Diagonal

The Samsung ST90 has a display diagonal of 2.7". That's 0.2" larger than the Canon EOS 5D (2.5") and 0.3" smaller than the Nikon D3000, the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K-5 (3"). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

691,000 Pixels Lower Display Resolution

The Samsung ST90 is a 230,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera, and so do the Canon EOS 5D and the Nikon D3000. That's 691,000 pixels lower than the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K-5 (921,000 Pixels). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Samsung ST90 has received a Kagoo Score of 77, but the Pentax K-5 scored 83.

Not As Many Stockists

The Samsung ST90 is only stocked by 1 seller, however the Pentax K-5 is stocked by 5 retailers. More ...

Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by Over Four Years

The Samsung ST90 is five years older than the Nikon D300S.

11 Less Awards

The Samsung ST90 has only received 1 award, however the Canon EOS 5D has received 7 awards, the Nikon D3000 has received 12 awards, the Nikon D300S has received 7 awards and the Pentax K-5 has received 12 awards.

Expert Review Rating is Much Worse

The Samsung ST90 only has an average expert score of 68%, but the Canon EOS 5D has an average expert rating of 85% (based on 64 reviews), the Nikon D3000 has an average expert rating of 80% (based on 93 reviews), the Nikon D300S has an average expert rating of 85% (based on 68 reviews) and the Pentax K-5 has an average expert rating of 86% (based on 71 reviews).

User Review Rating is Hugely Worse

The Samsung ST90 only has an average user score of 60%, but the Nikon D3000 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 13 reviews), the Nikon D300S has an average user rating of 96% (based on 793 reviews) and the Pentax K-5 has an average user rating of 98% (based on 23 reviews).

Worse Brand

Samsung digital cameras have an average rating of only 73.7%, however Canon has an average rating of 85.3% and Nikon has an average rating of 83.6%.

3 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.co.uk all gave the Samsung ST90 a lower review score. More ...

Ephotozine: Samsung ST90 = 70% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%

PhotographyBlog.com: Samsung ST90 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

CNET.co.uk: Samsung ST90 = 50% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

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