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5 Best DSLR Cameras in the US - January 2020

Updated 02 January 2020 by Matthew
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5 best DSLR cameras

Which Are the Best DSLR Cameras?

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


What DSLR Camera to Buy in January 2020?

Let's take a look at the top 5 DSLR cameras currently for sale in the US, compared side by side:

Best Buy Great Price
Pentax K50 Nikon D300S Canon EOS 60D Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Sony Alpha A99
Pentax K50 Nikon D300S Canon EOS 60D Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Sony Alpha A99
$100.00 Buy Now
Adorama
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Overstock
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6th Avenue Express
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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
12.3MP
4288 X 2848
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
6,400
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
18MP
5184 X 3456
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
12,800
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
12.1MP
4000 X 3000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
6,400
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
24.3MP
6000 X 4000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
2.8
MINIMUM
25,600
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
95
Reviews
71 Reviews + 12 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
96
Reviews
868 Reviews + 9 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
95
Reviews
131 Reviews + 13 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
94
Reviews
97 Reviews + 6 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
81
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
80
Features
Fully-Featured
62
Value for Money
Good
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A fully featured and multi award winning 660g camera, with a low 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 this camera has a superb picture resolution, it produces very good images but bad for video recording. A multi award winning and fully featured 840g camera, with a low price. It has a built-in flash and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Wi-Fi. Multiple reviews mentioned that this camera has good features and it's really able to produce good images, and easy to use. Our review analysis indicates that this digital camera has an excellent screen, it produces very good images and excellent for video recording. It's a fully featured and multi award winning 755g digital camera, with a fair price. It has a built-in flash and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and features multi burst mode. A multi award winning and fully featured 386.1g digital camera. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, is 3D and supports Full HD video. Multiple reviews mentioned that it produces good images, compact and good for video recording. A fully featured and megapixels 733g camera. It has a GPS and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Full HD video.
Pentax K50 size in context Nikon D300S size in context
10 Reasons For
1728 X 1152 Still Image Resolution
Dustproof
Full HD Video
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
Built-in Flash
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling it
A Little Better Expert Reviews
22 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
Better Nice Technical Features
14 Reasons For
Bigger Image Sensor Size
Wi-Fi
Built-in Flash
$40 Cheaper
Overall Reviews Are a Little Better
More Customers Recommend it
7 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
More Fairly Priced
More Reliable
Has a Better Battery Life
More Carefully Designed
Easier to Use
Has a Better Lens That Was Good
Has a Better Screen or Viewfinder
9 Reasons For
A Lot Bigger Digital Zoom
Higher Video Resolution
Multi Burst Mode
Bigger Eye Relief
Built-in Flash
Better Kagoo Score
Better Brand
20 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
Better for Video Capture
10 Reasons For
Lighter
Full HD Video
Higher Video Resolution
Touchscreen
3D
A Lot Higher Maximum Playback Zoom
Multi Burst Mode
Built-in Flash
User Reviews Are a Bit Better
7 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
13 Reasons For
A Lot Higher Megapixels
Higher Still Image Resolution
Full HD Video
Higher Video Resolution
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
GPS
More Shops Are Selling it
Nine More Awards
Expert Reviews Are Marginally Better
13 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
Better in Terms of Size
Has a Better OK Noise Level
Produces Better Quality Photos
16 Reasons Against
273.9g Heavier
Lower Megapixels
307,800 Pixels Lower Display Resolution
More Expensive by $40
Older by Over Five Years
Three Less Awards
Overall Review Rating is a Little Worse
Worse Brand
17 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Less Reliable
Worse in Terms of Size
Harder to Use
Has a Worse Lens That Was Good
Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder
Produces Worse Quality Photos
Worse for Video Capture
24 Reasons Against
36% Heavier
12MP Lower Megapixels
Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution
Significantly Smaller Digital Zoom
44,800 Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Does Not Support Full HD Video
Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
Lower Video Resolution
Vastly Lower Display Resolution
Does Not Have a GPS
2.5mm Smaller Eye Relief
30 Less Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
Fewer Sellers
Fewer Awards
A Little Lower Expert Review Score
A Little Lower User Review Score
Worse Brand
14 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
A Worse Size
Has Worse Technical Features
Less OK When it Came to Noise Level
Produces Worse Quality Pictures
Took Good Videos
21 Reasons Against
33% Heavier
6.3MP Lower Megapixels
Lower Still Image Resolution
Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
188,800 Pixels Lower Display Resolution
6x Lower Maximum Playback Zoom
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
Does Not Feature Bluetooth
$155 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Over Four Years Older
Fewer Awards
Slightly Lower Expert Review Score
Appreciably Lower User Review Score
26 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Has a Worse Design
Harder to Use
Worse Well Executed Technical Features
Has a Worse Lens
Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder
Took Good Quality Photos
23 Reasons Against
Hugely Lower Megapixels
Smaller Image Sensor Size
Lower Still Image Resolution
Not Waterproof
6x Smaller Digital Zoom
44,800 Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Vastly Lower Display Resolution
660 Less Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
$468 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Over Three Years Older
Fewer Awards
Lower Expert Review Score
A Bit Lower Overall Review Score
Worse Brand
31 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Worse in Terms of Size
Harder to Use
Has a Worse Lens
Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder
Took Good Pictures
Worse for Video Capture
21 Reasons Against
Heavier
6x Smaller Digital Zoom
Vastly Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
480 Less Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
$2,331 More Expensive
Over One Year Older
Lower User Review Score
Marginally Lower Overall Review Score
Less Customers Recommend it
Worse Brand
17 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Less Fairly Priced
Less Robust
Has a Worse Long Battery Life
Less Nicely Designed
Harder to Use
Worse Nice Technical Features
Has a Worse Lens
Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder
Worse for Video Capture
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Pentax K50

$100.00
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Pentax K50

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Pentax K50
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 K50 has a Kagoo Score of 84. With a price tag of $100.00 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Pentax K50 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 fully featured and multi award winning 660g camera, with a low 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 this camera has a superb picture resolution, it produces very good images but bad for video recording.

95
Reviews
71 Reviews + 12 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Pentax K50 has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 86%, based on 71 reviews.

PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
What Digital Camera Gold
DP Review Gold
Ephotozine Editor's Choice
Digicam Buyer.co.uk Editor's Choice
Digital Versus 5 Star
Pocket Lint Hot Product
photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice
01net.com 5 Star
Les Numeriques.com 5 Star
Magnus.de Buying Tip
Lydogbilde.no Especially Recommended
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10 Reasons For for Choosing the Pentax K50

1728 X 1152 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax K50 supports a still image resolution of 1728 x 1152 (as does the Sony Alpha A99), however the Canon EOS 60D supports a still image resolution of 1280 x 1280, the Nikon D300S supports a still image resolution of 1024 x 768 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports a still image resolution of 1600 x 1064. 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.

Dustproof

The Pentax K50 is a dustproof digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D300S, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A99 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 K50 supports Full HD video (as do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A99), whereas the Canon EOS 60D and the Nikon D300S do not support this feature. 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.

1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The Pentax K50 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels (as are the Canon EOS 60D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A99), however the Nikon D300S only has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. 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.

Built-in Flash

The Pentax K50 has a built-in flash, and so do the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D300S and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, however the Sony Alpha A99 does not. More ...

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

Better Kagoo Score

The Pentax K50 has received a Kagoo Score of 84, but the Nikon D300S scored 83, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 scored 77 and the Sony Alpha A99 scored only 73.

More Shops Are Selling it

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

A Little Better Expert Reviews

Based on 71 reviews, the Pentax K50 has an average expert review score of 86%, but the Canon EOS 60D has an average rating of 85% (based on 122 reviews), the Nikon D300S has an average rating of 84% (based on 71 reviews) and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an average rating of 80% (based on 86 reviews).

22 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

Techradar.com/au/, Mac World, Photoreview.com.au, Digicam Buyer.co.uk, CNET.co.uk, Digital Versus, Cameragearguide.com, Pocket Lint, Photo Radar, Ephotozine, Neocamera.com, Toptenreviews.com, 01net.com, Clubic.com, Les Numeriques.com, Lydogbillede.dk, Fotoguiden.se, Kamerabild.se, CNET.de, Saggiamente.com, Webnews.it and Wired.it all gave the Pentax K50 a better review score. More ...

Techradar.com/au/: Pentax K50 = 80% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 70%

Mac World: Pentax K50 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

Photoreview.com.au: Pentax K50 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%

Digicam Buyer.co.uk: Pentax K50 = 100% vs Nikon D300S = 80%

CNET.co.uk: Pentax K50 = 90% vs Nikon D300S = 89%

Digital Versus: Pentax K50 = 100% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80%

Cameragearguide.com: Pentax K50 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 70%

Pocket Lint: Pentax K50 = 90% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 80%

Photo Radar: Pentax K50 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

Ephotozine: Pentax K50 = 100% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 90%

Neocamera.com: Pentax K50 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

Toptenreviews.com: Pentax K50 = 88% vs Nikon D300S = 75%

01net.com: Pentax K50 = 100% vs Canon EOS 60D = 80%

Clubic.com: Pentax K50 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 70%

Les Numeriques.com: Pentax K50 = 100% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 80%

Lydogbillede.dk: Pentax K50 = 100% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 83%

Fotoguiden.se: Pentax K50 = 88% vs Canon EOS 60D = 86%

Kamerabild.se: Pentax K50 = 88% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 87%

CNET.de: Pentax K50 = 85% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 75%

Saggiamente.com: Pentax K50 = 90% vs Canon EOS 60D = 80%

Webnews.it: Pentax K50 = 83% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 78%

Wired.it: Pentax K50 = 83% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 78%
Better Nice Technical Features

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Pentax K50 was better nice technical features. Several people thought that it had superb features and had a powerful motor.

16 Reasons Against for Choosing the Pentax K50

273.9g Heavier

The Pentax K50 has a weight of 660, whereas the Canon EOS 60D is a 755g digital camera (95g heavier), the Nikon D300S is an 840g digital camera (180g heavier), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 386.1g digital camera (273.9g lighter) and the Sony Alpha A99 is a 733g digital camera (73g 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.

Lower Megapixels

The Pentax K50 is a 16.3 digital camera. That's 1.7MP lower than the Canon EOS 60D (18MP), 4.2MP higher than the Nikon D300S and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (12.1MP) and 8MP lower than the Sony Alpha A99 (24.3MP). 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.

307,800 Pixels Lower Display Resolution

The Pentax K50 is a 921 display resolution digital camera, and so does the Nikon D300S. That's 119,000 pixels lower than the Canon EOS 60D (1,040,000 Pixels), 461,000 pixels higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (460,000 Pixels) and 307,800 pixels lower than the Sony Alpha A99 (1,228,800 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.

More Expensive by $40

The Pentax K50 is $40 more expensive than the Nikon D300S.

Older by Over Five Years

The Pentax K50 is five months older than the Canon EOS 60D, five years older than the Nikon D300S, 23 months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and four years older than the Sony Alpha A99.

Three Less Awards

The Pentax K50 has only received 12 awards, however the Canon EOS 60D has received 13 awards and the Sony Alpha A99 has received 15 awards.

Overall Review Rating is a Little Worse

The Pentax K50 has an average overall score of 89%, but the Nikon D300S has an average overall rating of 92% (based on 853 reviews) and the Sony Alpha A99 has an average overall rating of 91% (based on 330 reviews).

Worse Brand

Pentax digital cameras have an average rating of only 82.2%, however Canon has an average rating of 95%, Nikon has an average rating of 91.3%, Panasonic has an average rating of 85.8% and Sony has an average rating of 88.3%.

17 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Techradar, PC Mag, Macworld.co.uk, T3.com, Expert Reviews, What Digital Camera, Amateurphotographer.co.uk, DP Review, Cnetfrance.fr, Testnumerique.fr, Digitalfoto.dk, Ljudochbild.se, Digitalfotoforalla.se, Chip.de, Digitalkamera.de, Magnus.de and Lydogbilde.no all gave the Pentax K50 a lower review score. More ...

Techradar: Pentax K50 = 80% vs Nikon D300S = 90%

PC Mag: Pentax K50 = 70% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 80%

Macworld.co.uk: Pentax K50 = 80% vs Canon EOS 60D = 100%

T3.com: Pentax K50 = 80% vs Canon EOS 60D = 100%

Expert Reviews: Pentax K50 = 60% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 80%

What Digital Camera: Pentax K50 = 90% vs Nikon D300S = 93%

Amateurphotographer.co.uk: Pentax K50 = 85% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 100%

DP Review: Pentax K50 = 83% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 84%

Cnetfrance.fr: Pentax K50 = 80% vs Nikon D300S = 84%

Testnumerique.fr: Pentax K50 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%

Digitalfoto.dk: Pentax K50 = 89% vs Canon EOS 60D = 92%

Ljudochbild.se: Pentax K50 = 83% vs Canon EOS 60D = 100%

Digitalfotoforalla.se: Pentax K50 = 89% vs Canon EOS 60D = 91%

Chip.de: Pentax K50 = 92% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 97%

Digitalkamera.de: Pentax K50 = 92% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 96%

Magnus.de: Pentax K50 = 74% vs Canon EOS 60D = 75%

Lydogbilde.no: Pentax K50 = 83% vs Canon EOS 60D = 100%
Less Reliable

The Pentax K50 reviewers thought the Pentax K50 was less reliable.

Worse in Terms of Size

Our analysis of the Pentax K50 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Pentax K50 was worse in terms of size.

Harder to Use

Our analysis of the Pentax K50 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Pentax K50 was harder to use.

Has a Worse Lens That Was Good

Our analysis of the Pentax K50 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Pentax K50 has a worse lens that was good.

Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder

The Pentax K50 reviewers thought the Pentax K50 has a worse screen or viewfinder.

Produces Worse Quality Photos

Our analysis of the Pentax K50 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Pentax K50 produces worse quality photos.

Worse for Video Capture

On average reviewers thought the Pentax K50 was worse for video capture.

The Pentax K50 is 132.08mm wide, 96.52mm tall, 73.66mm deep and weighs 660g.

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Nikon D300S

$60.00
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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 83. With a price tag of $60.00 this digital camera is good value for money. 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 camera, with a low price. It has a built-in flash and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Wi-Fi. Multiple reviews mentioned that this camera has good features and it's really able to produce good images, and easy to use.

96
Reviews
868 Reviews + 9 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Nikon D300S has great expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 99% of buyers recommending this camera to others.

DP Review Highly Recommended
Trusted Reviews Recommended
Ephotozine Highly Recommended
Camera Labs Highly Recommended
IT Reviews.com Recommended
Magnus.de Buying Tip
cw.no Good Choice

14 Reasons For for Choosing the Nikon D300S

Bigger Image Sensor Size

The Nikon D300S has a 1/1.5 to 1/2" (1/1.6)" image sensor size, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 only has a 1/2.5 to 1/3" image sensor size. We do not know what type of image sensor size the Canon EOS 60D, the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A99 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.

Wi-Fi

The Nikon D300S supports Wi-Fi, whereas the Canon EOS 60D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A99 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.

Built-in Flash

The Nikon D300S has a built-in flash (as do the Canon EOS 60D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K50), but the Sony Alpha A99 does not have this feature. More ...

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

$40 Cheaper

The Nikon D300S is $155 cheaper than the Canon EOS 60D, $467.99 cheaper than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, $40 cheaper than the Pentax K50 and $2,331.48 cheaper than the Sony Alpha A99.

Overall Reviews Are a Little Better

Based on 853 reviews, the average overall review score of the Nikon D300S is 92%, whereas the average rating of the Canon EOS 60D is 89% (based on 129 reviews), the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 89% (based on 97 reviews), the average rating of the Pentax K50 is 89% (based on 71 reviews) and the average rating of the Sony Alpha A99 is 91% (based on 330 reviews).

More Customers Recommend it

66.1% of 853 customers recommend the Nikon D300S, but only 13% of 392 customers recommend the Sony Alpha A99.

7 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

DP Review, What Digital Camera, CNET.com.au, Expert Reviews, Camera Labs, Techradar and Cnetfrance.fr all gave the Nikon D300S a better review score. More ...

DP Review: Nikon D300S = 90% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 84%

What Digital Camera: Nikon D300S = 93% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 89%

CNET.com.au: Nikon D300S = 85% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 80%

Expert Reviews: Nikon D300S = 100% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 80%

Camera Labs: Nikon D300S = 90% vs Canon EOS 60D = 87%

Techradar: Nikon D300S = 90% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 70%

Cnetfrance.fr: Nikon D300S = 84% vs Pentax K50 = 80%
More Fairly Priced

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Nikon D300S was more fairly priced. Three people thought that it wasn't expensive.

More Reliable

Our analysis of the Nikon D300S reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Nikon D300S was more reliable. 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.

Has a Better Battery Life

On average reviewers thought the Nikon D300S has a better battery life. Over 10 people thought that it had an excellent battery life.

More Carefully Designed

The Nikon D300S reviewers thought the Nikon D300S was more carefully 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

Our analysis of the Nikon D300S reviews indicates that more 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 That Was Good

Our analysis of the Nikon D300S reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Nikon D300S has a better lens that was good. 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

The Nikon D300S reviewers 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.

24 Reasons Against for Choosing the Nikon D300S

36% Heavier

The Nikon D300S is an 840 digital camera. That's 85g heavier than the Canon EOS 60D (755g), 453.9g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (386.1g), 180g heavier than the Pentax K50 (660g) and 107g heavier than the Sony Alpha A99 (733g). 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.

12MP Lower Megapixels

The Nikon D300S has a megapixels of 12.3, but the Canon EOS 60D is an 18MP digital camera (5.7MP higher), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 12.1MP digital camera (0.2MP lower), the Pentax K50 is a 16.3MP digital camera (4MP higher) and the Sony Alpha A99 is a 24.3MP digital camera (12MP 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.

Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D300S supports a still image resolution of 1024 x 768, which is half as high still image resolution as the Canon EOS 60D (1280 x 1280), half as high still image resolution as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (1600 x 1064) and 3 times lower still image resolution as the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A99 (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.

Significantly Smaller Digital Zoom

The Nikon D300S has a digital zoom of 1, whereas the Canon EOS 60D is a 10x digital zoom digital camera (9x bigger) and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A99 are both 4x digital zoom digital cameras (3x 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.

44,800 Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Nikon D300S is a 6 maximum ISO speed digital camera (as does the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2), whereas the Canon EOS 60D is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 higher), the Pentax K50 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (44,800 higher) and the Sony Alpha A99 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (19,200 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.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon D300S does not support Full HD video, but the Canon EOS 60D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A99 support this feature. 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.

Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon D300S has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels pixels, which is half as high video resolution as the Canon EOS 60D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A99 (1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels). 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.

Lower Video Resolution

The best video resolution supported by the Nikon D300S is 1280 x 720 pixels pixels. However the best video resolution supported by the Canon EOS 60D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A99 is 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels (twice as high video resolution). 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.

Vastly Lower Display Resolution

The Nikon D300S has a display resolution of 921 (as does the Pentax K50), however the Canon EOS 60D is a 1,040,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (119,000 pixels higher), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 460,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (461,000 pixels lower) and the Sony Alpha A99 is a 1,228,800 Pixels display resolution digital camera (307,800 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 a GPS

The Nikon D300S does not have a GPS, whereas the Canon EOS 60D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A99 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.

2.5mm Smaller Eye Relief

The Nikon D300S is a 19.5 Eye relief digital camera. That's 2.5mm smaller than the Canon EOS 60D (22mm). 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.

30 Less Battery Life

The Nikon D300S takes 950 battery life, however the Pentax K50 only takes 980 battery life. More ...

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 83, whereas the Canon EOS 60D scored 84 and the Pentax K50 scored 84.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 seller sell the Nikon D300S, but 3 sellers sell the Canon EOS 60D, 4 shops sell the Pentax K50 and 4 stores sell the Sony Alpha A99. More ...

The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Fewer Awards

Whilst the Nikon D300S has received 7 awards, the Canon EOS 60D has received 13 awards, the Pentax K50 has received 12 awards and the Sony Alpha A99 has received 15 awards.

A Little Lower Expert Review Score

The average expert rating of the Nikon D300S is 84%, whereas the average expert rating of the Canon EOS 60D is 85% (based on 122 reviews), the Pentax K50 is 86% (based on 71 reviews) and the Sony Alpha A99 is 86% (based on 167 reviews).

A Little Lower User Review Score

The average user rating of the Nikon D300S is 96%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 100% (based on 11 reviews).

Worse Brand

Nikon digital cameras have an average rating of only 91.3%, but Canon has an average rating of 95%.

14 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Toptenreviews.com, PC Mag, Hardwarezone.com.ph, Theregister.co.uk, Digicam Buyer.co.uk, Gadgetshow.channel5.com, CNET.co.uk, Ephotozine, Betabuzz.de, Chip.de, Digitalkamera.de, Dkamera.de, CNET.de and Wired.it all gave the Nikon D300S a lower review score. More ...

Toptenreviews.com: Nikon D300S = 75% vs Pentax K50 = 88%

PC Mag: Nikon D300S = 70% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 80%

Hardwarezone.com.ph: Nikon D300S = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90%

Theregister.co.uk: Nikon D300S = 80% vs Canon EOS 60D = 85%

Digicam Buyer.co.uk: Nikon D300S = 80% vs Pentax K50 = 100%

Gadgetshow.channel5.com: Nikon D300S = 60% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80%

CNET.co.uk: Nikon D300S = 89% vs Pentax K50 = 90%

Ephotozine: Nikon D300S = 80% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 90%

Betabuzz.de: Nikon D300S = 84% vs Canon EOS 60D = 85%

Chip.de: Nikon D300S = 89% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 97%

Digitalkamera.de: Nikon D300S = 92% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 96%

Dkamera.de: Nikon D300S = 91% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 100%

CNET.de: Nikon D300S = 84% vs Pentax K50 = 85%

Wired.it: Nikon D300S = 82% vs Pentax K50 = 83%
A Worse Size

The Nikon D300S reviewers thought the Nikon D300S was a worse size.

Has Worse Technical Features

On average reviewers thought the Nikon D300S has worse technical features.

Less OK When it Came to Noise Level

The Nikon D300S reviewers thought the Nikon D300S was less OK when it came to noise level.

Produces Worse Quality Pictures

The Nikon D300S reviewers thought the Nikon D300S produces worse quality pictures.

Took Good Videos

On average reviewers thought the Nikon D300S took good videos.

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

Nikon D300S front view

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Canon EOS 60D

$215.00
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Canon EOS 60D

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Canon EOS 60D
18MP
5184 X 3456
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
12,800
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
755g
10x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

The Canon EOS 60D has a Kagoo Score of 84. With a price tag of $215.00 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Canon EOS 60D or read our article on whether you should buy a Canon digital camera.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (18MP)
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
High maximum ISO sensitivity (12,800)
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used

Our review analysis indicates that this digital camera has an excellent screen, it produces very good images and excellent for video recording. It's a fully featured and multi award winning 755g digital camera, with a fair price. It has a built-in flash and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and features multi burst mode.

95
Reviews
131 Reviews + 13 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that Canon EOS 60D has great expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with an average overall rating of 90%, based on 131 reviews.

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9 Reasons For for Choosing the Canon EOS 60D

A Lot Bigger Digital Zoom

The Canon EOS 60D has a digital zoom of 10, but the Nikon D300S is only a 1x digital zoom digital camera (9x smaller) and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A99 are both only 4x digital zoom digital cameras (6x smaller). 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.

Higher Video Resolution

The Canon EOS 60D has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels, and so are the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A99, which is twice as high video resolution as the Nikon D300S (1280 x 720 pixels). 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.

Multi Burst Mode

The Canon EOS 60D features multi burst mode, and so does the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, whereas the Nikon D300S, the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A99 do not. More ...

'Multi burst mode' is a special setting on a digital camera to allow it to take multiple photos in very quick succession at a single button press.

Burst mode is very helpful for sports photography, or any time where you are trying to capture a fast-moving subject.

Bigger Eye Relief

Canon EOS 60D is 22 Eye relief. That's 2.5mm bigger 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.

Built-in Flash

The Canon EOS 60D has a built-in flash (as do the Nikon D300S, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K50), however the Sony Alpha A99 does not have this feature. More ...

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

Better Kagoo Score

The Canon EOS 60D has received a Kagoo Score of 84, but the Nikon D300S scored 83, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 scored 77 and the Sony Alpha A99 scored only 73.

Better Brand

Canon digital cameras have an average rating of 95%, however Nikon only has an average rating of 91.3%, Panasonic only has an average rating of 85.8%, Pentax only has an average rating of 82.2% and Sony only has an average rating of 88.3%.

20 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

Stuff.tv, Theregister.co.uk, Macworld.co.uk, Pcworld.com_techhive.com, CNET.com, T3.com, Mac World, Gadgetshow.channel5.com, PC Mag, CNET.co.uk, Photo Radar, Testnumerique.fr, Digitalfoto.dk, Digitalfotoforalla.se, Ljudochbild.se, Fotohits.de, Magnus.de, Betabuzz.de, Lydogbilde.no and Webnews.it all gave the Canon EOS 60D a better review score. More ...

Stuff.tv: Canon EOS 60D = 100% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80%

Theregister.co.uk: Canon EOS 60D = 85% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 75%

Macworld.co.uk: Canon EOS 60D = 100% vs Pentax K50 = 80%

Pcworld.com_techhive.com: Canon EOS 60D = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

CNET.com: Canon EOS 60D = 81% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 80%

T3.com: Canon EOS 60D = 100% vs Pentax K50 = 80%

Mac World: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

Gadgetshow.channel5.com: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Nikon D300S = 60%

PC Mag: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Pentax K50 = 70%

CNET.co.uk: Canon EOS 60D = 90% vs Nikon D300S = 89%

Photo Radar: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

Testnumerique.fr: Canon EOS 60D = 85% vs Pentax K50 = 80%

Digitalfoto.dk: Canon EOS 60D = 92% vs Pentax K50 = 89%

Digitalfotoforalla.se: Canon EOS 60D = 91% vs Pentax K50 = 89%

Ljudochbild.se: Canon EOS 60D = 100% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 83%

Fotohits.de: Canon EOS 60D = 97% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 83%

Magnus.de: Canon EOS 60D = 75% vs Pentax K50 = 74%

Betabuzz.de: Canon EOS 60D = 85% vs Nikon D300S = 84%

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Webnews.it: Canon EOS 60D = 83% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 78%
Better for Video Capture

Our analysis of the Canon EOS 60D reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Canon EOS 60D was better for video capture. More than 30 people thought that it was very good for video recording.

21 Reasons Against for Choosing the Canon EOS 60D

33% Heavier

The Canon EOS 60D is a 755 digital camera. That's 85g lighter than the Nikon D300S (840g), 368.9g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (386.1g), 95g heavier than the Pentax K50 (660g) and 22g heavier than the Sony Alpha A99 (733g). 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.

6.3MP Lower Megapixels

The Canon EOS 60D has a megapixels of 18, however the Nikon D300S and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 are both 12.1MP digital cameras (5.9MP lower), the Pentax K50 is a 16.3MP digital camera (1.7MP lower) and the Sony Alpha A99 is a 24.3MP digital camera (6.3MP 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 Canon EOS 60D supports a still image resolution of 1280 x 1280, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports a still image resolution of 1600 x 1064 and the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A99 support 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.

Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Canon EOS 60D is only 12 maximum ISO speed, but the Nikon D300S and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 are both 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital cameras (6,400 lower), the Pentax K50 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (38,400 higher) and the Sony Alpha A99 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (12,800 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.

188,800 Pixels Lower Display Resolution

The Canon EOS 60D has a display resolution of 1, whereas the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K50 are both 921,000 Pixels display resolution digital cameras (119,000 pixels lower), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 460,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (580,000 pixels lower) and the Sony Alpha A99 is a 1,228,800 Pixels display resolution digital camera (188,800 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.

6x Lower Maximum Playback Zoom

The Canon EOS 60D has a maximum playback zoom of 10, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 16x maximum playback zoom digital camera (6x 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.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon EOS 60D does not support Wi-Fi, whereas the Nikon D300S, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A99 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.

Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Canon EOS 60D does not feature bluetooth, however the Nikon D300S, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A99 feature this benefit. More ...

Bluetooth is a communication standard used to wirelessly transfer data between devices. In a digital camera, it is used to send photos between the camera and mobile phones and tablets, or to control external peripherals (such as flashes).

Bluetooth is a necessity to use certain modern camera peripherals, so without this tech you will be limited with what extras you can use.

$155 More Expensive

The Canon EOS 60D is more expensive than the Nikon D300S by $155 and more expensive than the Pentax K50 by $115.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 3 sellers sells the Canon EOS 60D, however 4 stores sell the Pentax K50 and 4 shops sell the Sony Alpha A99. More ...

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

The Canon EOS 60D is older than the Nikon D300S by five years, older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 by 18 months and older than the Sony Alpha A99 by three years.

Fewer Awards

Whilst the Canon EOS 60D has received 13 awards, the Sony Alpha A99 has received 15 awards.

Slightly Lower Expert Review Score

The Canon EOS 60D has an average expert rating of 85%, but the Pentax K50 has an average expert rating of 86% (based on 71 reviews) and the Sony Alpha A99 has an average expert rating of 86% (based on 167 reviews).

Appreciably Lower User Review Score

The Canon EOS 60D has an average user rating of 89%, but the Nikon D300S has an average user rating of 96% (based on 782 reviews), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 11 reviews) and the Sony Alpha A99 has an average user rating of 93% (based on 163 reviews).

26 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Techradar, Digitalcamerareview.com, Expert Reviews, Hardwarezone.com.ph, Digital Versus, About.com, Pocket Lint, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine, CNET.com.au, Photoreview.com.au, Camera Labs, Amateurphotographer.co.uk, DP Review, Cnetfrance.fr, 01net.com, Les Numeriques.com, Fotoguiden.se, Kamerabild.se, Parentesis.com, CNET.de, Dkamera.de, Digitalkamera.de, Chip.de, Saggiamente.com and Wired.it all gave the Canon EOS 60D a lower review score. More ...

Techradar: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Nikon D300S = 90%

Digitalcamerareview.com: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 90%

Expert Reviews: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Nikon D300S = 100%

Hardwarezone.com.ph: Canon EOS 60D = 85% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90%

Digital Versus: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Pentax K50 = 100%

About.com: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90%

Pocket Lint: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Pentax K50 = 90%

What Digital Camera: Canon EOS 60D = 91% vs Nikon D300S = 93%

Ephotozine: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 90%

CNET.com.au: Canon EOS 60D = 82% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 83%

Photoreview.com.au: Canon EOS 60D = 88% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 90%

Camera Labs: Canon EOS 60D = 87% vs Nikon D300S = 90%

Amateurphotographer.co.uk: Canon EOS 60D = 86% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 100%

DP Review: Canon EOS 60D = 79% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 84%

Cnetfrance.fr: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Nikon D300S = 84%

01net.com: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Pentax K50 = 100%

Les Numeriques.com: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Pentax K50 = 100%

Fotoguiden.se: Canon EOS 60D = 86% vs Pentax K50 = 88%

Kamerabild.se: Canon EOS 60D = 86% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 87%

Parentesis.com: Canon EOS 60D = 70% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 90%

CNET.de: Canon EOS 60D = 81% vs Pentax K50 = 85%

Dkamera.de: Canon EOS 60D = 90% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 100%

Digitalkamera.de: Canon EOS 60D = 87% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 96%

Chip.de: Canon EOS 60D = 93% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 97%

Saggiamente.com: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Pentax K50 = 90%

Wired.it: Canon EOS 60D = 81% vs Pentax K50 = 83%
Has a Worse Design

Our analysis of the Canon EOS 60D reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Canon EOS 60D has a worse design.

Harder to Use

The Canon EOS 60D reviewers thought the Canon EOS 60D was harder to use.

Worse Well Executed Technical Features

The Canon EOS 60D reviewers thought the Canon EOS 60D was worse well executed technical features.

Has a Worse Lens

The Canon EOS 60D reviewers thought the Canon EOS 60D has a worse lens.

Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder

Our analysis of the Canon EOS 60D reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Canon EOS 60D has a worse screen or viewfinder.

Took Good Quality Photos

Our analysis of the Canon EOS 60D reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Canon EOS 60D took good quality photos.

The cheapest price that we could find for the EOS 60D in the US is $215.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

$527.99
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
12.1MP
4000 X 3000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
6,400
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
386.1g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a Kagoo Score of 77. With a price tag of $527.99 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 or read our article on whether you should buy a Panasonic digital camera.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Image stabiliser
Very short camera shutter speed (1/4000s)
3D
Touchscreen

A multi award winning and fully featured 386.1g digital camera. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, is 3D and supports Full HD video. Multiple reviews mentioned that it produces good images, compact and good for video recording.

94
Reviews
97 Reviews + 6 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with an average overall rating of 89%, based on 97 reviews.

What Digital Camera Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
Ephotozine Highly Recommended
Trusted Reviews Recommended
Digicam Buyer.co.uk Editor's Choice
parentesis.com Editor's Choice

10 Reasons For for Choosing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Lighter

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 386.1 digital camera. That's 368.9g lighter than the Canon EOS 60D (755g), 453.9g lighter than the Nikon D300S (840g), 273.9g lighter than the Pentax K50 (660g) and 346.9g lighter than the Sony Alpha A99 (733g). 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.

Full HD Video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports Full HD video, and so do the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A99, however the Canon EOS 60D and the Nikon D300S 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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels, and so are the Canon EOS 60D, the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A99, which is twice as high video resolution as the Nikon D300S (1280 x 720 pixels). 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.

Touchscreen

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a touchscreen, whereas the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D300S, the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A99 do not have this feature. More ...

On a camera, this means that the digital display on the back of the camera is touch-sensitive, rather than relying on buttons.

Touchscreens are easier and more intuitive to control.

3D

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 3D, but the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D300S, the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A99 are not. More ...

3D compatible cameras can take 3D photos with varying degrees of success. Cameras with 2 lenses will generally be able to capture the best 3D pictures.

3D pictures allow you to capture the feel of a place better than a 2D picture could. However you will need a 3D compatible screen to appreciate the results.

A Lot Higher Maximum Playback Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a maximum playback zoom of 16, whereas the Canon EOS 60D is only a 10x maximum playback zoom digital camera (6x lower). 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.

Multi Burst Mode

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 features multi burst mode, and so does the Canon EOS 60D, however the Nikon D300S, the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A99 do not. More ...

'Multi burst mode' is a special setting on a digital camera to allow it to take multiple photos in very quick succession at a single button press.

Burst mode is very helpful for sports photography, or any time where you are trying to capture a fast-moving subject.

Built-in Flash

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a built-in flash (as do the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K50), but the Sony Alpha A99 does not have this feature. More ...

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

User Reviews Are a Bit Better

Based on 11 reviews, the average user review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 100%, whereas the average rating of the Canon EOS 60D is 89% (based on 7 reviews), the average rating of the Nikon D300S is 96% (based on 782 reviews) and the average rating of the Sony Alpha A99 is 93% (based on 163 reviews).

7 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

Digicam Buyer.co.uk, About.com, Gadgetshow.channel5.com, Hardwarezone.com.ph, CNET.co.uk, Testnumerique.fr and Parentesis.com all gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 a better review score. More ...

Digicam Buyer.co.uk: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 100% vs Nikon D300S = 80%

About.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90% vs Canon EOS 60D = 80%

Gadgetshow.channel5.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80% vs Nikon D300S = 60%

Hardwarezone.com.ph: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90% vs Nikon D300S = 80%

CNET.co.uk: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90% vs Nikon D300S = 89%

Testnumerique.fr: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85% vs Pentax K50 = 80%

Parentesis.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90% vs Canon EOS 60D = 70%

23 Reasons Against for Choosing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Hugely Lower Megapixels

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a megapixels of 12.1, but the Canon EOS 60D is an 18MP digital camera (5.9MP higher), the Nikon D300S is a 12.3MP digital camera (0.2MP higher), the Pentax K50 is a 16.3MP digital camera (4.2MP higher) and the Sony Alpha A99 is a 24.3MP digital camera (12.2MP 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.

Smaller Image Sensor Size

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a 1/2.5 to 1/3" (1/2.5)" image sensor size, whereas 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 60D, the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A99 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.

Lower Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports a still image resolution of 1600 x 1064, but the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A99 support 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.

Not Waterproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is not waterproof, however the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D300S, the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A99 are. More ...

Waterproof compacts or tough / rugged compacts allow you to take shots in all sorts of weather conditions and even take your camera snorkelling with you. Make sure to check the depth the camera can be used to if you intend to use it underwater at greater depths of for extended periods of time.

Waterproof compacts or tough / rugged compacts allow you to take shots in all sorts of weather conditions and even take your camera snorkelling with you.

6x Smaller Digital Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a digital zoom of 4 (as does the Sony Alpha A99), whereas the Canon EOS 60D is a 10x digital zoom digital camera (6x bigger) and the Nikon D300S is a 1x digital zoom digital camera (3x smaller). 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.

44,800 Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 6 maximum ISO speed digital camera (as does the Nikon D300S), whereas the Canon EOS 60D is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 higher), the Pentax K50 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (44,800 higher) and the Sony Alpha A99 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (19,200 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.

Vastly Lower Display Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a display resolution of 460, however the Canon EOS 60D is a 1,040,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (580,000 pixels higher), the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K50 are both 921,000 Pixels display resolution digital cameras (461,000 pixels higher) and the Sony Alpha A99 is a 1,228,800 Pixels display resolution digital camera (768,800 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.

660 Less Battery Life

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 takes 320 battery life, however the Nikon D300S only takes 950 battery life, the Pentax K50 only takes 980 battery life and the Sony Alpha A99 only takes 500 battery life. More ...

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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has received a Kagoo Score of 77, whereas the Canon EOS 60D scored 84, the Nikon D300S scored 83 and the Pentax K50 scored 84.

$468 More Expensive

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is more expensive than the Canon EOS 60D by $313, more expensive than the Nikon D300S by $468 and more expensive than the Pentax K50 by $428.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 seller sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, but 3 retailers sell the Canon EOS 60D, 4 stores sell the Pentax K50 and 4 stores sell the Sony Alpha A99. More ...

The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Over Three Years Older

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is older than the Nikon D300S by three years and older than the Sony Alpha A99 by 23 months.

Fewer Awards

Whilst the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has received 6 awards, the Canon EOS 60D has received 13 awards, the Nikon D300S has received 7 awards, the Pentax K50 has received 12 awards and the Sony Alpha A99 has received 15 awards.

Lower Expert Review Score

The average expert rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 80%, whereas the average expert rating of the Canon EOS 60D is 85% (based on 122 reviews), the Nikon D300S is 84% (based on 71 reviews), the Pentax K50 is 86% (based on 71 reviews) and the Sony Alpha A99 is 86% (based on 167 reviews).

A Bit Lower Overall Review Score

The average overall rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 89%, whereas the average overall rating of the Nikon D300S is 92% (based on 853 reviews) and the Sony Alpha A99 is 91% (based on 330 reviews).

Worse Brand

Panasonic digital cameras have an average rating of only 85.8%, but Canon has an average rating of 95%, Nikon has an average rating of 91.3% and Sony has an average rating of 88.3%.

31 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Ephotozine, Mac World, Pcworld.com_techhive.com, Theregister.co.uk, Macworld.co.uk, Cameragearguide.com, Digital Versus, CNET.com.au, Expert Reviews, What Digital Camera, Digitalcamerareview.com, Photoreview.com.au, Stuff.tv, Pocket Lint, Photo Radar, Neocamera.com, Clubic.com, Cnetfrance.fr, Les Numeriques.com, Digitalfoto.dk, Log.com.tr, Chip.com.tr, Digitalfotoforalla.se, Ljudochbild.se, Kamerabild.se, Digitalkamera.de, Chip.de, CNET.de, Lydogbilde.no, Wired.it and Webnews.it all gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 a lower review score. More ...

Ephotozine: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90% vs Pentax K50 = 100%

Mac World: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60% vs Pentax K50 = 80%

Pcworld.com_techhive.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60% vs Canon EOS 60D = 90%

Theregister.co.uk: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 75% vs Nikon D300S = 80%

Macworld.co.uk: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80% vs Canon EOS 60D = 100%

Cameragearguide.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 70% vs Pentax K50 = 90%

Digital Versus: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80% vs Pentax K50 = 100%

CNET.com.au: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 83% vs Nikon D300S = 85%

Expert Reviews: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 80%

What Digital Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 87% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 89%

Digitalcamerareview.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 90%

Photoreview.com.au: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 90%

Stuff.tv: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 100%

Pocket Lint: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80% vs Pentax K50 = 90%

Photo Radar: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60% vs Pentax K50 = 80%

Neocamera.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60% vs Pentax K50 = 80%

Clubic.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 70% vs Pentax K50 = 80%

Cnetfrance.fr: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80% vs Nikon D300S = 84%

Les Numeriques.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80% vs Pentax K50 = 100%

Digitalfoto.dk: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85% vs Pentax K50 = 89%

Log.com.tr: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 93% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 94%

Chip.com.tr: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 90%

Digitalfotoforalla.se: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85% vs Pentax K50 = 89%

Ljudochbild.se: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 83% vs Canon EOS 60D = 100%

Kamerabild.se: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 66% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 87%

Digitalkamera.de: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 87% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 96%

Chip.de: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 73% vs Sony Alpha A99 = 97%

CNET.de: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 75% vs Pentax K50 = 85%

Lydogbilde.no: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 83% vs Canon EOS 60D = 100%

Wired.it: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 78% vs Pentax K50 = 83%

Webnews.it: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 78% vs Pentax K50 = 83%
Worse in Terms of Size

Our analysis of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 was worse in terms of size.

Harder to Use

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 was harder to use.

Has a Worse Lens

On average reviewers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a worse lens.

Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a worse screen or viewfinder.

Took Good Pictures

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 took good pictures.

Worse for Video Capture

On average reviewers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 was worse for video capture.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Lumix DMC-GF2 in the US is $527.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Sony Alpha A99

$2,391.48
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Sony Alpha A99

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Sony Alpha A99
24.3MP
6000 X 4000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
2.8
MINIMUM
25,600
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
733g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

The Sony Alpha A99 has a Kagoo Score of 73. However with a price tag of $2,391.48 this digital camera is very expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Sony Alpha A99 or read our article on whether you should buy a Sony digital camera.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (24.3MP)
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
High maximum ISO sensitivity (25,600)
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used

A fully featured and megapixels 733g camera. It has a GPS and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Full HD video.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
62
Value for Money
Good
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good
DP Review Gold
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13 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony Alpha A99

A Lot Higher Megapixels

The Sony Alpha A99 has a megapixels of 24.3, whereas the Canon EOS 60D is only an 18MP digital camera (6.3MP lower), the Nikon D300S and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 are both only 12.1MP digital cameras (12.2MP lower) and the Pentax K50 is only a 16.3MP digital camera (8MP 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.

Higher Still Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A99 supports a still image resolution of 1728 x 1152, and so does the Pentax K50, which is 3 times higher still image resolution as the Nikon D300S (1024 x 768). 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.

Full HD Video

The Sony Alpha A99 supports Full HD video, and so do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K50, but the Canon EOS 60D and the Nikon D300S 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 Sony Alpha A99 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels, and so are the Canon EOS 60D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K50, which is twice as high video resolution as the Nikon D300S (1280 x 720 pixels). 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.

1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The best video resolution supported by the Sony Alpha A99 is 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels which is also supported by the Canon EOS 60D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K50. But the best video resolution supported by the Nikon D300S is 1280 x 720 pixels (half as high video resolution). More ...

The Sony Alpha A99 also supports 1920 x 960 pixels, 1440 x 1080 pixels, 1280 x 1024 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels and 640 x 424 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.

GPS

The Sony Alpha A99 has a GPS, whereas the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D300S, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K50 do not 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.

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.

Nine More Awards

The Sony Alpha A99 has received 15 awards, whereas the Canon EOS 60D has received 13 awards, the Nikon D300S has received 7 awards, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has received 6 awards and the Pentax K50 has received 12 awards.

Expert Reviews Are Marginally Better

Based on 167 expert reviews, the average review score of the Sony Alpha A99 is 86%, however the average rating of the Canon EOS 60D is 85% (based on 122 reviews), the average rating of the Nikon D300S is 84% (based on 71 reviews) and the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 80% (based on 86 reviews).

13 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

Stuff.tv, PC Mag, Digitalcamerareview.com, Amateurphotographer.co.uk, Photoreview.com.au, Log.com.tr, Chip.com.tr, Ljudochbild.se, Parentesis.com, Dkamera.de, Chip.de, Digitalkamera.de and Lydogbilde.no all gave the Sony Alpha A99 a better review score. More ...

Stuff.tv: Sony Alpha A99 = 100% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80%

PC Mag: Sony Alpha A99 = 80% vs Pentax K50 = 70%

Digitalcamerareview.com: Sony Alpha A99 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80%

Amateurphotographer.co.uk: Sony Alpha A99 = 100% vs Pentax K50 = 85%

Photoreview.com.au: Sony Alpha A99 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%

Log.com.tr: Sony Alpha A99 = 94% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 93%

Chip.com.tr: Sony Alpha A99 = 91% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%

Ljudochbild.se: Sony Alpha A99 = 100% vs Pentax K50 = 83%

Parentesis.com: Sony Alpha A99 = 90% vs Canon EOS 60D = 70%

Dkamera.de: Sony Alpha A99 = 100% vs Nikon D300S = 91%

Chip.de: Sony Alpha A99 = 97% vs Pentax K50 = 92%

Digitalkamera.de: Sony Alpha A99 = 96% vs Pentax K50 = 92%

Lydogbilde.no: Sony Alpha A99 = 100% vs Pentax K50 = 83%
Better in Terms of Size

Our analysis of the Sony Alpha A99 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Sony Alpha A99 was better in terms of size. Over 10 people thought that it was a good body shape and several people thought that it was also really lightweight, compact and was a superb size.

Has a Better OK Noise Level

The Sony Alpha A99 reviewers thought the Sony Alpha A99 has a better OK noise level. Several people thought that it was very quiet and really wasn't noisy.

Produces Better Quality Photos

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Sony Alpha A99 produces better quality photos. More than 90 people thought that it was really able to produce good images and over 40 people thought that it also had a brilliant picture resolution. Looking through the reviews we also noticed that more than 10 people thought that it had a brilliant ISO range and was excellent in low light. Over 10 people also thought that it had a good image sensor and had an outstanding picture quality. Our analysis also found that three people thought that it was very good in terms of colour rendition.

21 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony Alpha A99

Heavier

The Sony Alpha A99 is a 733 digital camera. That's 22g lighter than the Canon EOS 60D (755g), 107g lighter than the Nikon D300S (840g), 346.9g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (386.1g) and 73g heavier than the Pentax K50 (660g). 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.

6x Smaller Digital Zoom

The Sony Alpha A99 has a digital zoom of 4 (as does the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2), however the Canon EOS 60D is a 10x digital zoom digital camera (6x bigger) and the Nikon D300S is a 1x digital zoom digital camera (3x smaller). 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 Sony Alpha A99 has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 25, however the Canon EOS 60D is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (12,800 lower), the Nikon D300S and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 are both 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital cameras (19,200 lower) and the Pentax K50 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 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.

480 Less Battery Life

The number of battery life on the Sony Alpha A99 is 500, but the Nikon D300S only takes 950 battery life and the Pentax K50 only takes 980 battery life. More ...

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 Sony Alpha A99 has only received a Kagoo Score of 73, however the Canon EOS 60D scored 84, the Nikon D300S scored 83, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 scored 77 and the Pentax K50 scored 84.

$2,331 More Expensive

The Sony Alpha A99 is more expensive than the Canon EOS 60D by $2,176, more expensive than the Nikon D300S by $2,331, more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 by $1,863 and more expensive than the Pentax K50 by $2,291.

Over One Year Older

The Sony Alpha A99 is older than the Nikon D300S by 14 months.

Lower User Review Score

The Sony Alpha A99's average user rating is 93%, however the Nikon D300S's is 96% (based on 782 reviews) and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2's is 100% (based on 11 reviews).

Marginally Lower Overall Review Score

The Sony Alpha A99's average overall rating is 91%, however the Nikon D300S's is 92% (based on 853 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend it

Only 13% of 392 customers recommend the Sony Alpha A99, whereas 66.1% of 853 customers recommend the Nikon D300S.

Worse Brand

Sony digital cameras have an average rating of only 88.3%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 95% and Nikon has an average rating of 91.3%.

17 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Pocket Lint, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews, CNET.com.au, CNET.com, Techradar.com/au/, What Digital Camera, Techradar, DP Review, Les Numeriques.com, Lydogbillede.dk, Log.com.tr, Ljudochbild.se, Kamerabild.se, Chip.de, Fotohits.de and Lydogbilde.no all gave the Sony Alpha A99 a lower review score. More ...

Pocket Lint: Sony Alpha A99 = 70% vs Pentax K50 = 90%

Ephotozine: Sony Alpha A99 = 90% vs Pentax K50 = 100%

Expert Reviews: Sony Alpha A99 = 80% vs Nikon D300S = 100%

CNET.com.au: Sony Alpha A99 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 83%

CNET.com: Sony Alpha A99 = 80% vs Canon EOS 60D = 81%

Techradar.com/au/: Sony Alpha A99 = 70% vs Pentax K50 = 80%

What Digital Camera: Sony Alpha A99 = 89% vs Pentax K50 = 90%

Techradar: Sony Alpha A99 = 70% vs Pentax K50 = 80%

DP Review: Sony Alpha A99 = 84% vs Nikon D300S = 90%

Les Numeriques.com: Sony Alpha A99 = 80% vs Pentax K50 = 100%

Lydogbillede.dk: Sony Alpha A99 = 83% vs Pentax K50 = 100%

Log.com.tr: Sony Alpha A99 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 93%

Ljudochbild.se: Sony Alpha A99 = 83% vs Canon EOS 60D = 100%

Kamerabild.se: Sony Alpha A99 = 85% vs Pentax K50 = 88%

Chip.de: Sony Alpha A99 = 92% vs Canon EOS 60D = 93%

Fotohits.de: Sony Alpha A99 = 83% vs Canon EOS 60D = 97%

Lydogbilde.no: Sony Alpha A99 = 83% vs Canon EOS 60D = 100%
Less Fairly Priced

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Sony Alpha A99 was less fairly priced.

Less Robust

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Sony Alpha A99 was less robust.

Has a Worse Long Battery Life

The Sony Alpha A99 reviewers thought the Sony Alpha A99 has a worse long battery life.

Less Nicely Designed

On average reviewers thought the Sony Alpha A99 was less nicely designed.

Harder to Use

Our analysis of the Sony Alpha A99 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Sony Alpha A99 was harder to use.

Worse Nice Technical Features

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Sony Alpha A99 was worse nice technical features.

Has a Worse Lens

On average reviewers thought the Sony Alpha A99 has a worse lens.

Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Sony Alpha A99 has a worse screen or viewfinder.

Worse for Video Capture

On average reviewers thought the Sony Alpha A99 was worse for video capture.

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