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5 Best DSLR Cameras in the US - April 2021

Matthew
Updated 25 February 2021
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5 best DSLR cameras 2021

What DSLR Camera to Buy in March 2021?

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Pentax K-5 Nikon D300S Canon EOS 60D Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Sony Alpha A77
Pentax K-5 Nikon D300S Canon EOS 60D Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Sony Alpha A77
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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
3.5
MINIMUM
51,200
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
68
Brand Rating
Good Brand
79
Features
Good Features
71
Kagoo Score
Very Good
81
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
82
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Value for Money
Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
85
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
83
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Popularity
Quite Popular
79
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
81
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
82
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
78
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
63
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A good spec 660g digital camera. It does not have an image stabiliser, supports Full HD video, has a built-in flash and is dustproof. A cheap and fully featured 840g camera. It has a built-in flash and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Wi-Fi. A fully featured and bargain price 755g camera. It has a built-in flash and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and features multi burst mode. A cheap and fully featured 386.1g digital camera. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, is 3D and supports Full HD video. A fully featured and megapixels 647g camera. It does not have an image stabiliser, is 3D, has a GPS and supports Wi-Fi.
Pentax K-5 size in context Nikon D300S size in context Sony Alpha A77 size in context
4 Reasons For
Dustproof
Full HD Video
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
46% Larger Viewfinder Screen Size
5 Reasons For
Bigger Image Sensor Size
A Lot Larger Viewfinder Screen Size
Wi-Fi
$43 Cheaper
Three Years Newer
8 Reasons For
9x Bigger Digital Zoom
Higher Video Resolution
A Lot Larger Viewfinder Screen Size
Multi Burst Mode
11% Bigger Eye Relief
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling It
Better Brand
7 Reasons For
55% Lighter
Full HD Video
Higher Video Resolution
Touchscreen
3D
6x Higher Maximum Playback Zoom
Multi Burst Mode
9 Reasons For
Higher Megapixels
6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution
Full HD Video
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
Higher Video Resolution
3D
GPS
Multi Burst Mode
Wi-Fi
8 Reasons Against
A Lot Heavier
33% Lower Megapixels
Lower Still Image Resolution
Lower Display Resolution
Worse Kagoo Score
Not Currently Available
Older by Over Five Years
Worse Brand
15 Reasons Against
Heavier
A Lot Lower Megapixels
Half As High Still Image Resolution
9x 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
307,800 Pixels Lower Display Resolution
Does Not Have a GPS
Smaller Eye Relief
30 Less Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
Not As Many Stockists
Worse Brand
10 Reasons Against
Heavier
A Lot Lower Megapixels
Lower Still Image Resolution
Vastly Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Lower Display Resolution
A Lot Lower Maximum Playback Zoom
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
Does Not Feature Bluetooth
$43 More Expensive
Over Four Years Older
13 Reasons Against
12.2MP Lower Megapixels
Smaller Image Sensor Size
Half As High Still Image Resolution
Not Waterproof
Hugely Smaller Digital Zoom
Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
768,800 Pixels Lower Display Resolution
660 Less Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
$341 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Over Three Years Older
Worse Brand
11 Reasons Against
260.9g Heavier
60% Smaller Digital Zoom
Smaller Viewfinder Screen Size
Only 480 Battery Life
Does Not Feature Bluetooth
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $1,092
Fewer Sellers
Older by Over Two Years
Worse Brand
Worse for Wildlife Photography
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Pentax K-5

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 71. With a price tag of $0.00 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 good spec 660g digital camera. It does not have an image stabiliser, supports Full HD video, has a built-in flash and is dustproof.

79
Features
Good Features
71
Kagoo Score
Very Good

4 Reasons For for Choosing the Pentax K-5

Dustproof

The Pentax K-5 is a dustproof digital camera, but the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D300S, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A77 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 (as do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A77), but 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 K-5 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 A77), whereas 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.

46% Larger Viewfinder Screen Size

The Pentax K-5 is a 3" viewfinder screen size digital camera, and so do the Canon EOS 60D and the Nikon D300S. That's 2.5" larger than the Sony Alpha A77 (0.5"). More ...

Denotes the size of the viewfinder on the digital camera.

The larger the viewfinder screen on your camera, the easier it will be to use.

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the Pentax K-5

A Lot Heavier

The Pentax K-5 has a weight of 660g, but 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 A77 is a 647g digital camera (13g 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.

33% Lower Megapixels

The Pentax K-5 is a 16.3MP 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 A77 (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.

Lower Still Image Resolution

The Pentax K-5 supports a still image resolution of 3936 x 2624, whereas the Canon EOS 60D supports a still image resolution of 5184 x 3456, the Nikon D300S supports a still image resolution of 3216 x 3216, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports a still image resolution of 4000 x 3000 and the Sony Alpha A77 supports a still image resolution of 6000 x 4000. 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 Display Resolution

The Pentax K-5 is a 921 pixels 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 A77 (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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Pentax K-5 has only received a Kagoo Score of 71, however the Canon EOS 60D scored 81, the Nikon D300S scored 78, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 scored 76 and the Sony Alpha A77 scored 74.

Not Currently Available

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Older by Over Five Years

The Pentax K-5 is five months older than the Canon EOS 60D, five years older than the Nikon D300S, 22 months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and three years older than the Sony Alpha A77.

Worse Brand

Pentax digital cameras have an average rating of only 79%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 95%, Nikon has an average rating of 90.4%, Panasonic has an average rating of 87.4% and Sony has an average rating of 87.9%.

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

Pentax K-5 front view

Nikon D300S

$186.88
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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 78. With a price tag of $186.88 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 cheap and fully featured 840g camera. It has a built-in flash and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Wi-Fi.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Value for Money
Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

5 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, but 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 K-5 and the Sony Alpha A77 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 Larger Viewfinder Screen Size

The Nikon D300S has a viewfinder screen size of 3" (as do the Canon EOS 60D and the Pentax K-5), whereas the Sony Alpha A77 is only a 0.5" viewfinder screen size digital camera (2.5" smaller). More ...

Denotes the size of the viewfinder on the digital camera.

The larger the viewfinder screen on your camera, the easier it will be to use.

Wi-Fi

The Nikon D300S supports Wi-Fi, and so does the Sony Alpha A77, but the Canon EOS 60D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K-5 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.

$43 Cheaper

The Nikon D300S costs $186.88, whereas the Canon EOS 60D is $229.95, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is $527.99 and the Sony Alpha A77 is $1,279.06.

Three Years Newer

The Nikon D300S was released five years ago, but the Canon EOS 60D was released 10 years ago, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 was released eight years ago, the Pentax K-5 was released 10 years ago and the Sony Alpha A77 was released eight years ago

15 Reasons Against for Choosing the Nikon D300S

Heavier

The Nikon D300S is an 840g 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 K-5 (660g) and 193g heavier than the Sony Alpha A77 (647g). 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 D300S has a megapixels of 12.3MP, however 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 K-5 is a 16.3MP digital camera (4MP higher) and the Sony Alpha A77 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.

Half As High Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D300S supports a still image resolution of 3216 x 3216, which is half as high still image resolution as the Canon EOS 60D (5184 x 3456) and half as high still image resolution as the Sony Alpha A77 (6000 x 4000). 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.

9x Smaller Digital Zoom

The Nikon D300S has a digital zoom of 1x, but the Canon EOS 60D is a 10x digital zoom digital camera (9x bigger) and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A77 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.

Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Nikon D300S is only 6 maximum ISO speed (as does the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2), but the Canon EOS 60D is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 higher) and the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A77 are both 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital cameras (44,800 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.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon D300S does not support Full HD video, however the Canon EOS 60D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A77 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.

Half As High 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 K-5 and the Sony Alpha A77 (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.

Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The best video resolution supported by the Nikon D300S is 1280 x 720 pixels pixels. Whereas the best video resolution supported by the Canon EOS 60D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A77 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.

307,800 Pixels Lower Display Resolution

The Nikon D300S has a display resolution of 921 pixels (as does the Pentax K-5), whereas 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 A77 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, but the Canon EOS 60D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A77 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.

Smaller Eye Relief

Nikon D300S is only 19.5mm Eye relief. 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 is a digital camera that takes 950 battery life, whereas the Pentax K-5 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 78, but the Canon EOS 60D scored 81.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 3 retailers sells the Nikon D300S, however 4 stores sell the Canon EOS 60D. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Worse Brand

Nikon digital cameras have an average rating of only 90.4%, however Canon has an average rating of 95%.

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

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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 81. With a price tag of $229.95 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)
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses

A fully featured and bargain price 755g camera. It has a built-in flash and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and features multi burst mode.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Popularity
Quite Popular
79
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
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8 Reasons For for Choosing the Canon EOS 60D

9x Bigger Digital Zoom

The Canon EOS 60D has a digital zoom of 10x, however the Nikon D300S is only a 1x digital zoom digital camera (9x smaller) and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A77 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 K-5 and the Sony Alpha A77, 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.

A Lot Larger Viewfinder Screen Size

The Canon EOS 60D has a viewfinder screen size of 3" (as do the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K-5), but the Sony Alpha A77 is only a 0.5" viewfinder screen size digital camera (2.5" smaller). More ...

Denotes the size of the viewfinder on the digital camera.

The larger the viewfinder screen on your camera, the easier it will be to use.

Multi Burst Mode

The Canon EOS 60D features multi burst mode, and so do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A77, but the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K-5 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.

11% Bigger Eye Relief

The Canon EOS 60D has an eye relief of 22mm. 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.

Better Kagoo Score

The Canon EOS 60D has received a Kagoo Score of 81, however the Nikon D300S scored 78, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 scored 76, the Pentax K-5 scored only 71 and the Sony Alpha A77 scored 74.

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.

Better Brand

Canon digital cameras have an average rating of 95%, whereas Nikon only has an average rating of 90.4%, Panasonic only has an average rating of 87.4%, Pentax only has an average rating of 79% and Sony only has an average rating of 87.9%.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Canon EOS 60D

Heavier

The Canon EOS 60D is a 755g 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 K-5 (660g) and 108g heavier than the Sony Alpha A77 (647g). 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 Canon EOS 60D has a megapixels of 18MP, whereas the Nikon D300S and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 are both 12.1MP digital cameras (5.9MP lower), the Pentax K-5 is a 16.3MP digital camera (1.7MP lower) and the Sony Alpha A77 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 5184 x 3456, whereas the Sony Alpha A77 supports a still image resolution of 6000 x 4000. 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.

Vastly Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Canon EOS 60D has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 12, however the Nikon D300S and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 are both 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital cameras (6,400 lower) and the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A77 are both 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital cameras (38,400 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 Canon EOS 60D has a display resolution of 1 pixels, but the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K-5 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 A77 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.

A Lot Lower Maximum Playback Zoom

The Canon EOS 60D has a maximum playback zoom of 10x, however 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, but the Nikon D300S, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A77 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 (As does the the Sony Alpha A77), whereas the Nikon D300S, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K-5 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.

$43 More Expensive

The Canon EOS 60D is more expensive than the Nikon D300S by $43.

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 17 months and older than the Sony Alpha A77 by two years.

The cheapest price that we could find for the EOS 60D in the US is $229.95 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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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 76. With a price tag of $527.99 this digital camera is fair 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 cheap and fully featured 386.1g digital camera. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, is 3D and supports Full HD video.

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7 Reasons For for Choosing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

55% Lighter

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 386.1g 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 K-5 (660g) and 260.9g lighter than the Sony Alpha A77 (647g). 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 K-5 and the Sony Alpha A77, whereas 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 K-5 and the Sony Alpha A77, 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, but the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D300S, the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A77 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, and so is the Sony Alpha A77, however the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K-5 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.

6x Higher Maximum Playback Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a maximum playback zoom of 16x, but 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 do the Canon EOS 60D and the Sony Alpha A77, whereas the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K-5 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.

13 Reasons Against for Choosing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

12.2MP Lower Megapixels

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a megapixels of 12.1MP, however 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 K-5 is a 16.3MP digital camera (4.2MP higher) and the Sony Alpha A77 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, 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 60D, the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A77 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.

Half As High Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports a still image resolution of 4000 x 3000, which is half as high still image resolution as the Sony Alpha A77 (6000 x 4000). 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, whereas the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D300S, the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A77 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.

Hugely Smaller Digital Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a digital zoom of 4x (as does the Sony Alpha A77), but 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.

Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is only 6 maximum ISO speed (as does the Nikon D300S), but the Canon EOS 60D is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 higher) and the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A77 are both 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital cameras (44,800 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.

768,800 Pixels Lower Display Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a display resolution of 460 pixels, whereas the Canon EOS 60D is a 1,040,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (580,000 pixels higher), the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K-5 are both 921,000 Pixels display resolution digital cameras (461,000 pixels higher) and the Sony Alpha A77 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 is a digital camera that takes 320 battery life, whereas the Nikon D300S only takes 950 battery life, the Pentax K-5 only takes 980 battery life and the Sony Alpha A77 only takes 480 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 76, but the Canon EOS 60D scored 81 and the Nikon D300S scored 78.

$341 More Expensive

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is more expensive than the Canon EOS 60D by $298 and more expensive than the Nikon D300S by $341.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 store sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, however 4 shops sell the Canon EOS 60D and 3 sellers sell the Nikon D300S. 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 Three Years Older

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is older than the Nikon D300S by three years and older than the Sony Alpha A77 by eight months.

Worse Brand

Panasonic digital cameras have an average rating of only 87.4%, however Canon has an average rating of 95%, Nikon has an average rating of 90.4% and Sony has an average rating of 87.9%.

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 A77

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24.3MP
6000 X 4000
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RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
51,200
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
647g
3"
SCREEN
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM

The Sony Alpha A77 has a Kagoo Score of 74. However with a price tag of $1,279.06 this digital camera is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Sony Alpha A77 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 (51,200)
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used

A fully featured and megapixels 647g camera. It does not have an image stabiliser, is 3D, has a GPS and supports Wi-Fi.

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9 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony Alpha A77

Higher Megapixels

The Sony Alpha A77 is a 24.3MP digital camera. That's 6.3MP higher than the Canon EOS 60D (18MP), 12.2MP higher than the Nikon D300S and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (12.1MP) and 8MP higher 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.

6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A77 supports a still image resolution of 6000 x 4000, but the Canon EOS 60D supports a still image resolution of 5184 x 3456, the Nikon D300S supports a still image resolution of 3216 x 3216, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports a still image resolution of 4000 x 3000 and the Pentax K-5 supports a still image resolution of 3936 x 2624. 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 A77 supports Full HD video (as do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K-5), however 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 Sony Alpha A77 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 Pentax K-5), but 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.

Higher Video Resolution

The best video resolution supported by the Sony Alpha A77 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 K-5. However the best video resolution supported by the Nikon D300S is 1280 x 720 pixels (half as high video resolution). More ...

The Sony Alpha A77 also supports 1440 x 1080 pixels and 640 x 480 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.

3D

The Sony Alpha A77 is a 3D digital camera (as is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2), but the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K-5 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.

GPS

The Sony Alpha A77 has a GPS, but the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D300S, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K-5 do not. 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.

Multi Burst Mode

The Sony Alpha A77 features multi burst mode (as do the Canon EOS 60D and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2), however the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K-5 do not feature this benefit. 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.

Wi-Fi

The Sony Alpha A77 supports Wi-Fi (as does the Nikon D300S), whereas the Canon EOS 60D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K-5 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.

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony Alpha A77

260.9g Heavier

The Sony Alpha A77 has a weight of 647g, however the Canon EOS 60D is a 755g digital camera (108g heavier), the Nikon D300S is an 840g digital camera (193g heavier), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 386.1g digital camera (260.9g lighter) and the Pentax K-5 is a 660g digital camera (13g 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.

60% Smaller Digital Zoom

The Sony Alpha A77 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera, and so does the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2. That's 6x smaller than the Canon EOS 60D (10x) and 3x bigger than 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.

Smaller Viewfinder Screen Size

The Sony Alpha A77 is a 0.5" viewfinder screen size digital camera. That's 2.5" smaller than the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K-5 (3"). More ...

Denotes the size of the viewfinder on the digital camera.

The larger the viewfinder screen on your camera, the easier it will be to use.

Only 480 Battery Life

The Sony Alpha A77 takes 480 battery life, however the Nikon D300S only takes 950 battery life and the Pentax K-5 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.

Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Sony Alpha A77 does not feature bluetooth (As does the the Canon EOS 60D), but the Nikon D300S, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K-5 do. 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Sony Alpha A77 has received a Kagoo Score of 74, whereas the Canon EOS 60D scored 81, the Nikon D300S scored 78 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 scored 76.

More Expensive by $1,092

The Sony Alpha A77 is $1,049 more expensive than the Canon EOS 60D, $1,092 more expensive than the Nikon D300S and $751 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.

Fewer Sellers

The Sony Alpha A77 is only stocked by 1 store, but the Canon EOS 60D is stocked by 4 shops and the Nikon D300S is stocked by 3 sellers. More ...

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

The Sony Alpha A77 is three years older than the Nikon D300S.

Worse Brand

Sony digital cameras have an average rating of only 87.9%, but Canon has an average rating of 95% and Nikon has an average rating of 90.4%.

Worse for Wildlife Photography

The Sony Alpha A77 is worse for wildlife photography than the Nikon D300S. More ...

When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph wildlife, we've concentrated on a number of key attributes. Optical zoom is important to allow you to take clear, detailed photos of animals without having to get physically close to them. A high ISO sensitivity will help take cleaner photos in low-light conditions. Finally, since animals tend to move (and sometimes quite fast), we consider a trio of the camera's shutter speed, auto focus power and whether it has an image stabilisation system or not. All three of these will help you take crisper, cleaner photos of fast moving objects.

The Sony Alpha A77 is 142.6mm wide, 80.9mm tall, 104.2mm deep and weighs 647g.

Sony Alpha A77 front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the Alpha A77 in the US is $1,279.06 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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