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5 Best DSLR Cameras in the US - August 2019

Updated 15 June 2019 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 July 2019?

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

Best Buy
Pentax K-5 Nikon D3000 Canon EOS 5D Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Sony Alpha A77
Pentax K-5 Nikon D3000 Canon EOS 5D 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
10.2MP
3872 X 2592
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3x
OPTICAL ZOOM
3.5
MINIMUM
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
12.8MP
4368 X 2912
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
810g
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
96
Reviews
94 Reviews + 12 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
78
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
93
Reviews
106 Reviews + 12 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
95
Reviews
64 Reviews + 7 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
94
Reviews
97 Reviews + 6 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
95
Reviews
57 Reviews + 4 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
66
Value for Money
Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A multi award winning and fully featured 660g digital camera, with a cheap price. It does not have an image stabiliser, supports Full HD video, has a built-in flash and is dustproof. Our review analysis indicates that it has an excellent picture resolution, it produces very good images but bad for video recording. A fully featured and multi award winning 485g digital camera. It has a built-in flash and an optical zoom of, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Wi-Fi. Our review analysis indicates that it has very good instructions, it's able to produce good images but bad for video recording. A multi award winning and fully featured 810g digital camera. It has a built-in flash, an optical zoom of and a minimum aperture number of and does not have an image stabiliser. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has a good picture resolution, good image sensor and it's able to produce good images. Multiple reviews mentioned that this digital camera is. It's a multi award winning and fully featured 386.1g digital camera, with a fair price. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, is 3D and supports Full HD video. A fully featured and multi award winning 647g digital camera. It does not have an image stabiliser, is 3D, has a GPS and supports Wi-Fi. Purchasers report that this digital camera it.
Pentax K-5 size in context Canon EOS 5D size in context Sony Alpha A77 size in context
12 Reasons For
Dustproof
Full HD Video
0.5" Larger Display Diagonal
HDMI
980 Battery Life
Better Kagoo Score
Cheaper by $80
More Shops Are Selling it
Eight More Awards
A Bit Better Overall Reviews
23 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
Better Nice Technical Features
7 Reasons For
0.5" Larger Display Diagonal
Wi-Fi
Eight More Awards
8 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
Has a Better Price
Easier to Use
Better for Sports Photography
4 Reasons For
A Lot Bigger Digital Zoom
67% Faster Flash Recharging Time
Better Brand
10 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
15 Reasons For
Lighter
3x Bigger Digital Zoom
Full HD Video
15% Larger Display Diagonal
Touchscreen
HDMI
3D
A Lot Higher Maximum Playback Zoom
Multi Burst Mode
User Reviews Are Moderately Better
4 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
Better in Terms of Size
Has a Better Lens
Has a Better Screen or Viewfinder
Recorded Good Videos
13 Reasons For
37% Higher Megapixels
12416 X 1856 Still Image Resolution
Bigger Digital Zoom
Full HD Video
Larger Display Diagonal
HDMI
3D
GPS
Multi Burst Mode
Wi-Fi
Newer by Eight Months
Marginally Better Expert Reviews
Took Good Quality Pictures
15 Reasons Against
273.9g Heavier
Lower Megapixels
Lower Still Image Resolution
Lower Display Resolution
Older by Over Two Years
Expert Review Rating is a Bit Worse
User Review Rating is a Bit Worse
Worse Brand
4 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
A Worse Size
Harder to Use
Has a Worse Lens
Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder
Took Good Pictures
Worse for Video Capture
23 Reasons Against
Heavier
Lower Megapixels
Lower Still Image Resolution
75% Smaller Digital Zoom
Vastly Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Lower Display Resolution
Does Not Have an HDMI
Does Not Have a GPS
Lower Maximum Playback Zoom
Only 500 Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $80
Less Retailers
Older by Over Three Years
Expert Review Rating is Worse
User Review Rating is Considerably Worse
Worse Brand
21 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
A Worse Size
Worse Nice Technical Features
Has a Worse Lens
Took Good Quality Pictures
Took Good Videos
19 Reasons Against
35% Heavier
11.5MP Lower Megapixels
Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution
48,000 Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Smaller Display Diagonal
Vastly Lower Display Resolution
6x Lower Maximum Playback Zoom
Worse Kagoo Score
$1,119 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Over Six Years Older
Fewer Awards
A Little Lower Expert Review Score
Lower Overall Review Score
4 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Has a Worse Price
A Worse Size
Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder
Took Good Quality Pictures
17 Reasons Against
Vastly Lower Megapixels
14 Times Lower Still Image Resolution
Not Waterproof
Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
768,800 Pixels Lower Display Resolution
660 Less Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
$108 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Eight Months Older
Fewer Awards
Lower Expert Review Score
Moderately Lower Overall Review Score
Worse Brand
23 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Harder to Use
Took Good Quality Photos
13 Reasons Against
A Lot Heavier
A Lot Slower Flash Recharging Time
Only 480 Battery Life
Does Not Feature Bluetooth
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $859
Fewer Sellers
Eight Less Awards
User Review Rating is Worse
Overall Review Rating is Marginally Worse
Worse Brand
2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
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Pentax K-5

$419.95
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Pentax K-5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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12 Reasons For for Choosing the Pentax K-5

Dustproof

The Pentax K-5 is a dustproof digital camera, but the Canon EOS 5D, the Nikon D3000, 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 5D and the Nikon D3000 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.

0.5" Larger Display Diagonal

The Pentax K-5 is a 3" screen digital camera, and so do the Nikon D3000, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A77. That's 0.5" larger than the Canon EOS 5D (2.5"). More ...

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

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

HDMI

The Pentax K-5 has an HDMI (as do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A77), but the Canon EOS 5D and the Nikon D3000 do not have this feature. More ...

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

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

980 Battery Life

The number of battery life on the Pentax K-5 is 980, but the Nikon D3000 only takes 500 Shots battery life, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 only takes 320 Shots battery life and the Sony Alpha A77 only takes 480 Shots battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Canon EOS 5D. It is possible that it does not take any battery life.

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

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

Better Kagoo Score

The Pentax K-5 has received a Kagoo Score of 83, however the Canon EOS 5D scored 76, the Nikon D3000 scored 75, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 scored 77 and the Sony Alpha A77 scored 78.

Cheaper by $80

The Pentax K-5 costs $1,119.05 less than the Canon EOS 5D, costs $80 less than the Nikon D3000, costs $108.04 less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and costs $859.11 less than the Sony Alpha A77.

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.

Eight More Awards

The Pentax K-5 has received 12 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Canon EOS 5D has received 7 awards, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has received 6 awards and the Sony Alpha A77 has received 4 awards.

A Bit Better Overall Reviews

The Pentax K-5 has an average overall review score of 93% based on 94 reviews, however the Canon EOS 5D has an average rating of 88% (based on 64 reviews), the Nikon D3000 has an average rating of 86% (based on 106 reviews), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an average rating of 89% (based on 97 reviews) and the Sony Alpha A77 has an average rating of 92% (based on 58 reviews).

23 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

PC Mag, Mac World, Photoreview.com.au, CNET.co.uk, What Digital Camera, Digital Versus, Cameragearguide.com, Pocket Lint, Photo Radar, Ephotozine, Neocamera.com, 01net.com, Clubic.com, Les Numeriques.com, Digitalfoto.dk, Fotoguiden.se, Digitalfotoforalla.se, Kamerabild.se, Chip.de, CNET.de, Digitalkamera.de, Webnews.it and Wired.it all gave the Pentax K-5 a better review score. More ...

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

Mac World: Pentax K-5 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

Photoreview.com.au: Pentax K-5 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%

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

What Digital Camera: Pentax K-5 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 87%

Digital Versus: Pentax K-5 = 100% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 80%

Cameragearguide.com: Pentax K-5 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 70%

Pocket Lint: Pentax K-5 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80%

Photo Radar: Pentax K-5 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

Ephotozine: Pentax K-5 = 100% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90%

Neocamera.com: Pentax K-5 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

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

Clubic.com: Pentax K-5 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 70%

Les Numeriques.com: Pentax K-5 = 100% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80%

Digitalfoto.dk: Pentax K-5 = 89% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%

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

Digitalfotoforalla.se: Pentax K-5 = 89% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%

Kamerabild.se: Pentax K-5 = 88% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 66%

Chip.de: Pentax K-5 = 92% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 73%

CNET.de: Pentax K-5 = 85% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 75%

Digitalkamera.de: Pentax K-5 = 92% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 87%

Webnews.it: Pentax K-5 = 83% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 78%

Wired.it: Pentax K-5 = 83% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 78%
Better Nice Technical Features

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Pentax K-5 was better nice technical features. Several people thought that it had good features and had a powerful motor.

15 Reasons Against for Choosing the Pentax K-5

273.9g Heavier

The Pentax K-5 has a weight of 660g, but the Canon EOS 5D is an 810g digital camera (150g heavier), the Nikon D3000 is a 485g digital camera (175g lighter), 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.

Lower Megapixels

The Pentax K-5 is a 16.3MP digital camera. That's 4.2MP higher than the Canon EOS 5D and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (12.1MP), 6.1MP higher than the Nikon D3000 (10.2MP) 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 1728 x 1152, whereas the Nikon D3000 supports a still image resolution of 2896 x 1944 and the Sony Alpha A77 supports a still image resolution of 12416 x 1856. 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 921,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 691,000 pixels higher than the Canon EOS 5D and the Nikon D3000 (230,000 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.

Older by Over Two Years

The Pentax K-5 is 22 months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and three years older than the Sony Alpha A77.

Expert Review Rating is a Bit Worse

The Pentax K-5's average expert score is 86%, however the Sony Alpha A77's is 87% (based on 21 reviews).

User Review Rating is a Bit Worse

The Pentax K-5's average user score is 98%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2's is 100% (based on 11 reviews).

Worse Brand

Pentax digital cameras have an average rating of only 68.2%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 85.3%, Nikon has an average rating of 83.6%, Panasonic has an average rating of 80% and Sony has an average rating of 81.6%.

4 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

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

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

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

Testnumerique.fr: Pentax K-5 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%
A Worse Size

The Pentax K-5 reviewers thought the Pentax K-5 was a worse size.

Harder to Use

The Pentax K-5 reviewers thought the Pentax K-5 was harder to use.

Has a Worse Lens

The Pentax K-5 reviewers thought the Pentax K-5 has a worse lens.

Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder

The Pentax K-5 reviewers thought the Pentax K-5 has a worse screen or viewfinder.

Took Good Pictures

Our analysis of the Pentax K-5 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Pentax K-5 took good pictures.

Worse for Video Capture

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Pentax K-5 was worse for video capture.

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

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$499.95
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Nikon D3000
10.2MP
3872 X 2592
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3x
OPTICAL ZOOM
3.5
MINIMUM
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
485g
1x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

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

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

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

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

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

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Nikon D3000 DSLR Camera Unboxing
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Unboxing Nikon D3000 18-55 VR Kit
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Nikon D3000 Hardware/Software Review Greek
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REVIEW NIKON D3000 - REFLEX TEST
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Nikon D3000 Review - Features & Specs, The Pro's And Con's
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Nikon D3000 Unboxing Greek
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Nikon D3000 DX Review
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Nikon D3000 Trailer
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Nikon D3000 10 2MP Digital SLR Camera Review

7 Reasons For for Choosing the Nikon D3000

0.5" Larger Display Diagonal

The Nikon D3000 is a 3" screen digital camera, and so do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A77. That's 0.5" larger than the Canon EOS 5D (2.5"). More ...

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

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

Wi-Fi

The Nikon D3000 supports Wi-Fi (as does the Sony Alpha A77), however the Canon EOS 5D, 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.

Eight More Awards

The Nikon D3000 has received 12 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Canon EOS 5D has received 7 awards, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has received 6 awards and the Sony Alpha A77 has received 4 awards.

8 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

DP Review, Photoreview.com.au, Photo Radar, Neocamera.com, Expert Reviews, Testnumerique.fr, Erenumerique.fr and Mydigitalphotos.dk all gave the Nikon D3000 a better review score. More ...

DP Review: Nikon D3000 = 90% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 80%

Photoreview.com.au: Nikon D3000 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%

Photo Radar: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

Neocamera.com: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

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

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

Erenumerique.fr: Nikon D3000 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%

Mydigitalphotos.dk: Nikon D3000 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80%
Has a Better Price

The Nikon D3000 reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 has a better price.

Easier to Use

Our analysis of the Nikon D3000 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 was easier to use. Over 10 people thought that it was very easy to use and several people thought that it also had excellent controls and had a good interface.

Better for Sports Photography

The Nikon D3000 is better for sports photography than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and Pentax K-5. More ...

One of the most important attributes of a good sports photography camera is speed. The players at a game will normally be moving very fast, so you need a camera that will keep up with them and produce clean, unblurry photos. Therefore a fast shutter speed and an image stabiliser will allow you to react fast to sudden events without the end result turning into a blurry mess. Connected to this, a multi burst (or ‘motor drive’) functionality will allow you to take a larger number of photos in a very short space of time - therefore meaning you’ll have a large number of shots to choose from when selecting the perfect photo afterwards. Because you may be taking an awful lot of photos, a good battery life is very important too. Finally, weatherproofing is always a good idea - rain doesn’t always stop play, and you definitely don’t want it to stop your camera!

The Nikon D3000 has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 3,200, takes 500 Shots battery life and has a camera shutter speed of 1s.

23 Reasons Against for Choosing the Nikon D3000

Heavier

The Nikon D3000 has a weight of 485g, but the Canon EOS 5D is an 810g digital camera (325g heavier), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 386.1g digital camera (98.9g lighter), the Pentax K-5 is a 660g digital camera (175g heavier) and the Sony Alpha A77 is a 647g digital camera (162g 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 Nikon D3000 is a 10.2MP digital camera. That's 1.9MP lower than the Canon EOS 5D and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (12.1MP), 6.1MP lower than the Pentax K-5 (16.3MP) and 14.1MP 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 Nikon D3000 supports a still image resolution of 2896 x 1944, whereas the Sony Alpha A77 supports a still image resolution of 12416 x 1856. 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.

75% Smaller Digital Zoom

The Nikon D3000 is a 1x digital zoom digital camera. That's 3x smaller than the Canon EOS 5D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A77 (4x). More ...

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

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

Vastly Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Nikon D3000 has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 3,200, and so does the Canon EOS 5D. That's 3,200 lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (6,400) and 48,000 lower than the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A77 (51,200). More ...

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

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

Lower Display Resolution

The Nikon D3000 is a 230,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera, and so does the Canon EOS 5D. That's 230,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (460,000 Pixels), 691,000 pixels lower than the Pentax K-5 (921,000 Pixels) and 998,800 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.

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Nikon D3000 does not have an HDMI, whereas the Canon EOS 5D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A77 do. More ...

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

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

Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon D3000 does not have a GPS, however the Canon EOS 5D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A77 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.

Lower Maximum Playback Zoom

The Nikon D3000 is a 1x maximum playback zoom digital camera. That's 9x lower than the Canon EOS 5D (10x) and 15x lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (16x). 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.

Only 500 Battery Life

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

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Canon EOS 5D. It is possible that it does not take any battery life.

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

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

Worse Kagoo Score

The Nikon D3000 has received a Kagoo Score of 75, however the Canon EOS 5D scored 76, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 scored 77, the Pentax K-5 scored 83 and the Sony Alpha A77 scored 78.

More Expensive by $80

The Nikon D3000 is $80 more expensive than the Pentax K-5.

Less Retailers

The Nikon D3000 is only stocked by 1 shop, whereas the Pentax K-5 is stocked by 5 shops and the Sony Alpha A77 is stocked by 3 shops. More ...

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

The Nikon D3000 is three years older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, nine months older than the Pentax K-5 and three years older than the Sony Alpha A77.

Expert Review Rating is Worse

The Nikon D3000's average expert score is 80%, however the Canon EOS 5D's is 85% (based on 64 reviews), the Pentax K-5's is 86% (based on 71 reviews) and the Sony Alpha A77's is 87% (based on 21 reviews).

User Review Rating is Considerably Worse

The Nikon D3000's average user score is 89%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2's is 100% (based on 11 reviews), the Pentax K-5's is 98% (based on 23 reviews) and the Sony Alpha A77's is 95% (based on 37 reviews).

Worse Brand

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

21 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

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

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

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

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

Camera Labs: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Canon EOS 5D = 88%

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

CNET.com: Nikon D3000 = 73% vs Canon EOS 5D = 79%

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

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

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

CNET.com.au: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 83%

Good Gear Guide.com.au: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parentesis.com: Nikon D3000 = 60% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90%

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

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

Letsgodigital.orgde: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Canon EOS 5D = 82%
A Worse Size

The Nikon D3000 reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 was a worse size.

Worse Nice Technical Features

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Nikon D3000 was worse nice technical features.

Has a Worse Lens

The Nikon D3000 reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 has a worse lens.

Took Good Quality Pictures

On average reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 took good quality pictures.

Took Good Videos

On average reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 took good videos.

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

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Canon EOS 5D

$1,539.00
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Canon EOS 5D

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

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

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

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

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

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

DP Review Highly Recommended
Camera Labs Highly Recommended
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Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice
CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice
letsgodigital.org/es/ Excellent
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4 Reasons For for Choosing the Canon EOS 5D

A Lot Bigger Digital Zoom

The Canon EOS 5D has a digital zoom of 4x (as do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A77), whereas the Nikon D3000 is only 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.

67% Faster Flash Recharging Time

The Canon EOS 5D is a 1s flash recharging time digital camera. That's 2s faster than the Sony Alpha A77 (3s). More ...

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

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

Better Brand

Canon digital cameras have an average rating of 85.3%, but Nikon only has an average rating of 83.6%, Panasonic only has an average rating of 80%, Pentax only has an average rating of 68.2% and Sony only has an average rating of 81.6%.

10 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

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

Photo Radar: Canon EOS 5D = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

Neocamera.com: Canon EOS 5D = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

Camera Labs: Canon EOS 5D = 88% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

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

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

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

CNET.com: Canon EOS 5D = 79% vs Nikon D3000 = 73%

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

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

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

19 Reasons Against for Choosing the Canon EOS 5D

35% Heavier

The Canon EOS 5D is an 810g digital camera. That's 325g heavier than the Nikon D3000 (485g), 423.9g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (386.1g), 150g heavier than the Pentax K-5 (660g) and 163g 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.

11.5MP Lower Megapixels

The Canon EOS 5D has a megapixels of 12.8MP, but the Nikon D3000 is a 10.2MP digital camera (2.6MP lower), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 12.1MP digital camera (0.7MP lower), the Pentax K-5 is a 16.3MP digital camera (3.5MP higher) and the Sony Alpha A77 is a 24.3MP digital camera (11.5MP 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 Canon EOS 5D supports a still image resolution of 1024 x 768, which is 7 times lower still image resolution as the Nikon D3000 (2896 x 1944), half as high still image resolution as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (1600 x 1064), 3 times lower still image resolution as the Pentax K-5 (1728 x 1152) and 29 times lower still image resolution as the Sony Alpha A77 (12416 x 1856). 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.

48,000 Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Canon EOS 5D is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (as does the Nikon D3000), whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 higher) and the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A77 are both 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital cameras (48,000 higher). More ...

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

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

Smaller Display Diagonal

Canon EOS 5D is only 2.5" screen, but the Nikon D3000, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A77 are all 3" screen digital cameras (0.5" larger). More ...

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

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

Vastly Lower Display Resolution

The Canon EOS 5D has a display resolution of 230,000 Pixels (as does the Nikon D3000), however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 460,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (230,000 pixels higher), the Pentax K-5 is a 921,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (691,000 pixels higher) and the Sony Alpha A77 is a 1,228,800 Pixels display resolution digital camera (998,800 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 5D has a maximum playback zoom of 10x, whereas the Nikon D3000 is a 1x maximum playback zoom digital camera (9x lower) and 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Canon EOS 5D has received a Kagoo Score of 76, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 scored 77, the Pentax K-5 scored 83 and the Sony Alpha A77 scored 78.

$1,119 More Expensive

The Canon EOS 5D is more expensive than the Nikon D3000 by $1,039, more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 by $1,011, more expensive than the Pentax K-5 by $1,119 and more expensive than the Sony Alpha A77 by $260.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 seller sell the Canon EOS 5D, but 5 retailers sell the Pentax K-5 and 3 shops sell the Sony Alpha A77. More ...

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

The Canon EOS 5D is older than the Nikon D3000 by three years, older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 by six years, older than the Pentax K-5 by four years and older than the Sony Alpha A77 by seven years.

Fewer Awards

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

A Little Lower Expert Review Score

The average expert rating of the Canon EOS 5D is 85%, whereas the average expert rating of the Pentax K-5 is 86% (based on 71 reviews) and the Sony Alpha A77 is 87% (based on 21 reviews).

Lower Overall Review Score

The average overall rating of the Canon EOS 5D is 88%, whereas the average overall rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 89% (based on 97 reviews), the Pentax K-5 is 93% (based on 94 reviews) and the Sony Alpha A77 is 92% (based on 58 reviews).

4 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.co.uk, CNET.com.au and 01net.com all gave the Canon EOS 5D a lower review score. More ...

Good Gear Guide.com.au: Canon EOS 5D = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%

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

CNET.com.au: Canon EOS 5D = 79% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 83%

01net.com: Canon EOS 5D = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%
Has a Worse Price

On average reviewers thought the Canon EOS 5D has a worse price.

A Worse Size

The Canon EOS 5D reviewers thought the Canon EOS 5D was a worse size.

Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Canon EOS 5D has a worse screen or viewfinder.

Took Good Quality Pictures

The Canon EOS 5D reviewers thought the Canon EOS 5D took good quality pictures.

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

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

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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 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)
Has an image stabiliser
Very short camera shutter speed (1/4000s)
3D
Has a touchscreen

Multiple reviews mentioned that this digital camera is. It's a multi award winning and fully featured 386.1g digital camera, with a fair price. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, is 3D and supports Full HD video.

94
Reviews
97 Reviews + 6 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Customers report that Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has good expert reviews and superb user reviews with an average overall rating of 89%, based on 97 reviews.

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

15 Reasons For for Choosing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Lighter

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 386.1g digital camera. That's 423.9g lighter than the Canon EOS 5D (810g), 98.9g lighter than the Nikon D3000 (485g), 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.

3x Bigger Digital Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a digital zoom of 4x (as do the Canon EOS 5D and the Sony Alpha A77), but the Nikon D3000 is only 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.

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 5D and the Nikon D3000 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.

15% Larger Display Diagonal

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a display diagonal of 3" (as do the Nikon D3000, the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A77), however the Canon EOS 5D is only a 2.5" screen digital camera (0.5" smaller). More ...

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

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

Touchscreen

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a touchscreen, but the Canon EOS 5D, the Nikon D3000, 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.

HDMI

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an HDMI, and so do the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A77, whereas the Canon EOS 5D and the Nikon D3000 do not. More ...

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

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

3D

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 3D, and so is the Sony Alpha A77, however the Canon EOS 5D, the Nikon D3000 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.

A Lot Higher Maximum Playback Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a maximum playback zoom of 16x, but the Canon EOS 5D is only a 10x maximum playback zoom digital camera (6x lower) and the Nikon D3000 is only a 1x maximum playback zoom digital camera (15x 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 Sony Alpha A77, whereas the Canon EOS 5D, the Nikon D3000 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.

User Reviews Are Moderately Better

The average user review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 100% based on 11 reviews, but the average rating of the Nikon D3000 is 89% (based on 13 reviews), the average rating of the Pentax K-5 is 98% (based on 23 reviews) and the average rating of the Sony Alpha A77 is 95% (based on 37 reviews).

4 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

CNET.com.au, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.co.uk and Parentesis.com all gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 a better review score. More ...

CNET.com.au: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 83% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

Good Gear Guide.com.au: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

CNET.co.uk: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90% vs Nikon D3000 = 75%

Parentesis.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90% vs Nikon D3000 = 60%
Better in Terms of Size

Our analysis of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 was better in terms of size. More than 20 people thought that it was compact and several people thought that it was also a brilliant body shape, was a good size and was lightweight.

Has a Better Lens

On average reviewers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a better lens. Several people thought that it had a good lens and had a brilliant autofocus.

Has a Better Screen or Viewfinder

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a better screen or viewfinder. Several people thought that it had a good touch-screen and screen.

Recorded Good Videos

On average reviewers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 recorded good videos. Over 10 people thought that it was good for video recording.

17 Reasons Against for Choosing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Vastly Lower Megapixels

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a megapixels of 12.1MP, however the Canon EOS 5D is a 12.8MP digital camera (0.7MP higher), the Nikon D3000 is a 10.2MP digital camera (1.9MP lower), 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.

14 Times Lower Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports a still image resolution of 1600 x 1064, which is 3 times lower still image resolution as the Nikon D3000 (2896 x 1944) and 14 times lower still image resolution as the Sony Alpha A77 (12416 x 1856). 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 5D, the Nikon D3000, 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.

Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is only 6,400 maximum ISO speed, but the Canon EOS 5D and the Nikon D3000 are both 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital cameras (3,200 lower) 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 460,000 Pixels, whereas the Canon EOS 5D and the Nikon D3000 are both 230,000 Pixels display resolution digital cameras (230,000 pixels lower), the Pentax K-5 is a 921,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (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 D3000 only takes 500 Shots battery life, the Pentax K-5 only takes 980 Shots battery life and the Sony Alpha A77 only takes 480 Shots battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Canon EOS 5D. It is possible that it does not take any battery life.

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

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

Worse Kagoo Score

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has received a Kagoo Score of 77, but the Pentax K-5 scored 83 and the Sony Alpha A77 scored 78.

$108 More Expensive

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is more expensive than the Nikon D3000 by $28 and more expensive than the Pentax K-5 by $108.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 shop sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, however 5 retailers sell the Pentax K-5 and 3 retailers sell the Sony Alpha A77. 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.
Eight Months Older

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is older than the Sony Alpha A77 by eight months.

Fewer Awards

Whilst the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has received 6 awards, the Canon EOS 5D has received 7 awards, the Nikon D3000 has received 12 awards and the Pentax K-5 has received 12 awards.

Lower Expert Review Score

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an average expert rating of 80%, but the Canon EOS 5D has an average expert rating of 85% (based on 64 reviews), the Pentax K-5 has an average expert rating of 86% (based on 71 reviews) and the Sony Alpha A77 has an average expert rating of 87% (based on 21 reviews).

Moderately Lower Overall Review Score

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an average overall rating of 89%, but the Pentax K-5 has an average overall rating of 93% (based on 94 reviews) and the Sony Alpha A77 has an average overall rating of 92% (based on 58 reviews).

Worse Brand

Panasonic digital cameras have an average rating of only 80%, however Canon has an average rating of 85.3%, Nikon has an average rating of 83.6% and Sony has an average rating of 81.6%.

23 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Ephotozine, Mac World, Cameragearguide.com, Digital Versus, What Digital Camera, Photoreview.com.au, Pocket Lint, Photo Radar, Neocamera.com, Clubic.com, Erenumerique.fr, Cnetfrance.fr, Les Numeriques.com, Testnumerique.fr, Mydigitalphotos.dk, Digitalfoto.dk, Digitalfotoforalla.se, Kamerabild.se, Digitalkamera.de, Chip.de, CNET.de, 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 K-5 = 100%

Mac World: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60% vs Pentax K-5 = 80%

Cameragearguide.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 70% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

Digital Versus: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%

What Digital Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 87% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

Photoreview.com.au: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

Pocket Lint: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

Photo Radar: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60% vs Pentax K-5 = 80%

Neocamera.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60% vs Pentax K-5 = 80%

Clubic.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 70% vs Pentax K-5 = 80%

Erenumerique.fr: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85% vs Nikon D3000 = 90%

Cnetfrance.fr: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80% vs Canon EOS 5D = 87%

Les Numeriques.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%

Testnumerique.fr: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85% vs Nikon D3000 = 90%

Mydigitalphotos.dk: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80% vs Nikon D3000 = 90%

Digitalfoto.dk: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85% vs Pentax K-5 = 89%

Digitalfotoforalla.se: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85% vs Pentax K-5 = 89%

Kamerabild.se: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 66% vs Pentax K-5 = 88%

Digitalkamera.de: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 87% vs Pentax K-5 = 92%

Chip.de: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 73% vs Pentax K-5 = 92%

CNET.de: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 75% vs Pentax K-5 = 85%

Wired.it: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 78% vs Pentax K-5 = 83%

Webnews.it: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 78% vs Pentax K-5 = 83%
Harder to Use

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

Took Good Quality Photos

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

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Sony Alpha A77
24.3MP
6000 X 4000
PIXELS IMAGE
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 78. 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 multi award winning 647g digital camera. It does not have an image stabiliser, is 3D, has a GPS and supports Wi-Fi. Purchasers report that this digital camera it.

95
Reviews
57 Reviews + 4 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
66
Value for Money
Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Customers report that Sony Alpha A77 has very good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.

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13 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony Alpha A77

37% Higher Megapixels

The Sony Alpha A77 is a 24.3MP digital camera. That's 12.2MP higher than the Canon EOS 5D and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (12.1MP), 14.1MP higher than the Nikon D3000 (10.2MP) 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.

12416 X 1856 Still Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A77 supports a still image resolution of 12416 x 1856, but the Canon EOS 5D supports a still image resolution of 1024 x 768, the Nikon D3000 supports a still image resolution of 2896 x 1944, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports a still image resolution of 1600 x 1064 and the Pentax K-5 supports a still image resolution of 1728 x 1152. More ...

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

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

Bigger Digital Zoom

The Sony Alpha A77 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera, and so do the Canon EOS 5D and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2. That's 3x bigger than the Nikon D3000 (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.

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 5D and the Nikon D3000 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.

Larger Display Diagonal

Sony Alpha A77 is 3" screen, and so do the Nikon D3000, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K-5. That's 0.5" larger than the Canon EOS 5D (2.5"). More ...

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

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

HDMI

The Sony Alpha A77 has an HDMI (as do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K-5), however the Canon EOS 5D and the Nikon D3000 do not have this feature. More ...

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

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

3D

The Sony Alpha A77 is a 3D digital camera (as is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2), but the Canon EOS 5D, the Nikon D3000 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 5D, the Nikon D3000, 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 does the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2), however the Canon EOS 5D, the Nikon D3000 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 D3000), whereas the Canon EOS 5D, 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.

Newer by Eight Months

The Sony Alpha A77 is seven years newer than the Canon EOS 5D, three years newer than the Nikon D3000, eight months newer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and three years newer than the Pentax K-5

Marginally Better Expert Reviews

Based on 21 expert reviews, the Sony Alpha A77 has an average review score of 87%, whereas the Canon EOS 5D has an average rating of 85% (based on 64 reviews), the Nikon D3000 has an average rating of 80% (based on 93 reviews), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an average rating of 80% (based on 86 reviews) and the Pentax K-5 has an average rating of 86% (based on 71 reviews).

Took Good Quality Pictures

The Sony Alpha A77 reviewers thought the Sony Alpha A77 took good quality pictures. Several people thought that it was really able to produce good images, had a good picture quality and ISO range.

13 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony Alpha A77

A Lot Heavier

The Sony Alpha A77 has a weight of 647g, however the Canon EOS 5D is an 810g digital camera (163g heavier), the Nikon D3000 is a 485g digital camera (162g lighter), 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.

A Lot Slower Flash Recharging Time

The Sony Alpha A77 has a flash recharging time of 3s, however the Canon EOS 5D is a 1s flash recharging time digital camera (2s faster). More ...

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

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

Only 480 Battery Life

The Sony Alpha A77 takes 480 battery life, however the Nikon D3000 only takes 500 Shots battery life and the Pentax K-5 only takes 980 Shots battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Canon EOS 5D. It is possible that it does not take any battery life.

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

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

Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Sony Alpha A77 does not feature bluetooth, but the Canon EOS 5D, the Nikon D3000, 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 78, whereas the Pentax K-5 scored 83.

More Expensive by $859

The Sony Alpha A77 is $779 more expensive than the Nikon D3000, $751 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and $859 more expensive than the Pentax K-5.

Fewer Sellers

The Sony Alpha A77 is only stocked by 3 stores, but the Pentax K-5 is stocked by 5 retailers. More ...

The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Eight Less Awards

The Sony Alpha A77 has only received 4 awards, but the Canon EOS 5D has received 7 awards, the Nikon D3000 has received 12 awards, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has received 6 awards and the Pentax K-5 has received 12 awards.

User Review Rating is Worse

The average user rating of the Sony Alpha A77 is 95%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 100% (based on 11 reviews) and the Pentax K-5 is 98% (based on 23 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is Marginally Worse

The average overall rating of the Sony Alpha A77 is 92%, whereas the average overall rating of the Pentax K-5 is 93% (based on 94 reviews).

Worse Brand

Sony digital cameras have an average rating of only 81.6%, but Canon has an average rating of 85.3% and Nikon has an average rating of 83.6%.

2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

DP Review and Digital Versus both gave the Sony Alpha A77 a lower review score. More ...

DP Review: Sony Alpha A77 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 83%

Digital Versus: Sony Alpha A77 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%
Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Sony Alpha A77 has a worse screen or viewfinder.

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 found for the Alpha A77 in the United States is $1,279.06 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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$1,498.00
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