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5 Best DSLR Cameras in the US - June 2021

Matthew
Updated 06 June 2021
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5 best DSLR cameras 2021

What DSLR Camera to Buy in June 2021?

Best Buy Great Price
Nikon D300S Canon EOS 60D Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Pentax K-5 II Sony Alpha A77
Nikon D300S Canon EOS 60D Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Pentax K-5 II Sony Alpha A77
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$395.99 Buy Now
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$527.99 Buy Now
Overstock
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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
16.3MP
4928 X 3264
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
5.6
MINIMUM
51,200
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
24.3MP
6000 X 4000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
51,200
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
81
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
85
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
81
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
82
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
68
Brand Rating
Good Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Value for Money
Good
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good
78
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A fully featured but only moderate value for money 840g digital camera. It has a built-in flash and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Wi-Fi. A fully featured but only average value for money 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 camera. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, is 3D and supports Full HD video. A fully featured and optical zoom 680g camera. It has a built-in flash and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Full HD video. An optical zoom and megapixels 647g digital camera, with a very good spec. It does not have an image stabiliser, is 3D, has a GPS and supports Wi-Fi.
Nikon D300S size in context Sony Alpha A77 size in context
3 Reasons For
1/1.5 to 1/2" (1/1.6)" Image Sensor Size
46% Larger Viewfinder Screen Size
Wi-Fi
7 Reasons For
Bigger Digital Zoom
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
46% Larger Viewfinder Screen Size
Multi Burst Mode
Bigger Eye Relief
Cheaper by $132
Better Brand
8 Reasons For
453.9g Lighter
Full HD Video
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
Touchscreen
3D
Higher Maximum Playback Zoom
Multi Burst Mode
Better Kagoo Score
3 Reasons For
Full HD Video
Higher Video Resolution
A Lot Larger Viewfinder Screen Size
9 Reasons For
A Lot Higher Megapixels
Higher Still Image Resolution
Full HD Video
Higher Video Resolution
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
3D
GPS
Multi Burst Mode
Wi-Fi
14 Reasons Against
A Lot Heavier
50% Lower Megapixels
Only 3216 X 3216 Still Image Resolution
Smaller Digital Zoom
44,800 Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Does Not Support Full HD Video
Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution
Lower Video Resolution
Vastly Lower Display Resolution
Does Not Have a GPS
2.5mm Smaller Eye Relief
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $539
Worse Brand
10 Reasons Against
A Lot Heavier
26% Lower Megapixels
Only 5184 X 3456 Still Image Resolution
Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
188,800 Pixels Lower Display Resolution
38% Lower Maximum Playback Zoom
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
Does Not Feature Bluetooth
Worse Kagoo Score
Older by Over Four Years
11 Reasons Against
Lower Megapixels
Only 1/2.5 to 1/3" (1/2.5)" Image Sensor Size
Only 4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution
Not Waterproof
60% Smaller Digital Zoom
44,800 Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Vastly Lower Display Resolution
Only 320 Battery Life
More Expensive by $132
Older by Over Three Years
Worse Brand
9 Reasons Against
Heavier
A Lot Lower Megapixels
Lower Still Image Resolution
Lower Display Resolution
210 Less Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
$389 More Expensive
Over Three Years Older
Worse Brand
10 Reasons Against
Heavier
6x Smaller Digital Zoom
Hugely Smaller Viewfinder Screen Size
470 Less Battery Life
Does Not Feature Bluetooth
Worse Kagoo Score
$883 More Expensive
Over Two Years Older
Worse Brand
Worse for Wildlife Photography
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Nikon D300S

$934.95
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Nikon D300S
12.3MP
4288 X 2848
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
6,400
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
840g
1x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

The Nikon D300S has a Kagoo Score of 75. With a price tag of $934.95 this digital camera is fair 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 fully featured but only moderate value for money 840g digital camera. It has a built-in flash and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Wi-Fi.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

3 Reasons For for Choosing the Nikon D300S

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

The Nikon D300S has a 1/1.5 to 1/2" (1/1.6)" image sensor size, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 only has a 1/2.5 to 1/3" image sensor size. We do not know what type of image sensor size the Canon EOS 60D, the Pentax K-5 II 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.

46% Larger Viewfinder Screen Size

The Nikon D300S is a 3" viewfinder screen size digital camera, and so do the Canon EOS 60D and the Pentax K-5 II. 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.

Wi-Fi

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

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the Nikon D300S

A Lot Heavier

The Nikon D300S has a weight of 840g, however the Canon EOS 60D is a 755g digital camera (85g lighter), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 386.1g digital camera (453.9g lighter), the Pentax K-5 II is a 680g digital camera (160g lighter) and the Sony Alpha A77 is a 647g digital camera (193g 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.

50% Lower Megapixels

The Nikon D300S is a 12.3MP digital camera. That's 5.7MP lower than the Canon EOS 60D (18MP), 0.2MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (12.1MP), 4MP lower than the Pentax K-5 II (16.3MP) and 12MP 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.

Only 3216 X 3216 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D300S supports a still image resolution of 3216 x 3216, but the Canon EOS 60D supports a still image resolution of 5184 x 3456, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports a still image resolution of 4000 x 3000, the Pentax K-5 II supports a still image resolution of 4928 x 3264 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.

Smaller Digital Zoom

The Nikon D300S is a 1x digital zoom digital camera. That's 9x smaller than the Canon EOS 60D (10x) and 3x smaller than 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.

44,800 Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Nikon D300S is a 6 maximum ISO speed digital camera, and so does the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2. That's 6,400 lower than the Canon EOS 60D (12,800) and 44,800 lower than the Pentax K-5 II 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.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

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

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

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

Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon D300S has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels pixels, but the Canon EOS 60D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K-5 II and the Sony Alpha A77 have a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. More ...

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

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

Lower Video Resolution

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

Vastly Lower Display Resolution

The Nikon D300S is a 921 pixels display resolution digital camera, and so does the Pentax K-5 II. 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.

Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon D300S does not have a GPS, whereas the Canon EOS 60D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K-5 II 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.

2.5mm Smaller Eye Relief

The Nikon D300S is a 19.5mm Eye relief digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 60D is a 22mm Eye relief digital camera (2.5mm bigger). 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Nikon D300S has received a Kagoo Score of 75, whereas the Canon EOS 60D scored 76 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 scored 77.

More Expensive by $539

The Nikon D300S is $539 more expensive than the Canon EOS 60D, $407 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and $150 more expensive than the Pentax K-5 II.

Worse Brand

Nikon digital cameras have an average rating of only 90.5%, but 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

$395.99
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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 76. With a price tag of $395.99 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Canon EOS 60D or read our article on whether you should buy a Canon digital camera.

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

A fully featured but only average value for money 755g camera. It has a built-in flash and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and features multi burst mode.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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7 Reasons For for Choosing the Canon EOS 60D

Bigger Digital Zoom

The Canon EOS 60D is a 10x digital zoom digital camera. That's 9x bigger than the Nikon D300S (1x) and 6x bigger than 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.

1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon EOS 60D has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels (as are the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K-5 II and the Sony Alpha A77), however the Nikon D300S only has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. More ...

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

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

46% Larger Viewfinder Screen Size

The Canon EOS 60D is a 3" viewfinder screen size digital camera, and so do the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K-5 II. 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.

Multi Burst Mode

The Canon EOS 60D features multi burst mode (as do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A77), whereas the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K-5 II 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.

Bigger Eye Relief

Canon EOS 60D is 22mm Eye relief, but the Nikon D300S is only a 19.5mm Eye relief digital camera (2.5mm smaller). More ...

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

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

Cheaper by $132

The Canon EOS 60D costs $395.99, whereas the Nikon D300S is $934.95, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is $527.99, the Pentax K-5 II is $784.99 and the Sony Alpha A77 is $1,279.06.

Better Brand

Canon digital cameras have an average rating of 95%, however Nikon only has an average rating of 90.5%, Panasonic only has an average rating of 87.3%, Pentax only has an average rating of 79.9% and Sony only has an average rating of 88.6%.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Canon EOS 60D

A Lot Heavier

The Canon EOS 60D has a weight of 755g, whereas the Nikon D300S is an 840g digital camera (85g heavier), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 386.1g digital camera (368.9g lighter), the Pentax K-5 II is a 680g digital camera (75g lighter) and the Sony Alpha A77 is a 647g digital camera (108g 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.

26% Lower Megapixels

The Canon EOS 60D is an 18MP digital camera. That's 5.9MP higher than the Nikon D300S and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (12.1MP), 1.7MP higher than the Pentax K-5 II (16.3MP) and 6.3MP 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.

Only 5184 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Canon EOS 60D supports a still image resolution of 5184 x 3456, however 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 Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Canon EOS 60D is only 12 maximum ISO speed. That's 6,400 higher than the Nikon D300S and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (6,400) and 38,400 lower than the Pentax K-5 II 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.

188,800 Pixels Lower Display Resolution

The Canon EOS 60D is a 1 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 119,000 pixels higher than the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K-5 II (921,000 Pixels), 580,000 pixels higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (460,000 Pixels) and 188,800 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.

38% Lower Maximum Playback Zoom

The Canon EOS 60D is a 10x maximum playback zoom digital camera. That's 6x 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.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon EOS 60D does not support Wi-Fi, whereas the Nikon D300S, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K-5 II and the Sony Alpha A77 do. 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), however the Nikon D300S, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K-5 II 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 Canon EOS 60D has received a Kagoo Score of 76, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 scored 77.

Older by Over Four Years

The Canon EOS 60D is five years older than the Nikon D300S, 18 months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, 14 months older than the Pentax K-5 II and two years older than the Sony Alpha A77.

The cheapest price that we could find for the EOS 60D in the US is $395.99 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)
Image stabiliser
3D
Touchscreen
Supports Full HD video

A cheap and fully featured 386.1g camera. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, is 3D and supports Full HD video.

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Features
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71
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

8 Reasons For for Choosing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

453.9g Lighter

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a weight of 386.1g, however the Canon EOS 60D is a 755g digital camera (368.9g heavier), the Nikon D300S is an 840g digital camera (453.9g heavier), the Pentax K-5 II is a 680g digital camera (293.9g heavier) and the Sony Alpha A77 is a 647g digital camera (260.9g 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.

Full HD Video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports Full HD video (as do the Pentax K-5 II and the Sony Alpha A77), 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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels (as are the Canon EOS 60D, the Pentax K-5 II and the Sony Alpha A77), 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.

Touchscreen

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a touchscreen, whereas the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D300S, the Pentax K-5 II and the Sony Alpha A77 do not. 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 a 3D digital camera (as is the Sony Alpha A77), but the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K-5 II 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.

Higher Maximum Playback Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 16x maximum playback zoom digital camera. That's 6x higher than the Canon EOS 60D (10x). 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 (as do the Canon EOS 60D and the Sony Alpha A77), however the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K-5 II 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.

Better Kagoo Score

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has received a Kagoo Score of 77, whereas the Canon EOS 60D scored 76, the Nikon D300S scored 75, the Pentax K-5 II scored 73 and the Sony Alpha A77 scored 74.

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Lower Megapixels

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 12.1MP digital camera. That's 5.9MP lower than the Canon EOS 60D (18MP), 0.2MP lower than the Nikon D300S (12.3MP), 4.2MP lower than the Pentax K-5 II (16.3MP) and 12.2MP 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.

Only 1/2.5 to 1/3" (1/2.5)" Image Sensor Size

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a 1/2.5 to 1/3" (1/2.5)" image sensor size, whereas the Nikon D300S has a 1/1.5 to 1/2" image sensor size. We do not know what type of image sensor size the Canon EOS 60D, the Pentax K-5 II 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.

Only 4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports a still image resolution of 4000 x 3000, but the Canon EOS 60D supports a still image resolution of 5184 x 3456, the Pentax K-5 II supports a still image resolution of 4928 x 3264 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.

Not Waterproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is not waterproof, however the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D300S, the Pentax K-5 II 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.

60% Smaller Digital Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera, and so does the Sony Alpha A77. 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.

44,800 Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 6 maximum ISO speed digital camera, and so does the Nikon D300S. That's 6,400 lower than the Canon EOS 60D (12,800) and 44,800 lower than the Pentax K-5 II 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.

Vastly Lower Display Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 460 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 580,000 pixels lower than the Canon EOS 60D (1,040,000 Pixels), 461,000 pixels lower than the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K-5 II (921,000 Pixels) and 768,800 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.

Only 320 Battery Life

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 takes 320 battery life, however the Nikon D300S only takes 950 battery life, the Pentax K-5 II only takes 740 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.

More Expensive by $132

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is $132 more expensive than the Canon EOS 60D.

Older by Over Three Years

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

Worse Brand

Panasonic digital cameras have an average rating of only 87.3%, but Canon has an average rating of 95%, Nikon has an average rating of 90.5% and Sony has an average rating of 88.6%.

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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Pentax K-5 II

$784.99
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Pentax K-5 II

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Pentax K-5 II
16.3MP
4928 X 3264
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
5.6
MINIMUM
51,200
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
680g
3"
SCREEN

The Pentax K-5 II has a Kagoo Score of 73. With a price tag of $784.99 this digital camera is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Pentax K-5 II 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)
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
High maximum ISO sensitivity (51,200)

A fully featured and optical zoom 680g camera. It has a built-in flash and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Full HD video.

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Kagoo Score
Very Good
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3 Reasons For for Choosing the Pentax K-5 II

Full HD Video

The Pentax K-5 II supports Full HD video, and so do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A77, but the Canon EOS 60D and the Nikon D300S do not. More ...

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

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

Higher Video Resolution

The Pentax K-5 II has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels, and so are the Canon EOS 60D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the 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 Pentax K-5 II has a viewfinder screen size of 3" (as do the Canon EOS 60D and the Nikon D300S), 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.

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the Pentax K-5 II

Heavier

The Pentax K-5 II is a 680g digital camera. That's 75g lighter than the Canon EOS 60D (755g), 160g lighter than the Nikon D300S (840g), 293.9g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (386.1g) and 33g 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 Pentax K-5 II has a megapixels of 16.3MP, whereas the Canon EOS 60D is an 18MP digital camera (1.7MP higher), the Nikon D300S and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 are both 12.1MP digital cameras (4.2MP lower) and the Sony Alpha A77 is a 24.3MP digital camera (8MP 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 Pentax K-5 II supports a still image resolution of 4928 x 3264, whereas the Canon EOS 60D supports a still image resolution of 5184 x 3456 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 II has a display resolution of 921 pixels (as does the Nikon D300S), but 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.

210 Less Battery Life

The number of battery life on the Pentax K-5 II is 740, but the Nikon D300S only takes 950 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 Pentax K-5 II has received a Kagoo Score of 73, however the Canon EOS 60D scored 76, the Nikon D300S scored 75, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 scored 77 and the Sony Alpha A77 scored 74.

$389 More Expensive

The Pentax K-5 II is more expensive than the Canon EOS 60D by $389 and more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 by $257.

Over Three Years Older

The Pentax K-5 II is older than the Nikon D300S by three years, older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 by four months and older than the Sony Alpha A77 by one year.

Worse Brand

Pentax digital cameras have an average rating of only 79.9%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 95%, Nikon has an average rating of 90.5%, Panasonic has an average rating of 87.3% and Sony has an average rating of 88.6%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the K-5 II in the US is $784.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Sony Alpha A77

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Sony Alpha A77

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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 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

An optical zoom and megapixels 647g digital camera, with a very good spec. It does not have an image stabiliser, is 3D, has a GPS and supports Wi-Fi.

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Value for Money
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74
Kagoo Score
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9 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony Alpha A77

A Lot Higher Megapixels

The Sony Alpha A77 has a megapixels of 24.3MP, whereas the Canon EOS 60D is only an 18MP digital camera (6.3MP lower), the Nikon D300S and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 are both only 12.1MP digital cameras (12.2MP lower) and the Pentax K-5 II is only a 16.3MP digital camera (8MP lower). More ...

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

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

Higher Still Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A77 supports a still image resolution of 6000 x 4000, which is twice as high still image resolution as the Nikon D300S (3216 x 3216) and twice as high still image resolution as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (4000 x 3000). 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, and so do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K-5 II, but the Canon EOS 60D and the Nikon D300S do not. More ...

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

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

Higher Video Resolution

The Sony Alpha A77 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels, and so are the Canon EOS 60D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K-5 II, which is twice as high video resolution as the Nikon D300S (1280 x 720 pixels). More ...

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

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

1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Video Resolution

The best video resolution supported by the Sony Alpha 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 II. But 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 3D, and so is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, whereas the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K-5 II 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, whereas the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D300S, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K-5 II do not have this feature. More ...

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

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

Multi Burst Mode

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

Wi-Fi

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

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony Alpha A77

Heavier

The Sony Alpha A77 is a 647g digital camera. That's 108g lighter than the Canon EOS 60D (755g), 193g lighter than the Nikon D300S (840g), 260.9g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (386.1g) and 33g lighter than the Pentax K-5 II (680g). More ...

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

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

6x Smaller Digital Zoom

The Sony Alpha A77 has a digital zoom of 4x (as does the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2), however the Canon EOS 60D is a 10x digital zoom digital camera (6x bigger) and the Nikon D300S is a 1x digital zoom digital camera (3x smaller). More ...

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

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

Hugely Smaller Viewfinder Screen Size

The Sony Alpha A77 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.5", but the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D300S and the Pentax K-5 II are all 3" viewfinder screen size digital cameras (2.5" larger). 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.

470 Less Battery Life

The number of battery life on the Sony Alpha A77 is 480, but the Nikon D300S only takes 950 battery life and the Pentax K-5 II only takes 740 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), whereas the Nikon D300S, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K-5 II 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Sony Alpha A77 has received a Kagoo Score of 74, however the Canon EOS 60D scored 76, the Nikon D300S scored 75 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 scored 77.

$883 More Expensive

The Sony Alpha A77 is more expensive than the Canon EOS 60D by $883, more expensive than the Nikon D300S by $344, more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 by $751 and more expensive than the Pentax K-5 II by $494.

Over Two Years Older

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

Worse Brand

Sony digital cameras have an average rating of only 88.6%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 95% and Nikon has an average rating of 90.5%.

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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