Sony A99 II with Nikon D300S Comparison

Sony A99 II and Nikon D300S Main Features

  • September, 2016
  • November, 2009
  • 42 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 12 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 200 - 3200 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • -
  • 12.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 7.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 143 x 104 x 76 mm, 849g.
  • 147 x 114 x 74 mm, 938g.
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Sony A99 II Scores


Imaging score
85
Features score
88
Value for money score
95
Portability score
70
Overall score
90

Nikon D300S Scores


Imaging score
51
Features score
63
Value for money score
75
Portability score
66
Overall score
61

Nikon D300S with Sony Alpha A99 II Overview


Let's compare Sony Alpha A99 II with Nikon D300S. These models are included in the Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Sony A99 II was released in 2016, and Nikon D300S in 2009. Alpha A99 II is newer, which is a plus. D300S 7 years older. 7 years, this is a pretty big age difference.
The sensor resolution of Alpha A99 II is greater than that of D300S. The difference of 30 MP is quite a lot. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the second camera (D300S), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. At Sony A99 II, the maximum ISO is greater by 22400. Alpha A99 II has image stabilization(5-axis Sensor-shift), D300S doesn’t, it is a big minus. Both cameras feature a 3-inch articulated screen.
Alpha A99 II has electronic viewfinder, and the D300S doesn’t have. Viewfinder Alpha A99 II has a higher resolution of 2359k dots, D300S has a resolution of no electronic viewfinderk dots. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Sony Alpha A99 II has 7.0 fps continuous shooting. Sony Alpha A99 II has 7.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Alpha A99 II D300S
Brand Sony Nikon
Model Alpha A99 II D300S
Announced September, 2016 November, 2009
Body Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Sony/Minolta Alpha Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 1.5
Number of Lenses 143 305
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Articulated Fixed
Screen Resolution 1229k pixels 920k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution 2359
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78 0.63
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 399 51
Number of Cross Focus Points 79 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 12.0 fps 7.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash 12.00
Flash Modes Off, auto, fill, slow sync, redeye reduction, rear sync, high-speed sync, wireless Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame APS-C
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.9 x 24 mm 23.6 x 15.8 mm
Sensor Area 861.6 mm² 372.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 42 MP 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 7952 x 5304 4288 x 2848
Max Native ISO 25600 3200
Min Native ISO 100 200
Max Boosted ISO 102400 6400
Min Boosted ISO 50 100
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 1280 x 720
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None Optional
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 490 shots 950 shots
Battery Type NP-FM500H lithium-ion battery & charger Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL3e
Physical
Weight 849 g 938 g
Physical Dimensions 143 x 104 x 76 mm 147 x 114 x 74 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS Duo slots Compact Flash Type I/SD/SDHC
Storage Slots 2 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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