Nikon D300 vs Canon Rebel T3i

Winner
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90

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82

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T3i.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D300.

competitors

Nikon D300 Competitors

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Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Startup delay More startup delay
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Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$614 with 18-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
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Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$826 with 18-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Autofocus Video autofocus
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points

Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

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Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Color depth Worse color depth
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Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$495 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Autofocus Video autofocus
Thickness Thinner
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
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Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Thickness Thinner
Weight Slightly lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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