Nikon D3200 vs Nikon D300

Winner
Nikon D3200

96

Nikon D300

90

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Great image quality
Overall image quality
81.0
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D300.

competitors

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$462 body only

$390 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$328 - $699 body only

$359 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$574 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Color depth Worse color depth

Nikon D300 Competitors

Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,286 body only

$1,755 with 18-200mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Movie format Shoots movies
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$850 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Autofocus Video autofocus
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$680 body only

$730 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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