Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D300

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89

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3300

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,385 ISO
Great color depth
Color depth
24.3 bits
High true resolution
True resolution
24.2 MP
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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 45 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3300.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D300.

competitors

Nikon D3300 Competitors

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Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
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

External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
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Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$500 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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

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