Nikon D300S vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Nikon D300S

97

Nikon D5100

94

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300S

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
7 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D300S.

competitors

Nikon D300S Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $679 body only

$949 with 18-140mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,300 body only

$1,999 with 18-135mm lens

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30

Waterproof

$430

Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

discussion

Nikon D300S
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