Nikon D300S vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Nikon D300S

97

Nikon D5100

95

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
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.6 EV
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

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

$899 body only

$850 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Overall image quality Better image quality
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$3,909 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie format Does not take movies
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$675 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,253 with 18-105mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$462 body only

$397 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$389 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
True resolution Higher true resolution
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$515 body only

$759 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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Nikon D300S
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