Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D300

Winner
Nikon D7100

100

Nikon D300

79

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Great image quality
Overall image quality
83.0
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.7 EV
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D300.

competitors

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $797 body only

$1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$439 body only

$500 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
GPS Has a GPS
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,192 with 18-105mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

Nikon D300 Competitors

Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,899 with 18-200mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,192 with 18-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Focus points Slightly fewer focus points
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$1,749 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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Avatar for Radu Radu (7:36 PM, June 15, 2015)
The section you mention presents reasons to buy each camera, regardless whether the other camera have them or not.
 
Avatar for Chuckl8 Chuckl8 (10:43 PM, August 21, 2014)
I own a D7100, and it does have an internal focus motor. At the top of the page, where advantages and disadvantages are listed, it implies that the D7100 does not have one.

By the way, your site has become my first "go to" site when comparing cameras.