Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D300

Winner
Nikon D7100

87

Nikon D300

68

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses

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

$789 - $997 body only

$1,100 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$620 - $647 body only

$747 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$812 - $999 body only

$913 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Nikon D300 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$960 with 55-300mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,220 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$2,550 with 18-200mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Lowest price More expensive

discussion

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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.