Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D300

Winner
Nikon D7100

100

Nikon D300

79

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
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

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%

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

$799 - $997 body only

$1,048 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$620 - $647 body only

$619 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$1,965 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Lens availability Fewer lenses available

Nikon D300 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$541 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Focus points Slightly fewer focus points

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.