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"
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
More storage slots
Storage slots
2
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
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

$780 - $997 body only

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

Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$396 - $597 body only

$470 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$496 - $597 body only

$549 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing

Nikon D300 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$680 body only

$730 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Autofocus Video autofocus
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,286 body only

$1,777 with 18-200mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Movie format Shoots movies

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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.