Nikon D800 vs Nikon D300S

Winner
Nikon D800

100

Nikon D300S

70

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,979 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
96.0
Great color depth
Color depth
25.6 bits
High true resolution
True resolution
36.2 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300S

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D800.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D300S.

competitors

Nikon D800 Competitors

Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,299 - $2,797 body only

$2,892 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,532 - $1,897 body only

$2,150 - $2,397 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,037 - $2,499 body only

$2,639 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Nikon D300S Competitors

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$598 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,071 with 18-105mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,999 with 18-135mm lens

Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

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

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