Nikon D300 vs Nikon D3000

Winner
Nikon D300

68

Nikon D3000

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Many cross-type focus points
Cross type focus points
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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3000

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.5"
Weight
Light-weight
485 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D300.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3000.

competitors

Nikon D300 Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$440 body only

$1,220 with 18-105mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$377 body only

$1,006 with 55-300mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,337 body only

$2,500 with 18-200mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Movie format Shoots movies

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Live view Has live view
Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$460 body only

$369 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$390 - $419 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Thickness Much thicker

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Nikon D300
D300
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