Nikon D300 vs Nikon D3000

Winner
Nikon D300

62

Nikon D3000

45

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

$439 body only

$574 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$660 body only

$972 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$948 body only

$2,550 with 18-200mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

$529 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$435 body only

$397 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$317 body only

$359 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Thickness Much thicker

discussion

Nikon D300
D300
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