Nikon D300 vs Nikon D3000

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90

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65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3000

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.5"
Weight
Light-weight
485 g
Screen size
Large screen
3"

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

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Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$613 with 18-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
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Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,275 with 18-200mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Autofocus Video autofocus
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
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Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Startup delay More startup delay

Nikon D3000 Competitors

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Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$354 body only

$466 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Live view Has live view
Shutter lag More shutter lag
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Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$497 with 18-55mm lens

Live view Has live view
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Much thicker
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Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$678 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Thickness Much thicker

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