Nikon D300 vs Nikon D3000

Winner
Nikon D300

90

Nikon D3000

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"

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 D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,286 body only

$1,899 with 18-200mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Focus points Slightly fewer focus points

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$640 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Live view Has live view
Thickness Significantly thicker
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$390 body only

$359 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Live view Has live view
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Much thicker
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$335 - $699 body only

$370 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Live view Has live view
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Much thicker

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Nikon D300
D300
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D3000
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