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
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 D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$680 body only

$730 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Autofocus Video autofocus
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,286 body only

$1,777 with 18-200mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Movie format Shoots movies

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$375 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Thickness Much thicker
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Entry-level DSLR

Live view Has live view
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$503 with 18-55mm lens

Live view Has live view
Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag More shutter lag

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