Nikon D300 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Nikon D300

118

Nikon D3100

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
922k dots
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm)

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D300.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

competitors

Nikon D300 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$1,754 with 18-105mm lens

Size Smaller
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$3,515 with 18-105mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Lowest price Much more expensive
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,755 body only

$1,899 with 18-200mm lens

Storage slots Has more storage slots
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Significantly more expensive

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000

Entry-level DSLR

$600 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Thickness Much thinner
Size Smaller
Live view No live view
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$298 - $550 body only

$345 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Thickness Significantly thicker
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$355 with 75-300mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Thickness Significantly thicker

discussion

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7mgoulding7 (3:35 PM, August 27, 2011)
Wtf d300 is obvioisly way better
 
Chanchinkang (0:26 PM, April 08, 2011)
D300 has better versatility and has 51 pt auto focus tracking. Speaks alot about its ability in sports or wildlife photograph.