Nikon D300 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Nikon D300

90

Nikon D3100

75

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay

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

$600 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $997 body only

$1,029 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Thickness Thicker
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,291 body only

$1,899 with 18-200mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Storage slots Has more storage slots

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$399 - $420 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$403 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Thicker
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$649 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Thicker

discussion

Nikon D300
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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.