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
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6 fps
 

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
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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 D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$790 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Autofocus Video autofocus
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
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 D500

Nikon D500

Pro DSLR

$1,719 - $1,897 body only

$2,497 with 16-80mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Thickness Significantly thicker

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$350 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$462 body only

$397 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Thickness Thicker
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$390 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Screen size Much smaller screen

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.