Nikon D300 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Nikon D300

100

Nikon D3100

84

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
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
 

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

$720 body only

$1,764 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Smaller
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,907 body only

$1,895 with 18-200mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,967 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

Nikon D3100 Competitors

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Fujifilm X-T3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,499 body only

$1,899 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$342 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Larger
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness 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.