Nikon D300 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Nikon D300

90

Nikon D3100

75

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
227 ms shutter lag
 

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 D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,286 body only

$1,899 with 18-200mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Focus points Slightly fewer focus points
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 D3100 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$269 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Thickness Thicker
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$390 body only

$369 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Thickness Thicker
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
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.