Nikon D300 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Nikon D300

100

Nikon D3100

84

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

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

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

$1,895 with 18-200mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$3,538 with 18-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Focus points Slightly fewer focus points
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$1,646 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 D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$580 - $597 body only

$579 - $719 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$289 - $549 body only

$318 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$398 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Thickness Thicker

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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.