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

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 D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,639 body only

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
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 D3100 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$358 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$340 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 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

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.