Nikon D300 vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Nikon D300

100

Nikon D3100

83

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6 fps
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

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

$3,515 with 18-105mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Focus points Fewer focus points
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Nikon Coolpix P1000

Super zoom

$995 - $997

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Thickness Much thicker
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$264 - $549 body only

$346 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$337 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Thickness Significantly thicker
Placeholder

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$635 body only

$379 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Battery life Longer battery life
Supports 24p No 24p support

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.