Pentax K-7 vs Nikon D300

Winner
Pentax K-7

100

Nikon D300

93

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-7

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
93 ms shutter lag
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
Battery life
Great battery life
1000 shots
Focus points
Many focus points
51

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D300.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-7.

competitors

Pentax K-7 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r

Entry-level DSLR

$1,195 with 18-55mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Thickness Significantly thinner
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax K20D

Pentax K20D

Entry-level DSLR

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Thickness Thinner
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Nikon D300 Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$602 body only

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Focus points Fewer focus points
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$449 body only

Size Smaller
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,755 body only

$2,299 with 18-200mm lens

Storage slots Has more storage slots
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Significantly more expensive

discussion

Pentax K-7
K-7
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Nikon D300
D300
Nikon

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