Nikon D3000 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Winner
Nikon D3000

70

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

68

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3000

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
262 ms shutter lag
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm)
Thin
Thickness
2.5"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3000.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A300.

competitors

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$399 - $420 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Super zoom

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Sony SLT-A33

Sony SLT A33

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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Nikon D3000
D3000
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A300
Alpha DSLR-A300
Sony

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