Nikon D3000 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Winner
Nikon D3000

69

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

67

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3000

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm)
Self cleaning sensor
Sensor cleaning
Avoids dust in your photos
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

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

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$503 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Thickness Much thicker
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$298 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$471 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Thickness Much thicker

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300 Competitors

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$175 - $178

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Live view No live view
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$661 body only

$1,097 with 18-55mm lens

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

discussion

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

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