Nikon D3000 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Winner
Nikon D3000

82

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

80

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3000

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm)
Self cleaning sensor
Sensor cleaning
Avoids dust in your photos
 

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

$499 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$394 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$680 body only

$730 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$499 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

$389 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

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

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