Nikon D3000 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

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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

$364 body only

$555 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$309 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$279 body only

$369 - $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 Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Live view No live view
Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Entry-level DSLR

$342 body only

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Live view No live view

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Nikon D3000
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A300
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