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"
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
700 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
262 ms shutter lag
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
230 lenses
 

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
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

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
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$462 body only

$397 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$390 with 18-55mm lens

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

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 A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $548 body only

$547 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

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

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Nikon D3000
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A300
Alpha DSLR-A300
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