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"
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
230 lenses
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
Color depth
Great color depth
22.5 bits

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

$541 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Thickness Much thicker
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$435 - $649 body only

$529 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$800 body only

$950 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T1i

Canon Rebel T1i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha DSLR-A100

Sony Alpha DSLR-A100

Entry-level DSLR

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Size Smaller
Live view No live view
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$394 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

discussion

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