Nikon D300 vs. D7100

Perhaps, currently many people want to have a camera, not only a professional photographer, but also people who have never had a camera, want to try to buy a good camera which cool, and easy to use and carried everywhere. The mirrorless and DSLR cameras that we recommend and we will compare as camera options for beginner photographers below are Nikon D300 vs D7100.

Nikon D300 vs. D7100

Nikon D300
Engineered with pro-level features and performance, the 12.3-effective-megapixel D300 combines brand new technologies with advanced features inherited from Nikon’s newly announced D3 professional digital SLR camera to offer serious photographers remarkable performance and agility. The D300 incorporates a range of innovative technologies and features that will significantly improve the accuracy, control, and performance photographers can get from their equipment. Its new Scene Recognition System advances the use of Nikon’s acclaimed 1,005-segment sensor to recognize colors and light patterns that help the camera determine the subject and the type of scene being photographed before a picture is taken. This information is used to improve the accuracy of autofocus, auto exposure, and auto white balance functions in the D300. For example, the camera can track moving subjects better and by identifying them, it can also automatically select focus points faster and with greater accuracy. It can also analyze highlights and more accurately determine exposure, as well as infer light sources to deliver more accurate white balance detection. (Read also: Nikon D300 vs. D5100)

Nikon D7100
The D7100 marks an exciting advancement in image quality for high-resolution DX-format cameras. Nikon specially designed its 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor without using an optical low pass filter (OLPF), resulting in the purest, sharpest images using D7100’s DX-format CMOS sensor. Combine that with fantastic ISO performance at both ends of the spectrum—down to ISO 100 and up to ISO 6400—the processing speed and intelligence of EXPEED 3 and the extra lens reach of a 1.5x crop factor, and the D7100 is the ultimate tool for those seeking a lightweight DX-format HD-SLR. When the action speeds up, fire a blazing fast 6 frames per second continuously for up to 100 shots. The D7100 uses 51 focus points, including 15 cross-type sensors for detecting both vertical and horizontal contrast variations, to achieve fast, precise focus. The central cross-type sensor works all the way down to f/8, a huge advantage when using compatible teleconverters. At the same time, a highly accurate 2016-pixel RGB sensor evaluates every scene, taking into account brightness, contrast, subject distance and color, for spot-on auto operations like Face-Priority and full-time autofocus during video capture.

- 12.3-megapixel captures enough detail for poster-size photo-quality prints
- Kit includes 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Nikkor zoom lens
- 3.0-inch LiveView LCD display; new 51-point AF system
- In burst mode, shoots up to 100 shots at full 12.3-megapixel resolution
- Self-cleaning sensor unit; magnesium alloy construction with rubber gaskets and seals
- 24.1 megapixed DX-format image sensor
- Shoot up to 6 frames per second for up to 100 continuous shots
- Wireless sharing and control with WU-1a adapter (not included)
- ISO range from 100 to 6400
- 1080p videos with full-time autofocus and built-in stereo mic

Nikon D7100’s sensor provides 12MP more than Nikon D300’s sensor, which gives a significant advantage in real life. You can print your images larger or crop more freely. Another difference between these two cameras is that Nikon D7100’s sensor lacks anti-alias (Low-Pass) filter. Removing anti-alias filter increases the sharpness and level of detail but at the same time, it increases the chance of more occurring in certain scenes. Overall, Nikon D7100 is the winner of this comparison.

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