Product Comparison: Nikon D300 vs Nikon D7200


General Specifications
Brand
Nikon
Nikon
Model
D300
D7200
Origin
Thailand
Thailand
About the Product
Nikon's exclusive digital image processing system advances DX-format image quality to new levels. 170-degree, wide-angle viewing and tempered-glass protection makes critical image review possible.
Step up to excellence with the sophisticated D7200. This nimble DX-format D-SLR delivers sumptuous stills, excels at video, and is fully connected. It’s fast, versatile, and ready to match your every ambition.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
12.3 MP
24.2 MP
Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
Lens
Body
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Viewfinder
Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex
Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex
Size & Weight
Height
4.5 in.
4.2 in.
Width
5.8 in.
5.4 in.
Depth
2.9 in.
3 in.
Weight
29.3 oz.
23.9 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Nikon D300 Body Only
  • The first thing that strikes you is the feel and weight of the body, this feels like a proper pro SLR should.
  • The D300 is Nikon's premium DX format camera, with a comparatively small and lightweight but well specified workhorse.
  • It is a heavy camera but the body shell is made from magnesium alloy, meaning it's extremely strong and durable.
  • If you are a professional and you like the huge, chunky feel and weight of the D1, D2 or D3 series, then the D300 feels a little flimsy and insecure -- even with the vertical grip.
  • If you are looking for a small and lightweight travel or walkabout camera that is convenient to take everywhere then the D300 is not it.
Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera + 18-105 mm VR Lens
  • It still feels and handles just like a NIkon. Not small, but just right. Beautifully made and works like a dream.
  • The camera is sturdy, well balanced and comfortable in hand. Without the lens it is very light considering what it is.
  • I love the size, the battery life, the solid feel of the metal body, and of course, the quality of the images.
  • The weight difference between the D5300 and the D7200 is noticeable (the D7200 is heavier), and it's not uncomfortable to hold.
  • The only thing i did not like is the weight. I got this as a step up from my D300 but im missing how heavy it is.
Imaging
ISO Settings
Auto: 200-3200, Extended: 100-6400
Auto: 100-25600, Extended: 100-102400
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
RAW, JPEG, RGB, RAW + JPEG
JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
What customers say about "Imaging"
Nikon D300 Body Only
  • I like is that the ISO range is much wider. I've been looking forward to a camera capable of higher ISO ranges as I've found the D70s too low for consistent night shooting.
  • Another great feature is the long exposure noise reduction facility, which marks this camera out as one capable of dealing with higher ISOs.
  • Sensor noise is very well controlled right up to iso 3200. 6 fps in RAW with a 15+ frame burst means running out of buffer is a thing of the past.
  • Build quality with weather sealing, reliable auto focus and good image quality above 800 ISO.
  • A month later, an unpleasant noise began to appear when using high ISO.
Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera + 18-105 mm VR Lens
  • ISO range is very wide and makes flash photography mostly unnecessary. I could go on for ages and am still learning.
  • It handles higher ISO very well. I'm very big on night photography. I usually will set the camera on 3200 - 6400 ISO and this has done an amazing job at keeping noise levels down and preserving detail.
  • Low light and high ISO settings performance are much better and the focusing system is extremely good.
  • The D7200's snappier autofocus especially in low light blew me away I was honestly not expecting it to be so good and it's high ISO capability is better than any APS-C DSLR.
  • It soon became apparent that it had a few shortcomings, ie the buffer size, focus hunting in low light and a less than impressive dynamic range.
Display
Display Type
TFT-LCD
TFT-LCD
Screen Size
3 in.
3.2 in.
Screen Resolution
921000 dots
1228800 dots
Touch Screen
No
No
Vari-angle Display
No
Yes
What customers say about "Display"
Nikon D300 Body Only
  • As well as providing a preview of pictures, the screen is used to display the clear D300 menu system.
  • The screen is awesome. Huge and with superb detail. The menu system is pretty extensive but fairly easy to follow if you understand it all.
  • The screen itself is a revelation. This is Nikon's 3" high definition screen, which leaving mumbo-jumbo about pixels aside, means clear and sharp previews of your photos.
  • The wonderful LCD screen is very viewable and does a pretty good job of reproducing the scene you've just photographed.
  • The display screen doesn't flip, which I would find annoying.
Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera + 18-105 mm VR Lens
  • The screen is nice and bright and the viewfinder gives you 100% coverage, what you see is what you get.
  • LCD screen is a very obvious improvement: not much bigger but a lot brighter and clearer.
  • A flip-out LCD screen would be a nice feature to have but, this is the right camera for me. Top LCD screen simplified and uncluttered.
  • The one button selects turn on the display and are not all available on the LCD. This is annoying at night.
  • The only thing I do not like is that live view screen isn't fixed, no tilt!
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
No
No
Shooting Modes
Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, Program, Monochrome, Neutral, Standard, Vivid, Nine User-customizable Settings
Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, AUTO, Manual, Program, Scene Mode, USER1, USER2, Autumn Colors, Beach / Snow, Blossom, Candlelight, Child, Close-up, Dusk / Dawn, Night Landscape, Landscape, Food, Portrait, Night Portrait, Pet Portrait, Sunset
White Balance Modes
Auto, Fine Tune, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade, Sunset
Auto, Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Preset manual, Shade
Shutter Speeds
30 - 1/8000
30 - 1/8000
What customers say about "Features"
Nikon D300 Body Only
  • It also has a LiveView facility suitable for remote tripod based photography and a mirror up facility.
  • A nice feature is the light on the top screen too. Very useful when shooting in the dark.
  • The D300 also has better autofocus, metering and, crucially, white balance than analogues.
  • The AUTO setting is just so much more clever than lesser bodies. Pretty much use it all the time with little amounts of PP adjustment required in most cases.
  • One was the appalling auto white balance, which was pretty much unusable in artificial light.
Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera + 18-105 mm VR Lens
  • The camera is a little daunting. It has buttons and knobs and two screens. You can reprogram most of the buttons and knobs.
  • The camera is very robust, the quality of the image impressive. There are an impressive number of options for everything, autofocus in particular.
  • The D7200 offers accurate focus, white balance and flesh tone color balance, exceeding my expectations.
  • Controls are fairly familiar after years with the D80, the virtual horizon feature is not the gimmick I suspected but really useful!
  • There's also as the normal manual, shutter and aperture priority, a pretty good programmed auto, and a myriad of customisable functions, settings and buttons.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
Yes
Yes
NFC Enabled
No
Yes
Integrated GPS
Yes
Yes
Output(s)
10-pin RemoteTerminal, HDMI, Hi-Speed USB, Video output (PAL/ NTSC)
HDMI Type C, Hi-Speed USB, 3.5mm jack, External release controller terminal
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
2
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Nikon D300 Body Only
  • The included USB cable makes connecting it to your PC or Mac as easy as connecting the USB to the camera and to the PC/Mac-no reader necessary.
  • The good thing is the D300 has an external mic connection. It transmits a clear sound and works perfectly.
  • The camera photo printing feature is very fast and responsive. I in seconds receive the printed photos from the camera.
  • No camera control software to connect with PC (optional), Canon has it free.
  • I would like to see 2 slots of a memory card like many similar cameras because one card is clearly not enough when you use it on holiday.
Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera + 18-105 mm VR Lens
  • The camera is fast. The ability to connect via wifi to my iPhone and grab pictures is great. You will love this camera and use it for years.
  • The NFC works great no issues and the WiFi is build in no issues with that.
  • Thanks to NFC and Wi-Fi, I can easily take photos and transfer photos directly to my phone. Most notably, it has TWO SD card slots whereas the D7500 does not.
  • The only thing I'm not over struck on is the Wifi and NFC - these seem to be aimed at connecting to a mobile device of some description.
  • NFC works with WiFi to turn on and off the connection. You are better off buying a remote for the camera than trying to use a smart phone.
Power
Battery Model
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15
Battery Life
1000 frames
1110 frames
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
1099.95 $


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