62points
74points

Nikon D300S

67points
82points

Nikon D7100

Nikon D300S
Nikon D7100
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Nikon D300S vs Nikon D7100

Nikon D300S
Nikon D7100

Why is Nikon D300S better than Nikon D7100?

  • 1.71% larger sensor
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    23.6 x 15.8mmvs23.5 x 15.6mm
  • 16.67% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    7fpsvs6fps
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
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  • 2mm thinner
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    74mmvs76mm

Why is Nikon D7100 better than Nikon D300S?

  • 1.89x more megapixels (main camera)
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    24.71MPvs13.1MP
  • 4x higher maximum light sensitivity
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    25600 ISOvs6400 ISO
  • 1.88x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    1080 x 30fpsvs720 x 24fps
  • 1.6x lower noise at high ISO
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    1256 ISOvs787 ISO
  • 13 better image quality
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    83vs70
  • 165g lighter
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    675gvs840g
  • 7.56% better color depth
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    24.2bitsvs22.5bits
  • 12.3% wider dynamic range
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    13.7Evsvs12.2Evs

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Design

1.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Nikon D300S
Nikon D7100
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
2.Has a built-in focus motor
Nikon D300S
Nikon D7100
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
3.weight

840g

675g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D300S
Nikon D7100
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.
5.Has a hot shoe
Nikon D300S
Nikon D7100
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
6.resolution

1176 x 784px

1280 x 960px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.

Optics

1.sensor size

23.6 x 15.8mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Nikon D300S
Nikon D7100
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

720 x 24fps

1080 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.Has timelapse function
Nikon D300S
Nikon D7100
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
5.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D300S
Nikon D7100
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Nikon D300S
Nikon D7100
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Nikon D300S
Nikon D7100
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
5.has stereo speakers
Nikon D300S
Nikon D7100
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

950shots

950shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Nikon D300S
Nikon D7100
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D300S
Nikon D7100
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D300S
Nikon D7100
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.battery power

1500mAh

1900mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.

Features

1.noise

787 ISO

1256 ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
3.color depth

22.5bits

24.2bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
4.Has a remote control
Nikon D300S
Nikon D7100
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
5.dynamic range

12.2Evs

13.7Evs

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
6.has an external memory slot
Nikon D300S
Nikon D7100
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

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