Nikon D300 vs Nikon D3200

5.79 in
4.49 in
Nikon D300 Digital Camera
vs
4.92 in
3.01 in
Nikon D3200 Digital Camera

Full Comparison

Sensor

Nikon D300Nikon D300Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
Sensor type
CMOS
CMOS
Image sensor format
DX
DX
Sensor size
23.6, 15.8
23.2, 15.4
Sensor photo detectors
13 Mpx
25 Mpx
Effective pixels
12 Mpx
24 Mpx
Image ratio w:h
3:2
3:2
Max resolution
4288, 2848
6016, 4000
Other resolutions
3216x2136, 2144x1424
4512x3000, 3008x2000
Processor
Expeed
Expeed 3

Image

Nikon D300Nikon D300Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
ISO minimum
100
200
ISO maximum
6400
12800
Boosted ISO maximum
6400
12800
Maximum image resolution
4288, 2848
6016, 4000
White balance presets
12
12
White balance modes
Auto, Fine, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade, Sunny
Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade, Sunny
Custom white balance
Yes (4)
Yes (1)
Supported image file formats
JPG, RAW, TIF
JPG, RAW
Photo effects
Black&White, Neutral, Vivid
Neutral, Vivid
Image stabilizer
nono
nono
Image stabilization type
nono
nono
Uncompressed format
RAW + TIFF
RAW
AEB/HDR support
yesyes
nono

Optics and focus

Nikon D300Nikon D300Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
Lens mount
Nikon F
Nikon F
Optical zoom
11.1 x
3.1 x
Magnification (Crop factor)
1.5 x
1.5 x
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)
Lamp
Lamp
Focus adjustment
Auto/Manual
Manual
Contrast autofocus
yesyes
yesyes
Focal length multiplier
1.5×
1.5×
Autofocus
Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking, Multi Point Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lock
yesyes
yesyes
Manual focus
yesyes
yesyes
Number of focus points
51
11
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)
51
11
Image stabiliser
Lens based only
Lens based only
Filter diameter
2.64 in
2.64 in
Phase detection autofocus
yesyes
yesyes

Screen and viewfinder

Nikon D300Nikon D300Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
Screen size
3.00 in
3.00 in
Articulated LCD
Fixed
Fixed
Screen technology
LCD
LCD
Screen dots
922000
921000
Touch screen
nono
nono
Live view
yesyes
yesyes
Viewfinder
Optical
Optical
Viewfinder coverage
100 %
95 %
Viewfinder magnification
0.94 x
0.78 x
Eye relief
0.77 in
0.71 in
Separate info display
yesyes
nono

Photography features

Nikon D300Nikon D300Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
Camera shutter type
Electronic
Electronic
Minimum shutter speed
30 s
30 s
Maximum shutter speed
1/8000 s
1/4000 s
Shutter priority
yesyes
yesyes
Aperture priority
yesyes
yesyes
Manual exposure mode
yesyes
yesyes
Exposure compensation plus
5
5
Exposure compensation minus
-5
-5
Expousure compensation steps
1/3, 1/2
1/3
Auto exposure lock
yesyes
yesyes
Continuous shooting
yesyes
yesyes
Self-timer delay
2, 5, 10, 20
2, 5, 10, 20
Histogram
yesyes
yesyes
WB Bracketing
Yes (max 9 shots)
nono
Subject / scene modes
nono
yesyes
Flash sync speed
1/250s
1/200s
Built-in flash
yesyes
yesyes
Flash range
472.44 in
472.44 in
Flash modes
Auto, Redeye Reduction, Slow Sync
Redeye Reduction, Slow Sync
External flash connection
Hot shoe, PC terminal
Hot shoe
External flash
yesyes
yesyes
Continuous drive
6.0 fps
4.0 fps
Self-timer
yesyes
yesyes
Metering modes
Multi, Center-weighted, Average
Multi, Center-weighted, Spot AF-area
Manual settings
yesyes
yesyes
Speed (JPEG)
6 fps
4 fps
Speed (RAW)
6 fps
4 fps

Videography features

Nikon D300Nikon D300Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
Video recording
yesyes
yesyes
HD type
Not supported
Full HD
Analog signal format system
NTSC, PAL
NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Camera playback
Highlights, Slide show, Thumbnails
Highlights, Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails

Design

Nikon D300Nikon D300Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
Body type
SLR
SLR
Body material
Aluminum-magnesium
Plastic
Colour of product
Black
Black, Red
Anti-dust system
yesyes
yesyes
Environmentally sealed
yesyes
nono

Dimensions

Nikon D300Nikon D300Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
Weight
1.82 lb
1.00 lb
Width
5.79 in
4.92 in
Height
4.49 in
3.01 in
Depth
2.91 in
3.78 in

Storage

Nikon D300Nikon D300Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
Compatible memory cards
CF, CF Type II, MicroDrive
SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots
1
1
Storage types
Compact Flash Type I/II
SD, SDHC, SDXC
Camera file system
DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.21
DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3

Power

Nikon D300Nikon D300Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
Power source type
Battery
Battery
Battery life (CIPA)
1000
540
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of batteries supported
1
1
AC adapter included
Y
Y

Connectivity

Nikon D300Nikon D300Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
HDMI
yesyes
nono
HDMI ports quantity
1
1
USB version
2.0
2.0
Remote control
yesyes
yesyes
PictBridge
yesyes
yesyes
NFC
nono
nono
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
nono
yesyes
Firewire
nono
nono

Other features

Nikon D300Nikon D300Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
GPS
nono
yesyes
Orientation sensor
yesyes
yesyes
Frame
yesyes
yesyes
Tripod mounting supported
yesyes
yesyes
Image editing modes
Trimming
Resizing, Rotating, Trimming