Are you looking for the best camera to suit your needs? Due to a wide range of options, making a wise and weighted decision can be rather challenging. Which specs to keep in mind? What are the key pros and cons of each model? This comparison should give some helpful hints!
In this review, we are going to make a detailed comparison of two cameras that fall into different categories. While the first model we are looking at, Nikon D300 belongs to a Semi-Pro DSLR category, the other model, Nikon D300 is a Entry-Level DSLR camera. Nikon D300 is equipped with a 12.0 MP CMOS sensor, while Canon EOS Rebel T7 comes with a 24.0 MP CMOS sensor.
To get started, let’s take a look at some of the key features of Nikon D300 and Canon EOS Rebel T7 and, after this, we can go on to our detailed comparison of these models.
Nikon D300 Key Features:
Canon EOS Rebel T7 Key Features:
|Timelapse Recording||Yes vs No||Creative shooting|
|Sensor Area||372.88 mm2 vs 332.27 mm2||10.9% larger pixel area|
|Continuous Shooting||6 fps vs 3 fps||3 fps faster|
|Flash Range||12 vs 9.2||2.8 better flash range|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/8000 vs 1/4000||Faster shutter speed|
|Number Of Focus Points||51 vs 9||42 more focus points|
|Screen Resolution||922k dots vs 920k dots||0.2% higher resolution screen|
|Battery Life||1000 shots vs 500 shots||500 more frames with a single charge|
|Environmental Sealing||Yes vs No||Shoot at tough conditions|
|Viewfinder||Optical (pentaprism) vs Optical (pentamirror)||Better framing and control|
|Viewfinder Magnification||0.63 vs 0.5||0.13 better magnification|
|Wireless Connectivity||Built-In vs No||Better connectivity|
|NFC||Yes vs No||Easy wireless connectivity with compatible devices|
|Sensor Resolution||24.0 MP vs 12.0 MP||50% more pixels|
|AutoFocus Face Detection||Yes vs No||Very handy for portraits|
|Weight||475 g vs 925 g||450 g lighter|
|Screen Size||3″ | 3″||Large display|
|Viewfinder||Optical (pentaprism) | Optical (pentamirror)||Better framing and control|
|Raw Support||Yes | Yes||Better image quality|
|Bracketing||Yes | Yes||Useful for tough lighting conditions and HDR|
|Built-In Flash||Yes | Yes||External flash available|
|Flash Sync Port||Yes | Yes||Port for Flash Sync|
|Battery Life||1000 shots | 500 shots||Big number of frames with a single charge|
|Touch Screen||No | No||No touch screen|
|Screen Resolution||922k dots | 920k dots||Small screen resolution|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type | Fixed Type||No flexible viewing angles|
|Continuous Shooting||6.0 fps | 3.0 fps||Low continuous shooting|
|Image Stabilization||No | No||No image stabilization|
Before heading straight to the technical characteristics of each model, let’s start with comparing their physical specs. Let’s start with looking at the physical difference of the two products. Below are images that clearly show the sizes of Nikon D300 and Canon EOS Rebel T7 from the front view.
Now, let’s go on and see how the reviewed models are different or similar by the top view.
After looking at these images, you should get a clear idea of each model’s dimensions and how they are different from each other. However, we are not going to stop there. The next characteristic worth looking at is the weight. Of course, not every photographer is concerned about the weight, for example, it wouldn't be a decisive point for those who shoot in a studio. However, it is still an important factor because if you happen to go on a long photo session or just love having the camera with you wherever you go, you want to be sure that the chosen model isn't too heavy.
Speaking of weight, Canon EOS Rebel T7 is a lighter option of these two, as it weights 450g less than the Nikon D300. This difference, in fact, can become a significant disadvantage for the photographers, who prefer to have their cameras with them wherever they go.
Sensor is, without a doubt, the most significant element of every digital camera. Its type, size, and resolution are the factors that define the quality of future shots. Thus, it is barely possible to pick a suitable camera without looking at these specs.
Are Nikon D300 and Canon EOS Rebel T7 any different in terms of sensor type?
In fact, that's exactly what makes these two models really different. Thus, it is a good point to consider if your are choosing between these two cameras. Nikon D300 features a 12.0 MP APS-C sized CMOS sensor and boasts of a Expeed processor . Canon EOS Rebel T7, in its turn, comes with a 24.0 MP APS-C sized CMOS sensor , which makes it significantly different from the first model.
Take a look below to find the comparison of Nikon D300 and Canon EOS Rebel T7 by the size of their sensors.
Nikon D300 and Canon EOS Rebel T7 are identical by this indicator, as each feature a sensor of the same size. Thus, both cameras will provide the same level of control in terms of the depth of field if you use them with the same focal length and aperture.
If you are interested in photography or has made a career in this field, you should know that different types of shooting actually require different camera characteristics. While one model can produce outstanding portraits, at the same time, it can be terrible for shooting landscapes, and so on. Thus, before you purchase a specific camera, it is vital to decide, which type of shooting you do most often and consider an option that suits it the most.
This section of our comparison is devoted to the performance of Nikon D300 and Canon EOS Rebel T7 in different fields of photography. Here we are going to look at the five main areas and evaluate how well each of the reviewed models performs in them. This will help you choose an option that suits your needs the most depending on your interest in one or several of these fields.
|Photography Type||Nikon D300||Canon EOS Rebel T7|
Hopefully, our detailed overview of these models has helped you consider all the main specs, pros and cons of each cameras. Maybe, after reading this comparison, some of you have already decided which option to opt for depending on your needs and preferences. However, if you are still wondering which option is a better choice, Nikon D300 or Canon EOS Rebel T7, below you can see what scores each of them received in five different aspects. To wrap up, we have used our unique Decision Algorithm that assesses different camera models upon 63 different factors including their price, and, if possible, DxO Mark scores. This algorithm allows us to make our verdict more consistent and objective.
What is our final verdict? Based on our comparison and the final scores of Nikon D300 and Canon EOS Rebel T7 here is what we can say in conclusion:
According all the factors that we considered in the process of comparing these two cameras, Canon EOS Rebel T7 deserves a higher Total Score than the Nikon D300. Thus, if you are choosing between these options, we would recommend you to choose the first model over the other one.
For better understanding of each model’s technical characteristics, find the detailed comparison below:
|Nikon D300||Canon EOS Rebel T7|
|Model||D300||EOS Rebel T7|
|Announced||Mar 12, 2008||Feb 26, 2018|
|Body Type||Mid-size SLR||Compact SLR|
|Sensor Dimensions||23.6 x 15.8 mm||22.3 x 14.9 mm|
|Sensor Area||372.88 mm2||332.27 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||12.0 MP||24.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4288 x 2848||6000 x 4000|
|Max Native ISO||3,200||6,400|
|Max Boosted ISO||6,400||12,800|
|Min Native ISO||200||100|
|Lens Mount||Nikon F||Canon EF/EF-S|
|Number of Lenses||287||304|
|Focal Length Multiplier||1.5x||1.6x|
|Macro Focus Range|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||51||9|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a||n/a|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||922k dots||920k dots|
|ViewFinder||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentamirror)|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 s||30 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/8000 s||1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||6.0 fps||3.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain||Auto, Red-eye|
|Video Resolutions||n/a||1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 46 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Video Formats||n/a||MPEG-4, H.264|
|USB||USB 2.0||USB 2.0|
|Weight||925 g||475 g|
|Physical Dimensions||147 x 114 x 74 mm||129 x 101 x 78 mm|
|Battery Life||1000 shots||500 shots|
|Battery Type||Battery Pack||Battery Pack|
|Storage Type||Compact Flash (Type I or II)||SD/SDHC/SDXC card|