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Within the Nikon D range of cameras, which would you say is a better camera? The Nikon D300 or the Nikon D3100?

I am new to photography, and have the D3100 and a friend of mine has the D300 and she's big into photography. I don't know which is a better camera, mine or hers.

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@mattdm, thanks for the update to remove the comparison tag, but the tag itself doesn't explain itself. – Kevdog777 Apr 23 '13 at 13:57
Many tags don't explain themselves. I've gone ahead and removed that one from all questions where it exists; there was really only one where it might have been useful and that was borderline. – mattdm Apr 23 '13 at 14:12
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They're different generations and different 'levels'. Your friend's is a pro level and the D3100 is an entry level. Your's may carry a slight edge in resolution and high ISO, but in every other way thats important, the D300 is almost certainly better.

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Thank you for that. I thought that the D300 would be more of a pro's camera, but wasn't sure. Thanks again :) – Kevdog777 Jul 11 '11 at 8:07

What do you mean better? It's rather subjective. If you want to compare the price: D300 is more expensive.

Here you can compare the two cameras.

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Thank you @asalamon74, by looking at that site, it looks likes the D300 has more features. Thanks for that. – Kevdog777 Jul 8 '11 at 15:07

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