Canon EOS 4000D vs Nikon D300s

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 4000D and Nikon D300s. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Canon EOS 4000D is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D300s is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS 4000D were released 2018 and Nikon D300s was released 2009. That is a 9 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS 4000D 2018
Nikon D300s 2009

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 4000D has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor while Nikon D300s has a "Nikon DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS 4000D 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Nikon D300s 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Canon EOS 4000D has a 18 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D300s has 12,3 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS 4000D 18 MP
17915904 pixels
5184 x 3456
Nikon D300s 12,3 MP
12212224 pixels
4288 x 2848

Canon EOS 4000D has a 47 % larger resolution than Nikon D300s. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS 4000D has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D300s. Canon EOS 4000D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 6400 while Nikon D300s has 200 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 4000D 100-6400
Nikon D300s 200-6400

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 4000D
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D300s

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 4000D can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Nikon D300s can shoot up to 7 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 4000D 3
Nikon D300s 7

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS 4000D and Nikon D300s can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Nikon D300s weighs 938 gr (equal to 2.07 lb) which is 115% heavier than Canon EOS 4000D and its 436 gr (or 0.96 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 4000D 436 gr
0.96 lb
Nikon D300s 938 gr
2.07 lb

Canon EOS 4000D vs Nikon D300s Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS 4000D and Nikon D300s, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Canon EOS 4000D
Nikon D300s
Name Canon EOS 4000D Nikon D300s
Manufacturer Canon Nikon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS 4000D
Nikon D300s
Release Year 2018 2009
Release Date 2018-02-26 2009-07-30
MSRP 379 USD 1799 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS 4000D
Nikon D300s
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Canon EOS 4000D
Nikon D300s
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (approx 23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Also known as "DX"
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 5184 x 3456 pixels 4288 x 2848 pixels
Megapixels 18 MP 12,3 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 4+ EXPEED
Image
Canon EOS 4000D
Nikon D300s
ISO Range 100 - 6400 200 - 6400
White Balance Presets 6 12
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW + TIFF
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS 4000D
Nikon D300s
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 9 51
Lens Mount Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
DX / APS-C (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS 4000D
Nikon D300s
Articulated LCD Fixed Fixed
Screen size 2,7 3
Screen dots 230000 920000
Touch screen No No
Screen type TFT LCD Super Density TFT color LCD with wide-viewing angle
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8 (0.5 35mm equiv.) 0.94 (0.63 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A N/A
Photography features
Canon EOS 4000D
Nikon D300s
Frames per second 3 fps 7 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 9 meters 12 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS 4000D
Nikon D300s
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
Motion JPEG
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes No
Storage
Canon EOS 4000D
Nikon D300s
Memory Card SD/SDHC
Compact Flash
Connectivity
Canon EOS 4000D
Nikon D300s
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port No No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless Yes
Built-In 802.11b/g/n
Yes
Eye-Fi Connected
Remote Control Yes (wired or wireless) Yes (Optional, wired or wireless)
GPS No Yes
Optional with GP-1
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS 4000D
Nikon D300s
Enviromentally sealed No Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL3e rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 500 shots 950 shots
Width 129 mm 147 mm
Height 102 mm 114 mm
Depth 77 mm 74 mm
Weight 436 gram 938 gram