Nikon D300 vs Canon EOS 8000D
This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D300 and Canon EOS 8000D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Nikon D300 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 8000D is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.Nikon D300 were released 2006 and Canon EOS 8000D was released 2015. That is a 9 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS 8000D||2015|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D300 has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS 8000D has a "APSC"-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 **|
|Nikon D300||75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
|Canon EOS 8000D||80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
** 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 (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Nikon D300 has a 12,3 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 8000D has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
4288 x 2848
|Canon EOS 8000D||
6000 x 4000
Canon EOS 8000D has a 97 % larger resolution than Nikon D300. 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.
Canon EOS 8000D has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D300. Canon EOS 8000D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Nikon D300 has 200 to 6400.
|Canon EOS 8000D||100-12800|
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 Nikon D300
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 8000D
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D300 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 8000D can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 8000D||5|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
It is only one of these two cameras that support recording movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS 8000D. Sadly, the Nikon D300 does not support this.
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 D300 weighs 925 gr (equal to 2,04 lb) which is 64% heavier than Canon EOS 8000D and its 565 gr (or 1,25 lb).
|Nikon D300||925 gr
|Canon EOS 8000D||565 gr