The Nikon D3300 continues on the path of its entry-level DSLR predecessors, with plenty of built-in shooting and retouch modes, a small footprint, and beginner-friendly user interface. It has a 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter, as well as an Expeed 4 image processor. The camera's ISO range tops out at 25,600 and continuous shooting up to 5 fps. The D3300 can also record 1080/60p full HD video. A newly redesigned collapsible, 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 VR II kit lens comes with the D3300. Optional wireless sharing to smartphones or tablets can be accomplished via Nikon's WU-1a module or an Eye-Fi SD card.
Nikon D3300 DSLR Camera with Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Lens
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- 24.2 MP CMOS DX-format sensor
- 5 frames per second continuous shooting
- 11 AF points with 3D tracking
- ISO 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)
- 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps) HD video (MPEG-4/H.264/MOV)
- 3 inch LCD with 921,000 dots
- Expeed 4 processing
- Easy panorama mode and beginner-friendly Guide mode
- Wi-Fi enabled with WU-1a Wireless Adapter and compatible smartphone or tablet (not included)
- SD/SDHC/SDXC memory
|Body type||Compact SLR|
|Max resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Other resolutions||4512 x 3000, 3008 x 2000|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||25 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (with boost)|
|White balance presets||12|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal, Basic|
|Optics & Focus|
|Number of focus points||11|
|Lens mount||Nikon F|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD (160 degree viewing angle)|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentamirror)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Built-in flash||Yes (Pop-up)|
|Flash range||12.00 m (at ISO 100)|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe or wireless)|
|Flash modes||Auto, Auto slow sync, Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, Auto with red-eye reduction, Fill-flash, Off, Rear-curtain sync, Rear-curtain with slow sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync|
|Continuous drive||5 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs (1-9 exposures))|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (mini HDMI)|
|Wireless notes||WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter|
|Remote control||Yes (Optional)|
|Battery description||EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery and charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||700|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||430 g (0.95 lb / 15.17 oz)|
|Dimensions||124 x 98 x 76 mm (4.88 x 3.86 x 2.99″)|
D5300 vs D3300 vs D7000 for birding and occasional video
I am planning to get a DX DSLR mostly for birding and occasional video recording. Getting a smaller DSLR to make my backpack lighter compared to a D3s, and also taking advantage of the 1.5x crop factor. I realize that these three cameras have very similar prices and the specs are similar as well especially between the D5300 and D3300 and I heard all three have better buffer than the D7100 and they are all cheaper, so I am considering them over the D7100. I am pointing out the occasional video factor because I know the D5300 has flip LCD which is handy when video recording so I am leaning towards the D5300. But the D3300 will hit the market soon and I'm curious as to what it has to offer compared to the D5300, more buffer? Cheaper than the D5300 but with similar spec? So haven't decided yet. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks!
The 5300 is rather new and a good video camera too, the 5xxx series are always a bit better then 3xxx series in terms of build, options etc. So i'd go for the 5300 Continue Reading
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Buying Nikon D3300 over Nikon D5200
I have almost decided to buy newly launched Nikon D3300 over Nikon D5200. and this is gonna be my first DSLR :) Few reasons why i am inclined to N D3300 are: -The latest Ex 4 -Retractable lens, lighter and more portable -Little faster- 5FPS -Price is almost similar in India your thoughts would be helpful to take the final call appreciate
To me, this is no brainer. I'd go with D5200 for same price. Latest does not necessarily mean better. But all depends on your usage. AF and metering are the 2 most critical features. These are noticeable between cameras. Whereas the image quality difference between these cameras should be close to negligible. AF: D5200 is better. D5200 has 39 focus points with 9 being cross-type. D3300 has 11 focus points with 1 being cross-type. Metering/Exposure: D5200 is better. D5200 has 2000 pixel vs D3300 400 or 500 pixel sensor. D5200 has flip out LCD. I don't care for this, but some do. On the other hand, looks like D3300 has 1080p60 for video. Depends on whether you use 60 fps for video. I personally use 24 fps for my videos. And if video is important, you should understand LiveView limitation/handicap on Nikon cameras. D3300 has longer battery life. Depends on whether you use LCD or shoot a lot of video. On my old D7000, I get around 2000+ shots between battery charges. On my current ... Continue Reading
Good choice. I like that the removed the AA filter on the D3300. Of course a D5300 or even a D7100 would be even better :) But yeah out of those 2 you mentioned D3300 is the wise choice. Continue Reading
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Is the D3300´s sensor a new one?
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12 bit RAW on the D3300 vs. 14 bits on the D5300 and D7100. One person described this as "crippling": http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52883049 I've often seen people make the mistake of assuming the lower encoding rate means large DR can't be accommodated, which is not true. But in 12 bit encoding, manufctrs deliberately clip the DR before encoding. This means you get similar colour depth within the "normal" (as opposed to "14 bit" "expanded") dynamic range. Continue Reading
Not saying Sony are not using 4 sides, only that there is no regularity typical for Toshiba packaging on any of the sides ;) Continue Reading
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