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Nikon D3300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7824 reviews of Nikon D3300. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the performance and image quality are generally positive. The portability and price also get good feedback. The connectivity and memory get less positive comments. There are some mixed comments about the exposure.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D3300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon D3300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 177 user reviews of Nikon D3300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and lens. The price and usability also get good comments. Comments are divided on the reliability. There are some less positive comments about the memory and zoom.

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97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon D3300 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm VR II Lens Kit - Black (24.2MP) 3.0 inch LCDNikon D3300 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm VR II Lens Kit - Black (24.2MP) 3.0 inch LCD

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon D3300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1845 user reviews of Nikon D3300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the image quality and performance are generally positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, but many are critical about the software. Views about the storage and memory are different.

usability, price, portability, performance, image quality

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96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Zoom Lens (Black)Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Zoom Lens (Black)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Nikon D3300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of Nikon D3300 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Views about the image quality and usability are overall positive. The portability and performance also get good reviews, whereas reviews about the reliability and size are mixed.

price, performance, portability, usability, image quality

96% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens - BlackNikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens - Black

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

Melissa J. Perenson

 

The D3300 is the rare DSLR that will please both beginner digital shutterbugs as well as those with more experience.

Friendly interface ; Smooth operation

Program mode tends to produce darker exposures

The Nikon D3300 is a well-designed camera with a lot of hand-holding features that will appeal to enthusiasts and budding shooters alike.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Allison Johnson (dpreview.com)

Nikon D3300 Review

 

One of the biggest camera announcements at 2014's Consumer Electronics Show may well have been the little Nikon D3300 and its collapsible 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 VR II lens. It may not shoot 4K video or offer a curved LCD (those shows are all about the tech...

24 megapixel APS-C sensor is one of the best in its class Light, well-balanced body Detailed, smooth 1080/60p HD video Customizable Fn button allows for direct access to ISO or white balance Rear command dial makes shooting in P, A and S modes easy Raw...

Rear command dial can't be used with 'info' menu change settings more quickly Useful settings like Auto ISO on/off and Active D-Lighting buried in camera menu Can't change aperture while live view is engaged Auto mode continues to use very slow shutter...

Plain and simple, the Nikon D3300 aims to be a beginner's DSLR and hits that mark successfully. It functions well in point-and-shoot mode (provided you don't mind shooting with flash) and has most of the right controls for those who want to test the...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Kyle Schurman (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon D3300 HD-SLR

 

The Nikon D3300 will serve the entry-level DSLR market extremely well, offering a good value to inexperienced photographers looking to take a step forward from point-n-shoot cameras to more advanced models. The D3300 creates high-quality images and...

Good image quality versus other entry-level DSLRs ; Performance in low light is good with minimal noise in images ; 24 megapixels of resolution surpasses most entry-level DSLRs ; Fast performance in Viewfinder mode versus similarly priced...

Only a basic list of features for a DSLR ; No touchscreen or articulated LCD ; No built-in Wi-Fi connectivity ; Camera's performance slows significantly in Live View mode ; Would be nice to have more choices of resolutions than three ; Camera's popup...

The Nikon D3300 will serve the entry-level DSLR market extremely well, offering a good value to inexperienced photographers looking to take a step forward from point-n-shoot cameras to more advanced models. The D3300 creates high-quality images and...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Nikon D3300

 

The Nikon D3300 is a solid entry-level camera for shooters moving up to a D-SLR, but it's not quite worthy of being named Editors' Choice.

Compact and light. Includes small, optically stabilized lens. Guide Mode for beginners. 24-megapixel sensor with no OLPF. Excellent JPG detail at high ISO. 4.9fps image capture. Raw shooting support. 1080p60 video. Mic input for video.

Fixed LCD. Images on the noisy side. Limited burst shooting in Raw. Small pentamirror viewfinder.

There's no Wi-Fi or GPS. You won't find GPS on many SLRs, although the Sony Alpha 65 does have it, but Wi-Fi is becoming more and more common as a built-in feature. Nikon offers the WU-1a as an add-on adapter, but we felt that it was a bit clunky to...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Nikon D3300 with 18-55mm II lens, Black

 

Photos are the camera's strongest suit. The D3300 improves on the image quality of the D3200, with most images appearing somewhat sharper as you'd expect from the new 24-megapixel antialiasing-filter-free sensor, and the camera fares pretty compared to...

The Nikon D3300 's photo quality improves on its predecessor, and while it's not incredibly fast it performs pretty well for its price class.

The feature set remains pretty limited.

Very good photo quality for its class plus decent performance make the Nikon D3300 A solid choice for a first dSLR.

Mar, 2014

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Nikon D3300 Review

 

The Nikon D3300 is an entry-level digital SLR camera boasting a 24.2 megapixel DX format APS-C sensor with no anti-aliasing filter and the latest EXPEED 4 processor. The D3300 also features 5fps continuous shooting, a 3 inch 921k-dot LCD monitor,...

The Nikon D3300 at first seems to offer little in the way of new features or performance when compared to last year's D3200 model, but the many small improvements that Nikon have made - removal of the Optical Low Pass Filter, faster EXPEED 4 processor,...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon D3300 Review

 

The Nikon D3300 is a solid camera, in more ways than one: solid build quality and solid image quality. While autofocus performance is a little below average, and the limited external controls and smaller size may be a turn off for some, the D3300...

Excellent image quality with lots of fine detail; Very good high ISO performance; Good dynamic range; Good print quality; Deep buffers with JPEGs; 1080/60p video; Uncompressed HDMI output

AF struggles in low-light; Contrast-detect AF in live view is slow; Buffer depth is shallow with RAW files; No AE bracketing; No built-in Wi-Fi

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Feb, 2017

TopTenREVIEWS - Bronze Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

Expert review by: Caleb Cross (toptenreviews.com_old)

Nikon D3300 Review

 

The Nikon D3300 is an excellent DLSR camera for beginners. It offers a great price coupled with excellent image quality that won't hold you back as you progress as a photographer. Despite lacking several features, the D3300 is incredibly versatile and...

This camera features exceptional video and still-image quality.

It lacks additional features, such as an articulating LCD screen.

The D3300 performs the essentials exceedingly well, and sheds the rest in favor of a good price.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Tim Barribeau Mike Perlman (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Entry-Level DSLR

 

After more than 40 hours of research and testing, the Nikon D3300 remains our favorite entry-level DSLR for the second year in a row. The D3300 has better image quality than the competition, longer battery life, easier controls, and a Guide Mode to...

The Nikon D3300 is currently the best budget DSLR to be had. You can easily grab it for $500, and it outclasses any other camera at this price. It combines some of the best image quality you’ll see for less than $700 with handy features like in-camera...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Deal: Nikon D3300 Kit for $369

 

ebay (via PhotoVideo4Less) has the Nikon D3300 kit with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens for $369.95 (compare at $446.95) in limited quantity. Check it out here on ebay. Note: This is likely a gray ma…

Note: This is likely a gray market camera. ebay seller PhotoVideo4Less has a positive feedback rating of 99.9% at the time of this post.

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:LC-AAC, LPCM / LPCM / PCM
Audio system:Mono
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Voice recording:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1230
Battery life (CIPA standard):700
Battery performance:1230
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:EL14a / EN-EL14a
Battery voltage:7.2
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:AC / AC, Battery / Battery

Camera

Anti-dust function:Y / Yes
Brightness adjustment: Yes
Built-in processor:EXPEED 4 / Y / Yes
Calendar:Y / Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3 / DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, RAW / DCF 2.0,DPOF,Exif 2.3 / RAW
Camera playback:Highlights, Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails / Movie, Single image / Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-1.7 - 0.5
Dioptre correction:Y / Yes
Eye Relief:0.709
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Histogram:Y / Yes
Image editing:Resizing / Resizing, Trimming / Rotating
Languages support:ARA, BEN, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, INC, ITA, JPN, KAZ, KOR, Multi, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SCR, SER, SRP, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR / ARA, BEN, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HIN, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SWE, TUR, UKR / ARA, BEN, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, EST, FIN, French, GRE, HEB, HUN, INC, Italian, JPN, KAZ, KOR, Multi, NOR, POL, Portuguese, Rum, RUS, SCR, SER, SRP, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR / ARA, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SLK, SLV, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR / ARA, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR / ARA, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, RUM, RUS, SER, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR / ARA, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, FIN, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SER, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR / ARA, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DAN, German, Dutch, English, FIN, French, GRE, HUN, Italian, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, Portuguese, Romanian, RUS, SER, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR / CHI (TR) / Multi
Live view:Y / Yes
Multi burst mode: Yes
Photo effects:Negative film, Neutral, Split screen, Vivid / Neutral, Vivid / Vivid
Scene modes:Children, Close-up (macro), Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Sports / Children, Close-up (macro), Landscape, Night portrait, Sports / Children, Close-up (macro), Landscape, Night portrait, Spotlight / Children, Close-up (macro), Landscape, Panorama, Portrait, Sports
Self-timer:2,5,10 / 2,5,10,20
Self-timer delay:2,5,10 / 2,5,10,20
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene / Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene, Shutter priority / Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Shutter priority / Scene
Tripod mountable:Y / Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Sunny / Auto, Cloudy, Direct sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade / Auto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade, Sunny / Auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade

Certificates

Certification:CE

Design

Color of product:Anthracite / Black / Black, Red / Grey / Red

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:3
Display Diagonal (metric):2.95
Display resolution (numeric):921000
Field of view:100
Flip-out screen:N
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N
Vari-angle LCD display:No / Y / Yes

Flash

Flash exposure compensation:Y / Yes
Flash exposure correction:-2EV - +1EV (1/3 EV step) / -3EV - +1EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash guide number:472.4
Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction / Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Flash off, Flash on
Flash sync-speed:0.005 / 1/200
Shoe mounting point:Y
Shoe mounting point type:Hot

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y / Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y / Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:11
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto / Auto, Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, Multi Point Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Multi Point Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:11 / 15.4 / 17.7 / 9.84
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto / Auto/Manual

Lens System

Filter size:2.05 / 2.17 / 2.44 / 2.64 / 2.83
Fixed focal length:2.05
Focal length range (f-f):0.63 - 3.35 / 0.669 - 1.97 / 0.669 - 2.76 / 0.709 - 10.6 / 0.709 - 11.8 / 0.709 - 2.17 / 0.709 - 4.13 / 0.709 - 5.51 / 0.709 - 7.87 / 0.709 - 9.84
Lens mount interface:Nikon F
Lens structure:11/8 / 12/9 / 15/11 / 16/13 / 17/13 / 18/14
Lens structure (elements/groups):11/8 / 12/9 / 15/11 / 16/13 / 17/13 / 18/14 / 7/5
Lens Type:Standard zoom
Maximum aperture number:22 / 28 / 36 / 38 / 5.6 / 6.4
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.25 / 6.22
Minimum aperture number:2.8 / 22 / 3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.06
Mounting type:Bayonet
Number of aspheric elements:1 / 2
Number of diaphragm blades:7
Optical Zoom:3 / 3.1 / 5.8 / 7.8

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 12800 / 100, 12800, 25600 / 100, 12800, 25600, Auto / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, Auto / 1000, 12800, 25600, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):12800 / 25600 / 5600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual / Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted / Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Matrix, Spot / Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot / Centre-weighted, Matrix, Partial, Spot / Centre-weighted, Matrix, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots:1

Networking

Bluetooth:N / No
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No
Wi-Fi:N / No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85 / 5 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 85 / 5 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):0 - 85
Storage temperature range (T-T):0 - 85

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes
USB connectivity:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:N
Batteries included:Y / Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:ViewNX 2
Cables included:AC, USB / AV, HDMI, USB / AV, USB / AV,USB / USB
Carrying case: Yes
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:JPG, NEF, RAW / JPG, RAW / JPG,RAW / JPS, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):0.925 x 0.614
Image Stabilizer:N / No / Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:6000 x 4000
Megapixel:24.2
Sensor Format:Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C) / CX / DX
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):4800 x 1080, 1632 x 4800, 9600 x 1080, 1632 x 9600, 4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000 / 4800 x 1080, 1632 x 4800, 9600 x 1080, 1632 x 9600, 6000 x 4000, 4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000 / 6000 x 4000, 4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000 / 6000 x 4000\n4496 x 3000\n2992 x 2000\n9600 x 1080\n4800 x 1080\n1632 x 9600\n1632 x 4800
Supported aspect ratios:3:2
Total megapixels:24.78

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y / Yes
HDMI connector type:Mini
Microphone in:Y / Yes
PictBridge:Y / Yes
USB connector:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Shutter speed settings:B, T / B,T
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Minimum hard disk space:1024
Minimum RAM:1024

Technical Details

Self-timer:Y / Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL / NTSC,PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:60
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@50fps, 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@50fps, 1920x1080@60fps / 1280x720@50fps, 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@60fps / 1280x720@50fps,1280×720@60fps,1920x1080@24fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps / 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@30fps / 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@60fps
Video compression format:H.264, MOV, MPEG4 / H.264,MOV,MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,MOV,MPEG4
Video Frame Rate:60
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 360,640 x 424,960 x 540,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,1920 x 960 / 640 x 360,640 x 424,960 x 540,1280 x 720,1920 x 960,1920 x 1080 / 640 x 424,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Electronic / Optical
Magnification:0.85
Viewfinder type:Electronic / Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.97 / 3.86
Height:2.97 / 3.86
Lens diameter:2.46 / 2.99
Lens length:2.54 / 3.5
Lens weight:14.8 / 6.88 / 7.23
Package weight:16.2
Weight:14.5 / 16.2
Weight (including battery):16.2
Width:4.88