Nikon D3300

Announced Jan 7, 2014 •
24 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Announced Jan 7, 2014

Manufacturer description: 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.

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Quick specs
Body type Compact SLR
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (with boost)
Lens mount Nikon F
Focal length mult. 1.5×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 921,000
Min shutter speed 30 sec
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
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)
GPS Optional

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Our review

The Nikon D3300 is an entry-level DSLR with an impressive spec list, including a 24 megapixel sensor and 1080/60p HD video recording. It provides the right level of controls for a beginner, offers a number of in-camera retouch options, and boasts excellent battery life.

Good for: A beginner specifically looking for a DSLR experience who may want to eventually take a little control over shooting settings.

Not so good for: Those looking for lots of easily accessible, reliable in-camera effects modes and features, Wi-Fi, fast focusing in live view, and those who want to regularly take control over more camera settings.

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