Nikon D3300 vs. Nikon D800

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Jan 7, 2014
Feb 7, 2012
 
Body w/18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR II lens ($649.95)
US: $2999.95 UK: £2599.99 EU: €2829
 
Compact SLR
Mid-size SLR
Carbon fiber, composite
Magnesium alloy
 
6000 x 4000
7360 x 4912
4512 x 3000, 3008 x 2000
6144 x 4912, 6144 x 4080, 5520 x 3680, 4800 x 3200, 4608 x 3680, 4608 x 3056, 3680 x 2456, 3600 x 2400, 3072 x 2456, 3072 x 2040, 2400 x 1600
3:2
5:4, 3:2
24 megapixels
36 megapixels
25 megapixels
37 megapixels
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
Expeed 4
Expeed 3
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Primary color filter
Primary Color Filter
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (with boost)
100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)
 
50
25600
25600
12
12
Yes
Yes (5)
No
No
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
  • NEF (RAW, 12-bit)
  • JPEG
  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed
  • TIFF (RGB)
  • JPEG
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
11
51
Nikon F
Nikon F
1.5×
1×
 
Fixed
Fixed
3
3.2
921,000
921,000
No
No
TFT LCD (160 degree viewing angle)
TFT Color LCD with 170 degrees wide-viewing angle
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentaprism)
95%
100%
0.85× (0.57× 35mm equiv.)
0.7×
 
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
  • Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up, Night portrait
 
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (pop-up)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes (via hot shoe or wireless)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
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
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain, High-speed sync
1/200 sec
1/250 sec
  • Single-frame
  • Self-timer
  • Quiet shutter-release
  • Quick response remote
  • Delayed remote
  • Continuous
  • S (single frame)
  • CL (continuous low speed)
  • CH (continuous high speed)
  • Q (quiet shutter-release)
  • MUP (mirror up)
  • Self-timer
5.0 fps
4.0 fps
Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs (1-9 exposures))
Yes (2 to 20 sec, 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot AF-area
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
 
(2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
No
Yes (2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3)
 
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant
None
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Yes (mini HDMI)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes
 
No
 
Optional
 
WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
 
Yes (Optional)
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
 
No
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery and charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
700
 
430 g (0.95 lb / 15.17 oz)
1000 g (2.20 lb / 35.27 oz)
124 x 98 x 76 mm (4.88 x 3.86 x 2.99)
146 x 123 x 82 mm (5.75 x 4.84 x 3.23)
 
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Optional
GP-1
GP-1