Summary Nikon D3300

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Body only
With 18-55mm lens
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
Screen resolution
Help 921k dots
Help 24.2 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 60fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 12,800 ISO
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The Nikon D3300 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

True resolution High true resolution Help
24.2 MP
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Weight Light Help
430 g
Autofocus Phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate
Lens availability More lenses available Help
230 lenses
Lowest price Inexpensive Help


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The Nikon D3300 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
921k dots
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Viewfinder Uses battery, see less detail Help
Missing geo-tagging
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Screen size Below average sized screen Help
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
5 fps
Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
400 ms startup delay
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Announced Old Help
January 2014
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second




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Showing 23 comments (8:18 AM, March 20, 2017)
Hello, if you are a beginner to DSLR photography, i think that you should start with Nikon D3300, because it is small, easy to use, cheap, compared to Nikon D5200. good luck
Avatar for Agam Agam (9:35 PM, September 30, 2015)
Plz suggest me, Nikon D3300 or Nikon D5100 ? i am at beginner level. how much useful the flip-out screen in D5100 ?
Sandra (0:36 PM, July 02, 2015)
Hi, I'm having trouble deciding between the d3300 and d3200. I know that the d3300 is the better choice, but have found better deals in terms of the d3200. I will be using the camera whilst travelling. Would you suggest paying more for that d3300 or would d3200 be as useful. Essentially I want to know is there a HUGE difference
Nick (6:11 AM, March 31, 2015)
D5500 is little upgrade
elham (5:36 PM, February 06, 2015)
i think qoulity of d3300 is much much much more better
Avatar for Lapen Lapen (7:04 AM, January 28, 2015)
Please Suggest whether to buy D 5300 or D 5500 ....Please help.
Rahul Saxena (2:28 PM, January 19, 2015)
which one did you get? I am also confused between the two, retailers recommend A-58 but people who are professional photographers refused for Sony and recommended Nikon
Avatar for Anuj Anuj (9:17 AM, December 02, 2014)
Which one better pentax k500 has a better iso and iimage stabalisation along with hdr option. How do u way the built quality anf availability of lenses. Please suggest out of the two.
Avatar for Devesh Roy Devesh Roy (5:15 AM, October 20, 2014)
what's mean that for NIKON D3300
ISO Rating -I SO in Steps of 1 EV (200 - 6400), 1 EV above ISO (12800 Equivalent)

i am seen that on a online website,,,,i am confusing,cause i am seen on SNAPSORT that nikon d3300 have 100-12800 iso,which boost up more higher 20000 and above....

but when i am going to buy that product,there i found - ISO in Steps of 1 EV (200 - 6400), 1 EV above ISO (12800 Equivalent)....i can not understand that mean,,,please help mine with details,so that i can understood in easy way.

i am a new guy in this world,,,,

please help it work same like SNAPSHOT present us,,,,,or it is differ?
Avatar for Devesh Roy Devesh Roy (5:08 AM, October 20, 2014)
Avatar for Agung Hari Wijaya Agung Hari Wijaya (2:46 AM, August 26, 2014)
in my mind, D3300 FTW :D and upgrade to another Body with motor if there is excess money :D maybe D7000 or D7100 sounds good ^_^
MMK (7:22 AM, August 24, 2014)
Also, please check the comparison on snapsort , it will give you more other differences.
MMK (7:00 AM, August 24, 2014)
After I searched Google, the difference between 5300 and 3300 is the Auto bracketing feature in D5300 vs manual bracketing in 3300 , and the HDR mode in 5300 vs the Panorama mode in D3300. Also there are other extra physical features like GPS/WIFI/Flip out screen in 5300. They write also that 3300 is slightly lighter (about 50 g).
So you have to decide which feature is more important to your needs in order to select from them
Suj (7:14 AM, August 14, 2014)
D5300 is better than D3300 for sure but for a first time DSLR buyer, D3300 will suit better. Sony is aggressively marketing their product but they are nowhere near Nikon quality. A pair of different Nokor lenses with D3300 will enhance the capability of photographer and this is a more wise option to invest than on an expensive pro body. Also you can buy a tripod with ball head that will help you to take slow shutter speed photos.
darshan vatani (9:51 AM, August 06, 2014)
can some one pls help me with nikon D3300 or sony Alpha 58-M.. i am a new DSLR user. confused between these two models, where in the retailers are more focusing on Sony. Thank You.
Avatar for Agung Hari Wijaya Agung Hari Wijaya (2:02 AM, July 23, 2014)
why you suggest D5300 better than D3300 ?
Gricce (4:48 AM, June 30, 2014)
I'm also deciding between d3300 or d5200. I've also been recommended the canon rebel. I'm new at dslr. I want for quality pics of kids, hubby wants to use for high quality pics of his fine art & videos to post all on his website. Recommendations & why?? Thanks in advance!
Avatar for Aang Junaremania Aang Junaremania (5:24 AM, June 21, 2014)
nikon d3300
Avatar for Mustafa Mustafa (8:43 PM, June 13, 2014)
which one is the best nikon d3200 or nikon d3300
Avatar for rahul sethi rahul sethi (1:20 PM, June 13, 2014)
D5300 has quite better image quality, and you will literally say that when you compare both. That said, if you are still on a learning spree, better invest the difference in some lenses, later you might want to upgrade to a much better one directly.
If you are buying as an enthusiast who knows pretty much about photography and you don't plan to buy a mid or pro level camera anytime soon, then buy D5300.
Avatar for Aang Junaremania Aang Junaremania (5:51 AM, May 24, 2014)
why not try to buy d5300
arief (0:29 PM, April 28, 2014)
im having trouble of choosing either d3300 or d5200. can some1 help me. its frst time 4 me to use dslr
rajkumar (0:46 PM, March 24, 2014)
nice cam at low price......