As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Nikon D3300 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, mirrorless and super zooms. The Nikon D3300's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D3400 and the D5300) and Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6 and the Rebel T5i)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3300 compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is slightly less noisy at high ISO (1,385 ISO vs 681 ISO), has slightly better image quality (82.0 vs 61.0), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has significantly more color depth (24.3 bits vs 21.7 bits) and has slightly wider dynamic range (13.2 EV vs 11.2 EV).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks a built-in HDR feature, has slightly fewer focus points (11 vs 39) and has much fewer cross-type focus points (1 vs 9).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$318 - $699 (body only)
$369 - $449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the D3300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the D3300)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and D3300

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $318.00 vs $419.00
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 430 g

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
2 years newer
$400 (body only)
$345 - $497 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the D3300)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 1200 shots vs 700 shots
  • Has a built-in focus motor

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the D3300)

  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the D3400 and D3300

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Light weight: 395 g vs 430 g

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
similar age
$413 (body only)
$450 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D3300)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Many more cross-type focus points: 9 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the D3300)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the D5300 and D3300

  • Relatively low noise at high ISO: 1,338 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Good color depth: 24 bits vs 24.3 bits
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
9 months older
$432 - $649 (body only)
$560 - $599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the D3300)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Many more cross-type focus points: 9 vs 1
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the D3300)

  • Worse color depth: 21.7 bits vs 24.3 bits
  • Much more noise at high ISO: 681 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Less dynamic range: 11.2 EV vs 13.2 EV

common strengths of the T5i and D3300

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year older
$300 (body only)
$397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the D3300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the D3300)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • More noise at high ISO: 1,131 ISO vs 1,385 ISO

common strengths of the D3200 and D3300

  • Good color depth: 24.1 bits vs 24.3 bits
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
1 year older
$459 (body only)
$419 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the D3300)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Many more cross-type focus points: 9 vs 1
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the D3300)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the D5200 and D3300

  • Relatively low noise at high ISO: 1,284 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Good color depth: 24.2 bits vs 24.3 bits
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3300 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has slightly more color depth (24.3 bits vs 22.5 bits), has slightly wider dynamic range (13.2 EV vs 11.7 EV), creates panoramas in-camera, can focus continuously while recording movies and focuses automatically while shootting video (contrast detection vs none).

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (1,385 ISO vs 2,303 ISO), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.70x), it's body is not weather sealed and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
9 months older
$723 - $799 (body only)
$829 - $899 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the D3300)

  • Weather sealed
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the D3300)

  • Significantly worse image quality: 68.0 vs 82.0
  • Worse color depth: 22.5 bits vs 24.3 bits
  • Less dynamic range: 11.6 EV vs 13.2 EV

common strengths of the 70D and D3300

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
8 months newer
$1,471 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,126 - $2,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the D3300)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,956 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Significantly better image quality: 93.0 vs 82.0
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the D3300)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Heavier: 750 g vs 430 g

common strengths of the D750 and D3300

  • Good dynamic range: 14.5 EV vs 13.2 EV
  • Good color depth: 24.8 bits vs 24.3 bits
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
4 years older
$799 (body only)
$1,190 28-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the D3300)

  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Significantly more cross-type focus points: 19 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the D3300)

  • Worse color depth: 22 bits vs 24.3 bits
  • Significantly worse image quality: 66.0 vs 82.0
  • Less dynamic range: 11.7 EV vs 13.2 EV

common strengths of the 7D and D3300

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Light weight: 860 g vs 430 g

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
3 years older
$780 (body only)
$1,255 75-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the D3300)

  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the D3300)

  • Significantly worse image quality: 66.0 vs 82.0
  • Worse color depth: 22.2 bits vs 24.3 bits
  • Less dynamic range: 11.5 EV vs 13.2 EV

common strengths of the 60D and D3300

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 430 g

Nikon D700

Nikon D700
5 years older
$3,902 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D700 (vs the D3300)

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 2,303 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.72x vs 0.55x
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the D700 (vs the D3300)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 12.1 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the D700 and D3300

  • Good dynamic range: 12.2 EV vs 13.2 EV
  • Fairly small: Large (147×123×77 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 3"

Nikon D810

Nikon D810
5 months newer
$2,199 - $2,797 (body only)
$2,900 - $3,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D810 (vs the D3300)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,979 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Significantly better image quality: 96.0 vs 82.0
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D810 (vs the D3300)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Significantly larger: Large (146×123×82 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 880 g vs 430 g

common strengths of the D810 and D3300

  • Good dynamic range: 14.8 EV vs 13.2 EV
  • Good color depth: 25.7 bits vs 24.3 bits
  • Focus continuously recording movies

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3300 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is much less noisy at high ISO (1,385 ISO vs 753 ISO), has much better image quality (82.0 vs 65.0), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs none), has much more color depth (24.3 bits vs 22.2 bits) and has much wider dynamic range (13.2 EV vs 11.4 EV).

However, on average it slightly smaller viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.70x), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
similar age
$539 - $548 (body only)
$579 - $648 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the D3300)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the D3300)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 700 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the A6000 and D3300

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 82.0 vs 82.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.1 bits vs 24.3 bits

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
similar age
$447 (body only)
$365 - $379 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the D3300)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the D3300)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Much shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 700 shots

common strengths of the A5000 and D3300

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,089 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 79.0 vs 82.0
  • Excellent color depth: 23.8 bits vs 24.3 bits

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
1 year newer
$449 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (vs the D3300)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much smaller: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M10 (vs the D3300)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 753 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Much worse image quality: 65.0 vs 82.0
  • Worse color depth: 22.2 bits vs 24.3 bits

common strengths of the EOS M10 and D3300

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $449.00 vs $419.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3300 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has much better image quality (82.0 vs 39.0), is slightly smaller (prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs large (128×93×114 mm)), takes much higher resolution photos (24.2 MP vs 9.7 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a screen which flips out, much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and is older (january 2014 vs february 2016).

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
2 years newer
$369 - $447

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the D3300)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the D3300)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 700 shots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and D3300

  • Light weight: 565 g vs 430 g
  • Popularity: 951 vs 2,279
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
2 years newer
$494 - $613

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the D3300)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the D3300)

  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 700 shots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 and D3300

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year newer
$499 - $697

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the D3300)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a GPS
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the D3300)

  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 700 shots
  • Significantly larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24.2 MP

common strengths of the P900 and D3300

  • Popularity: 630 vs 2,279
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
1 year newer
$157 - $171

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the D3300)

  • Much longer battery life: 960 shots vs 700 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the D3300)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24.2 MP

common strengths of the L340 and D3300

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 960 shots vs 700 shots
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 430 g

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
8 months newer
$340 - $449

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the D3300)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the D3300)

  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 700 shots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the SX60 HS and D3300

  • You can plug a microphone into both of these
  • Each supports an external flash