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 EOS Rebel T6i)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3300 compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much less noisy at high ISO (1,385 ISO vs 1,131 ISO), has much better image quality (82.0 vs 71.0), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has much more color depth (24.3 bits vs 22.7 bits) and has much wider dynamic range (13.2 EV vs 12 EV).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,037k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks a built-in HDR feature and has slightly fewer focus points (11 vs 39).

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
2 years newer
$300 (body only)
$359 - $397 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

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Light weight: 395 g vs 430 g
  • Inexpensive: $299.99 vs $349.00

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$335 - $699 (body only)
$370 - $399 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: $334.64 vs $349.00
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 430 g

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
similar age
$445 - $597 (body only)
$519 - $529 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D3300)

  • More dynamic range: 13.9 EV vs 13.2 EV
  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the D3300)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5300 and D3300

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,338 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 83.0 vs 82.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24 bits vs 24.3 bits

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year older
$269 (body only)
$419 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the D3300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the D3300)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the D3200 and D3300

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,131 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 81.0 vs 82.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.1 bits vs 24.3 bits

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year newer
$649 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the D3300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the D3300)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 919 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Much worse image quality: 71.0 vs 82.0
  • Worse color depth: 22.7 bits vs 24.3 bits

common strengths of the T6i and D3300

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year newer
$759 - $797 (body only)
$1,047 - $1,097 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the D3300)

  • More dynamic range: 14.6 EV vs 13.2 EV
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has in-camera HDR

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the D3300)

  • Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 675 g vs 430 g

common strengths of the D7200 and D3300

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,333 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 87.0 vs 82.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.5 bits vs 24.3 bits

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3300 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is much less noisy at high ISO (1,385 ISO vs 926 ISO), has significantly better image quality (82.0 vs 68.0), has significantly more color depth (24.3 bits vs 22.2 bits), has slightly wider dynamic range (13.2 EV vs 11.6 EV) and takes significantly higher resolution photos (24.2 MP vs 15.1 MP).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 2,359k dots), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.65x), doesn't have a touch screen, it's body is not weather sealed and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
3 years older
$699 (body only)
$1,223 18-135mm 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)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 813 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Significantly worse image quality: 66.0 vs 82.0
  • Worse color depth: 22.2 bits vs 24.3 bits

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
$105 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D700 (vs the D3300)

  • Much 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)

  • Much lower true resolution: 12.1 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Significantly heavier: 1,074 g vs 430 g

common strengths of the D700 and D3300

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,303 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Good image quality: 80.0 vs 82.0
  • Good color depth: 23.5 bits vs 24.3 bits

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
9 months older
$750 (body only)
$800 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the D3300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the D3300)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 926 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Significantly worse image quality: 68.0 vs 82.0
  • Worse color depth: 22.5 bits vs 24.3 bits

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 D500

Nikon D500
2 years newer
$1,649 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,397 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the D3300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Many more focus points: 153 vs 11

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the D3300)

  • Significantly heavier: 860 g vs 430 g
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the D500 and D3300

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Large (147×115×81 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Light weight: 860 g vs 430 g

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
5 years older
$533 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 50D (vs the D3300)

  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the 50D (vs the D3300)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 696 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Worse color depth: 21.8 bits vs 24.3 bits
  • Significantly worse image quality: 63.0 vs 82.0

common strengths of the 50D and D3300

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Very inexpensive: $533.09 vs $349.00

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3300 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24.2 MP vs 20.1 MP), records movies in 24p and has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 2200 ms).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 60 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
similar age
$445 - $448 (body only)
$409 - $498 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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • 24p support

Fujifilm X-A10

Fujifilm X-A10
2 years newer
$349 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-A10 (vs the D3300)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (117×67×40 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.6" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the X-A10 (vs the D3300)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Much shorter battery life: 410 shots vs 700 shots

common strengths of the X-A10 and D3300

  • Great battery life: 410 shots vs 700 shots
  • Inexpensive: $349.00 vs $349.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
similar age
$379 - $399 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

  • 24p support
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Great battery life: 420 shots vs 700 shots

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5
1 year newer
$359 - $497 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 J5 (vs the D3300)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 5 fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the 1 J5 (vs the D3300)

  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 700 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 20 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the 1 J5 and D3300

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $358.69 vs $349.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000
4 months older

Significant advantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the D3300)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×38 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the D3300)

  • Much more startup delay: 2200 ms vs 400 ms
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the ILC-3000 and D3300

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • 24p support
  • Very long battery life: 480 shots vs 700 shots

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3300 compared to super zoom competitors include: it takes much higher resolution photos (24.2 MP vs 9.7 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), records movies in 24p, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and much larger viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.08x).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), 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 B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
2 years newer
$199 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the D3300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the D3300)

  • No 24p support
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and D3300

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 700 shots
  • Popularity: 593 vs 841

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
2 years newer
$339 - $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
  • No 24p support
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and D3300

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Popularity: 587 vs 841

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the D3300)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the D3300)

  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 700 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and D3300

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
1 year newer
$190

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
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the L340 and D3300

  • Very long battery life: 960 shots vs 700 shots
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 430 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3"