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 D3200) and Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6 and the Rebel T3i)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3300 compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes significantly higher resolution photos (24.2 MP vs 17.9 MP), has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 1500 ms), can focus continuously while recording movies and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,040k dots), it's body is not weather sealed, has a lower quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs pentaprism), has slightly fewer focus points (11 vs 39) and slightly less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$289 - $549 (body only)
$329 - $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: $289.00 vs $396.95
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 430 g

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
2 years newer
$326 (body only)
$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: $325.99 vs $396.95

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year older
$358 (body only)
$438 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

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

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
3 years older
$1,275 18-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the D3300)

  • Weather sealed
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.62x vs 0.55x
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the D3300)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (132×105×77 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)

common strengths of the D7000 and D3300

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

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
2 years older
$400 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the D3300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the D3300)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)

common strengths of the T3i and D3300

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $399.95 vs $396.95

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year newer
$749 - $797 (body only)
$1,097 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the D3300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Many more focus points: 51 vs 11

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

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

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3300 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has much better image quality (82.0 vs 66.0), has much more color depth (24.3 bits vs 22.3 bits), has much wider dynamic range (13.2 EV vs 11.5 EV), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24.2 MP vs 17.9 MP) and lets you preview your photos on the screen.

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (1,385 ISO vs 1,815 ISO), significantly smaller viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.70x), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 16 fps) and has much more startup delay (400 ms vs 200 ms).

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
2 years newer
$5,089 - $5,499 (body only)
$6,298 16-35mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS-1D X Mark II (vs the D3300)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.76x vs 0.55x
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Shoots much faster: 16 fps vs 5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the EOS-1D X Mark II (vs the D3300)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 975 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Much worse image quality: 66.0 vs 82.0
  • Worse color depth: 22.3 bits vs 24.3 bits

common strengths of the EOS-1D X Mark II and D3300

  • None found

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
8 months newer
$1,419 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,899 - $1,997 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the D3300)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.55x
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the D3300)

  • Fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the D750 and D3300

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,956 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 93.0 vs 82.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.8 bits vs 24.3 bits

Canon EOS 60Da

Canon EOS 60Da
1 year older
$921 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60Da (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 60Da (vs the D3300)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24.2 MP

common strengths of the 60Da 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

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
5 years older
$1,285 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the D3300)

  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.55x
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the D3300)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Heavier: 850 g vs 430 g
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and D3300

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,815 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 79.0 vs 82.0
  • Excellent color depth: 23.7 bits vs 24.3 bits

Nikon D200

Nikon D200
8 years older
$1,700 18-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the D200 (vs the D3300)

  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Has a built-in focus motor

Significant disadvantages of the D200 (vs the D3300)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 583 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Much worse image quality: 64.0 vs 82.0
  • Worse color depth: 22.3 bits vs 24.3 bits

common strengths of the D200 and D3300

  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.5 EV vs 13.2 EV
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (147×113×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3300 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs none), records movies in 24p, has slightly less startup delay (400 ms vs 1100 ms), can focus continuously while recording movies and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), doesn't have a touch screen, it's body is not weather sealed and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
2 years newer
$733 - $798 (body only)
$841 - $898 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D3300)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D3300)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 700 shots
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and D3300

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • 24p support
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
similar age
$444 - $448 (body only)
$525 - $548 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
  • 24p support
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5
1 year older
$600 - $749 (body only)
$629 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M5 (vs the D3300)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the E-M5 (vs the D3300)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 610k dots vs 921k dots
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the E-M5 and D3300

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Minimal startup delay: 1100 ms vs 400 ms
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
7 months newer
$348 (body only)
$448 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the D3300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the A5100 (vs the D3300)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 700 shots

common strengths of the A5100 and D3300

  • 24p support
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3300 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), 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 and has an external mic jack.

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 B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
2 years newer
$333 - $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
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24.2 MP

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and D3300

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 430 g
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year newer
$479 - $597

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
  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the P900 and D3300

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second