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 much less noisy at high ISO (1,385 ISO vs 919 ISO), has significantly 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 21.7 bits) and has much wider dynamic range (13.2 EV vs 11.2 EV).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,037k dots), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks a built-in HDR feature and has much fewer cross-type focus points (1 vs 19).

Nikon D3400

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2 years newer
$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

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Light weight: 395 g vs 430 g

Canon EOS Rebel T6

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2 years newer
$699 (body only)
$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: $449.00 vs $446.95
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 430 g

Nikon D5300

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similar age
$500 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D3300)

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

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
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses

Nikon D3200

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1 year older
$677 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the D3300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the D3300)

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

common strengths of the D3200 and D3300

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

Canon Rebel T5i

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9 months older
$649 (body only)
$599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the D3300)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the D3300)

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

common strengths of the T5i and D3300

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

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

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1 year newer
$799 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the D3300)

  • Many more cross-type focus points: 19 vs 1
  • Higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the D3300)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 919 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Less dynamic range: 12 EV vs 13.2 EV
  • 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

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3300 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it creates panoramas in-camera, can focus continuously while recording movies, slightly more lenses available (230 lenses vs 171 lenses), is newer (january 2014 vs august 2007) and is slightly smaller (prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs professional size (141×113×82 mm)).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (1,385 ISO vs 2,925 ISO), has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 2,359k dots), significantly smaller viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.70x) and it's body is not weather sealed.

Nikon D610

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3 months older
$1,497 (body only)
$1,997 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the D3300)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,925 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Better image quality: 94.0 vs 82.0

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the D3300)

  • Fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Thicker: 3.2" vs 3"

common strengths of the D610 and D3300

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,925 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Good image quality: 94.0 vs 82.0
  • Excellent color depth: 25.1 bits vs 24.3 bits

Nikon D500

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2 years newer
$1,599 - $1,897 (body only)
$2,497 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

Nikon D300

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the D300 (vs the D3300)

  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the D300 (vs the D3300)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 679 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Worse color depth: 22.1 bits vs 24.3 bits
  • Significantly worse image quality: 67.0 vs 82.0

common strengths of the D300 and D3300

  • Good dynamic range: 12 EV vs 13.2 EV
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (147×114×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)

Nikon D750

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8 months newer
$1,797 (body only)
$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 larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Better image quality: 93.0 vs 82.0

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
  • Good image quality: 93.0 vs 82.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.8 bits vs 24.3 bits

Nikon D810

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5 months newer
$2,349 - $2,797 (body only)
$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)

  • Fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • 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

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,979 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Good image quality: 96.0 vs 82.0
  • Excellent color depth: 25.7 bits vs 24.3 bits

Sony SLT A77 II

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3 months newer
$1,198 (body only)
$1,798 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A77 II (vs the D3300)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.55x
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the A77 II (vs the D3300)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 1,013 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Much fewer lenses available: 126 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the A77 II and D3300

  • Good image quality: 82.0 vs 82.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.4 bits vs 24.3 bits
  • Excellent dynamic range: 13.4 EV vs 13.2 EV

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 digital), has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 1700 ms), can focus continuously while recording movies, much more lenses available (230 lenses vs 62 lenses) and has a much longer battery life (700 shots vs 340 shots).

However, on average it slightly smaller viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.70x), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 51,200 ISO) and it's body is not weather sealed.

Sony Alpha A6000

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similar age
$548 (body only)
$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

  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • 24p support
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Sony Alpha a6300

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2 years newer
$898 (body only)
$880 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D3300)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 11
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

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

  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • 24p support
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 700 shots

Sony A7

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similar age
$998 - $2,898 (body only)
$1,198 - $1,798 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the D3300)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the D3300)

  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 700 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the A7 and D3300

  • Incredible startup delay: 1700 ms vs 400 ms
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • 24p support

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3300 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly 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 6,400 ISO), records movies in 24p 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 touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%).

Nikon Coolpix B700

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2 years newer
$380 - $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
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and D3300

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Popularity: 430 vs 915
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

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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 smaller viewfinder: 0.08x vs 0.55x
  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 700 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

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

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Popularity: 315 vs 915

Nikon Coolpix P900

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1 year newer
$639 - $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)
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the P900 and D3300

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Popularity: 301 vs 915
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second