As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Nikon D3300 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, super zooms and mirrorless. 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 records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 500 ms), can focus continuously while recording movies, has an external mic jack and is slightly smaller (prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs prosumer size (129×98×78 mm)).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,037k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has slightly fewer focus points (11 vs 39) and is older (january 2014 vs march 2015).

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
2 years newer
$400 (body only)
$367 - $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
  • Light weight: 395 g vs 430 g
  • Inexpensive: $366.93 vs $396.95

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$307 - $649 (body only)
$379 - $549 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: $307.00 vs $396.95
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 430 g

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
similar age
$399 (body only)
$499 - $500 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D3300)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the D3300)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5300 and D3300

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

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year older
$300 (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

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

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
1 year older
$463 (body only)
$534 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the D3300)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly more focus points: 39 vs 11

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the D3300)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5200 and D3300

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

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year newer
$789 - $997 (body only)
$1,025 - $1,297 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 more color depth (24.3 bits vs 22.5 bits), has much wider dynamic range (13.2 EV vs 12.1 EV), has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 500 ms), can focus continuously while recording movies and slightly more lenses available (230 lenses vs 171 lenses).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (1,385 ISO vs 2,340 ISO), has much lower image quality (82.0 vs 93.0), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), significantly smaller viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.70x) and it's body is not weather sealed.

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
8 months newer
$1,370 - $1,797 (body only)
$1,956 - $2,297 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 70D

Canon EOS 70D
9 months older
$799 (body only)
$899 - $999 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)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 926 ISO vs 1,385 ISO

common strengths of the 70D and D3300

  • Extremely good image quality: 68.0 vs 82.0
  • Excellent color depth: 22.5 bits vs 24.3 bits
  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.6 EV vs 13.2 EV

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
3 months older
$1,099 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,900 - $2,447 28-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the D3300)

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

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
  • Extremely good image quality: 94.0 vs 82.0
  • Excellent color depth: 25.1 bits vs 24.3 bits

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
1 year older
$990 - $999 (body only)
$1,399 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the D3300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the D3300)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 6D and D3300

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,340 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 82.0 vs 82.0
  • Excellent color depth: 23.8 bits vs 24.3 bits

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
3 years older
$790 (body only)
$1,499 18-200mm 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
  • Worse color depth: 22.2 bits vs 24.3 bits
  • Much worse image quality: 66.0 vs 82.0

common strengths of the 60D and D3300

  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.5 EV vs 13.2 EV
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)

Nikon D810

Nikon D810
5 months newer
$2,187 - $2,797 (body only)
$2,900 - $3,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D810 (vs the D3300)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.55x

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
  • Extremely good image quality: 96.0 vs 82.0
  • Excellent color depth: 25.7 bits vs 24.3 bits

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3300 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), 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 a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

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

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)

  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and D3300

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 700 shots
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 430 g

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
  • 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: 374 vs 449
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year newer
$430 - $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
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Significantly larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)

common strengths of the P900 and D3300

  • Popularity: 282 vs 449
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
1 year newer
$220 - $279

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the D3300)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (vs the D3300)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 700 shots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24.2 MP

common strengths of the SX530 HS and D3300

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus which is uncommon: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 430 g

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
1 year newer
$229

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)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • 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

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), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24.2 MP vs 15.9 MP), records movies in 24p, has an external mic jack and much more lenses available (230 lenses vs 62 lenses).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,400k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
similar age
$443 - $498 (body only)
$598 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
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10
similar age
$449 - $499 (body only)
$499 - $540 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M10 (vs the D3300)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,400k dots vs 921k dots

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 (vs the D3300)

  • Much shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 700 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the E-M10 and D3300

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses