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 Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6 and the Rebel T5i) and Nikon (such as the D3400 and the D5300)

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 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 touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and lacks a built-in HDR feature.

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$325 - $749 (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: $325.00 vs $339.95
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 430 g

Nikon D3400

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2 years newer
$496 - $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
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
similar age
$597 (body only)
$500 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D3300)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 921k dots

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 image quality: 83.0 vs 82.0
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
9 months older
$389 - $649 (body only)
$445 - $599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the D3300)

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

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

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
1 year older
$393 (body only)
$489 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the D3300)

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

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 image quality: 84.0 vs 82.0
  • Good color depth: 24.2 bits vs 24.3 bits

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
1 year newer
$509 - $597 (body only)
$549 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the D3300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the D3300)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5500 and D3300

  • Relatively low noise at high ISO: 1,438 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Good image quality: 84.0 vs 82.0
  • Good color depth: 24.1 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 has slightly more color depth (24.3 bits vs 22.5 bits), has slightly wider dynamic range (13.2 EV vs 12 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 has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), 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 and it's body is not weather sealed.

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
9 months older
$769 - $899 (body only)
$869 - $999 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the D3300)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Faster video autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the D3300)

  • Significantly worse image quality: 68.0 vs 82.0
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • 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
$1,496 - $1,897 (body only)
$2,397 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the D3300)

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 2,956 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the D3300)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • 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
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Professional size (141×113×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
3 years older
$850 (body only)
$899 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)

  • Worse color depth: 22.2 bits vs 24.3 bits
  • Significantly worse image quality: 66.0 vs 82.0
  • 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)
  • Inexpensive: $850.00 vs $339.95

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
2 years newer
$1,600 - $1,997 (body only)
$2,597 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the D3300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the D3300)

  • Larger: Large (147×115×81 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 860 g vs 430 g
  • Thicker: 3.2" vs 3"

common strengths of the D500 and D3300

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Light weight: 860 g vs 430 g
  • Inexpensive: $1,600.00 vs $339.95

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
3 months older
$1,279 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,997 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the D3300)

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 2,925 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Significantly better image quality: 94.0 vs 82.0

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the D3300)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Significantly thicker: 3.2" vs 3"

common strengths of the D610 and D3300

  • Good dynamic range: 14.4 EV vs 13.2 EV
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Professional size (141×113×82 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)

Nikon D300

Nikon D300
6 years older
$1,999 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the D300 (vs the D3300)

  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • More cross-type focus points: 15 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the D300 (vs the D3300)

  • Worse color depth: 22.1 bits vs 24.3 bits
  • Significantly worse image quality: 67.0 vs 82.0
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the D300 and D3300

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (147×114×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 3"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3300 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is slightly less noisy at high ISO (1,385 ISO vs 1,089 ISO), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs none), has an external mic jack and much more lenses available (230 lenses vs 62 lenses).

However, on average it slightly smaller viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.70x), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a screen which flips out, much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and has slightly fewer focus points (11 vs 179).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
similar age
$548 (body only)
$598 - $698 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
  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the A6000 and D3300

  • Relatively low noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Good image quality: 82.0 vs 82.0
  • Good color depth: 24.1 bits vs 24.3 bits

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
similar age
$437 (body only)
$365 - $448 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)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the A5000 and D3300

  • Relatively low noise at high ISO: 1,089 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Good image quality: 79.0 vs 82.0
  • Good color depth: 23.8 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 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 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
$430 - $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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Inexpensive: $429.95 vs $339.95
  • Popularity: 13,981 vs 39,856

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year newer
$499 - $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 larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 700 shots
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the P900 and D3300

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Popularity: 11,046 vs 39,856
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
2 years newer
$209 - $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
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Lacks an external mic jack

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