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 records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), slightly larger viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.52x), has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 500 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 1,037k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has slightly fewer focus points (11 vs 39), is older (january 2014 vs february 2015) and is less popular.

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
2 years newer
$405 (body only)
$424 - $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: $399.00 vs $369.00

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$305 - $649 (body only)
$345 - $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: $304.99 vs $369.00
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 430 g

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
similar age
$400 (body only)
$500 - $549 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
$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

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year newer
$519 (body only)
$629 - $749 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)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Larger: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)

common strengths of the T6i and D3300

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

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
1 year older
$359 (body only)

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

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 much better image quality (82.0 vs 68.0), has much more color depth (24.3 bits vs 22.5 bits), has much wider dynamic range (13.2 EV vs 11.6 EV) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (24.2 MP vs 17.9 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), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,640,000 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and it's body is not weather sealed.

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
9 months older
$1,000 18-135mm 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 D750

Nikon D750
8 months newer
$1,410 - $1,797 (body only)
$1,999 - $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

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
2 years newer
$1,549 - $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)

  • 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 D5

Nikon D5
2 years newer
$5,561 - $6,497 (body only)
$6,731 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5 (vs the D3300)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D5 (vs the D3300)

  • Much larger: Large (160×159×92 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much thicker: 3.6" vs 3"

common strengths of the D5 and D3300

  • None found

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
3 years older
$2,571 (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 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 digital), can focus continuously while recording movies, much more lenses available (230 lenses vs 13 lenses), has a much longer battery life (700 shots vs 295 shots) and uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs hybrid detection).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,620k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 51,200 ISO).

Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5
2 years newer
$929 (body only)
$1,049 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M5 (vs the D3300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M5 (vs the D3300)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 295 shots vs 700 shots

common strengths of the EOS M5 and D3300

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
similar age
$444 - $448 (body only)
$500 - $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

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.70x vs 0.55x
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24.2 MP

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
2 years newer
$776 - $798 (body only)
$839 - $898 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D3300)

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

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

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and D3300

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • 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 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, much larger viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.12x) 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 touch screen, it's body is not weather sealed and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

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: 368 vs 459

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

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 700 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
1 year newer
$448 - $458

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the D3300)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the D3300)

  • Much shorter battery life: 380 shots vs 700 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24.2 MP

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and D3300

  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 700 shots