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), takes much higher resolution photos (24.2 MP vs 17.9 MP), has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 500 ms) and can focus continuously while recording movies.

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 doesn't have a built-in focus motor.

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
2 years newer
$309 (body only)
$395 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the D3300)

  • Has a built-in focus motor
  • Longer battery life: 1200 shots vs 700 shots

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the D3300)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the D3400 and D3300

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $309.45 vs $399.00

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the D3300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the D3300)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots significantly slower: 3 fps vs 5 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and D3300

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $299.00 vs $399.00

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year newer
$549 (body only)
$729 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

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
  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Significantly 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
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
similar age
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D3300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly more focus points: 39 vs 11

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the D3300)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 24.2 MP

common strengths of the D5300 and D3300

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

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year older
$550 (body only)

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
  • Much lower true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 24.2 MP

common strengths of the D3200 and D3300

  • Capture very high resolution images: 24.1 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
1 year older
$600 (body only)
$567 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the D3300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the D3300)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 24.2 MP

common strengths of the D5200 and D3300

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

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3300 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs none), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 130k dots), takes much higher resolution photos (24.2 MP vs 6 MP) and lets you preview your photos on the screen.

However, on average it slightly smaller viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.72x), it's body is not weather sealed, has a lower quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs pentaprism), has a slightly shorter battery life (700 shots vs 1000 shots) and has significantly fewer focus points (11 vs 51).

Nikon D70

Nikon D70
10 years older

Significant advantages of the D70 (vs the D3300)

  • Has a built-in focus motor
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the D70 (vs the D3300)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • Much lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • No live view

common strengths of the D70 and D3300

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (140×111×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Light weight: 679 g vs 430 g

Nikon D700

Nikon D700
5 years older
$1,591 (body only)
$2,277 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D700 (vs the D3300)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.72x vs 0.55x
  • Weather sealed
  • Significantly more focus points: 51 vs 11

Significant disadvantages of the D700 (vs the D3300)

  • Much lower true resolution: 12.1 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Much larger: Large (147×123×77 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the D700 and D3300

  • Inexpensive: $1,590.99 vs $399.00
  • Built-in flashes

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3300 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs none), records movies in 24p and can focus continuously while recording movies.

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

Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10
1 year newer
$522 (body only)
$400 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T10 (vs the D3300)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the X-T10 (vs the D3300)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 700 shots

common strengths of the X-T10 and D3300

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $400.00 vs $399.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
similar age
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $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
  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the A6000 and D3300

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $399.00

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
7 months newer
$363 - $448 (body only)
$450 - $548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the D3300)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly 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
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the A5100 and D3300

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $362.87 vs $399.00

Samsung NX Mini

Samsung NX Mini
similar age
$219 (body only)

Significant advantages of the Mini (vs the D3300)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Compact (110×62×23 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Mini (vs the D3300)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 3 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • No 24p support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the Mini and D3300

  • Great battery life: 650 shots vs 700 shots
  • Inexpensive: $219.00 vs $399.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

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 460k dots), takes much higher resolution photos (24.2 MP vs 8 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has an external mic jack.

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%) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
2 years newer
$242 - $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
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • 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

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS
6 years older
$281

Significant advantages of the S5 IS (vs the D3300)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the S5 IS (vs the D3300)

  • Much shorter battery life: 170 shots vs 700 shots
  • Much lower resolution screen: 207k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the S5 IS and D3300

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (117×80×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3"
  • Light weight: 550 g vs 430 g

Leica V-Lux 2

Leica V-Lux 2
3 years older

Significant advantages of the V-Lux 2 (vs the D3300)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the V-Lux 2 (vs the D3300)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the V-Lux 2 and D3300

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×80×95 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Light weight: 520 g vs 430 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 3"

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year newer
$458 - $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 lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the P900 and D3300

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 700 shots
  • Inexpensive: $458.00 vs $399.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second