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 doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks a built-in HDR feature, has slightly fewer focus points (11 vs 39) and has much fewer cross-type focus points (1 vs 9).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$328 - $649 (body only)
$343 - $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: $328.00 vs $339.95
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 430 g

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
2 years newer
$377 - $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
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Light weight: 395 g vs 430 g

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
similar age
$396 - $597 (body only)
$469 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D3300)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Many more cross-type focus points: 9 vs 1

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 color depth: 24 bits vs 24.3 bits
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
9 months older
$431 - $649 (body only)
$535 - $599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the D3300)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Many more cross-type focus points: 9 vs 1
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots

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

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year older
$300 (body only)
$399 - $477 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the D3300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the D3300)

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

common strengths of the D3200 and D3300

  • Good color depth: 24.1 bits vs 24.3 bits
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
1 year older
$378 (body only)
$441 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the D3300)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Many more cross-type focus points: 9 vs 1
  • Has a flip-out screen

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 color depth: 24.2 bits vs 24.3 bits
  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

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 11.6 EV), creates panoramas in-camera, can focus continuously while recording movies and slightly more lenses available (230 lenses vs 171 lenses).

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (1,385 ISO vs 2,925 ISO), 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) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
9 months older
$723 - $799 (body only)
$868 - $899 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)

  • Significantly worse image quality: 68.0 vs 82.0
  • Worse color depth: 22.5 bits vs 24.3 bits
  • 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
$1,530 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,221 - $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 better image quality: 93.0 vs 82.0
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the D3300)

  • 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
  • Good color depth: 24.8 bits vs 24.3 bits
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
3 years older
$929 (body only)
$1,168 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)

  • Significantly worse image quality: 66.0 vs 82.0
  • Worse color depth: 22.2 bits vs 24.3 bits
  • 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: $929.40 vs $339.95

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
3 months older
$1,220 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,667 - $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 better image quality: 94.0 vs 82.0
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the D3300)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Significantly thicker: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Heavier: 760 g vs 430 g

common strengths of the D610 and D3300

  • Good dynamic range: 14.4 EV vs 13.2 EV
  • Good color depth: 25.1 bits vs 24.3 bits
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
2 years newer
$1,699 - $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)

  • 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
  • Fairly small: Large (147×115×81 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Light weight: 860 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 is much less noisy at high ISO (1,385 ISO vs 479 ISO), has slightly better image quality (82.0 vs 65.0), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs none), has slightly more color depth (24.3 bits vs 22.1 bits) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (24.2 MP vs 20.7 MP).

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), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 60 fps).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
similar age
$449 - $498 (body only)
$579 - $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
  • More noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 1,385 ISO

common strengths of the A6000 and D3300

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Extremely 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)
$370 - $379 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)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 1,089 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the A5000 and D3300

  • Very 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

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5
1 year newer
$353 - $497 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 J5 (vs the D3300)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 5 fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the 1 J5 (vs the D3300)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 479 ISO vs 1,385 ISO
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 700 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 20 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the 1 J5 and D3300

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $353.19 vs $339.95
  • 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 takes much higher resolution photos (24.2 MP vs 9.7 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO), records movies in 24p, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) 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
$359 - $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
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and D3300

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Popularity: 908 vs 2,676
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
2 years newer
$215 - $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)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No 24p support
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24.2 MP

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
  • Popularity: 593 vs 2,676

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
1 year newer
$130 - $159

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)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No 24p support
  • 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