Nikon D3300 vs Nikon 1 V3

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Nikon D3300

82

Nikon 1 V3

35

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3300

Great image quality
Overall image quality
82.0
Great color depth
Color depth
24.3 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.8 EV
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
230 lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 V3

Size
Really small
Compact (111×65×33 mm)
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
60 fps

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Advantages of the Nikon 1 V3

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
1,200 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
60 fps vs 5 fps
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12x faster continuous shooting
Size
Significantly smaller
111×65×33 mm vs 124×98×76 mm
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3.8x smaller
Viewfinder coverage
Much better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Focus points
Many more focus points
171 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.3" vs 3"
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2.3x thinner
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,037k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Weight
Lighter
324 g vs 430 g
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More than 20% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/16000s vs 1/4000s
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4x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Nikon D3300

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Overall image quality
Much better image quality
82.0 vs 52.0
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Around 60% better image quality
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
230 lenses vs 20 lenses
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11.5x more lenses available
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.8 EV vs 10.7 EV
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2.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth
Better color depth
24.3 bits vs 20.8 bits
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Distinguishes 3.5 more bits of color
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
700 shots vs 310 shots
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Around 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
1,385 ISO vs 384 ISO
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The D3300 has excellent image quality: 1.9 f-stops higher ISO than the 1 V3
True resolution
Higher true resolution
24.2 MP vs 18.4 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$329.99 vs $1,096.95
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The best price we've seen is $767 cheaper (3.3x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              1 V318.4 MP
              D330024.2 MP
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              1 V3Digital
              D3300Pentamirror
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1 V31/16000s
              D33001/4000s
              Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $561 - $747 body only

              $689 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon D7200

              Nikon D7200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $979 - $1,197 body only

              $1,235 - $1,497 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $713 - $897 body only

              $948 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 with 16-50mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Nikon 1 V3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 J5

              Nikon 1 J5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $497 with 10-30mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External flash No external flash support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon EOS M3

              Canon EOS M3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $679 body only

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Nikon 1 J4

              Nikon 1 J4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $270 with 10-30mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Nikon 1 V2

              Nikon 1 V2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $497 body only

              $647 with 10-30mm lens

              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

              Nikon D3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $405 - $497 body only

              $479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $490 - $649 body only

              $581 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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