Nikon D3300

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Nikon D3300

85

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Nikon 1 V3

40

Nikon 1 V3

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3300

Overall image quality
Great image quality
82.0
True resolution
High true resolution
24.2 MP
Color depth
Great color depth
24.3 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.8 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 V3

Size
Really small
Compact 110x65x33 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
60 fps
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon 1 V3

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Continuous shooting Shoots much faster 60 fps vs 5 fps
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12x faster continuous shooting
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
Focus points Many more focus points 171 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Size Significantly smaller 110x65x33 mm vs 124x98x75 mm
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3.8x smaller
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
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,037k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.3" vs 3"
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2.3x thinner
Weight Lighter 324 g vs 430 g
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More than 20% lighter
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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
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Lens availability Much more lenses available 205 lenses vs 8 lenses
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More than 25.5x more lenses available
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.8 EV vs 10.7 EV
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2.1 f-stops more dynamic range
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
Color depth Better color depth 24.3 bits vs 20.8 bits
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Distinguishes 3.5 more bits of color
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 Significantly 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
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
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More than 3x larger sensor
Lowest price Cheaper $596.95 vs $1,193.95
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The best price we've seen is $597 cheaper (2x less)
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              1 V3:1,037k dots
              D3300:921k dots
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              1 V3:18.4 MP
              D3300:24.2 MP
              Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              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
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              1 V3:Digital
              D3300:Pentamirror
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 body only

              $1,320 - $1,397 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 D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $680 - $1,257 body only

              $989 - $1,150 with 18-105mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              $798 with 16-50mm lens

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity

              Nikon 1 V3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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              Nikon 1 J4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $597 with 10-30mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Weight Lighter
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798 - $799

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Nikon 1 V2

              Nikon 1 V2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $747 body only

              $847 with 10-30mm lens

              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon 1 V1

              Nikon 1 V1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $549 - $847 with 10-30mm lens

              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $300 body only

              $311 - $400 with 22mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Nikon D3300 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 body only

              $579 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 - $1,148 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 T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $352 - $415 body only

              $495 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution

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