Nikon D3300

Winner
Nikon D3300

90

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Nikon 1 V3

39

Nikon 1 V3

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3300

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

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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
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
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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
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.8 EV vs 10.7 EV
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2.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
205 lenses vs 8 lenses
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More than 25.5x more lenses available
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
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Significantly cheaper
$396.00 vs $1,196.95
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The best price we've seen is $801 cheaper (3x 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
              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 Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              1 V3:Digital
              D3300:Pentamirror
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              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 D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $679 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $892 - $1,097 body only

              $1,197 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
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $298 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash

              Nikon 1 V3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 J4

              Nikon 1 J4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,047 with 10-100mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Weight Lighter
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Nikon 1 V2

              Nikon 1 V2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $399 - $797 body only

              $499 - $799 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

              $490 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
              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
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

              Nikon D3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 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 Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $597 - $700 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 EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $360 - $385 body only

              $429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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