Nikon D3300

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Nikon D3300

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Nikon D3200

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Nikon D3200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D3300

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,385 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
82.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Color depth
Great color depth
24.3 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Overall image quality
Great image quality
81.0
Color depth
Great color depth
24.1 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.2 EV
True resolution
High true resolution
24.2 MP
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D3200

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Startup delay Much less startup delay 400 ms vs 2000 ms
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5x less delay when turning on
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.2 EV vs 12.8 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Lowest price Cheaper $329.00 vs $596.95
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The best price we've seen is $268 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon D3300

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Movie format Lower frame rate movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
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Both shoot Full HD (1080p) video, but D3200 does so at a lower frame rate
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,385 ISO vs 1,131 ISO
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The D3300 has a slight edge (0.3 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.55x vs 0.50x
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More than 20% larger viewfinder
Battery life Longer battery life 700 shots vs 540 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs APS-C 23.2x15.4mm
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5 fps vs 4 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The D3300's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The D3300's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 82.0 vs 81.0
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Almost the same
Weight Lighter 430 g vs 505 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 3" vs 3"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              D3200:81.0
              D3300:82.0
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              D3200:24.1 bits
              D3300:24.3 bits
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              24.2 MP
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              205 lenses
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Weight Light weight Help
              D3200:505 g
              D3300:430 g
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
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              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Autofocus Slower contrast detection video autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              D3200:4 fps
              D3300:5 fps

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              Shared Competitors

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              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 body only

              $500 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $352 - $449 body only

              $500 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $681 body only

              $499 - $823 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              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 screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $249 body only

              $375 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack

              Nikon D3200 Competitors

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              Nikon D3300 Competitors

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              Jasmin (3:39 PM, August 22, 2014)
              Good comparison for the two best seller DSLR cameras; i found in this article more details about Nikon D3200 vs D3300 and more http://goo.gl/kG2mxO
               
              Kristin (10:09 PM, May 12, 2014)
              In that package the lenses are not VR lenses. I have been told the VR lenses are worth the extra cost. I spoke with a guy at the store who was adament that the lenses were VR and I told him they weren't. Sure enough he pulled the kit out and looked at the lenses for himself and they were not VR. The kit that has both lenses that are VR is $750.
               
              aakash hammer (5:50 AM, May 03, 2014)
              nikon 3200 is the bEst ... I can jus say go fo it ;)
               
              Mailys (7:45 PM, May 02, 2014)
              Go for this one the d3200 with 18-55 + 55-200 it's awesome. I don't think there's a huuuuuuge difference between the 3200 and the 3300. Trust me, and with the extra lense that's just even more awesome.
               
              Ankit Ashri (7:29 AM, April 12, 2014)
              In india D3300 is available at $550 with 18-55 and d3200 with 18-55 + 55-200 at same price $550. My question, this will be my first camera. Which one to choose. Confused
               
              Avatar for Nathan D D Nathan D D (1:02 AM, March 18, 2014)
              You are correct, the D3300 does not have a built in focus motor.
               
              Avatar for Pepe Le Pew Pepe Le Pew (10:56 PM, February 24, 2014)
              Me neither.......
              Comes with a Vr lens
               
              Avatar for Bin Memory Bin Memory (8:46 AM, February 16, 2014)
              Really? I don't think Nikon D3300 has a built-in focus motor.