Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D3200

Winner
Nikon D3300

80

Nikon D3200

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3300

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3200.
Explore our gallery of 45 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3300.

competitors

Nikon D3300 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$285 - $749 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$478 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Much larger screen
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$379 body only

$499 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$310 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$379 body only

$499 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$429 - $649 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth

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Avatar for disqus_XqUVxJj8i4 disqus_XqUVxJj8i4 (4:56 PM, May 02, 2016)
I take it you have never heard of the Nikon d800. Because none of the cameras you named come close to it.
 
Avatar for mildgargle mildgargle (4:06 PM, October 13, 2015)
The advantage Canon has over Nikon is that it can shoot more frames and focus better than the nikon but that's the only advantage. Nikon is superior in terms of image quality. The 7D mark ii, 70D and the T6i/s falls behind Nikon D7200, D5500 and the D3300 in terms of image quality. A sub $400 D3300 blows the $1500 7D mark ii out of the water in image quality. Canon has been using poor sensors for their cameras. They all perform poorly in low light, poor dynamic range and poor color depth. Even in video, the Nikon D3300 blows the 7d mark ii in terms of quality. Despite the All-I compression, the 7d mark ii videos are incredibly soft with lack of any fine detail. The Nikon d330 on the other hand is very sharp and even more detail than the d4s which is the flagship Nikon DSLR (to be honest, the d4s' video sucks so bad). I used to think that Canon was above Nikon in terms of detail but it's the other way around. Nikon has been constantly producing SLRs with superb quality while Canon is producing SLRs with image quality from 2-3 years ago. Come on Canon, we want a camera that used to blew everyone's mind like the 5d mark iii.
 
Avatar for dabug91 dabug91 (9:32 PM, May 07, 2015)
Actually, the MSRP of the D3300 is only $50 more than the D3200, so given that it comes with the newer 18-55mm VR II lens, as well as 5fps vs 4fps, and a few other small additions, the D3300 is a better value. Additionally, the D3200 2-lens kit is not at all worth it since the 55-200mm lens it typically includes is the non-VR version that actually dates back to like 2001. As far as not keeping up with Canon? You are completely spewing total nonsense. Dollar-per-dollar, every single Nikon DSLR currently available delivers better image quality than its Canon counterpart. Canon LOVES to uses its older sensors and image processors that date back to YEARS ago in its "latest" DSLR's. It's Canon who is trailing behind Nikon, and by a lot. Not the other way around.
In fact, despite being a camera targeted more for enthusiasts and sports, the image quality of the $1700 Canon 7D Mk II is actually WORSE than Nikon's $500 D3300.
You have no idea what you're talking about. And don't say Nikon doesn't have anything comparable to the 70D. They do. And they are called the D7100 and D7200 (even the D5500 could be thrown in there). Both of which have superior ergonomics and better image quality. As for the 7D Mark II? Overpriced Junk. Who would spend $1700 on that when you can buy a full-frame Nikon D610 for $1500 or a D750 for $2,000? Only a fool who has made a poor investment in Canon glass.
 
Avatar for NSRajaram NSRajaram (1:39 AM, April 25, 2015)
D3200 is the better value, especially with the extra lens. Actually the Nikon 5xxx series is not that much better. Nikon has not kept up with Canon when it comes to advances and still riding on its past reputation. Nikon has nothing to compare with Canon 70 D much less 7D Mark II.
 
Avatar for x-aap member x-aap member (0:57 PM, April 10, 2015)
You are a lier
 
Chet (4:01 AM, February 15, 2015)
I have the kit with both lenses and they are definitely VR!
 
Avatar for Karl Nikon Karl Nikon (1:11 PM, September 19, 2014)
Pc world do the nikon d3200 with 2 lenses 18-55 and 55-200mm For £379 for this price it's a fantastic deal I know as i have just got mine.
PS does not come with VR lenses but i don't find it a big deal without the VR. I use both VR and non VR lenses and i don't really see that much different in use.
 
NikonOrBust (9:39 PM, September 10, 2014)
Small thing: I still like the right side, rear button layout of the D3200 better
 
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.