Nikon D3300 Summary
Nikon D3300 Assessment
The Nikon D3300 is an upgrade to the D3200 aimed at delivering maximum sharpness from a sufficiently good lens. It opens the door for buyers to reach for more expensive Nikkor lenses.
The new 24 megapixels APS-C sensor without anti-alias filter uses less power and outputs faster than the previous generation. It can handle shooting at 5 FPS plus full 1080p HD video at 60 FPS.
Image-quality stands out among its peers. Image-noise is very low up to ISO 1600 with well preserved details. Metering is improved over the D3200 which makes the D3300 more usable. Color and WB are generally good and, although not perfect, reasonably close to reality after some tuning.
The entry-level feature-set of this DSLR is simply to use, yet inefficient as one would expect from this type of camera. Just a single control-dial and few direct buttons mean that the D3300 is squarely aimed at amateurs. Not that there is anything wrong with that!
Speed and performance is mostly at the top of its class. The autofocus is slightly slow but sensitive and accurate even in moderately low light. Video capabilities are excellent with only a ¾s recording delay to complain about.
Given its high resolution, the D3300 is among the most affordable camera for producing poster-sized prints. Automatically, this DSLR can do quite well which is exactly what the target audience needs.
|Low image noise||Some over-exposure|
|Very good sharpness||Below average AWB|
|Accurate AF system||AF on the slow side|
|Short shutter-lag||¾s video record delay|
|Excellent time-to-first-shot||LCD glare when settings are changed|
|Full HD video with autofocus||Self-timer resets after each use|
|Good build quality||Odd Auto ISO behavior|
|Easily usable with gloves on||Exposure steps always 1/3 EV|
|Mount lacks autofocus mechanical coupling|
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Nikon D3300 Highlights
Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm
Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI
|24 Megapixels DSLR||ISO 100-25600|
|Nikon F Mount|
|Full manual controls, including Manual Focus|
|Built-in Dust Reduction||Custom white-balance|
|5 FPS Drive, 100 Images||Spot-Metering|
|1920x1080 @ 60 FPS Video Recording||Hot-Shoe|
|3" LCD 920K Pixels||Stereo audio input|
|Secure Digital Extended Capacity|
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