Nikon D3300 DSLR Camera – Buying Guide

Nikon D3300 Digital SLR Camera

Nikon D3300 1532 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Auto Focus-S DX NIKKOR Zoom Lens 24.2 MP Digital SLR – Black

About Nikon D3300

Life is full of surprises and joyful moments, moments that are worth remembering. The Nikon D3300 makes your life more fun and easy to preserve those memorable moments in the lifelike beauty they deserve. Nikon D3300 comes with stunning 24.2-megapixel photos and 1080p Full HD videos with tack-sharp details along with vibrant colors and softly blurred backgrounds. With its high tech included zoom lens and new ultra-compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II, the D3300 has turned into a small and lightweight HDSLR as well as easy to use. Do you like sharing photos? The Nikon D3300 photos appear instantly on your compatible Smartphone or on your tablet for easy sharing with the optional WU-1a Wireless Adapter!!! Whether you are creating high-resolution panoramas, adding artistic special effects or recording HD videos with sound, the D3300 will bring you endless surprises, excitement and memories just like the special memorable moments of your life.


Included Features

The Nikon D3300 DSLR Camera is a compact and versatile camera which features a DX-format 24.2 MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor. The sensor and processor combines to realize high-resolution imaging, point to be noted that low-light sensitivity to an expandable ISO 25600, features continuous shooting up to 5 fps, and also HD 1080p video recording capabilities. In addition, the sensor design omits the traditional optical low-pass filter to gain the utmost sharpness and to gain the resolution from both photos and videos. These kinds of imaging assets are complemented by 11-point autofocus system that provides quick and accurate focusing capability to suit working with a variety of object types in nearly any lighting condition. A wide range of shooting modes and features are also available to help the user creatively accentuating their imagery. The camera comes along including an Easy Panorama mode as well as Picture Control settings for adjustment of the color and contrast qualities of photos and videos.


A large 3.0-inch 921k-dot LCD monitor is available for live view monitoring, image playback and menu navigation. The monitor features a wide 160 degree viewing angle for better support working from high and low angles. It also enhances the viewing and shooting abilities of the Nikon D3300. The optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter helps to provide Wi-Fi connectivity for wirelessly transferring and remotely controlling the camera from a linked Android mobile device.


In the camera body there are the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens and a standard zoom providing a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 27-82.5mm. The lens incorporates a robust VR image stabilization system, which helps minimizing the appearance of camera shake by up to 4 shutter speed steps to benefit working even in low-light situations.


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Features at a glance:
  • Includes 24.2 MP CMOS DX-format sensors.
  • Capable of 5 frames per second continuous shooting.
  • 11 AF points with 3D tracking
  • ISO 100-12800 (expandable up to 25600)
  • 1080p (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps) HD video (MPEG-4/H.264/MOV)
  • Has 3 inch LCD with 921,000 dots
  • Expeed 4 processing
  • Supports SD-card/SDHC/SDXC memory
  • Provides an easy panorama mode and beginner-friendly Guide mode
  • Wi-Fi enabled with WU-1a Wireless Adapter and compatible Smartphone or tablet (not included in kit)
  • Includes 24.2 MP CMOS DX-format sensor, 5 frames per second continuous shooting speed at max resolution



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Why would you buy?

  • It has Sensor is one of the best in its class
  • Light-weight, well-balanced body
  • Gives you the experience of detailed, smooth 1080/60p HD video
  • The Rear command dial makes shooting in P, A and S modes much easier
  • Provides an excellent battery life


The camera is specially suggested for a beginner specifically looking for a DSLR experience who may want to take a little control over shooting settings eventually. 

 Nikon D3300 DSLR Camera Technical Details 

Auto Focus Technology
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus Points 11
Battery Average Life 700 Photos
Color Black
Compatible Mountings Nikon F (FX)

Nikon F (DX)

Configuration Base
Continuous Shooting Speed 5 fps
Display LCD
Display Fixture Type Fixed
Display Resolution Maximum 921000
Display Size 3 inches
Effective Still Resolution 24.2 MP
Expanded ISO Maximum 25,600
Expanded ISO Minimum 100
Exposure Control Type
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
External Memory Included Yes
File Format NEF (RAW, 12-bit), JPEG
Flash Memory Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Flash Modes Description Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash Sync Speed 1/200 sec
Flash Type via hot shoe or wireless
Flash Type Built-In Flash
Focus Description Multi-CAM 1000 with TTL AF
Focus Type Includes Manual Focus
Form Factor Compact SLR
GPS Optional
HDMI Type mini HDMI
ISO Range Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (with boost)
Image Aspect Ratio 3:2
Image Stabilization None
Image types RAW


Included Components
  • D3300 DX-format Digital SLR Kit with 18-55mm DX Vibration Reduction II Zoom Lens (Black)
  • EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-24 Quick Charger
  • UC-E17 USB Cable
  • EG-CP14 Audio Video Cable
  • DK-25 Rubber Eyecup
  • AN-DC3 Camera Strap
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • NikonView NX CD-ROM
  • LC-52 Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
Item Dimensions 3.86 x 2.99 x 4.88 inches
Item Weight 0.95 pounds
Lens Type Interchangeable
Lithium Battery Energy Content 8.85 Watt Hours
Lithium Battery Weight 3.5 ounces
Manufacturer Warranty Description
  • 1 year coverage for parts
  • 1 year coverage for labor
  • This warranty doesn’t apply to the batteries and software driver that accompany this product
Material Type Carbon fiber, composite
Maximum Aperture ƒ/36
Maximum Focal Length 55 mm
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 of a second
Maximum horizontal resolution 6,000
Memory Slots Available 1
Metering Multi, Center-weighted, Spot AF-area
Minimum Aperture ƒ/3.5
Minimum Focal Length 18 mm
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds
Model Year 2014
Optical Sensor Resolution 24.2 MP
Optical Sensor Technology CMOS
Optical Zoom 3x
Photo Filter Thread Size 52 mm
Photo Sensor Technology CMOS
Processor Description Expeed 4
Remote Control Description Optional
Self-timer Yes
Sensor Cleaning Method Comprehensive Dust Reduction System
Shipping Weight 2.7 pounds
Style Name w/ 18-55mm
Supported Battery Types EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery and charger
USB 2.0 1
Video Capture Format mpeg-4;h.264
Video Capture Resolution 1080p_hd
Viewfinder Magnification 0.85x
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror)
Water Resistance Level Not Water Resistant
Weather Resistance No

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 Pros:  One of the best of its kind. Includes so many amazing features and things in the kit box

 Cons:  As this camera includes so many amazing features there is not much to say about its cons.


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