D3300by Nikon

  • D3300
  • D3300
  • D3300
  • D3300
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Clearly above average. Only a couple of issues keep this from being best in class.
83%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The D3300 captures excellent image quality with lots of fine detail.
  • The sensor has very good high ISO performance for solid low-light photography.
  • Camera supports RAW format for serious photo editing.

CONS

  • Lack of built-in Wi-Fi means you can't wirelessly transfer images.
  • The feature set is disappointingly limited, especially considering the price.
  • The built-in flash may overheat and shut down with continuous usage.
Designed with beginners in mind, the Nikon D330 packs a lot of power in a compact package. It has a large CMOS sensor--24.2 megapixels--and supports Nikon's excellent line of Nikkor interchangeable lenses. An optical viewfinder lets you hold the camera to your face (where serious shooters want it to be) and allows you to capture just the right moment with a high-speed continuous shooting mode of five frames per second. And when it's time to share what you've shot, you can get an optional wireless mobile adapter to send your pics to a smart device after you've shot them.
NameD3300EOS Rebel SL1/100DEOS Rebel T6iEOS Rebel T5
ManufacturerNikonCanonCanonCanon
Techwalla Score
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List Price$375$700$750$550
90%

If you can't take amazing photographs with this camera, you can't take amazing photographs period.

If you can't take amazing photographs with this camera, you can't take amazing photographs period.

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90%

The Nikon D3300 at first seems to offer little in the way of new features or performance when compared to last year's D3200 model, but the m…

The Nikon D3300 at first seems to offer little in the way of new features or performance when compared to last year's D3200 model, but the many small improvements that Nikon have made - removal of the Optical Low Pass Filter, faster EXPEED 4 processor, expanded ISO range 20 256,000, faster 5fps burst shooting, 50/60p movie mode, improved battery life, and a new range of special effects from the D5000-series - do add up to make the D3300 a better, if much more expensive, DSLR camera.

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90%

Nikon continues to impress in this segment of the market. While the entry-level area may not seem like the most lucrative, hooking somebody …

Nikon continues to impress in this segment of the market. While the entry-level area may not seem like the most lucrative, hooking somebody in at the beginning of a buying career is key to long-term sales, so it's no surprise that companies such as Nikon pull out all the stops here.

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90%

If you're ready to make the jump to a DSLR camera, the Nikon D3300 provides a nice starting point with a great combination of image quality,…

If you're ready to make the jump to a DSLR camera, the Nikon D3300 provides a nice starting point with a great combination of image quality, ease of use and price.

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82%

All in all, the D3300 comes up with many more positives than negatives–it’s a good little camera whether trading up or jumping in for the fi…

All in all, the D3300 comes up with many more positives than negatives–it’s a good little camera whether trading up or jumping in for the first time.

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80%

The Nikon D3300 is a solid entry-level SLR. It's geared towards photographic neophytes, and its Guide setting is a good way for folks who do…

The Nikon D3300 is a solid entry-level SLR. It's geared towards photographic neophytes, and its Guide setting is a good way for folks who don't have the desire to learn the ins and outs of camera jargon to capture life's moments in high quality.

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80%

If you just want to take high quality photos and couldn't care less about f-stops and shutter speeds, you'll want to switch the D3300 into G…

If you just want to take high quality photos and couldn't care less about f-stops and shutter speeds, you'll want to switch the D3300 into Guide mode.

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80%

We only really felt the need to correct it to preserve detail in highlights or shadow in high-contrast situations. It does tend to favour th…

We only really felt the need to correct it to preserve detail in highlights or shadow in high-contrast situations. It does tend to favour the highlights a little, sometimes leading to shadow areas looking a little dark, but this is easy to rescue in editing due to the camera’s impressive dynamic range.

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77%

The D3300 doesn't push the category forward but that's not really its job. Its job is to provide a beginning photographer with enough tools …

The D3300 doesn't push the category forward but that's not really its job. Its job is to provide a beginning photographer with enough tools to take good photos. It provides that, and goes just enough beyond the very basics to continue to satisfy that photographer as her or she learns and grows.

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70%

The annoying small, dim viewfinder hasn't changed, unsurprising since that's typical for these entry-level models. I really dislike the tiny…

The annoying small, dim viewfinder hasn't changed, unsurprising since that's typical for these entry-level models. I really dislike the tiny focus points which only illuminate (and briefly) when you half-press the shutter.

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Got kids and want great action, low-light and long-distance photos? The D3300 is the camera to get. Paying more won't get you much more othe…

Got kids and want great action, low-light and long-distance photos? The D3300 is the camera to get. Paying more won't get you much more other than a lot more weight to have to carry around.

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