Summary: Nikon and Canon have long dominated the entry-level portion of the DSLR market with plenty of strong interchangeable lens camera options, so when these two manufacturers offer new models into this segment of the market, photographers will always pay attention. Nikon's latest entry into the low end of the DSLR market is the D3300, which calls an HD-SLR camera.
Excerpt: Are you looking to take great pictures of kids in action, beautiful landscapes, or people at a party, in any kind of light, with an economical, lightweight, consumer DSLR? Then the Nikon D3300 is for you. There are a lot of DSLRs in the marketplace today. Some cost as much as a good used car, but the truth is that most can take great pictures.
Pros: Great-looking photos
Cons: Missing some features you’re willing to pay more for
Nikon D3300 review: Great entry-level DSLR, but priced on the higher side
16 May 2014
Summary: Nikon D3300 is an impressive entry level DSLR. The 24MP sensor not only allows you to crop details, but also keep the noise level lower when you crank up the ISO settings. Till ISO 3200, you get a good output, which is great considering this is an entry level DSLR. Handling is great, although we would have liked to see a dedicated ISO button. The presence of Guide mode is also a nice touch especially for beginners.
Summary: The Nikon D3300 is an entry-level DSLR with an impressive spec list, including a 24 megapixel sensor and 1080/60p HD video recording. It provides the right level of controls for a beginner, offers a number of in-camera retouch options, and boasts excellent battery life.
Pros: 24 megapixel APS-C sensor is one of the best in its class, Light, well-balanced body, Detailed, smooth 1080/60p HD video, Customizable Fn button allows for direct access to ISO or white balance, Rear command dial makes shooting in P, A and S modes easy, Raw files offer ample room for corrections including tone curve adjustments, Excellent battery life - CIPA rated 700 shots
Cons: Rear command dial can't be used with 'info' menu change settings more quickly, Useful settings like Auto ISO on/off and Active D-Lighting buried in camera menu, Can't change aperture while live view is engaged, Auto mode continues to use very slow shutter speeds with flash turned off, Movie mode poorly thought-out and integrated, Slow auto focus in live view, Some misfires with in-camera panorama
Summary: At CES 2014, Nikon announced the D3300, an entry-level "HD-SLR" packed with features and technologies from the company's more professional models. The D3000 includes a 24.2 megapixel DX-format (APS-C) CMOS image sensor that does have an optical low pass filter (OLPF). Removing the OLPF boosts resolution and image sharpness.
Pros: Good image quality versus other entry-level DSLRs, Performance in low light is good with minimal noise in images, 24 megapixels of resolution surpasses most entry-level DSLRs, Fast performance in Viewfinder mode versus similarly priced interchangeable lens cameras, Nikon included its latest image processor, EXPEED 4, Plenty of help options for inexperienced photographers, including useful Guide mode, Good option as a first DSLR, Many special effect options, D3300 work...
Cons: Only a basic list of features for a DSLR, No touchscreen or articulated LCD, No built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, Camera's performance slows significantly in Live View mode, Would be nice to have more choices of resolutions than three, Camera's popup flash doesn't open automatically when its needed; must be opened manually, Camera doesn't automatically switch from Live View mode to Viewfinder mode when camera is lifted to your eye, Movie's manual controls are limited and a...
Summary: The Nikon D3300 is an excellent DLSR camera for beginners. It offers a great price coupled with excellent image quality that won't hold you back as you progress as a photographer. Despite lacking several features, the D3300 is incredibly versatile and one of the best values on the market.
Pros: This camera features exceptional video and still-image quality.
Cons: It lacks additional features, such as an articulating LCD screen.