The Nikon D3300
There is a lot of DSLR camera on the market. The Nikon built DSLR cameras for the professional as well as the non-professional people. The Nikon D3300 was released in 2014. The drawback is a lot of camera on the market. Though the Nikon D3400 is released in 2016, the Nikon D3300 is the best entry-level DSLR camera to some people. But this camera sits at the bottom of the entry level DSLR camera. The camera shoots 24.2 MP photos, 5 FPS (frames per second) at Continuous Shooting; ISO is 100 to 12800 which is expandable to 25600 as well as records full HD videos.
The camera has powerful Expeed 4 processor which is the Nikon’s photo and video processor. So you get the best quality photo in a short time. Since it is designed for the entry-level people who have the least experience in photography, you will get some fewer features than the professional level Nikon DSLR cameras. There are much difference between the professional level cameras and the beginner level camera. But the basic camera function and options are available in the Nikon D3300.
Built and Body of Nikon D3300
This camera is built for the new photographers who have no or a very little experience in photography. But the camera has a very good out look. This camera has three colours; Black, Blackish-gray and Red. The camera has a small and light body. The weight of the camera body is 460g which is 65g more than the new Nikon D3400. It has 24.2 MP DX-format (APS-C) sensor which is grate for photo shooting.
|Sensor||A 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS (23.5 x 15.6 mm) is inside the camera|
|processor||An Expeed 4 processor is inside the camera|
|Screen||Fixed 3.0″ LCD screen|
|Viewfinder||gives 95% coverage as well as ×0.85 magnification|
|Connectivity||There is no built-in wireless connectivity option for this camera|
|Battery life||It shoots 700 pictures when the battery is charged fully|
|Body Dimensions||124 x 98 x 76 mm (4.88 x 3.86 x 2.99″)|
Details About Built
The camera is 124 mm in length 98 mm in height and 76 mm in thickness; that means it is 4.88 inch in length, 3.86 inches in height and 2.99 inches in thickness. The weight is 460g which is 65g more than the Nikon D3400 and 45g less than the Nikon D3200.
There is no built-in connectivity option for the Nikon D3300. But with optional WU-1a Mobile Adapter, you can connect your smartphone to the camera to use the images immediately as well as to use your phone as report for the camera.
The sensor is a CMOS type sensor which is manufactured by Sony. Effective Megapixels of the sensor is 24.2 Megapixels, and the sensor format is APS-C. Sensor size is 23.50mm x 15.60mm (366.6mm2).
There is an Expeed 4 processor in this camera to process the images as well as the videos. The screen is LCD screen which is 3 inch in size and has 921,000 dots (307,200 px) on the screen. The screen is fixed in the position. It does not move out which is a draw back of video shooting and photography.
Lens and optics of Nikon D3300
The camera has a Nikon F lens mount. It comes with Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II which is known as the kit lens. The lens is a very popular lens around the world. The Nikon DSLR camera users around the whole world use the lens for image shooting as well as video shooting.
The camera has a Nikon F lens mount, and the other Lens which support the Nikon F lens mount is compatible to this camera.
Nikon D3300 Viewfinder
The Nikon D3300 camera has an optical type viewfinder. It has a 3 inch LCD rear display which does not touch sensitive. The screen is not so much helpful for video recording. The screen has 921,000 dots that is 307,200 px. The viewfinder cover 95% coverage of the sense which is great for the cheap DSLR camera of Nikon.
The fixed screen is a not helpful for shooting video as well as the photos from the low point of view and higher point of view to avoid crowd or blockage. The viewfinder type is SLR type. It has eye-level pentamirror technology.
The screen is Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen. Viewfinder Magnification for 35mm equivalent is 0.57x, and Viewfinder Magnification is 0.85x for nominal/claimed.
Image Quality of Nikon D3300
Auto Focus Type,
|Image Resolution||The maximum image resolution is 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP),
It also shoots 4496 x 3000 (13.5 MP) and 2992 x 2000 (6.0 MP)
|Image File Format||It shoots in JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (12-bit .NEF), RAW+JPEG|
|Continuous-mode||It shoots 5 frames/second in Continuous-mode|
|Auto Focus||It supports Auto Focus|
|The auto type, type, is Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 11-Area Phase Detection, one cross-type, ten line-type|
|ISO||Minimum ISO is 100, and maximum ISO is 12500 (expendable to 25600)|
|ISO Setings||Auto, 100 – 12800 in steps of 1 EV; expandable to 25600|
|Shutter Speed Range||30 – 1/4000|
There is a built-in LED flash at the top of the camera. There is also a flash shoe on the camera for extra flash light. The camera has no low press filter, so the image becomes sharper and also the images have become great to look at. There are a lot of modes in the camera, and also there are a lot of built-in effects in the camera. This has made the camera great to shoot still image as well as video.
Some Images Taken with The Nikon D3300
The camera shoots at the maximum image resolution is 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP), It also shoots 4496 x 3000 (13.5 MP) and 2992 x 2000 (6.0 MP)
It has so many flash modes. Such as Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with redeye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off; Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 as master etc.
It has white balance settings such as Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent (7 types), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual; all except Preset Manual with fine tuning.
Video Capture of Nikon D3300
|Video||Yes it can capture videos|
|Movie Resolution||The maximum video resolution is 1920×1080 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p).
It can also shoots video in 1280×720 (60p/50p) and 640×424 (30p/25p)
|File Format||The video format is MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Linear PCM)|
|HD Video Connection||It can shoots video through HDMI connection|
Overall The Nikon D3300
The Nikon D3300 DSLR camera is a very good entry level DSLR camera. Though the professionals does not use the camera to shoot photos, it is a great compact DSLR camera for the beginners. The Nikon D3400 has come to replace the Nikon D3300. So the Nikon D3300 has some feature less than the D3400 and sits at the bottom of the entry level camera series. Though the camera has great feature and has won many beginners heart around the world.
It is built for the photography but it can capture video also. But the video resolution is oddto compare with the video cameras in the market. It has a great battery life; it can take 700 shoots when the battery is fully changed. So the Nikon D3300 has a greater battery than the Nikon D3200 and lower battery quality than the Nikon D3400 the new camera to replace the Nikon D3300.
The Nikon D3300 is
- 65% good for design
- 72% good for features
- 80% good for performance
- 80% good for Image Quality
So The Nikon D3300 is Overall 74.25% Good