Capturing pictures were never so much fun before. The Nikon D3300 comes in with a 24.2 megapixel photo and 1080p Full HD video capability. It has an in-built zoom lens, which is ultra-compact AF-S DX NIKKOR and has an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II, resulting in sharp pictures with vibrant colours. It has Wi-Fi connectivity, which makes photo sharing faster and simpler.
- Small and light
- Has an in-built zoom lens but also works with Non AI lens
- Impressive burst mode
- High ISO
- Low Price tag
- Crumped menu screen eats up the battery
- Fixed LCD
- Although Impressive burst mode, but doesn’t work in Raw mode
Nikon D3300 is a one of the best beginners easy to use HD-SLR. With Nikon D3300 you can Capture beautiful 24.2MP photos with high color and affordable price
Nikon D3300 Review
Since it is an entry-level DSLR, it is unbelievably compact and light, making it easy to carry around. It has a 3.9 X 4.9 X 3 (HWD) body and weighs just about 15.2 ounces without lens. It has a plastic built. The buttons are ominous and well placed.
The autofocus is just great. It uses a pentamirror finder to bring the right amount of light. The AF assist is also very efficient, both indoors and outdoors. There are near about 11 AF points to use, and all work well, but it takes about 0.3 seconds to shoot in light and 0.9 seconds in dim light conditions.
It has a unique guide for beginners, which means it is very intuitive in nature. You can edit, crop, create a black and white pic etc. with the help of user guide. The menu screen is detailed, but clogs the whole screen and drains the battery out. There is one Info screen wherein you can adjust all basic settings like a pro. This will keep you out from pushing the menu button every now and then. Images, when exposed to bright sunlight, give a unique vibrant output with high shutter speed of Nikon D3300. Images go up on web as well as to your mobile phone through an Eye-fi card. The Wi-Fi connectivity is a norm in other cameras, whereas Nikon is still stuck with external Eye-Fi cards.
The ISO goes as high as 12800 and still churns out nice images with noise reduction. Coupled with blazing 1/100 shutter speed, it still tops the list in entry level DSLRs. The 18-55mm lens does not go well with the camera. There are some barrel distortion and high flashes results in washed out images.
The Nikon D3300 surely does pack a punch for beginners, as well as shooters, who just want to overcome the photo quality of mobile phone cameras. It is a perfect camera for capturing family memories and comes at an affordable price tag. The ISO count and Expeed sensor is a big win for this camera. It also comes with a smaller kit and it does not guarantee perfection. The 18-55mm lens combination is a good buy for newbies, but it has its own shortcomings. The guide settings is a good thing for those who don’t desire to learn the technicalities of photography and just want to shoot irrespective of the camera settings. The Nikon D3300 is a good place to start.
- Autofocus Points: 11
- Digital Zoom: 4x
- Display Size : 3 inches
- Viewfinder:Optical / LCD
- Resolution:24.2 MP
- Lithium Battery Energy Content: 8.85 Watt Hours
- Processor Description: expeed 4
- Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds