Nikon D3300 – Easy Way to Capture Share-Worthy Images

Nikon D3300 DSLR

Product Summary

  • Model Name: Nikon D3300
  • Release Date: January 6, 2014
  • FocusType: Autofocus
  • Format : APS-C Crop Sensor
  • Mounts: Nikon
  • Color: Black, Red and Grey
  • Availability: February 20, 2014
  • Price: $649.95
  • Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H

Key Features

  • 24.2-megapixel DX-format sensor with no OLPF
  • Guide Mode: Clear, step-by-step assistance
  • Superb low-light performance: ISO 100–12,800 (expandable to ISO 25,600 equivalent)
  • Fast and powerful EXPEED 4 image processing engine
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • Razor-sharp 11-point AF system with a cross-type sensor in the centre
  • 420-pixel RGB metering sensor with Nikon’s Scene Recognition System
  • D-Movie: Full HD movies at frame rates up to 50/60p
  • Built-in microphone and compatibility with Nikon’s ME-1 Stereo Microphone
  • Easy wireless connectivity: Via Nikon’s Wu-1a Mobile Adapter
  • Special Effects mode: 13 distinctive effects for still images and movies
  • 6 Scene Modes
  • Large LCD screen: 7.5 cm (3.0-in.) with wide-viewing angle and 921K-dot resolution
  • Optical viewfinder with approximately 95% frame coverage and 0.85x magnification
  • Small, lightweight body: Approx. 124×98×75.5 mm. Weighs just 410 g (without battery and memory card)
  • Small, retractable kit lens: AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II
  • Stable grip for secure handling
  • Choice of three body colours: Black, red, and grey
  • Expandable system: Compatible with the full range of NIKKOR DX-format lenses and entry-level Nikon Speedlights

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Features

Nikon D3300 Cameras

Preserve Precious Memories with Incredible Quality

Life is full of memorable moments that are meant to be captured with supreme quality and rich detail. The Nikon D3300 features a high-resolution 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor to help ensure amazing image quality, even in challenging low-light shooting scenarios. The high resolution affords photographers the ability to capture crisp details or crop images with confidence. For increased image fidelity, the sensor has no optical low pass filter (OLPF), boosting resolution and image sharpness to the maximum, while the addition of a new EXPEED 4 image processor helps render true colors and precise detail in every image. EXPEED 4 also offers improved image quality at high ISOs, enhanced auto white balance performance, faster processing speeds and improved battery efficiency. Whether shooting candids of the kids or a weekend getaway at the beach, the Nikon D3300 is ready to deliver beautiful stills and stunning HD video.

The Nikon D3300 is packed with high performance features that make shooting easy and enjoyable, even in difficult shooting situations such as fast action sports and low-light scenes. A wide 100-12,800 (expandable up to 25,600) ISO range helps ensure top-quality photos and video in challenging light while an 11-point Autofocus System is ready to capture fleeting moments while easily keeping pace with even the most active toddler. Nikon’s newest HD-SLR is also capable of high-speed continuous shooting at up to 5 frames-per-second (fps), great for the fast-moving action of a soccer game or dance recital.

Create, Share, Enjoy

Brimming with fun features, the Nikon D3300 is ready to help create and share incredible stories through beautiful images and HD video. With the help of the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter2, users can take advantage of Wi-Fi connectivity for instant uploading of images and videos to a smart device for easy sharing through social networks. Users can also remotely control the D3300 using their smart device as a remote “Live View” monitor. Releasing the shutter from a smart device will help make sure no one is left out of the next family photo.

The Nikon D3300 is ready to help each user realize their creative vision with 13 In-Camera Effects and four new effects modes, including Photo Illustration, Super Vivid and Pop. The D3300 is also the first Nikon HD-SLR equipped with the fourth new effects mode, Easy Panorama Mode, enabling the capture of beautiful landscapes and stunning scenic views with ease. When the story is better told with HD video, Nikon’s newest HD-SLR is ready at a moment’s notice to help users create glorious Full 1080p HD video with vivid color and sharp details, up to 60p. Capturing gorgeous HD video is easy with the Nikon D3300 with the assistance of Full-time AF (autofocus) to help keep elusive subjects in focus, and a one-touch recording button so not to miss any moment.

For those new to the benefits of D-SLR photography, Nikon has expanded upon its acclaimed Guide Mode to help users learn and explore new ways to capture great photos and HD video. Guide Mode teaches the basic functions of the camera, but also works to help the user become a better, more knowledgable photographer. When using this mode, users have access to four options: Shoot photos using example images, View/Delete, Setup and Retouch their images in-camera, making it easy for beginners to immediately take their photos to the next level.

Capture On-The-Go

The extremely lightweight and versatile D3300 is the perfect companion for a fast moving, always on the go lifestyle. The camera features a conveniently compact body (4.9” x 3.8” x 2.9”), and is ergonomically designed for a comfortable hold that is easy to take anywhere. Additionally, the camera body is constructed with carbon fiber for lightweight durability. The D3300 is also equipped with an optical viewfinder that helps frame the perfect shot in any lighting condition, whether capturing the school play or a high school graduation.
To complement the Nikon small stature of the D3300, Nikon has also introduced the new, more compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II standard zoom lens that inherits a familiar focal length (27-82.5mm, 35mm equivalent) while incorporating a new retractable lens barrel design found in Nikon’s 1 NIKKOR lens series. This design ensures the lens is remarkably smaller than its predecessor, and when paired with the D3300makes the camera package nearly 30% smaller and 25% lighter. An ideal 3X zoom lens for every on-the-go moment, the18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens features up to four stops3 of VR image stabilization, a silent wave motor to ensure quiet AF operation and auto/manual focusing options.

The 35mm f/1.8: A Versatile FX-Format Prime Ready for Anything

With the latest addition to Nikon’s popular f/1.8 prime series of FX-format lenses, Nikon has announced the new AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G, a versatile fixed lens ready to thrive in any shooting situation. The new 35mm f/1.8G lens rounds out a collection of acclaimed f/1.8 lenses including the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G, AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G and AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G lenses. Sporting the popular 35mm focal length and covering a 63 degree angle of view with a constant f/1.8 aperture, Nikon’s newest FX-format lens delivers outstanding viewfinder clarity and high contrast while providing outstanding low-light performance and depth of field control.

Sample images by Nikon D3300 on Flickr

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Technical Specifications

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of view Nikon DX format; focal length equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
Effective pixels 24.2 million
Image sensor 23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels 24.78 million
Dust-reduction System Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image size (pixels) Easy panorama mode: 4800 x 1080 (normal, horizontal pan). 1632 x 4800 (normal, vertical pan). 9600 x 1080 (wide, horizontal pan). 1632 x 9600 (wide, vertical pan). Other modes: 6000 x 4000 (Large). 4496 x 3000 (Medium). 2992 x 2000 (Small)
Storage – File format NEF (RAW): 12 bit, compressed. JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression. NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified
Media SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
File system DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Viewfinder Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.85 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint 18 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment -1.7 – +0.5 m-1
Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex mirror Quick return
Lens aperture Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lenses Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses. Autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported), and AI-P lenses. Non-CPU lenses can be used in mode M, but the camera exposure meter will not function. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Shutter type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed 1/4000 – 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time
Flash sync speed X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Release modes Single frame, continuous, quiet shutter release, self-timer, delayed remote; ML-L3, quick-response remote; ML-L3
Frame advance rate Up to 5 fps. Note: Frame rates assume manual focus, manual or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values.
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures
Exposure Metering TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses) Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame. Spot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F) Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0-20 EV. Spot metering: 2-20 EV
Exposure meter coupling CPU
Mode Auto modes (auto; auto, flash off); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait); special effects modes (night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; color sketch; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key; HDR painting; easy panorama)
Exposure compensation Can be adjusted by -5 – +5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV in P, S, A, and M modes
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 100-12800 in steps of 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 1 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting On, off
Autofocus Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 11 focus points (including one cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft 8 in.-9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range -1 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point Can be selected from 11 focus points
AF-area mode Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points)
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flash Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, super vivid, pop, photo illustration, color sketch, toy camera effect: Auto flash with auto pop-up. P, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide Number Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Flash control TTL: i-TTL flash control using 420-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, or SB-300; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash mode Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
Flash compensation -3 – +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminal AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balance Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning
Live view – Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F). Manual focus (MF)
Live view – AF-area mode Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Live view – Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Live View – Automatic scene selection Available in auto and auto, flash off modes
Movie – Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie – Metering method Matrix
Movie – Frame size (pixels) and frame rate 1920 x 1080, 60p (progressive)/50p/30p/25p/24p, high/normal. 1280 x 720, 60p/50p, high/normal. 640 x 424, 30p/25p, high/normal. Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode. 25p and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode. Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps.
Movie – File format MOV
Movie – Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie – Audio recording format Linear PCM
Movie – Audio recording device Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Movie – ISO sensitivity ISO 100-12800; can also be set to approx. 1 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 12800
Monitor 7.5-cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD with 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie and panorama playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation, picture rating, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
USB Hi-Speed USB
Video output NTSC, PAL
HDMI output Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminal Wireless remote controllers: WR-1, WR-R10 (available separately). Remote cords: MC-DC2 (available separately). GPS units: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter); supports optional ME-1 stereo microphones
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14a battery
AC adapter EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 124 x 98 x 75.5 mm (4.9 x 3.9 x 3 in.)
Weight Approx. 460 g (1 lb 0.2 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 410 g/14.5 oz (camera body only)
Operating environment – Temperature 0 °C-40 °C (+32 °F-104 °F)
Operating environment – Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-24 battery charger, DK-25 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, AN-DC3 strap, UC-E17 USB cable, EG-CP14 audio/video cable, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM

 

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Nikon D3300 (Red)

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