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With the NIKON D3300 you can capture every special moment in the lifelike quality it deserves–and have a great time doing it! With its included zoom lens, the new ultra-compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II, the D3300 is a small, easy to use HD-SLR. Capture beautiful 24.2-MP photos and 1080p Full HD videos with vibrant colors and softly blurred backgrounds, then share them instantly with your compatible smartphone and the optional WU-1a Wireless Adapter. Whether you”re creating high-resolution panoramas, adding fun special effects or recording dazzling HD video with sound, the D3300 will bring you endless joy, excitement and memories–just like the special moments of your life.


Creating beautiful photos and videos has never been more fun.

Life is full of surprising, joyful moments—moments worth remembering. The D3300 makes it fun and easy to preserve those moments in the lifelike beauty they deserve: stunning 24.2-megapixel photos and 1080p Full HD videos with tack-sharp details, vibrant colors and softly blurred backgrounds. With its included zoom lens, the new ultra-compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II, the D3300 is a small and light HD-SLR and easy to use, too. Like sharing photos? The D3300 photos can appear instantly on your compatible smartphone or tablet for easy sharing with the optional WU-1a Wireless Adapter*! Whether you’re creating high-resolution panoramas, adding artistic special effects or recording HD video with sound, the D3300 will bring you endless joy, excitement and memories—just like the special moments of your life.


Nikon D3300 photo of a baby's hands and feet inset with the wide shot of the entire baby

Beautiful memories made easy

Create stunning lifelike photos and HD videos

Taking snapshots with a smartphone is convenient, but are those photos good enough for preserving precious moments? The D3300’s new EXPEED 4 lets you shoot at high speeds up to 5 frames per second, shoot in low light with high ISO sensitivity, create high-resolution panoramas and much more. Your 24.2-megapixel photos and 1080p Full HD videos will be so impressive, so rich with detail† and color—so lifelike—they’ll bring back the feelings of the moments they capture.

Use your smartphone with it

Share photos instantly with your compatible smartphone or tablet

Attach the optional WU-1a Wireless Adapter and marvel as the photos you take with the D3300 instantly appear on your compatible smartphone or tablet. Share your favorite shots without missing a beat—text them, email them, upload them to your favorite social networking sites—it’s your choice! You can even use your compatible smartphone or tablet as a remote monitor for the D3300. See what the camera sees and fire the shutter, perfect for self-portraits and group photos that actually include you.

Nikon D3300 panorama photo of mountains and their reflections in water showing special effects

Impress with every shot

Spectacular panoramas, Guide Mode and fun Special Effects

Using the D3300 is super easy—and a blast. Can’t get the whole scene into your frame? Turn on Easy Panorama Mode and pan across the scene—the D3300 will capture the entire view as a high-resolution panoramic image. It’s that easy! Guide Mode gives step-by-step help when you need it (it’s like having an expert at your side), and you can easily get creative with built-in Image Effects, filters and more. You even get to choose which color you want for your D3300—black, grey or red!.

Photo of the Nikon D3300 and hats and sunglasses on a blanket on the grass showing lightweight design

Take it everywhere

Compact, lightweight and reliable

The D3300 is a small and light HD-SLR camera even when paired with the included AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens, which has a new ultra-compact design. The combination is designed to fit comfortably in your hands, and all of the D3300’s buttons and dials are positioned for convenient, efficient operation. You’ll take the D3300 everywhere you go, which means you’ll bring home all the beautiful memories of your activities.


Nikon D3300 photo of an amusement park ride on the LCD showing Full HD video capture capabilities.

Capture the sights and sounds

The D3300 doesn’t only take great photos, it takes dazzling 1080p Full HD video with sound, too! Record smooth, ultra-sharp HD movies you can play back on your HDTV or upload to video sites. You can even apply those fun special effects for more creativity!



Technical Details

  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View

Customer Reviews

Best Picture Quality of Most DSLR’s Today

701 people found this helpful.
 on March 17, 2014
By Charles Seiler
The Nikon D3300 has some of the best low light and best picture quality of mid level DSLR cameras, in the APS-C sensor size (this is not a full size sensor, but to get a full size sensor you will need to spend about $2000 or $3000 more).

I LOVE this camera!

109 people found this helpful.
 on October 6, 2014
By Farm Chick
I purchased this camera for the purpose of having a great travel camera, and a “go to” camera when I don’t feel like lugging along a lot of equipment. The image quality is superb, and it compares really well to the D5300, which was another camera I was considering. Where the D3300 really excels over the 3100 & 3200 is the ISO range. It takes beautiful shots in lower natural lighting situations, but realize that the lens has something to do with this as well. There were some complaints about the camera, but again, I believe this to be due to the limitations of the included lens (which has a limited range of aperture & depth of field). The settings on the camera can only go so far as the lens allows. It would be best to match your lens with the type(s) of photography you like to do rather than expecting the camera to work like a point and shoot. As far as the image processing and video it is on par with the D5300. It’s very easy to use, and would be a perfect entry level camera for the anyone not familiar with DSLRs. There are tons of features with this camera, and some interesting modes for certain effects that are quite simply fun & easy for anyone to use. I really appreciate the self cleaning mechanism within the camera (called the dust reduction system) that’s handy for me when traveling. If you’d like the ease of a point and shoot camera yet want much more professional looking and beautiful images, this is the camera for you. Realize that you may need lenses (prime, longer range zoom, or macro) to get the most from this camera, that’s up to you in choosing what matches your needs. Personally, I’d purchase it again in a heartbeat, and am looking forward to using it during my travels and the holidays. I’m very pleased. Highly recommended!

Take it from amatuer – Buy it.

99 people found this helpful.
 on July 6, 2015
By Brittany-Marie Aarons
I just got this camera and I’m really obsessing over it. I’m not professional in any way but I love good quality pictures and just getting a camera high MP wasn’t enough. I’m learning something new about it everyday but the quality of the pictures is amazing and it’s so easy to use. I’m proud of this purchase.

For Potential Nikon Buyers

139 people found this helpful.
 on May 29, 2014
By J. Balamurugan
Previously I owned Sony DSC F717 which was best in class back then and it still performs well, within its limits. So I would be making few comparisons along the way when necessary.

… bought a DSLR camera and it doesn’t make me disappointed at all

40 people found this helpful.
 on April 30, 2015
By Thinh
First time I’ve bought a DSLR camera and it doesn’t make me disappointed at all. I love it, easy to use with guide mode that helps me a lot.

Perfect camera and perfect price

58 people found this helpful.
 on August 22, 2014
By Zed
othing really to say, acomplished perfectly my expectations. It’s a GREAT camera for its price. For me, someone who cares more about the quality, this camera is exactly the same as the D5300 but without the detachable screen and without GPS, neither Wi-fi.

… just over 8 months now and I am very pleased with the performance of this camera in casual shooting …

42 people found this helpful.
 on November 28, 2015
By alejandro ramgoolam
I have been using this camera just over 8 months now and I am very pleased with the performance of this camera in casual shooting and it has even managed to hold its own for me when tasked with some light event photography. The camera body is fairly light in hand in comparison to other DSLRs such as its predecessors the nikon 3200 and 3100 and it is also considerably less bulky than the 5300 and all 7000 series dslrs which make this camera very convenient for out door work. In portraiture the kit lens do more then you would expect in terms of quality; they are relatively fast autofocusing (for a kit lens) and the new VR2 lens design makes them much more compact than their predecessors as well. As a new photographer with this being the first DSLR I have ever owned I have found that through use of these lens that they are out grown fairly quickly. After a couple months of use the 55-200mm VR2 kit lens became inadequate in terms of its zoom capabilities. Despite that the biggest difference between a DSLR and a point and shoot is the ability to use different lens actually stopping to get your 55-200 lens and switch it with your 18-55 or vice versa nearly always causes you to miss the shot. For this reason I would recommend investing is a sigma(a third party company) 18-250mm lens and forgo purchasing the 18-55 and 55-200 since it will not require upgrading nearly as fast as the kit lens.

Great Image Quality!!

35 people found this helpful.
 on May 23, 2015
By C. Outerbridge
The D3300 has great image quality. I am new to photography but the D3300 was easy enough to learn especially once I watched a few Youtube videos on how to use the camera. The D3300 is a small camera which is great because it’s not like you have to lug around a huge DSLR. I bought the camera with both VRII lenses. However, I find I only really use the 18-55mm VRII stock lens. After a while, you will have to learn how to use the camera in manual mode in order to get the quality you want.