Most Popular DSLR: Nikon D3300

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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

Excellent for beginners. A few suggestions on accessories.

112 people found this helpful.
 on February 20, 2017
By Adam P.
Update: For those looking to capture action photography when the subject is not near the camera (e.g., throwing a toy as a dog is running away from you, wildlife and bids), I highly suggest looking into the following lens: 

Beautiful camera, simple but can be highly advanced

68 people found this helpful.
 on November 8, 2016
By Emmie
I LOVE this camera. Its been on numerous trips with me, such as North Carolina, Washington DC, the Adirondacks, Cape Cod, Baltimore, and so many more. The quality is SUPER nice, and the audio from videos is VERY crisp. This was my first DSLR, and I would recommend this to anybody whos looking for a nice simple DSLR with auto and manual settings. Ive had this caera for almost a year now as well and its highly durable! Its been in boats, cars, tree tops, boxes, waterproof bags, you name it. I love my little D3300 and I hope you will too!! 100 outta 5 stars! (if you like my photos follow me on instagram @emmie.phorourke)

Best Picture Quality of Most DSLR’s Today

872 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).

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

72 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.

My D3300

2 people found this helpful.
 on June 7, 2016
By James Ellis
Have not had this long enough to write a comprehensive review. I love what I have seen so far, and am confident that this “entry level” D3300, is an absolute jewel for the modest asking price. 24 megapixels, for me, is ridiculous. I shoot at 13. All pics are very clean. Video is stunning. I didn’t expect that to be that good. After all, it’s not a video camera. I’m not particularly thrilled over pushing a button to release the lens but, that kit lens does a real good job.

Love this camera!!

9 people found this helpful.
 on April 9, 2014
By cristina sola
This is my first “real” camera and it is so awesome. I’ve taken it out on a week long road trip only but the 500 pictures I took came out great! I’ve ordered a book to learn a little more. But I do love it!

An updated excellent camera

14 people found this helpful.
 on November 3, 2014
By KSArnold
I got this model as I hae used and loved the D3200 and the D3300 has a few changes that sounded interesting. The 3300 is slightly smaller with a new smaller lens and has some new effects that earlier models don’t have. I got a refurbished one at a very good price. These should be just as good as new for a good price so save some money if you can.

Fantastic camera

 on May 4, 2017
By E
I purchased the 2 lens kit (18-55 and 55-200) and i couldn’t be happier. Its a great camera for the money and it takes fantastic pictures if you know how to use it. Its a Nikon, so it will accept any Nikon lens. I had some old ones from my Nikon N60 film camera lying around and they attach and work great with the D3300. Mine came with all the needed cords, camera bag, 2 lenses, battery, charger, strap and of course the camera body itself. Theres a reason that this camera is on so many “Best Camera” lists, for the money nothing else comes close. I highly recommend this product.

Great starter camera for the family

3 people found this helpful.
 on March 25, 2016
By qduongb
Awesome camera. Got this as a Christmas gift. Great for amateur photography. Mine came with the 18-55mm and 55-200mm lens. Great for family photos, taking pictures outside, and kids activities and sports. The max resolution is 4000×6000 so it can produce a decent size print of great quality depending on what pictures you take. The controls are easy to figure out once you read the manual and then play around with the settings. I best way to learn the camera inside and out are to manipulate the settings and see what pictures you get.

Yes, Yes, Yes

3 people found this helpful.
 on November 13, 2016
By StoutAbout
Perfect beginner package. Purchased for my 17 year old for Christmas last year and it has been 11 months and she still loves it. It was highly recommended to me for night pictures and so far it has been perfect for her. She photographs the sky often and her pictures are so much vibrant than those with entry Cannon cameras.
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