Nikon D3300 Camera Review

The Nikon D3300 DSLR of the Nikon family stands out as with an alluring budget offer and attractive features that are otherwise only available in the more expensive series members like the Nikon D5300. In fact, it’s one of the best DSLR cameras under 30,000 on the market.

This is the next version of D3200 sharing many great DSLR features and is mainly created for photographers in the intermediate stage. Aspiring to be professionals, people can always opt for this model.

Technical Attributes

24.2 MP DSLR

A combo lens set of 18-55mm and 70-300mm VR lens

23.5×15.6 mm CMOS sensor

ISO range of 100-12800

EXPEED 4 processor

Why It’s So Popular?

It’s simply a complete professional DSLR that you can buy on a budget. While it does have some impressive technical prowess, it doesn’t let that make its user experience any more difficult.

It’s very easy to use, and is hence also one of the best DSLR cameras for beginners. No wonder it also manages to make it to our list of the best DSLR cameras in India.

Detailed View of the Nikon D3300

High ISO sensitivity

The noise suppression is an important element when it comes to photography and that is provided in this camera. It is said that using an ISO range of higher scale will give a high-quality image.

But one cannot use the full range of 12800 to attain that as it is not that very convincing.

It also provides a minimal noise during the low light images which is beneficial while capturing during the night or in low-light conditions.

Point and Shoot Camera

This camera has a high-quality image processing technology using the EXPEED 4. Due to this, capturing ang processing is fast with precision and gives a sharp image output.

This camera is popular for its great output and capturing fast moving objects with great precision.

Ease of Use

For every professional photographer, it is important to understand a camera to be able to get the most out of it. The Nikon D3300 provides an easy interface for the user and all the functions are easy to use.

To help the photographer achieve his/her potential, the camera comes with a guide mode that provides guidance in using different modes and frequencies to capture a moment or image.


There are two main modes i.e Live view mode and View finder mode; it also comes with the eleven point autofocus system with fine ergonomics.


The battery has a long lifespan allowing more than 600 pictures to be captured but if the camera is used in the Live view mode, the battery drains quickly.


A videographer would be pleased to know that the videos can be captured in 1080p full HD video with very smooth and ultra-sharp quality.

Long and Short Exposure Timer

Using this timer, the photographer can quench their creative and innovative captures.

Camera Built

The body of the camera is lightweight and compact as even the lens retract due to locking system available in this model.

The Cons

No external Mic input option

Although the camera promises a brilliant noise suppression, it is better to invest in an external mic to get noise-free videos which is absent in this model.

Low Light attention

The videos in the night scene aren’t very convincing of quality and precision.

No AF to MF switch

If you are a versatile photographer, then the tendency to switch between the Autofocus to Manual focus is necessary. But in this camera, one needs to change the settings every time.

Slothful Live view mode

The camera misses out a photo or two in this mode as there is a shutter lag of one second or more. Hence operating in live view mode isn’t very promising.

Also, the buffer depth is shallow with the RAW file.

Summing It Up

The camera is at the best price range in comparison to its successors who share similar qualities and features as that of D3300. All intermediate photographers can experiment their creativity and expand the horizon of photography knowledge by investing in different range of lenses, adding a flash as the pop-up flash offered needs to be operated manually, and a good filter can be used too.

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