camera quality is very good. I Purchased this product in April 2017 in an amount of 22449/-. after uses of 5 and half month, its lens is not working properly. means the lens is not being focused the objects and do not take photos. So it sad for me. I will go service center tomorrow and will fix it ,
Good product for amateurs like me. Used a lot point to shoot cameras in past as well on my mobiles. This is something which a basic to get along with the photography and get to know the intricacies of photography details and theories. Just getting used to with the model after 2 months of use. Good Pictures on the whole.
This is my second camera after the D40. I bought this mainly to shoot videos because it has a mic jack to plug in an external microphone. The 3300 and the 5300 pretty much have the same image quality if you know how to shoot and well versed with slrs. The major differences are that the 5300 has 39 auto focus points compared to the 11 on the 3300. Next, the 5300 has a tilty screen aka articulating screen which will help you get low and high angles without lying on the ground or using a stool. Last difference would be the wifi and GPS connectivity that comes with the 5300. It is not present on the 3300 but can be added as a module on the side remote port to transfer photos. This feature is for people who can't wait to get to thier laptop to transfer photos and need to share what they shot instantly. Price difference between both cameras is 15,000. I think most of us can do without those features of you are low on the budget.
Similarities between both cameras would be the 24.2 mp APS-C sensor and Expeed4 processor that allows burst shots at 5 fps.
If your budget is around 40k then go for D5300 or else D3300 is great for anyone who wants to get into photography. I know professionals who use it as a secondary camera on shoots. Also, if you don't care about a mic port and want Bluetooth connectivity to share photos with your phone, the D3400 is 3-4k more than the D3300 but image quality is the same.
Hope I have helped you with your purchase decision.
Posting few pics which I clicked with the kit lens on my camera.
I just upgraded myself to DSLR category and still trying to figure out the Camera. I was using a point and shoot Camera ( Canon PowerShot SX20 IS) for few years and mostly using the Auto and pre-built shooting modes and never tried manual mode/settings. I felt the my old camera is not great when it comes to low-light photography and was looking to upgrade my photography skills along with a decent entry level DSLR Camera. My first impression on Nikon D3300 ( again I am not a professional), it has lot of manual keys/buttons, settings which are mostly mechanical. especially the multi-selector wheel is so manual. definitely there is a lot of room of automation. Otherwise, this Camera looks like power packed and has many functions and shootings modes. I was hesitant to but D5200 but definitely the flip-out screen is great feature. eg. when taking pictures on D3300, my nose keep touching the LiveView screen leaving lot of smudges. With flip-out screen it would be very easy......Anyways, I am yet to explore this camera fully and hopefully my next experience is going to be a lot better.
I started traveling India since mid 2012. My photography started with Nokia E5 and then I bought my first cam (fujifilm point and shoot) before visiting the Gulf of Mannar. Soon I realized there is a lens-man in me. Then I bought a sony advanced point and shoot ... and finally 15 days back I ordered the Nikon D3300 from Amazon. Thanks to amazon for providing my 1st DSLR at only 28K and within 4 days of ordering. Loving the camera. Wonderful experience. Value for money. Its my new girlfriend now and I home will continue to be ever.
Pros: Light weight 24 MP Super depth Quick AF Loads of options Awesome battery Wide angle Awesome low light photography (unbelievable depth and sharpness)
If you are afraid of buying online then please do not scare if you are buying through Amazon. I did complete research on this.before I placed an order for Nikon D3300.The delivery was done before stipulated date with superb packaging. For warranty I contacted Nikon office at Gurgaon and at Mumbai and they ensure that product is fully covered under their comprehensive warranty for 2 years. Please keep the warranty cards and bill with you to seek warranty if required.About camera this camera is equipped with latest censor and processing engine.Menus are user friendly and you can easily set the camera according to your shooting skills.Nikon D3300 give stunning result and has better image quality. It is very good camera for the person who wish to enhance their shooting skills from point & shoot camera to DSLR.
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. 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 kit 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 the camera performs very well. Nikon D3300 is 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. 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!
First of all good service from Amazon.in, timely delivery before the expected date. Coming to the product, this is my first DSLR and I have researched online for at least 3 months before getting into a conclusion. It is by far the best among the beginners level DSLR in the 25-45k range. Got confused whether to buy Nikon D3300 or Nikon D5200 but chose this one due to better ISO and faster processor and newer version. I am using this camera since almost 2 months now and after using this I am shocked how can a beginners DSLR give performance like this.
Before heading into the review, I would like to mention the contents of the box.
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⦿ Nikon D3300 Body, with body cap. ⦿ Nikkor AF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR II Kit Lens. ⦿ EN-EL14a Li-ion Battery, with a terminal cover. ⦿ MH-24 Battery Charger. ⦿ UC-E17 Data Transfer USB Cable. ⦿ EG-CP14 AV cable. ⦿ Nikon Strap. ⦿ View NX2 CD-ROM. ⦿ User Manual. ⦿ Warranty Card x 2 1. Two years Warranty Card with the serial Number of the Camera 2. One year International Warranty Card with the serial number of the lens [Note: Though the two warranty cards comes with either one of the serial numbers, that does not mean it is only applicable to the lens or camera only, both the warranty cards are applicable to both camera body and lens. Another thing the other accessories are not covered under any warranty] ⦿ 8 GB SD Card (Taped outside the box) ⦿ Nikon DSLR Camera Bag ⦿ Two Nikon School CDs and one invitation. (Received it as a offer, may not be applicable in your case) [Note the camera does not come with an Accessory Hot-Shoe Cover, unlike other models, so you have to buy it separately, if you need to protect your hot-shoe, it costs around 35 INR in normal camera shop.]
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✔ The Sensor: Well o well, the 24 MP sensor that you get in this camera is the same one as that of the Nikon D7100 and Nikon D5300 which speaks much of the picture quality you are going to get with this camera. The sensor has a total pixel density of 24.78 pixels, which result in images having much details, while sacrificing the low light performance a bit. ✔ The camera comes with a faster and more improved processor, the Expeed 4 Processing Engine which lets the camera to process images and especially videos faster than the older models. This is the main reason why the camera's got faster frame rates than the predecessors. ✔ The camera does not come with OLPF(Optical Low Pass Filter) which results in significantly sharper images. Nikon is doing a new upgrade in their cameras nowadays i.e, they are removing the Low Pass Filter, so as a result, the camera can now capture both types of light i.e, with shorter wavelength and longer wavelength which ultimately makes the images much more sharper. ✔ The camera has a 11 point focus system, which is awesome for a camera at this price tag. You get a single cross type focus point in the middle and other 10 normal focus points surrounding the frame. This 11 focus points can do a fast auto focus while paired up with a good lens and it also has 3D tracking functionality. This 11 points are also very helpful and fast responsive during manual focusing. ✔ The ISO performance is very good for a beginner's DSLR at 12800 and a boost ISO of 25600. More importantly this camera has low noise at 1385 ISO which is awesome. But try to avoid ISO more than 3200 until it is a pitch black scene, because that would produce much noise in the images. ✔ The battery backup is also great, 700 shots is very much unexpected from a camera of this configuration but Nikon seems to have got it right. The EN-EL14a battery is an upgraded version of the EN-EL14 battery which used to come with the Nikon D3200 and it has increased mAh and efficient power handling. ✔ The kit lens is very good and it has a much faster auto-focus than the predecessor and is also much compact and lighter. Most importantly the lens comes with VR II motor, which is very useful for a beginner having problems to hold the camera still at earlier stages of photography. It keeps that 52 mm filter thread so no worries for ones who have 52 mm filter from your old lenses, you can use them on this. ✔ 1080p 60fps, now this is a big deal, even some of the advanced DSLRs can't go that far but this does. Very helpful if you need to shoot action. I have been shooting fast action videos with lag free performance at 1080p 60 fps, thanks to the faster new Expeed 4 processor, which has a super fast processing speed. ✔ You get 5fps 24.0MP RAW files which is awesome but you need a good and faster card for that the offered card can't keep up with that speed. Well a good recommendation and in fact the best card will be SanDisk Extreme Pro, it offers fantastic write speed of 72.8mbps for this camera and the buffer never clicks in if you shoot at burst mode using this card, just you have to keep in mind that the shutter needs to be pressed after every 100 shots to continue burst shooting. ✔ The camera has a good colour depth of 24.3 bits which produces vivid colours on the images and you can see the effect of those 24.3 bits during post processing. ✔ The camera comes with a 3 inch 921k dots LCD display, which may not be the best monitor in the world, but certainly it is bright enough and produces vivid colours close to real world view. ✔ Easy Panaroma mode - Now it is like a bonus though you hardly need it, but handy at times. Remember you are capturing a panaroma from a DSLR so the picture would be much much better than what you may take with phones. ✔ Very compact camera. It does not seem like a DSLR if you hold it in your palm, it is so compact and light. The camera only weighs about 450 g (without the battery), which is super light when you are talking about a DSLR of this performance.
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✘ The ISO can be used at one full stop, so you can't get the 1/3rd or 1/2nd stop ISO at manual mode, but you get that in auto mode, that is may be something Nikon has not made due to simplicity for beginners, but that is not so great a deal due to good ISO performance of this camera. ✘ The camera can shoot only 12 bit RAW files, unlike 14 bits in the Nikon D5xxx series, which although produces great image quality, but that extra elegance goes somewhere missing. Though you can hardly notice that until you shoot it at 14 bits RAW and compare the two. ✘ No articulating screen, this is something that would have been better to have for shooting at tricky situations, but that also would have raised the price. But personally I did not give that much priority. Also in professional DSLRs you hardly get that articulating screen.
That said the cons are not that big deal considering the price of this camera and that it is build focusing mostly for the beginners.
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Overall a wonderful camera to be owned. The camera bag offered is also fair enough. Many of us think that camera does the job, if we have good camera we can get good images but that is not the thing, a photographer makes the photograph unique not the camera. Yes, there are some limitations but still that is not that important for good shots. This camera just has more features compared to counterparts from Canon or Sony, or any other company at the same price point but that is not a great deal for photography, this is just a bit advanced. Well I have attached some shots taken with the camera and the camera itself. Thank you for reading this much. I will update the review after more usage in depth. Please hit Yes if you found my review helpful, if not then you can comment on the review with your issue and I will definitely help you. Happy Shopping!!!
Nikon has released a new kit lens in 2016 that is compatible with D3300. There are various kit lenses before it. This is what you need to understand : AF- S 18-55mm VR - oldest AF- S 18-55mm VR II - old AF- P 18-55mm VR- latest
The "P" stands for a stepping motor, a newer technology which makes the lens significantly quieter (almost silent) and slightly faster. The new lens has also slightly better performance at wide open settings. And it has VR- Vibration Reduction for image stabilization. You can read the Ken Rockwell review of this lens.
I've seen many people being angry at the seller for sending them the AF-P VR lens which is the latest, complaining that they did not get the VR II lens. You should be actually thanking them for sending you the latest lens and not the old one.
The new Kit lens requires a firmware update for Nikon D3300( V1.01). But the orders placed now and afterwards will receive cameras with the latest firmware inbuilt.
About the camera, you know its the best. Splendid image quality equivalent to higher end Nikon DX cameras. So even if you buy the D7200, there wouldn't be a big difference in image quality. The controls n features change.
Reasons why you might want to consider Canon 1200D(1300D has no worthy improvement) : 1) You want DSLR quality photos. Nikon just does it better. But Canon's still a DSLR with a big sensor. Great photos there too. 2) If you don't shoot RAW or if you don't post process your photos, get the Canon. (This is where Nikon's sensor really shines, at getting the fine details back) 3) You will get the 2 lens option with Canon under 23K (on good seasons) and that second lens is a 55-250mm IS II. A very good telephoto lens. So if you're not going to buy another lens at all, Canon has a better deal. 4) Canon lenses are usually cheaper. Like the 50mm f1.8 portrait lens. Nikon cost 10,000 INR while Canon's variant is around or below 8000 INR. 5)Canon has a very cheap wide lens, the 10-18mm. Nikon doesn't !
Canon Cons : 1) No amazing sensor. Canon's sensor is smaller in size too. Hence less efficient. But still capable of DSLR quality images. Nikon takes better shots under low light. 2) Not for video lovers. No mic jack on Canon. Does not do 60fps which is required for slow mo. Nikon has a mic jack for clear external audio and it does 60fps too. 3) Nikon is smaller and lighter. 4) Battery. Nikon has double the battery capability compared to Canon.
Both have no touch screen nor a screen that tilts. The Kit lens that comes with Nikon is significantly better than Canon's. So it takes great pictures. Sample shots can be seen at Pixelpeeper or Flickr. And yes, the kits lens can blur the background at 55mm f5.6. Lenses to buy afterwards, if you're serious about photography : 1) Nikon AF P 70-300 VR. Stabilized lens for 14-15k is a great deal. Autofocus is really fast but the aperture at 300mm is 6.3. So it would struggle a bit under low light situations. A major wildlife photographer needs something like the Tamron 150-600mm lens. 2) Nikon 35mm f1.8G. An all around amazing lens. This lens makes you a better photographer. Fixed prime, meaning no zoom. But unmatched image quality at this price. Great for indoor shots too. 3) A wide angle lens. Expensive Tokina 11-16mm. 4) If portraits are a big deal to you, only then go for the 50mm f1.8 G.
Overall an amazing camera. You cannot go wrong with this one. Just make sure you really need a DSLR and its features. If you're someone who needs better images than smartphones with a good flash, better portability and going to shoot in Auto Mode anyway, you're looking for a point and shoot camera and the new ones takes great pictures under good light.
for the bundle 3/5 got my camera today and packing and all were great. I would have rated it a 5 on 5 except for some issues-
1) when i had ordered the camera it was listed at 28400 or thereabouts. I got the product for 28990. since I have been waiting quite sometime, and the price currently is this, i had no choice but to buy. This means the price you see on ordering may not remain the same as the price you get in delivery which is rather strange.
2) the kit clearly says 8 gb card included. the box and all were completely sealed ( i checked them myself) but the memory card is just not there.
any help will be sincerely appreciated.
for the camera 5/5 (i could give a 6/5 :P) the best camera you could buy for the money. definitely better than the d5200. apart from the extra 1 point dynamic range, it is the same thing as far as sensor and all go. plus you get all the advanced features of the d5200 the most time saving one being the automatic distortion control. just download the latest firmware and it will take in any lens you could possibly put on it.
advise is add a uvc filter and invest in a lens hood.
the automatic hdr on 5200 is crap. if you really are into HDR photography you will have to take multiple shots and merge them on your computer to get proper effects.
same goes for landscape (which the d3300 has and d5200 does not).
plus the 3300 takes 700 plus hots compared to the 5200 which takes 500 odd shots (and yes i have used both). if you cant afford a leica, or if you are cagey about buying the fuji x, this is the smallest, lightest camera with no oplf filter (sharper images) that you can buy India for under 30000 for street photography. Pair it up with a 35mm 1.8 nikon for more light control. 5fps shooting is more than enough unless you are doing very serious sports photography.