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It's compact, lightweight design make it easy to carry around with you, so it's always available for when the perfect photo opportunity arises. When it does, you're free to let the camera do the work in it's Auto mode, or use the built-in Guide Mode to have the D3300 show you how to achieve the look you want so you can take control. If you're feeling really creative, there's 13 Special Effects and Retouch menu options to let your imagination run wild.
It is compact, lightweight and it will impress you with its brilliant performance; introducing the D3300 from Nikon. Weighing in at less than 500 grams with an easy-to-hold grip that fits nicely in the palm of your hand, this is a little camera perfect for everyday usage and for travel that will impress with features and performance for greater than its size would suggest.
A high-resolution 24MP Sensor
At the center of the D3300 is a 24 megapixel sensor that has been designed without an optical low-pass filter, which basically renders images ever sharper. This excellence in image quality can also be attributed to the EXPEED 4 processing engine, which is likewise responsible for the speedy performance of the camera and the brilliant low-light performance.
5FPS – Able to keep up with moving subjects
A 5 Frames per second continuous shooting drive makes the D3300 suitable to photograph any moving subject of your choice. From sports to wildlife to children this type of burst rate will provide you with the ability to take numerous high-quality images of your subject and you can simply pick the one you like the best in editing. Missing the shot of a lifetime due to lackluster equipment is a thing of the past!
A camera with the ability to guide you through
For the beginners the D3300 is the perfect counterpart to start you out on your learning curve into more advanced photographic skills. The in-built guide mode will take you through shooting various scenarios step-by-step, until you are confident to tackle these situations yourself. The camera also has on offer 13 special effects to choose from to help develop your creative eye and experiment with what styles of photography might suit you and your subjects.
Impressing Full HD movie at 60p
Videographers will also find the D3300 to be a more than capable performer, with an offering of Full HD video at up to 60p. The result is smooth and natural looking footage that is simply remarkable for an entry level DSLR. Other video shooting features of note are the ability to change shutter speeds and exposures, focus both manually and automatically and the ability to add an external microphone via the 3.5mm jack. Again, the D3300 punches above its class with video features far exceeding reasonable expectations.
Great camera for enthusiast moving forward from the compact type Tassiewolf, 13/07/2015
I've had several cameras even 35 mm film SLR but more recently digital format compacts. Most lenses on compacts are small aperture and not good in low light particularly when flash is long distance from subject. The Nikon has a great kit lens for a wide-angle to normal view range. Auto mode has good focus and it is quick. Features include vibration reduction and simple light and shutter settings. In camera Panorama Mode is there too.
It is light and simple to use. Currently I am doing the free course at Udemy 'shooting in manual' which is good for people new to or thinking about DSLR cameras and photography.
Easy to use, Compact, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes