Nikon D3300 vs D3200 vs D3100: which camera should you choose?

Nikon D3300 vs D3200 vs D3100: which camera should you choose?

Nikon D3300 vs D3200 vs D3100: Our conclusion

Nikon D3300 vs D3200 vs D3100: which camera should you choose?

At first sight, the D3300 looks like a very small upgrade over the D3200, but as is often the case with Nikon launches, there are lots of small changes which add up.

The resolution is the same, but the removal of the Optical Low Pass Filter promises slightly improved fine detail rendition, the Expeed 4 processor brings a one-stop improvement in the ISO range and a 1fps boost in continuous shooting speed, and the new camera has an Effects mode previously found only on the more expensive D5000-series Nikons.

Perhaps most important of all, though, is the retracting kit lens. The D3300 is a little lighter than the D3200 and D3100, but the new lens slashes the overall package’s weight and size. The D3300 will feel like a very different camera compared to the other two.

Until the prices fall, though, it’s not the best value. That award has to go to the D3200, which offers a resolution unbeaten by any other APS-C format DSLR but also boasts a budget price tag.

The Nikon D3100 is cheaper still, but uses older sensor technology and can’t match the D3200’s speed and ISO range, and the saving hardly seems worth it.

Nikon D3300 vs D3200 vs D3100: Sensor, Processor, Continuous shooting
Nikon D3300 vs D3200 vs D3100: ISO, Kit lens, Autofocus
Nikon D3300 vs D3200 vs D3100: Shooting modes, Movies, LCD
Nikon D3300 vs D3200 vs D3100: Memory, Wi-Fi, Battery
Nikon D3300 vs D3200 vs D3100: Dimensions, Weight, Price
Nikon D3300 vs D3200 vs D3100: Our conclusion

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