Nikon D3300 review

Nikon D3300 review

Nikon D3300 Review: Verdict

Nikon continues to show its strength at this end of the market. While the entry-level area may not seem like the most lucrative, hooking somebody at the beginning of a buying career is key to long-term sales, so it’s no surprise to see manufacturers like Canon and Nikon going all in.

With the Nikon D3300 you get a lot of seriously good specification for your money. There’s the 24-megapixel sensor, for instance, which with its AA filter-less design is capable of producing more detail than the previous version of the camera, and gives you the bonus of being able to crop into the scene for extra reach.

Updating the user interface has given the D3300 a cleaner look, and the Guide mode continues to appeal to beginner photographers who don’t want to keep fishing for their camera manual when they want to try a new technique or feature.

If there’s one thing missing from the Nikon D3300, we would have liked to see built-in Wi-Fi. There’s also no touch or articulating screen.

Although it’s to be expected at this price point, it makes some of the entry-level compact system cameras that do offer this functionality look more appealing.

The Nikon D3300 will no doubt go head to head versus the Canon EOS 1200D, which seems a little lacklustre next to Nikon’s offering, although the 1200D is cheaper.

Perhaps a more favourable comparison, for Canon at least, is with the 100D, the world’s smallest digital SLR.

The entry-level space will continue to be hotly contested, but Nikon shows no sign of losing its grip on this important market.

Nikon D3300 Review: Verdict

Features: 4/5
Build/Handling: 5/5
Image quality: 5/5
Value: 4/5

Final Score: 5/5

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Nikon D3300 Review: Verdict
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