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Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

The Nikon D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 55-200mm Lenses Kit includes the 24.2MP DX-format camera, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II, and the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II lenses, as well as a Nikon camera case for protecting the camera and lenses while shooting or storing them. The kit also includes the Nikon D3

D3300 is a small and versatile camera that boasts an image sensor in DX format with 24.2 megapixels and an EXPEED 4 image processor that allows for high-resolution imaging, exceptional low-light sensitivity up to an expandable ISO 25600 setting, continuous shooting at 5 frames per second, and full HD 1080p video recording.

Additionally, the sensor’s design does not have the typical optical low-pass filter, allowing for the highest possible clarity and resolution in both still images and video recordings. In addition to these photographic assets, the camera is equipped with an 11-point autofocus system that delivers rapid and precise focusing capabilities to accommodate working with a range of subject types in virtually any lighting environment.

A 3.0 is required for live view monitoring and image playback “Optional features include a 921k-dot LCD screen, as well as the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, which allows for Wi-Fi access for remote camera operation and wireless image transfer to a connected mobile device.

Among the accessories included with the D3300 camera body is the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens, which is a conventional zoom with an equivalent focal length range of 27-82.5mm.

Using a powerful VR image stabilization mechanism, this lens can reduce the impression of camera shake by up to four shutter speed steps, which is particularly useful when working in low-light circumstances. Flare and ghosting are reduced by a Super Integrated Coating, which helps to improve picture clarity, contrast, and color neutrality.

A rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasant out-of-focus look in shallow depth of field photos. The package also includes the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II lens, which has an even larger 82.5-300mm equivalent focal length range than the standard 55-200mm zoom lens.

In addition to VR image stabilization and a Super Integrated Coating, this telephoto zoom lens has extra-low dispersion glass to reduce chromatic aberrations across the zoom range, which is particularly important for low-light photography.

Furthermore, both of these lenses are equipped with Silent Wave Motors, which provide rapid, quiet, and smooth focusing performance that is beneficial for both still photography and video recording.

Featuring the Nikon D3300 DSLR camera and the 18-55mm lens (Black)

Photographers will like the Nikon D3300 DSLR Camera’s small and flexible design, which has a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor in DX format and an EXPEED 4 image processor.

The sensor and CPU work together to provide high-resolution imagery, exceptional low-light sensitivity (up to an extendable ISO 25600), continuous shooting at up to 5 frames per second, and Full HD 1080p video recording capabilities, among other things.

Additionally, the sensor design does not have the typical optical low-pass filter, allowing for the highest possible clarity and resolution in both still images and video recordings. In addition to these photographic assets, the camera is equipped with an 11-point autofocus system that delivers rapid and precise focusing capabilities to accommodate working with a range of subject types in virtually any lighting scenario.

Furthermore, a variety of shooting modes and features are available to assist you in artistically enhancing your picture, including an Easy Panorama mode as well as Picture Control settings that allow you to modify the color and contrast values of your photographs and videos while still shooting them.

A big 3.0-inch display is required for live view monitoring, picture playback, and menu navigation “A 921k-dot LCD monitor with a broad 160-degree viewing angle is provided, allowing for more comfortable working from both high and low positions.

Aside from providing Wi-Fi access, the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter may be utilized to remotely control the D3300 from an Android or iOS mobile device, which further enhances the viewing and shooting capabilities of the camera.

This basic zoom lens, which has an equivalent focal length range of 27-82.5mm in 35mm terms, is included with the D3300 camera body. It is the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II, which is also included with the D3300 camera body.

Using a powerful VR image stabilization mechanism, this lens can reduce the impression of camera shake by up to four shutter speed steps, which is particularly useful when working in low-light circumstances. Flare and ghosting are reduced by a Super Integrated Coating, which helps to improve picture clarity, contrast, and color neutrality.

A rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasant out-of-focus look in shallow depth of field photos.

Sensor with a resolution of 24.2MP DX-Format and an EXPEED 4 processor

The combined efforts of the 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 4 processor result in overall high image quality that includes noticeable detail, dynamic range, color accuracy, and low-light sensitivity up to a native ISO 12800, which can be further increased to ISO 25600 with an optional extension.

The sensor’s architecture also does not have an optical low-pass filter, which allows it to capture the maximum degree of sharpness and detail from its subject matter. As a result, the EXPEED 4 CPU provides a significant boost in overall performance across the camera system, including capability for Full HD 1080p movie recording and a full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 5 frames per second.

Sensor for autofocus with Multi-CAM 1000 technology

An effective autofocus mechanism, which utilizes 11 different AF points to swiftly acquire focus in a variety of lighting settings ranging from -1 to +19 EV, contributes to the great image quality.

Full-HD video recording is available.

Full HD 1920 x 1080p video recording is available in different frame rates up to 60 fps, as well as HD 720p and SD 480p in numerous frame rates, all in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec. HD 720p and SD 480p recording are also supported in multiple frame rates.

In addition to face identification and subject tracking, full-time focusing is available throughout recording, allowing for consistent sharpness across a wide range of subject types. It is possible to record high-quality sound using a built-in monaural microphone; however, a microphone input has been inserted into the body design to allow for the use of an external microphone for improved sound quality and control over audio recordings.

Design of the Body

The D3300 incorporates a huge 3.0-inch display “The 921k-dot vary-angle LCD monitor has a 160-degree viewing angle, which allows it to provide improved viewing capabilities from both high and low working positions. For more precise eye-level viewing and real-time monitoring of subjects, an optional brilliant pentamirror optical viewfinder is also included in the design.

A built-in pop-up flash is also available for additional lighting while working in low-light circumstances, and it is compatible with Nikon’s i-TTL flash metering technology, which allows for more accurate exposure control. In addition, a hot shoe may be utilized for connection, with an optional external flash for even more control over illumination.

18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Lens (AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II)

The basic zoom AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens, has a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 27-82.5mm and is included with the camera body, giving a focal length range of 27-82.5mm. This lens has been designed to be as compact and lightweight as possible, and it has a retractable lens barrel that extends 2.6 inches “from the perspective of the camera To make use of the D3300’s low-light photographic capabilities, VR (Vibration Reduction) technology has been included into the lens’ design to enable up to four stops of correction against camera shake for cleaner, sharper pictures. Additional coatings, such as Super Integrated Coating (SIC), have been added to the lens elements in order to preserve real color accuracy and contrast while minimizing flare and ghosting.

Additional Camera Functions

  • Using the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, you may quickly transmit imagery and monitor a live view from a connected mobile device while using Wi-Fi connectivity to connect to the camera system.
  • When using Easy Panorama Mode, you may record a high-resolution single image just by panning over the subject, which makes the process of creating panoramic photographs much simpler.
  • A useful Guide Mode is provided to assist you in becoming familiar with the D3300 by guiding you through a series of step-by-step lessons.
  • Picture Control modes, which can be accessed straight from the camera through a dedicated button, allow you to apply predetermined aesthetics to photos in-camera. These include Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, Vivid, and user-customizable settings, among others.
  • The use of Active D-Lighting while working in high contrast environments, such as backlight lighting, allows for the preservation of both highlight and shadow features. Because of the processing capacity of the EXPEED 4 CPU, a more regulated image will be created, with brightness levels that are closer to what is perceived naturally. This mode is best suited for working with subjects that are in motion.
  • Using Scene Auto Selector, your camera will automatically determine what you are photographing and how you are photographing it. It will then choose the most appropriate Scene Mode for the situation and modify the exposure settings to best depict the scene.
  • Scene modes include Auto, Auto (Flash Off), Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up, and Night Portrait. There are also several other options.
  • Among the in-camera image editing features is D-lighting, red-eye correction, trimming, monochrome images with filter effects applied, color balance adjustments, resizing images with image overlays, NEF (RAW) processing, quick retouching, straightening, distortion control (fish-eye), perspective control (color sketch), miniature effect (photo illustration), and selective color.
  • Languages supported include Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Marathi, and Telugu. Languages not supported include Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch,

Nikon D3300 Specs

Price
MSRPBody w/18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR II lens ($649.95)
Body type
Body typeCompact SLR
Body materialCarbon fiber, composite
Sensor
Max resolution6000 x 4000
Other resolutions4512 x 3000, 3008 x 2000
Image ratio w:h3:2
Effective pixels24 megapixels
Sensor photodetectors25 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorExpeed 4
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
ISOAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (with boost)
Boosted ISO (maximum)25600
White balance presets12
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal, Basic
File formatNEF (RAW, 12-bit)JPEG
Optics & Focus
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomNo
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points11
Lens mountNikon F
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3″
Screen dots921,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT LCD (160-degree viewing angle)
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage95%
Viewfinder magnification0.85× (0.57× 35mm Equiv.)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Exposure modesProgrammed auto with flexible program (P)Shutter-priority (S)Aperture priority (A)Manual (M)
Scene modesAuto, Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up, Night portrait
Built-in flashYes (Pop-up)
Flash range12.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flashYes (via hot shoe or wireless)
Flash modesAuto, Auto slow sync, Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, Auto with red-eye reduction, Fill-flash, Off, Rear-curtain sync, Rear-curtain with slow sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync
Flash X sync speed1/200 sec
Drive modesSingle-frameSelf-timerQuiet shutter-releaseQuick response remoteDelayed remoteContinuous
Continuous drive5.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs (1-9 exposures))
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot AF-area
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
MicrophoneMono
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage includedNone
Connectivity
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (mini HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portNo
WirelessOptional
Wireless notesWU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
Remote controlYes (Optional)
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionEN-EL14a lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA)700
Weight (inc. batteries)430 g (0.95 lb / 15.17 oz)
Dimensions124 x 98 x 76 mm (4.88 x 3.86 x 2.99″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingNo
GPSOptional
GPS notesGP-1

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