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NikonD3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 146 reviews)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (104)
  • Easy to use (102)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (82)
  • Fast shutter speed (60)
  • Image stabilization (59)

Cons

  • Small LCD screen (9)
  • Lag / shutter delay (6)
  • Noisy at high ISO (4)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (91)
  • Landscape/scenery (86)
  • Travel (73)
  • Low light (60)
  • Sports/action (44)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (57), Photo enthusiast (40), Semi-pro photographer (10), Photography student (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (97), Yes (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best in it's class.

Bottom Line is, I would recommend this camera to anyone starting out with DSLR. As well as, any pro who needs a beater to do time lapse, and for anyone considering a Mirrorless...Read complete review

Bottom Line is, I would recommend this camera to anyone starting out with DSLR. As well as, any pro who needs a beater to do time lapse, and for anyone considering a Mirrorless for the compactness of street photography. I got this camera because someone stole my D3200. It's the best value for a DSLR, and I use it for 4K time-lapse, video, and street photography. No crook is going to deny me of my photography. PROS: I like the color depth, the video mode of 60p at full HD that captures a lot more data for processing than the D3200 and D7100. And it may sound cheesy but I really like the Easy Panorama function. Also, 24mpx sensor captures huge JPEG files for time-lapse processing. And for RAW files, side by side testing with my D7100 in 12bit mode, both have identical image quality: I guess due to the No OLP filter. However, the 14bit losses file of the D7100 captures more data and is way better for processing dramatic colors and dynamic range. CONS: A little less dynamic range than the D3200, no hot shoe cover, and no viewfinder cover. Also, the newer kit lens is ideal smaller and faster than the older 18-55mm VR kit lens, the older kit lens is a little sharper wide open. I don't know if it's just this lens, but I find the older/larger 18-55 kit VR kit lens a little better in image quality. Anyway, IMO Nikon has always made the best low cost DSLR. It is packed with a lot of modern features for a great price. And this huge paragraph is written this way because, my reviews are not displayed with paragraphs, even though I write it proper. FYI, if you do time-lapse in JPEG, you can get over 1300 shots out of one battery charge.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Excellent but have some issues

Bought it for walk-around. It's nice little light camera and the kit lens is sharp (though at wide end the lens distortiobn can put some people off to a certain extent.) overall it's...Read complete review

Bought it for walk-around. It's nice little light camera and the kit lens is sharp (though at wide end the lens distortiobn can put some people off to a certain extent.) overall it's a good combo. The issue that I have is with the LCD, which shows some greenish color cast in shadows. So in other words, it needs a trip back to Nikon so they can adjust the LCD white balance via firmware. The greenish shadow color cast is only on the LCD image playback, and it doesn't affect captured image nor it affects Live View. Thinking about either exchanging or returning. Haven't decided yet. Given dismal quality control at Nikon assembly lines, I have almost lost my confidence for Nikon products completely because almost every new Nikon camera and lens that I purchased since 2009 has required at least a trip or two back to Nikon for warranty service right off the bat.

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5.0

Great Camera

By wpmonk

from NY, NY

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

    This is a vast improvement over my iphone camera - sharp pictures, great settings, great for a beginner but with capabilities for peiple who know more about photography. Light and easy tp use.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Pro Feature entry level.

    By NYC Compro

    from NYC

    Comments about D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

    With so many pro features within this Nikon body,it seems more than an entry level camera .. Yes, it's simple enough for the new user who is taking the jump into DSLR photography,but as a pro, I have found many of the features I enjoy with my D4s, DF and D810.
    Obviously, those cameras are in a different use category, and you pay for high end features and construction that you won't find in the D3300, but for great Nikon quality to aid in becoming a more advanced photographer, the D3300 is an incredible value for the price.

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    5.0

    Great camera!

    By Missy

    from Oklahoma

    Comments about D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

    Awesome quality photos, easy to use, ultra fast shutter for active shots. Haven't got a chance to use all the other bells and whistles yet but looking forward to it! B&H Photo is awesome, will not shop anywhere else. Best deal plus freebies!

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    5.0

    Professional Level photography

    By Pablo

    from Chicago

    Comments about D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Red):

    I purchased the D3300 to use as my primary camera for taking pictures of my listings for my real estate business. Between the camera and the incredible Nikon picture software, my clients are amazed at how incredible their homes look in the MLS.

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    5.0

    Great camera for low price

    By JM

    from Grand Rapids, MI

    Comments about D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

    Purchased for HD video use for students in a high school classroom. Great images. Easy to use features. Display options are helpful, such as countdown of time left on memory card and audio readout levels.

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    5.0

    Nice Compact Camera

    By Company Photographer

    from Statesville, NC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • High ISO Performance
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

    • Compact Release

    Best Uses

    • Architecturebuildings
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Red):

    I was delighted by how light this camera is! I was able to use it right out of the box in auto mode. The advanced features give me great flexibility. I take pictures of everything from people/events to buildings. The lens that came with the camera is versatile and gives me good results. I like the camera bag that came with the kit. It has room for my telephoto lens as well as the camera. I bought this camera for work and I am so happy with it that I will probably buy one for my personal use. My only con is that it took me awhile to remember to press the compact lens release button (Although the camera tells you right on the screen when you forget!).

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    • No

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    5.0

    D3300 DSLR Camera

    By Jerry

    from Texas

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

      This is my first DSLR and I am really enjoying learning to use it. It is a wonderful camera.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Starter Camera

      By Joe

      from Northern NJ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • High ISO Performance
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

        Bought this camera for my daughter as her first DSLR - Takes great pictures. The no-flash low light setting is awesome !!

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Nice!

        By Kire

        from New York, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • High ISO Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

          For a beginner this camera is amazing, I chose it especially because it is a little lighter than the other brands that I was researching and it has some extra features in comparison with its predecessor D3200, panoramic picture for instance.
          If you are really new in the DSLR field you have to get used with the camera size, it is not a camera that you're going to carry all the time. And maybe you would like to try some lenses before buy this kit, because if your budget allows you could buy the kit with 2 lenses.
          Well... I'm glad I bought it mainly because my academic works have much more quality now.

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          • No

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By Arthur

          from New York, NY

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel

            Comments about D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

            The perfect camera for who wants start shooting pictures. It is easy to handle and learn how to use. Amazing camera.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Love this camera

            By David Ashmore IG: @drzashmore

            from Oklahoma

            Comments about D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Grey):

            After using this camera for a couple weeks I am very impressed. As a new photographer the camera walks me through a lot of the confusion of using the various settings. The quality of the pictures is great. I'm looking forward to using this camera for years to come.

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            4.0

            FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH THE NIKON D3300

            By cobalt

            from Seymour, Indiana

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • High ISO Performance
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Red):

              I never realized how dependent I had become on a zoom lens to compose pictures until i got this camera without one.
              After learning where the controls were I was very impressed with the camera's low light picture taking abilities. I was able to get better low light pictures that my other camera wouldn't have gotten.

              I expected to be able to see through the lens out of the box but had to use the live view button to do this. noticed that it drains the battery rather quickly. Having a backup battery took the sting out of that.

              Day light images are awesome; crystal clear. Like the fact it lets me take 6k x 4k hi resolution pictures. Details are excellent.

              Having used a digital camera before I knew what the symbols were even being located on different parts of the camera. This helped immensely

              I have had the camera for a week now and it gets better and easier to use the more familiar I get with it. With the 200 pictures I've taken already I can see that this is a very good camera and would recommend it to anyone.

              It is a challenge to learn to compose pictures without the zoom and since I like a challenges this is working out ok. Besides I can buy a zoom anytime i want to.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Very good

              By KAA

              from Acton MA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization

              Cons

              • Small LCD Screen

              Best Uses

                Comments about D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Red):

                Easy to use & good for beginners.

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                • No

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                5.0

                I love it!

                By JB

                from Charleston ,SC

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Red):

                  It is beautiful, easy to use for a novice, and comes with accessories. Perfect starter kit for the new photographer.

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                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  Great for a beginner

                  By Apollo

                  from San Marcos, Tx

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization

                  Cons

                  • Noisy At High ISO

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                  Camera is great for the entry level into DSLR. It is best to start off with a camera in your budget right now and learn how how to use the feature in a basic camera then jumping into a more expensive camera. I enjoy the versatility the camera gives and over all design. The only part of the camera that I am not a fan of is the loud servo motors on the stock lens when it is trying to auto focus. I also recommend that you try to use the viewfinder more often than the live view. The shutter is quicker and your picture will be less blurry. One problem I do have is taking pictures of my black dog, camera usually says subject is too dark and the contrast is not always clear when using auto settings so I recommend to tinker with it depending on the situation, do always use the auto setting.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great beginner or 2nd camera

                  By Dave

                  from San Jose CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

                    Comments about D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                    Comparing to D3200 it feels a bit more plasticky but it's forgivable for the slightly upgraded features. It seems like the faster processor makes focusing faster but it could be all in my head. Overall good camera with not much to complain about at the asking price

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again!!!

                    By Wilmer

                    from Laredo, Tx

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                      It is an excellent camera, easy to use, excellent resolution. I am very happy with it!

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                      4.0

                      Great Beginner DSLR

                      By SJ_photo_guy

                      from 8054

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • High ISO Performance

                      Cons

                      • Short Battery Life
                      • Small LCD Screen

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                      Coming from point and shoot cameras and a bridge camera, this is my first foray into DSLR. Controls are not too complicated and the pictures come out great. Love the continuous shooting for sporting events. Got the 200mm lens and can't wait to get more.

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                      5.0

                      Uma ótima compra

                      By Giseli Lucad

                      from Brasil

                      Comments about D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                      Estou super satisfeita com esse equipamento. Esta câmera atendeu 100% as minhas expectativas. Adorei a loja e o atendimento prestado em português.

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                      5.0

                      Wonderful Camera!

                      By Lucy

                      from Colorado

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • High ISO Performance
                      • Large Clear LCD

                      Cons

                      • Noisy At High ISO

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about D3300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                      As the sister of a professional photographer, I don't like to look at pictures taken by just any camera. I previously had several low-quality cameras, and I got so tired of the fuzziness of the pictures they took.
                      This camera is exactly what I wanted! I always use the Manual setting, which is very easy, once you get used to it. The photo quality is spectacular! A very nice camera for those who are starting out, or who take pictures as a hobby.

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                      • No

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