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

(based on 39 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (30)
  • Easy to use (29)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (26)
  • Image stabilization (19)
  • Fast shutter speed (18)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (23)
    • Landscape/scenery (23)
    • Travel (19)
    • Sports/action (16)
    • Wildlife (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (17), Casual photographer (13), Semi-pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (31), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Sharp photos right out of the box!

    The Nikon D3300 digital SLR camera arrived at my door last night. Charged the battery and tweated a few menu setting perferences. Took my first photos (see examples here) this morning in my...Read complete review

    The Nikon D3300 digital SLR camera arrived at my door last night. Charged the battery and tweated a few menu setting perferences. Took my first photos (see examples here) this morning in my backyard, under overcast sky conditions. The JPG images are sharp as a tack with spot-on brilliant colors. Will experiment with shooting raw later, but right out of the box, the JPG images this camera produces are remarkable! My menu tweats included increasing sharpness to +6, image quality BASIC, and image size SMALL for smaller file size--I never print larger than 8"x10").

    BTW: Got this Nikon D3300 to replace a wonderful Canon 50D that I sold because the Canon 50D was just too heavy for me to carry around. The weight of this Nikon D3300 with kit lens feels like it's just slightly heavier than my point-and-shoot!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Compatibility with editing program

    Popular Photography2 Park Ave.New York, NY 10016[@]I had my first camera when I was 10 years old—that was over 70 years ago. Since I am going to Italy soon I...Read complete review

    Popular Photography2 Park Ave.New York, NY 10016[@]I had my first camera when I was 10 years old—that was over 70 years ago. Since I am going to Italy soon I wanted to upgrade my Nikon D-80 and the Nikon D-3300 sounded like the perfect piece of equipment to allow photos and movies. Wrong. The photo part works well. Unfortunately the movies are a major problem. It automatically turns off after a short period of filming time so instead of one large file you end of with many small files. But that is not the major problem. I have been using Adobe Premier for years, my latest being the 5.5 version which works like a charm. Unfortunately Nikon apparently does not want you to use it and sends you ViewNX2 with very confusing instructions available only on line and very difficult to download and print. The movie files cannot be opened in Premier, which is an outstanding movie editing program. If you only want to take photos, the D-3300 does a great job—if you want movies which can be edited easily, look elsewhere. I called Nikon support and the representative did not appear to know much about the problem or their ViewNX2 program. James L. Windeck, M.D.Scottsdale, Arizona

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    5.0

    Exactly what I wanted

    By sdjohns

    from Fort Dodge, Iowa

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • High ISO Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel

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

      This is my first digital SLR in re-entering my photography hobby. I had a lot of experience with film in my old Olympus OM1 and OM2 many years ago with the most complex work coming from auto race photography. The D3300 arrived the afternoon that I was leaving for a full race weekend and its first use was at the track with the cars at full speed. I was able to understand all of the controls quickly and create some amazing speed shots on the first day with panning to create a blurred background and an in-focus car. Color saturation and exposure were both great and the ease of adapting from my old film knowledge to a new digital platform was surprisingly simple. Once I got away from the "normal" file default settings and set the image quality to "fine," things improved again. This seems like a good starting piece of equipment for a hobbyist like me.

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      5.0

      Fantastic Camera

      By MAN

      from Grand Rapids, MI

      About Me Casual 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
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • Noisy At High ISO

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos

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

      My first DSLR and this camera is fantastic. I've been reading and learning a lot. have 4 old manual focus lenses that this camera loves to shoot with. B&H has the Best price anywhere.

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      5.0

      Nikon D3300

      By Bob

      from Bangor Miane

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        This camera was purchased to replace an aging Nikon D 50. Well worth the price. It is much lighter than the D 50. Set up very similarly, not a huge learning curve from my old Nikon. Love the clarity and the LCD screen. Many more functions than the D 50, especially the video. I am going to have to try that, but may have to get an external mic for better sound. SO far, extremely pleased with the purchase.

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        5.0

        The perfect

        By Antique collector

        from Northern California

        About Me Casual 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
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • No Tilt Lcdwho Cares
        • No Tilt Lcd Who Cares

        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):

        Although this camera is almost always referred to as "entry-level", it offers many features usually only found on much more expensive models. I did my research, and this is THE camera for 2014. I had no brand loyalty, so I searched for a DSLR that was easy to use and that could give me the high quality images I need. No other camera in the $ or under price range offered anywhere near what you find on this Nikon D3300. And...I really appreciated the great price and support from B&H, an authorized Nikon dealer. Great camera...great price...great dealer! What more could you ask for when buying a new DSLR?

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        4.0

        Great 1st Camera body.. Kit lens just ok

        By K Rose

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Casual 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
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel

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

          Use for indoor/ outdoor... Portraits, Nature and action/sports. Perfect camera for a starter. Easy to use guide and info instructions built into the camera. Lightweight body with a firm grip. Wish it had exposure blocking.. would make learning a bit easier. Mannual mode prretty good, but knowing which dial and button that controls which setting is not intuitive. Should be clearer. The kit lens is just ok with a varaible F-Stop thats nothing special. But its a good lens to see what you see for a beginner.

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          5.0

          Absolutely AWSOME!

          By Slick

          from Pensacola, Florida.

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

          The camera is unbelieveably light weight, easy to use & will soon be in Europe taking some memorable moments.

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          5.0

          I treated myself!

          By AB

          from East Tennessee

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

          Love this camera. It has proven easy to use and entirely satisfactory in the short time I have owned it.

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          5.0

          Great DSLR for starters

          By Stipe L

          from Croatia

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

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

            great camera for a starter, definitely will buy 55-200 or 70-300 lens in month or two... and in 2-3 years will buy full-frame model, and it will be Nikon again so i can use lenses i have (and will buy)

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            5.0

            Lovin this camera

            By learning fast

            from Islamorada FL

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel

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

              This camera is so easy to use and takes fantastic pictures! it is light and easy to carry around I am pretty much a novice but learning fast

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              5.0

              excellent camera

              By mr craig

              from Pendergrass ga

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  bought for wife (so you would quit using mine)
                  I put a tamron 28-300 tele lense on it and let her go. very sharp pictures i noticed she has fewer blurred pics.
                  great camera for our nikon stable

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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Awesome Camera

                  By Nathan

                  from Long Beach, CA

                  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
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    This camera is the ultimate device for photography and capturing 1080p videos. Very lightweight, durable, lots of features including panorama mode etc. Great camera for a beginner or intermediate photographer who likes sports and action especially with the different lens options and the 1080p video recording.

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                    5.0

                    Phenominal Camera

                    By kirby2112

                    from Mystic, Connecticut

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • High ISO Performance
                    • Long battery life

                    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):

                      Absolutely stunning image quality, great ISO performance, fast continuous shooting, gorgeous video, pretty much everything about this camera is fantastic. The kit lens is a little slow to focus, but if you can afford to invest in a 35 or 50mm f/1.8, you'll be shocked by the shots that come out of this little camera. Autofocus on non-kit lenses is near instant and highly accurate, and the viewfinder presents a large and clear picture. Autofocus in live view is pretty abysmal, but it's not really an issue for me. Battery life is excellent, I've gotten well over 800 shots out of a single charge, 600 of which were all in a short amount of time.

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                      5.0

                      Couldn't be happier!

                      By AMBIRD

                      from Pittsburgh, PA

                      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
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Birds in flight
                        • Wildlife photos

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

                        I purchased this camera to take photographs of birds. I watch/monitor local peregrine falcon nests and am also a backyard birdwatcher. I wasn't able to get most shots with my point and shoot, so I bought this. Even though I haven't progressed beyond the auto feature yet (have only had it for 2 months), I have been able to take AMAZING photographs. I can't wait to take a class to learn how to use it to its fullest capacity.

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                        5.0

                        Does what it does well

                        By Nathan H.

                        from Albuquerque, NM

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • High ISO Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

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

                          For my purposes, street and casual photography, it's been all I need. The kit lens does well enough and stores compactly since you can lock it closed, making it easier to fit extras in my bag. I've yet to run into any issues with it so far.

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                          4.0

                          Fun features but need to learn more

                          By Katie

                          from Fort Collins, CO

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Guide mode
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                          • Auto Setting
                          • Poor In Low Light

                          Best Uses

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

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

                          So far I've only used this on the auto settings, including the settings in the guide mode. The advanced settings in guide mode are fun to play with and help you learn more about aperture and shutter speed. However, I haven't been super impressed with the auto settings. It only does a little better than my last point and shoot really, but it's also likely I just don't have the eye to make detailed comparisons. I got this camera to learn more about photography and I will have to do that to really see its full potential. B&H had the best value since it came with several additional items for "free" (bag, lens filter, and memory card), which I was really pleased with. Be careful when buying a lens hood. You'll want the Nikon HB-69 since this comes with the VR II lens (not the HB-45 as I mistakenly bought).

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                          5.0

                          Great for Sports

                          By PnB143

                          from West Palm Beach, FL

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel

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

                            We use this camera to take photos of our daughter and her friends who compete in beach/sand volleyball tournaments. The sports setting and the frames per second catch all the action! It's a great, lightweight camera and we equipped it with the 18-140mm zoom lens. A great combination!

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                            5.0

                            Review written by wife

                            By Happy Wife

                            from Kansas

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Wildlife photos

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

                              I received this camera as a gift from my husband after I had been using my smartphone as a camera with some really successful results for a year. I love my new D3300 and the great pictures I can get with it. I am a total amateur but love looking for a great shot. This camera gives me lots of tools to get the best shot. I love that it is fairly easy to use but the small manual that came with it is not all encompassing and I have had to look on line for instructions for some aspects of the camera. My husband may have created a monster as I can't wait to find that next great shot!

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                              • Yes

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                              4.0

                              Great camera

                              By harold

                              from Amsterdam, NL

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  The first day of use I could already make some great shots eventhough I don't even know half the possibilities this camera has to offer.

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                                  5.0

                                  Room for my pinky finger!

                                  By Wes

                                  from Bullhead City, AZ

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Good Battery Life
                                  • Good Image Quality
                                  • Good Image Stabilization
                                  • High ISO Performance
                                  • Large Clear LCD
                                  • Room For My Pinky Finger

                                  Cons

                                  • No auto-bracketing

                                  Best Uses

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

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

                                  I finally came to the conclusion I won't be migrating to a full-frame DSLR anytime soon, if ever. This left me with the choice of picking the Nikon D7100, D5300 and D3300. I was looking for a replacement for my Nikon D80. After carefully reviewing the three cameras I determined the D7100 was more camera than I needed, and the D5300 too closely matched my D5100 (which I still have). The D3300 met most of my requirements so I went with it. So far I have been pleased with the camera. I've noticed that when using the included 18-55mm VRII lens I've had to use more "shot discipline" than when using the old D80. By that I mean I have to wait a second for the VR mechanism in the lens to settle before squeezing the shutter at lower shutter speeds. The D3300's 24MP sensor is much more pixel-dense than the D80's 10MP, and I noticed sloppy shooting technique in some of my magnified images in the form of slight blur. The other thing I observed is that I too often shoot the D3300 at ISO100 when I don't need to. I shot the D80 at low ISOs because things got out of hand very quickly north of ISO400, and I've carried this habit with the D3300, which forces more reliance on the vibration reduction in the lens in darker shooting situations. Trusting the D3300's auto-ISO would remedy this. All in all a very good camera.

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                                  5.0

                                  Wow!

                                  By None

                                  from Spring Hill, TN

                                  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
                                  • Quiet

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

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

                                    Since this is the first camera I have purchased in over twenty years, I was really concerned. When getting things "put together", the instructions were concise and easy to follow. Within a matter of minutes, I was taking pictures:):):).

                                    My purchase was based on wanting quality pictures of a "Celebration of Life" for my Dad (passed away at 86, after a good life). I am so grateful for the timely manner this camera was delivered to the doorstep, arriving in time for me to have these memories. I was also successful in visiting several War Memorials and obtaining fabulous pictures.

                                    I am looking forward to exploring all of the features and making more memories!

                                    Thank you so much!

                                    Always,
                                    Diane

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