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

(based on 109 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (79)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (77)
  • Easy to use (75)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (63)
  • Fast shutter speed (43)
  • Image stabilization (41)

Cons

  • Small LCD screen (7)
  • Lag / shutter delay (5)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (66)
  • Landscape/scenery (62)
  • Travel (53)
  • Low light (39)
  • Sports/action (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (42), Photo enthusiast (31), Semi-pro photographer (7), Photography student (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (72), Yes (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Exactly what I wanted

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Easy to begin shooting

A lightweight and easy camera to operate. The quick start guide in the instruction book was all I needed to be out photographing right away.

The 18-55 mm lens is...Read complete review

A lightweight and easy camera to operate. The quick start guide in the instruction book was all I needed to be out photographing right away.

The 18-55 mm lens is adequate for most close up or immediate shots. I long for more accuracy in distance photos with this lens, but with the auto settings it works fine.

Overall, the camera is a mobile, all around good camera to begin with. If you long for more precise pictures, pick up better lenses and specialty items.

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5.0

fantastic camera!

By Mark

from Rimrock, AZ

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

This camera has COMPLETELY exceeded my expectations! From the molded body for an easy grip, to the menus and quick-start at boot-up it is A-1. Each shot provides plenty of data for determining a desired shot on the spot. Buffering enables shooting quickly and this, coupled with the small body size, facilitates ease when working with people. Accurate color, the image quality is excellent. All this plus it mounts my original AI lenses--wow! VERY happy.

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5.0

Fantastic features, low price

By NScout1

from Montana

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    I use this as a nature and general shooting camera.

    The sensor is great, images are clear, not a lot of noise, and color is vivid. Controls are familiar and easy to manipulate if you are moving within the Nikon family of SLR/DSLR. The fact it came with a quality lens should not be overlooked. This is a great value.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    First DSLR

    By Otis

    from Cincinnati

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

    Coming from a point and shoot user, glad I chose this as my first DSLR. I've really enjoyed learning the different elements of photography while not getting frustrated, or breaking the bank. The D3300 is easy to navigate, offers helpful hints, allows the user so much control, and takes beautiful pictures. Just jump in and experiment, or you could set it to auto and let the camera do all the work for you (but where's the fun in that). I trust the brand Nikon and look forward to elevating my ability with this camera.

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    5.0

    Rookie with a Camera

    By Evan the Rookie

    from Rochester NY

    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
    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

    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):

      The ease of use of this camera is what is helping me along incredibly well. I really like the built-in guide where you can learn as well as tell the camera the situation and it will automatically apply the settings best fit for it. Awesome pictures, great feel, ease of use.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Many Options

      By Otis

      from Florida

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Small LCD Screen

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

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

      This camera arrived as promised and has all the features advertised. Used it twice now and it takes excellent pictures for a entry level camera. It has many options that I am still learning about. If you are like me and use your camera to photograph normal everyday life you will do well with this camera.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Nikon d3300

      By Elizabeth

      from Winston salem

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

      Very light to hold and easy to carry

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      4.0

      Upgrade from D3200

      By MSL

      from Naperville, IL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

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

        I have spent a year shooting landscapes with a D3200 I got as a hand down from my wife when I bought her a D610. It was great for teaching me the basics of how a DLSR works but the images were notably soft when viewing at 100%. I wanted crisper images like she gets, but I didn't have a budget for another D610. So I took the trade in option and got this D3300 as it had many reviews saying it shoots crisper without the AA filter which is used on the D3200. The reviews I read are correct. I can see a difference. I'm a happy guy (for now...)

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Camera

        By PK

        from Chicago, IL

        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
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

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

          Great Camera for the money. I am very happy with the awesome quality of the pictures and the 18-55 kit lens. This is my first DSLR camera and it is great for starters.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Great Buy

          By Mike the Knight

          from NY, NY

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife photos

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

            I use this camera to take everyday shots of my family and as a hobby. I really like the quick start up and multiple filters available on the camera. I still have much to learn but this is great for my first DSLR!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great for Beginners

            By LMB

            from Scarborough, ME

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

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

              This camera is great for beginners. I have only used small point and shoot digital cameras in the past and now I have upgraded to this and it was great! There are settings you can use all the way from automatic point and shoot to totally manual where you adjust everything. I have enjoyed the ease of experimenting with it and so far have captured some great photos. The clarity and ease of transporting to my computer for saving and printing is also very easy.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Great Upgrade

              By JW

              from Chattanooga, TN

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Easy Panorama Not Easy

              Best Uses

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

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

              Upgraded from a Nikon D3100 to Nikon D3300. This camera has great new shooting modes. Also, wanted the Wi-Fi adapter, which is easy to use with my iPhone or iPad. The most difficult part of the D3300 is shooting an Easy Panorama. Much better on screen information of settings. I think this camera is a very good upgrade as we enjoy wildlife and landscapes.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great Value

              By Bill

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

              • Lag / Shutter Delay

              Best Uses

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

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

              Easy to buy at a great price with free overnight shipping which came in very useful at Christmas.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Great deal on a great starter camera

              By James

              from Salt Lake City

              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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  I bought this for my wife for Christmas because she wanted a "real" camera. We do not know anything about photography, but are starting to learn. It's been really fun to figure out how to control the aperture and light sensitivity, etc., to get different effects. Definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great camera at a great price.

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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Great camera, great ordering experience

                  By Bob

                  from Richmond,Va

                  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
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Travel

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

                    The 3300 is going to be a little difficult knowing where all the bells and whistles are but I am up for the Challenge.Takes absolutely great pictures

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Amazing

                    By Cheo

                    from Puerto Rico

                    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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        As a beginer, I find that this camera is amazing. It takes sharp images and it is not as complicated as I though it would be. It's pretty light for its size and a good price. Overall I adore this DSLR.

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                        5.0

                        Love It...

                        By Electra1127

                        from Tacoma, Wa.

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            I haven't used it enough yet, to write much other than, "So far, so great"

                            Great team to work with via the phone. Would shop with them again.

                            Thank you,
                            Natalie

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Beautiful camera!

                            By Doctor D.

                            from Binghamton, 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
                            • 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):

                              Very happy with my choice. Love the camera!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Great Entry Level DSLR

                              By Mark

                              from Charlottesville, VA

                              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
                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery

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

                                I bought the camera to learn about photography and take better picture than my old point and shoot. The quality of the pictures have been great. It is very easy to use. Being new to photography, I get the settings messed up in manual mode and take crazy pics. But it is easy to fix by simply setting it back to auto and it sets everything back to normal setting to start playing again. I love it!!!

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great camera for everyday use

                                By Toph12

                                from Usa

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

                                This camera is excellent for people trying to get into photography, but don't think it can't take some amazing shots either!

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                                5.0

                                Excellent Purchase

                                By LMTDon

                                from Buffalo NY

                                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 (Black):

                                    Giving my digital marketing materials a facelift, lots of new pics. great quality shots.

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                                    • No

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