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

(based on 225 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (169)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (164)
  • Easy to use (160)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (125)
  • Fast shutter speed (95)
  • Image stabilization (91)

Cons

  • Small LCD screen (13)
  • Lag / shutter delay (9)
  • Poor in low light (8)
  • Noisy at high ISO (5)
  • Short battery life (5)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (138)
  • Landscape/scenery (133)
  • Travel (110)
  • Low light (87)
  • Wildlife (69)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (86), Photo enthusiast (59), Semi-pro photographer (15), Photography student (9), Pro photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (146), Yes (28)

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

 

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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4.0

Love this camera!

By JennB.

from Sacramento, CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I am new to DSLR, and this is a great entry-level, affordable camera. I love it! Is easy to set up and use, and still has more advanced options for growth.

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      5.0

      Made the best gift.

      By Happycustomer11

      from Payson AZ

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

      My mom is older with 4 beautiful dogs. She created a following on Instagram and her phone pictures had poor resolution. I purchased this for mother day along with the wifi adapter. Very easy to use and she is having a blast with it

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      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Outstanding Camera Best Bang for Your Buck

      By James Cooper

      from Atlanta

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • 12-bit Compressed Raw
      • Lack 100 Viewfinder
      • Slower Af Subsystem
      • Slower Max Sync Speed

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Walk-around

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

      I bought this camera as an all-purpose small and light still camera about one and half years ago from B&H. Since my purchase, I have shot more than 40K images. The sensor in this body is exactly the same sensor used in more expensive D5500 and D7200 but with only 12-bit compressed raw limitation for raw capture, which is absolutely fine for what I do.

      I have used it shooting landscapes, close-ups, portraits, wedding/event coverage. But my primary use is for my personal use and for hiking/travel. I like the kit lens so much and I have used the kit lens on my D810 occasionally for paid work and that tells you how good I think it is.

      The camera has wonderful battery life and just two batteries allows me to shoot all day in regular weather conditions. This camera loves high quality glasses. You can get much much better image quality if you mate it with better glasses, such as AF-S fast full-frame zooms.

      But it does have its limitations. First, I wish I had 100% viewfinder. Secondly, I wish it had brighter AF focus red light on the outer edge. Also, I wish it had a dedicated AF-S/AF-C switch.

      This is an amazing camera that offers the loudest bang for the buck.

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      • No

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      5.0

      great little camera

      By matt the photographer

      from Alberta Canada

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • High ISO Performance

      Cons

      • Liveview No Light Meter

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife photos

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

      great camera, takes great pictures. does night time photography better then I was expecting {from what i read about crop sensor and nighttime photography}

      really is a great camera. I have taken lots of pictures with it still works great. love it.

      durable too, just a few weeks ago I accidentally dropped it {don;t recommend anyone do that} still works great.

      if you want to do timelapses or anythign like that you will need a shutter release with that function, {not a deal breaker for me}
      or if you want to do HDR you have to do it manually as their are no in camera options for it, {easy if you know what you are doing, you just need a tripod and be very careful when changing the settings as to not move the camera}

      overall I am very happy with this camera. the kit lens takes amazing pictures,

      if you where wondering about any entry level camera you wanted to get, look no further this camera is really good.

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      • No

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      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great camera

      By MacIntosh Photography

      from Spencer, Ma,

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        I am a photographer with multiple cameras and I have to say this is one of my favorites that I own. It's very reliable and laid out in a way that makes it very easy to use when I use manual settings.

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        • No

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        (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great...

        By Richard

        from San Diego, CA

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

        Great entry level camera, lightweight and compact, great for shooting sunsets or outdoors, will grow out of it sooner than later if you practice often.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great price

        By Link0785

        from Setauket Ny

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        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 Swivel Lcd

        Best Uses

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

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

        I use this for light painting.

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        • No

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        4.0

        So Far So Good

        By Christerik

        from Seattle

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel

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

          So far, the images are looking really good, and the camera is pretty easy to use. I haven't used it much, but am excited to get out on some adventures and test it out.

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          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Just pure amazing

          By photo bum

          from texas

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Image Quality
          • High ISO Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

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

            I primarily bought this for getting into night photography and it hasn't let me down at all! Even playing with light painting and photo overlay is easy to do built right into the camera. Loaded with features for the price you can't beat it.

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            • No

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            (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great camera

            By Monica

            from New York

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

            This is my first DSLR camera.I've been using it for 2 weeks and I'm loving it.its very light weight and easy to use.Photo and video quality is amazing and the price too.
            I recommend this camera!

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            4.0

            Solid Camera

            By JPAPhoto

            from Cincinnati, OH

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            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
              • Weddings/Events

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

              I debated between this and the 5300 and this one seemed like the better value. Doesn't have all the frills (i.e. wifi, articulating screen) but does a great job.

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              • No

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              5.0

              So far, very happy!

              By MagsLola

              from Santa Rosa Beach, FL

              About Me Casual Photographer

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

              I'm a beginner when it comes to DSLR cameras and I haven't been able to play with this one too much yet but I have taken some practice pictures and I'm very happy with them!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great first SLR camera!

              By Hummer Lover

              from Arizona

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife photos

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

                This is my first SLR camera. A good option for going from a point and shoot to an SLR camera. Fairly easy to learn how to use and takes very good pictures.

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                • No

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Overall Good Camera

                By Phelon Photo

                from Saugus, MA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • High ISO Performance

                Cons

                • Auto-Focus
                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Video

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

                This is an all around good camera especially for those who are just getting into photography but also has some great pro features. The image quality is great even in low light. There is some noise when using high ISO but nothing compared to other cameras I have used. You can get good quality pictures even at a high ISO. Auto focus is not always that fast or accurate though there are times when I just switch it to manual focus because the auto focus is just not accurate enough.

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                • Yes

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                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Upgrading from a D70... first impressions

                By Jamieson

                from Batavia, Illinois

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                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
                  • Travel

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

                  I've been using a D70 for the past 10 years. Finally upgraded to a modern DSLR and picked up a D3300. Initial thoughts are that the D3300 is much smaller and lighter, but it doesn't feel cheap and is still easy to hold and use. The LCD screen is big and bright and is as sharp as the retina screen on my iPhone, compared to the postage stamp sized screen on the D70 it's a wonderful change. Using my favorite lens (35mm DX 1.8G) the improvement in sharpness and detail over my D70 is astounding.

                  I usually leave it in Aperture Priority mode and I don't feel like the settings I need are buried deep in menus. It's easy to change the aperture with a spin of the wheel in back, and if I need to change the ISO setting I hold down Fn and spin the wheel. Those two moves cover most of the settings I need to quickly change, so no problem.

                  The 18-55 kit lens seems kind of weird with that that whole locking button and I don't much care for it. The excellent Nikkor 35mm DX 1.8 G prime will live on this new camera body most of the time.

                  Ten years of design evolution separate the D70 and D3300 and it clearly shows as the D70 rough edges and shortcomings have all been addressed in my opinion. Plus this kit cost 40% of what I paid for the D70 back in 2005. Nice work Nikon!

                  Also flawless ordering and super quick free 1 day shipping from B&H -- always my first stop for gear!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great camera

                  By Newbie Photographer

                  from NY

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      LOVE this camera, everything works, the kit lens packed up at the 60 days old mark but Nikon fixed it and it handles way better than it did previously. The only thing I would like that this camera lacks is a moveable screen, but other than that its a great camera, takes fabulous photos, its fairly lightweight and compact. I use the Nikon remote with it and of course I LOVE the red color, makes it stand out from the crowd of black cameras.

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                      • Yes

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                      4.0

                      awesome camera

                      By migo

                      from midland tx

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Image Quality

                      Cons

                      • Poor In Low Light

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos

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

                      great camera easy to use. online purchase at b&h was easy and shipping was fast

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great camera for the $$$$

                      By Danielle

                      from New York, NY

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

                      I recently upgraded from a D70 which I had been using for at least five years. I'm shocked at the quality of the picture this camera takes! Also the screen is beautiful. I will but a disclaimer that I have a telephoto lens (which is why I upgraded) and purchased a Marco lens, so I have not used the kit lens much. I am 100% happy with my purchase.

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                      5.0

                      Satisfied

                      By RBS88

                      from Colorado

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Image Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          I've only had this camera for a couple of weeks but, so far, am loving it and have no complaints! I'll update this review once i've had more time to use the camera and become familiar with all of its features.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Excellent product

                          By Mayra

                          from Fl

                          About Me 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
                          • Quiet
                          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              Excellent value
                              Great performance for entry-level camera
                              High resolution at low price

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