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

(based on 60 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (45)
  • Good image quality (45)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (38)
  • Fast shutter speed (28)
  • Image stabilization (25)

Cons

  • Small LCD screen (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (40)
  • Landscape/scenery (37)
  • Travel (33)
  • Low light (22)
  • Sports/action (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (22), Photo enthusiast (21), Semi-pro photographer (6), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (45), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I Love the Panoramas

I own a D7100, a D3200, and a D600. The focus on the D3300 is great. I had given up on a Sigma 150-500 mm lens and after using it on the...Read complete review

I own a D7100, a D3200, and a D600. The focus on the D3300 is great. I had given up on a Sigma 150-500 mm lens and after using it on the D3300, the focus with the combination is working as it should. I do a lot of wildlife photography and image focus is the proof of the pudding. I also love the panoramas that are generated by the camera. A very welcome addition to my photography package....

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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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3.0

Easy to begin shooting

By berryhunter

from Chelan, Wa

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor In Low Light

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery

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

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

Excellent DSLR camera!

By PoshMom2014

from Clifton, NJ

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

    Best Uses

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

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

    B&H shipped the camera overnight with free shipping and added a memory card, case, and 2 filters for free! Now how can you beat that! Thank you to B&H! As for the camera, its been about 1 month that I am using it and its amazing! The quality of my pics are superb! I cant ask for anything better!! At 24megapix and 18-55 lens its perfect for my day to day family and scenery shots. I highly recommend this camera to anyone hesitant, you will not be disappointed!

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    • No

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    4.0

    NEW CAMERA

    By AGGY

    from Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Small LCD Screen

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Travel

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

    HelloI recently bought Nikon D3300. this is my first D-SLR.i was very confused between nikon and canon. i am very happy with nikon and glad i made this choice. the camera has excellent features and click awesome and clear daily pictures. I would recommend this camera to anyone who is thinking to purchase a new DSLR.

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    5.0

    Wonderful camera not just for beginners

    By db2haacker

    from Charlotte NC

    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
      • Wildlife photos

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

      It's not just for beginners, I'm an experienced photographer who has always used Canon and wanted to just give this a try. For the price you get very good quality photos, ease of use and many features. I highly recommend it.

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      5.0

      Great "entry" level DSLR

      By Ricky Sunset

      from Pinellas Park, FL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Lag / Shutter Delay
      • Needs Some Better Glass

      Best Uses

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

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

      Even though this camera is said to be an entry level model, it still has plenty of shooting options to test the beginner and intermediate photographer. If cost is an issue, this is a great camera to fill your needs. We will be looking into some better glass in the near future, as the kit lens is good, but has it's limitations Very happy with our purchase and the exceptional service of B&H.

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      5.0

      So far pretty GREAT!

      By UpstateNYShopGirl

      from Upstate NY

      About Me Photography Student

      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 (Black):

        Haven't had this Nikon for much more than a couple of weeks, but it certainly has more ease of use than any Canon I've used and the picture quality is outstanding! I primarily use a monochrome filter in my DSLR's, and this one does not disappoint. Easy access to the filter and again, crisp, deep black tones in the gray scale, beautiful! The only drawback I've had is the owners manual..not very useful at all, poor diagrams and instructions. Easy fix by going to Nikon.com and utilizing their tutorials and courses online. This model has the quality and added features you would usually only find in a full format DSLR, so for the money, this model is a steal! Highly recommend!

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        4.0

        Good one

        By Shahed

        from Storrs CT

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Small LCD Screen

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Travel

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

        The product is good. I really enjoyed this one.

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        • Yes

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        4.0

        nikon review

        By Freedom

        from Indiana

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

        Seems to be top notch camera when I learn all the features it has.

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        4.0

        Picture Perfect

        By sarah

        from Lexington KY

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Image Quality
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

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

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

        Light weight easy to use

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        • No

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        5.0

        Fantastic Camera!

        By Nikki

        from PA

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

        Had this camera for a few weeks now, I love it! I have 2 dogs, and I capture great pictures of them. I use different settings depending on the light/time of day. I also love taking nature pics and landscapes although I'm planning to get a 70-300 lens also. Battery life is great, love all the features although I'd love to have the wifi feature that the D5300 has. Great buy!! Fast shipping.

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        5.0

        Great Starter DSLR Camera

        By Vickie

        from Arlington, VA

        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

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

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

          I've been referring to this as my first "big girl" camera. It is my first DSLR upgrade and so far I've found it pretty easy to figure out. It is lighter weight than it looks. So far I'm really pleased.

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          5.0

          Godd quality camera

          By photography

          from washington

          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):

              The camera takes good pictures. The lens doesn't have enough zoom to it, but over all a good quality camera.

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              5.0

              Great Buy

              By M & L

              from Philadelphia, PA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

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

                This was our entry in the DSLR world after using several point and shoot cameras over the years. We still have much to learn about photography and the features of the camera but have been thoroughly impressed with the performance and quality of this new Nikon. We chose it over other models and similar Canons as it was the most recent to hit the market with reported improvements over previous models. Often we rely on the automatic and guide features of the camera to help us set things up and have not been disappointed. We also appreciate that there is a viewfinder, rather than having to rely on the LCD exclusively.

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                4.0

                DX Format means smaller field of view

                By Ron

                from Cleveland OH

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Image Quality
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Light weight
                • Small

                Cons

                • Limited Panorama
                • Shutter Not Quiet
                • Smaller Field Of View

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery

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

                In general I like the camera but I had not done my research enough to know that the DX format give you only 66% of the field of view of a full frame camera. This allows for a smaller, lighter lens, but means you get less in view for the same focal length. As such a fixed 50mm lens would be much too narrow. The panorama feature does not allow you to stop partway like you can with an iphone, so you cannot just widen your view using panorama.In video mode, if you try to focus with autofocus the lens noise is louder than any other audio and manual focus you hear the lens shuffling - so don't expect it to operate like a video camera. Use a tripod and preset the focus/exposure.In live view (through the LCD) expect quite a long delay when the screen goes black and the mirror opens, closes and does whatever it does, before you see your image again. I would have expected a simple blink, since the mirror is already open - not sure why it has to close then open again.Face detection is only active with live view mode.With live view under certain circumstances, you need to cover the through the lens eyepiece (part not included) or some light may leak through to change the metering. Doesn't show up on picture, just changes the auto metering (according to the manual).The pictures look good. Lightweight. Just know there are some tradeoffs to achieve that weight/size.

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                5.0

                Great camera for the price

                By ANDREW

                from Los Angeles, CA

                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

                  • 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):

                  I'm a casual photographer that takes pictures of my everyday. I use this camera for that purpose. It goes above and beyond what I need from it, but for the price its so worth it. I definitely could have gone with something cheaper, but I'm happy that I put down more money and got this camera. The quality is unreal (in RAW), it's light, it's quick, the video is unreal. It's all I need from a camera and so much more.

                  The screen is a little small, but that's not that big of a deal.

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                  5.0

                  Really great camera

                  By Andrew the runner

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  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
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events

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

                    I use my Nikon almost every single day to take photos. It's small, it's light, it has a fast shutter speed, the video quality is unreal. The photo quality in Raw is also unbelievable.

                    I'm not a professional photographer, just an everyday shooter of images I find appealing. For this purpose it goes above and beyond what I need. It's a great deal for the price.

                    The only t

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                    5.0

                    nice camera

                    By paleo

                    from san francisco

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

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

                        My daughter got me re interested in photography when we talked about her buying a new camera. I did a lot of research and it was a choice between this camera and the Canon T5. I recommended this one and she got the other one. I ended up buying the Nikon because of the quality of the stills vs other cameras in its class. I cannot afford a "professional" camera but other than very specific functions, and extra knobs it is hard to imagine why one would. The processing algorithms are similar from what I can tell, the detector is very close to the same, and you can use whatever quality lenses you want. The reviews refer to this as an entry level camera. The only reason I think this camera could be called that is because it is not as feature rich as the more expensive Nikons.

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                        5.0

                        awesome camera

                        By subzero

                        from hawaii, usa

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

                        it's got all the functions you'll ever need. the price is good so 10/10 stars.

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                        5.0

                        everything as advertised

                        By Dick

                        from midwest

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Small Size Is Great

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

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

                          everything came as documented, and on time.

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                          4.0

                          Happy with my D3300

                          By Prof. K

                          from Upstate 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

                          • Quality Of Materials

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel

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

                          The camera is very light and the controls are simple and straightforward. I've only shot about 50 photos so far but exposures look good and the autofocus is working well. The collapsible lens sounds good but in practice I don't think it's all that useful. You can't shoot photos when it's in the retracted position. The materials feel cheaper than my previous Nikon DSLR but I guess this is what facilitates the lighter weight. Overall, I'm very pleased with my purchase and with the freebies that B&H included, especially the Ruggard holster bag.

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