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

(based on 76 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (56)
  • Easy to use (54)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (44)
  • Fast shutter speed (32)
  • Image stabilization (30)

Cons

  • Small LCD screen (5)
  • Lag / shutter delay (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (50)
  • Landscape/scenery (47)
  • Travel (42)
  • Low light (29)
  • Sports/action (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (28), Photo enthusiast (25), Semi-pro photographer (6), Photography student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (54), Yes (10)

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.

Reviewed by 76 customers

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5.0

Amazing!

By Holly

from Louisiana

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

Best $ I have ever spent!

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5.0

I love it

By M student new photographer

from Pionner Valley, MA

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

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

    I am completely new to photography. But the camera is very friendly. I am able to produce beautiful sharp pictures especially outdoors. amazing results.Also B&H costumer service has been excellent. (fast shipping, quick response..)

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Best cam for the value

    By cm17

    from Chandler, AZ

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Poor Image Stabilization

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

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

    The camera by itself is very light weight. Looks like a cheap model, but works like a charm. U should have an ideal about DSLR's and all the settings to get good pictures. The best part is u can focus on different items in a frame. The cover for USB connections look like they are going to go bad if u use it quite a number of times and it does not fit back easily.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great camera for a budding photographer

    By AZ Photographer Mom

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery

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

      Purchased this camera for our son to learn the art of photography. He couldn't be happier. Great camera for the money! Can't go wrong with a Nikon.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Great Starter

      By NikonRookie

      from Springfield MO

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        Just like many others, I needed something faster than my phone and point-and-shoot camera. Kids move too fast, lighting is weak, focus is too slow. I just need to learn how to use all of the feature/functionality to get the best shots.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great camera

        By Hud

        from Orlando

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

        Much lighter than my previous Nikon SLR. Customer service was very helpful in helping me match a zoom lens. I took photos of my sons basketball game and they turned out great!

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        5.0

        Great Camera

        By Buck

        from Tennessee

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

        I love the camera, as an amateur photographer I am excited about using all the features this camera has to offer.

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        4.0

        Love this Camera

        By Vinu

        from Des moines

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Good Image Quality

        Cons

        • Small LCD Screen

        Best Uses

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

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

        When i started looking for a good camera which fits my budget this is the only one that came up which was way better than the competitors. although i wish the price has dropped a bit

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great upgrade from the D3100

        By RenaJ

        from Walpole,NH

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          Upgraded to the D3300 from the D3100. Improvements are a big plus from the D3100---sensor and processor are graetly improved. Controls are a bit more user friendly. Shooting at a higher ISO is vastly improved!A great camera!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Light weight,but loaded!

          By Lee

          from Monroe, MI

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            The auto function for amateurs has a lot of versatility, allowing you to
            take night photos, close ups, sport pictures, landscapes etc.
            I am using the camera now for taking pictures of people, especially my grandchildren. I intend to also use it on trips for scenery and people.
            One drawback is it is heavier than the point and shoot camera we had, but does offer more options.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Perfect for learning!

            By Student Joe

            from New Orleans, LA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I was looking for a camera to get into photography and this camera (with its extra goodies) fits the bill perfectly.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Excellent Camera

                By Photo Fan

                from Westchester, New York

                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
                  • Video

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

                  This camera has excellent quality and easy to learn.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  Great first time DSLR

                  By Kashy

                  from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Lag / Shutter Delay
                  • Small LCD Screen

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Travel

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

                  This camera is great for the first time DSLR user which I am. It has a great automatic selection to choose from to remove the learning curve when shifting from a regular point and shoot. Its also lightweight, compact and easy to grip and carry around. Photos came out great but I have yet to explore a lot more setting to truly understand its full potential. I am overall happy with the purchase.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Pleasantly Surprised

                  By gstarene

                  from Kansas City

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Light weight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    I was pleasantly surprised with the 3300 performance. I bought it as my back up camera, but I find the 3300 easy to handle in close quarters situations.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    GREAT ADVANCED BEGINNERS DSLR

                    By UKwildcat29

                    from Kentucky

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

                    Camera has performed to my expectancy and has proven quality. Very easy to use and user friendly. Would highly recommend!!!

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                    4.0

                    New to SLR

                    By Amirthalingam

                    from PA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Indoor

                    Cons

                    • Viewfinder

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    Well, this is my first SLR. Guide mode is very useful to quickly learn some controls. I think control buttons would have been more organized. It is little difficult for me to adjust controls each time, so I preferred auto mode most of the time. I got petty good pictures in low light. View finder didn't capture entire image, I see some extra image. overall I am completely satisfied with the image quality and built of this camera.

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                    • No

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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                      • No

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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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