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

(based on 170 reviews)

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    (36)

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    (2)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (120)
  • Good image quality (120)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (94)
  • Fast shutter speed (73)
  • Image stabilization (66)

Cons

  • Small LCD screen (10)
  • Lag / shutter delay (7)
  • Noisy at high ISO (4)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (102)
  • Landscape/scenery (99)
  • Travel (84)
  • Low light (70)
  • Sports/action (52)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (64), Photo enthusiast (46), Semi-pro photographer (12), Photography student (5), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (111), Yes (20)

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

 

Excellent but have some issues

Bought it for walk-around. It's nice little light camera and the kit lens is sharp (though at wide end the lens distortiobn can put some people off to a certain extent.) overall it's...Read complete review

Bought it for walk-around. It's nice little light camera and the kit lens is sharp (though at wide end the lens distortiobn can put some people off to a certain extent.) overall it's a good combo. The issue that I have is with the LCD, which shows some greenish color cast in shadows. So in other words, it needs a trip back to Nikon so they can adjust the LCD white balance via firmware. The greenish shadow color cast is only on the LCD image playback, and it doesn't affect captured image nor it affects Live View. Thinking about either exchanging or returning. Haven't decided yet. Given dismal quality control at Nikon assembly lines, I have almost lost my confidence for Nikon products completely because almost every new Nikon camera and lens that I purchased since 2009 has required at least a trip or two back to Nikon for warranty service right off the bat.

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5.0

High quality and affordable

By Clamp

from Gilbert, SC

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Light weight easy to grasp and affordable. Gives high quality results!

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      4.0

      great camera by its versatility

      By alex

      from new jersey

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Lag / Shutter Delay

      Best Uses

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

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

      to shot nature and artistic shots

      great most is the light capacity and capture of dark enviroments -fast operation and sensor

      the body at left size should be bigger and more extended for
      handeling and use without tripod.

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      4.0

      Nothing short of A-mazing!!!

      By Mo

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • 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):

        I was in New Orleans for the 4th and I was able to take some amazing pictures with not only manual settings, but also the pre-settings that come with the camera! The pictures came out really great!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great beginner DSLR

        By MaryTKC

        from Kansas City, MO

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            I bought this to learn with and use for practicing photography and short videos. This is a great beginner DSLR. And it's a great fit for me. It's nice and light-weight and fits comfortably in my hands. It takes great pictures. I'm still learning the ins and outs of it, but so far so good. I'm happy I bought this camera.

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            • No

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            5.0

            GREAT INVESTMENT!!!

            By De

            from North Carolina

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

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

              I'm a beginner and the instructions, manual is soooo easy to follow and thus far I've taken great pics O>

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Great Product

              By Karolina

              from New York, NY

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Very good product, easy to use, even for a beginner like me.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Camera for Novice and Expert Alike

                  By Barbara

                  from Yasuní Nat'l Park, Ecuador

                  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

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife photos

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

                    I bought this camera before going abroad, to stay in the Amazon. This camera is excellent. I can take close up shots of insects, plants, excellent portraits, as well as photos of the rainforest and the animals within. Very versatile and lightweight. The battery last. It's simple to use but fully manual, for those who know. I'm very happy with it.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    best birthday present ever!

                    By Melodious

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Small LCD Screen

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    I am not a professional photographer, just an amateur who loves taking good pictures of friends and family as well as while traveling. I've wanted a DSLR for the last several years, to take great pictures easily but also to learn how to utilize such a great camera to the fullest extent. The performance on this camera is fantastic when it comes to shooting time, less than half a second to focus and shoot. The body of the camera is very light with a good grip, wonderful especially given that I didn't have my strap on the camera for the first day I took it out. For the price, I would say that this camera is a fantastic choice for a first DSLR, and I'm eager to explore more of its features including the guide mode!

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                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    Great camera

                    By June the reader

                    from Brooklyn,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

                    Cons

                      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):

                      I think Nikon d3300 is great because it much easier to use. It is lighter and there are more focus points. I like the idea that there is a guide on the camera.
                      This was a good idea because it gives you hints on what to do in certain situations.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great compact DSLR

                      By toxictabasco

                      from Nevada

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

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

                        I use this for time lapse, back up, street shooting, video, and travel. It's small size and light weight makes it great for travel and street shooting. Small enough to pack and use 2 DSLRs when out shooting all day. It's got great image quality, and easy to use. The video is also very good. And I get well over 700 shots on 1 battery including some video shots. If I shoot time lapse in JPEG I get over 1000 shots on one battery.

                        It would be nice if the D3300 had a time lapse mode. Nevertheless, it's a great versatile camera for the money. It can do just about anything.

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                        5.0

                        Nikon D3300

                        By The original JZ

                        from Philadelphia, PA

                        Verified Buyer

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

                        The Nikon D3300 is a great camera for a beginner looking to advance their skills. It not only takes excellent quality photos, but allows the user to learn the intricacies of manual settings along the way. Definitely recommended!

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                        5.0

                        Awesome camera

                        By Dan

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Travel

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

                          As a first-time DSLR owner, this camera was recommended to me by a friend who is a professional photographer. So while I'm not anywhere near an expert, I find the features easy to understand and use. I especially appreciate some of the semi-manual modes like "P" where it will allow you to choose a few of the settings while it adjusts the others and still helps make sure you get a good shot. I haven't yet found anything that I don't like--it's been all good stuff so far.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Love it

                          By James Cabinetry

                          from Livermore, CA.

                          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
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife photos

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

                            I purchased this camera to take pictures of my cabinetry work.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Best SLR camera for beginners

                            By Rotban

                            from New York

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

                            I bought this camera as an upgrade from my canon s95 point and shoot. I also tried canon T5 but found Nikon to be better and more user friendly. It is very simple to use and comes loaded with the guide mode for quick reference. It is relatively compact and easily fits in the small backpack. Photo quality is extremely good even without lot of adjustments. It also comes loaded with the wifi which is extremely simple to use and useful. There are also built in photo editing options which are very useful. Overall I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend this if you are planning to upgrade to a slr camera.

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                            5.0

                            Great Camera for Entry Level

                            By Photog_Esq

                            from New York, NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                            • Fast Shutter Speed
                            • High ISO Performance
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                            • Poor Image Stabilization

                            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):

                            This camera is great. As an entry level DSLR it allows you to do just about everything you need. The controls are all there, you just may have to dig in there to find them if you want to use this as a more advanced user.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Good Quality-Easy to use

                            By GaryC

                            from Liberty,NY

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            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
                              • Wildlife photos

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

                              The D3300 takes great pictures right out of the box. I use it for nature photography. Easy to connect to a 60mm spotting scope and an 8" telescope. Nikon software work perfect to download and edit the photos. Manual is easy to read and follow. An additional reference guide is available online. Light weight, controls are intuitive.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Nikon D3300

                              By Dave

                              from Florida, USA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Video

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

                                I am happy that I upgraded to a newer, faster, lighter camera. I should have done it years ago. I mostly use my camera for aerial air to air photos, always handheld.
                                DF

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                                5.0

                                Fantastic first DSLR

                                By Nellie

                                from Ramah, CO

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    This camera is perfect for a novice photographer. All the control when you want it and the automatic settings when you don't. It is extremely user friendly- the settings are easy to find and quick to adjust! My previous camera had a few shutter and aperture settings but it to a couple minutes to adjust each one where this camera is pretty close to 2 seconds! Takes awesome pictures- My husband who wasn't sure why I wanted to upgrade my camera noticed a difference in the first pictures I took. The only thing I wasn't expecting is that the included lense doesn't zoom as much as much as my previous camera. Not a problem with the camera just something different about DSLRs that I'm getting used to. Does tons better in low light than any of my previous cameras. No more blur when taking pictures of my active kids in my living room even without the flash.

                                    Also I shopped around for a long time and this was THE BEST DEAL out there. There are a lot of bundles in different places but if you want retail instead of import- this is your buy.

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                                    5.0

                                    love it!

                                    By Piper

                                    from ma

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

                                    Just starting out with a DSLR camera and I'm so happy that this is the one I chose. Great pics so far and user friendly.

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                                    5.0

                                    Small camera packs a big punch

                                    By Jayson

                                    from Greensboro, Maryland

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

                                    I actively take my camera bag with me everywhere I go. This has become a habit of mine now after purchasing the D3300, and getting to learn the camera. I purchased a 50mm 1.8G NIKKOR lens, slapped it on, and it's perfect for everything. The sensor is SHARP. The ISO range is ridiculously awesome. It's a bit small for me, it sometimes feels like you're carrying around a basic camera. Which in a way it is a basic camera, but the images you can create with it are astounding. My tip to you casual shooters, is to ditch the kit lens. Purchase the body alone, and invest in a 50mm prime.The only issue of mine is if you want to use an external mic, you're going to want to either purchase a small headphone amplifier (poor circuitry in the camera causes faint hissing noise in silent parts of the recording) or buy a digital hand held recorder like a tascam or zoom (both sold here on B&H for $[$]or so).

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