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

(based on 237 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (180)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (165)
  • Easy to use (161)
  • 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 (134)
  • Travel (110)
  • Low light (87)
  • Wildlife (69)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (87), Photo enthusiast (59), Semi-pro photographer (15), Photography student (9), Pro photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (147), 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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5.0

I would buy this product again

By Video Teach

from Southbury, CT

Verified Buyer

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

These cameras are a great starter camera for the video class I teach. I like being able to see the visual approximation of the aperture on the back screen, it makes a great teaching tool. The guide mode is great for anyone who is truly just starting out but it is also a great camera for a seasoned photographer.

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5.0

I would purchase this product again

By Chelsey

from Pierre, SD

Verified Buyer

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

I have only had this camera for a couple of weeks but I highly recommend. I don't have photography skills and needed a camera for work. This camera is easy to pick up and use and I couldn't be happier.

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5.0

Good starter DSLR

By Jay W.

from Raleigh, NC

Verified Buyer

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

The camera functions great. The only problem is it doesn't come with a bag. Also it doesn't have a focus motor so you have to only buy lenses that have a focus motor (AF-S) if you want auto-focus.

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5.0

Very good camera

By J fells

from Brooklyn

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

Does wonders for me. Takes really good pictures. Definitely a good investment!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Light weight and it takes great pics!!!

By MS

from Oyster Bay Cove, NY

Verified Buyer

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

I absolutely love my new camera I travel a lot and I don't want a bulky camera this camera is lightweight and it takes great pictures.

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5.0

I love my new Nikon D3300

By T the Historychick

from West Chester, PA

Verified Buyer

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

The D3300 is so much lighter than my old D60! The picture clarity is so much sharper. I love the video capability, as well! And it's great to have the option of using the view finder or the screen to take a picture (now I can stop reminding people who use it that they "have to look into it as if it's a camera!").

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5.0

Exceeds My expectations

By Steve the Radio guy

from Pullman, WA

Verified Buyer

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

This camera was a gift to replace my aged OM1 that was failing. Picture quality and versatility are both excellent. I received it the day before a three week road trip and the menu was so intuitive that I was able to compose and shoot good pictures after only an hour or so. I would recommend this camera to a friend and am considering purchasing one for my wife.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's a must for newbies like me!

By Malik

from Brooklyn, New York

Verified Reviewer

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

I was very surprised by the quality of the pictures that I took with this camera seeing how its a camera made for people who want to start up with photography. Even the kit lens that comes with it is good. Overall its a good buy!

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4.0

A great simple little camera

By Sea Comeaux

from New York, NY

Verified Buyer

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

Works perfect for what I need it for. I'm not an expert on cameras, but this one works great. I look forward to exploring some of the additional settings and features.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It is an entry level camera, with a PRO image quality

By Jose Galego

from Sao Paulo, Brazil

Verified Reviewer

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

Very light and small. Easy to carry.

Sometimes, you have to dig inside the menus for some settings. But the image quality result compensate it.

BH perfect as always

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5.0

Great product for the price

By Jacko

from Chicago, IL

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Video

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

    It's easy to use and it's exactly what I was looking for.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent Product!

    By Davina Bruno

    from Austin, Texas

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

    I bought this for my little sister as she starts out as a photographer and we've seen such amazing results. This is her first professional camera, and it's so easy to use, relatively light weight and the photos are crisper than we expected. Very happy with this camera!

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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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        (12 of 12 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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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • 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 4 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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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