January 5th 2014 2:58 pm

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conclusion:We like it

83 March 10th 2014 4:51 pm

With the updated D3300, Nikon takes the already strong D3200 and improves the sensor and shooting speed for a solid but ultimately unnecessary upgrade. Not surprisingly, the D3300 has excellent image quality for an entry-level camera, with ePHOTOzine saying the "exposure is reliable and gives good results, with bright saturated colours." As the D3300 is aimed at beginners, a user-friendly interface and control layout is important, and TrustedReviews says its "controls reflect its position as an entry-level DSLR." However, if you own a D3200, or even a D3100, there isn't much of a reason to rush out and upgrade to this, but if you're just starting out, the Nikon D3300 is a good choice.

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Critic reviews

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    7.6
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    8.0
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    7.8
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    7.6
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    7.3
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8.0
CNET Mar 14, 2014

Very good photo quality for its class plus decent performance make the Nikon D3300 A solid choice for a first dSLR.

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8.0
PC Mag Mar 25, 2014

The Nikon D3300 is a solid entry-level camera for shooters moving up to a D-SLR, but it's not quite worthy of being named Editors' Choice.

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9.0
Ken Rockwell Jan 7, 2014

Got kids and want great action, low-light and long-distance photos? The D3300 is the camera to get. Paying more won't get you much more other than a lot more weight to have to carry around.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Feb 19, 2014

As with any camera the main thing that matters is what the photos look like. And it's here that we're coloured impressed by the D3300. Images are detailed, bright and well-balanced.

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9.0
TechRadar Feb 14, 2014

Despite initial reservations about removing an anti-aliasing filter on a camera aimed at novices, I've been unable to find any evidence of moiré patterning in stills shooting, so overall it seems like a good choice, leading to very fine detailed images.

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9.0
What Digital Camera Feb 24, 2014

On the whole, if you're looking for an entry-level DSLR with a high resolution yet don't want to break the bank then the D3300 surely has to be worthy of consideration.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Feb 27, 2014

A straightforward but powerful camera, the Nikon D3300 strikes an excellent balance between the entry-level needs of quality and simplicity.

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8.0
Camera Labs Mar 11, 2014

The D3300 is still a pretty remarkable offering for an entry level DSLR. It offers unsurpassed quality at this price point and a compelling range of features that will delight many a first time DSLR user.

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6.0
Digital Versus Feb 11, 2014

The Nikon D3300 will please anyone looking for an entry-level SLR that's serious, responsive, has a decent sensor ... and is made by Nikon. But it doesn't have enough originality or personality to stand out in today's market.

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9.0
ePHOTOzine Feb 18, 2014

For those with a range of Nikon lenses and accessories, the Nikon D3300 delivers sharp images, with good colour reproduction, and for those that prefer an optical viewfinder, the D3300 is a very good choice.

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Pocket-Lint Jan 7, 2014

In short the D3300 feels like a subtle push in the range, but a welcome one. Smaller, lighter, cooler and with that collapsible kit lens there's enough to justify its appearance.

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Imaging Resource Jan 6, 2014

We've seen plenty of mid-range and high-end cameras shunning the OLPF in favor of a slight boost in resolution, but it comes at a potential price -- increased risk of moiré and false color artifacts.

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TechRadar Jan 9, 2014

An SLR with a system that can actually teach you how to use the camera is an enticing option for novice photographers, especially when this is coupled with a sensor that has class-leading pixel-count and excellent pedigree.

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TrustedReviews Jan 9, 2014

The improvements to the model’s continuous shooting speed and ISO range, as well as the reduction in size and newly designed kit lens, are all welcome, although you can’t help but feel that it could benefit from even more tweaks.

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T3 Jan 10, 2014

The spruced up guide mode, slimmed down chassis and retractable lens, as well as the removal of the low pass filter all combine to make a very compelling product.

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What Digital Camera Jan 7, 2014

It's fair to say the Nikon D3300 isn't a groundbreaking release, but an update to the company's entry-level range, which brings with it some of the latest advanced technology such as the EXPEED 4 image processing engine.

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PC Pro Jan 7, 2014

If the removal of the low pass filter works the image quality magic which Nikon claims it does, then it could be onto a relatively affordable winner.

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The Phoblographer Jan 9, 2014

So far it seems like very much of the same with the company only slightly improving their formula for success in order to keep sales going. ... we think that the D3000 series of cameras are seriously due for some sort of update.

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Expert Reviews Jan 9, 2014

It’s still a chunk bigger than even DSLR-shaped CSC cameras of course, but you do get a device that’s very comfortable to hold and use, with a well-shaped grip and plenty of space for the controls.

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