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Nikon D3300
  • The Nikon D3300 DSLR camera is now officially announced. Here are the specs at a glance:

    • 24.2MP sensor
    • HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps
    • New new ultra-compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II
    • Compatible with the WU-1a wireless adapter for online photo sharing
    • New (also in D5300) EXPEED 4 that delivers up to 5 frames per second
    • Full 1080p HD video recording capabilities
    • Compact and lightweight
    • Movie Maximum recording time is 20 min.
    • Optional external stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
    • Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
    • HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
    • Video Output: NTSC, PAL
    • Eye-Fi Compatible


    If this turns out to have the new Toshiba sensor in it which the D5200/D7100/D5300 have then I think this will be my next Nikon camera! But even if it doesn't, this is would still be the cheapest DSLR (so ignoring mirrorless for the moment) which does FHD 60fps.

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  • Hmmm... while the D5300/D7100/D5200 (all use the same Toshiba sensor) all have exactly the same sensor size (23.5 mm x 15.6 mm), this is not the same as what is in the D3300 which is still the same size as the older D3200 (23.2 mm x 15.4 mm) which is of course known to not have the Toshiba sensor in it.

    This is going to make me guess the D3300 does not have the new Toshiba sensor sensor in it?? But still the same old one that was in the D3200? :-/






    Seems the D5200 still makes sense as the best low budget Nikon DSLR option for filmmaking (with instead the D5300 if you need 60fps, or the D7100 if you need weatherproofing).

  • "Only the Nikon USA website, the D3300's sensor size is indicated as 23.2 x 15.4 mm ... but in Nikon Europe, Singapore, India & Australia the sensor size is listed as 23.5 x 15.6 mm ...! ( including )

    Which one is correct...?!"

    Hmmm.... is seeming much more likely it DOES contain the new Toshiba sensor! As is the same size (like the D5200/D7100/D5300 have, which has performed so very well for video)

    Of course the alternative is it is the same old D3200 sensor but without the optical low-pass filter, hence a "new" sensor. (but would that explain the small change in sensor size? If the other sites are right, and Nikon USA is wrong)

  • Must be a typing error. The D5300 sensor is different to the D5200/D7100. It is visually different and from test it does not exhibit banding as the D5200/d7100. Until now it could still be an updated version just to get rid of the banding which was the only notable problem in the D5200/d7100 sensor. So it is a welcome addition with the D5300 sensor having the same strong performance in photo and also video without any moire/aliasing, good resolution, great DR and exceptional Low light minus the banding. I am curious to know if it has uncompressed hdmi output. It could be a very very impressive camera for about $ 600 with Cinema 35 mm 4.2.2 high bitrate codec, 12 stop DR and super low light capabilities.

  • "It is visually different and from test it does not exhibit banding as the D5200/d7100"

    I think that is due to the new Expeed 4 processor in the D5300?

  • Someone has to ask Nikon directly with sensor is this. If it's the one we find in the Nikon d5300 or 7100, in the next future we'll have the perfect cheap 1080p solution. And I could sell my d5200 cause not interested in focus points for photo mode (less in the 3300). In fact in video mode the 3300 seems to be better than 5200 (also it lose AS filter, good for stills) and at the same time 3300 in video mode seems the same as 5300 and 7100 which are expensive. Also 3300 is the basic solution and its price will go down soon.

    But do we have full manual control in video mode? With my d5200 I can go less than 1/30..

    Someone asks Nikon please!

  • @Ironfilm Visualy the sensor is different

  • In case you missed it, this review for the D3300 came out yesterday:

  • Thanks, it was a horrible sample video they supplied though. Bit useless for reviewing the camera for filmmaking purposes :-/

    With the D5200 now so cheap it looks like that will be my choice.

  • "Signal quality of the Nikon D3300 sensor compares well against other APS-C models in the line-up and it outshines that of rival entry-level models. Although the results are similar to its predecessor, the removal of the AA filter promises improved sensor resolution. Combine that with the revised features and capability and the new Nikon D3300 looks better value than ever."

    Incredible, for photography it looks like the Nikon D3300 has a huge lead over any other entry level APS-C model on the market.

    The question now I have, does it do as well for video? If as is suspected, it will perform comparable to the D5200/D5300 then we've got a huge ultra low budget sleeper hit here on our hands. Hope somebody will get one and run it through some decent video tests.

  • @DMZ

    photographyblog is only useful for review of camera bags !

  • Fantastic! Voldemort confirmed the new D3300 sensor is the same sensor as is in the D5300!

    Clearly this makes the D3300 easily the top choice by far now for the best new absolute entry level DSLR for filmmaking.

    As I have to seriously seriously disagree with the tone. Because wow, after such a glowing review of the D5200 not that long ago this review was very very harsh indeed!! :-o

    Its seems quite abrupt to have such massive flip in his view on what is nearly the same camera.

    Sure, there is the $1,000 BMPCC out there now. But that is a very very different value proposition vs a D5300 (especially once you've rigged up a BMPCC).

    For some people getting a stills camera with the D5300 is a big savings, meaning they don't have to buy another camera like you would with a D5200. There a heap of other differences between the D53000 vs BMPCC that can be viewed in the D5300's favour too (adjustable screen, larger sensor, etc).

    And finally, for a working pro the difference between a $400 second hand D5200 and a BMPCC at $1k is almost nothing at all, but for other people (school kids, students, pensioners, or otherwise a limited budget for whatever reason) even just a few hundred dollars of savings can be a big deal and heavily swing a choice in favour of the cheaper option.

  • Voldemort confirmed the new D3300 sensor is the same sensor as is in the D5300!

    Use DXOmark results to check, not Voldemort strange thoughts.

    Sure, there is the $1,000 BMPCC out there now. But that is a very very different value proposition vs a D5300 (especially once you've rigged up a BMPCC).

    It is not only different, it is also not the tool this measurbators need, as well as 98% of the crowd.
    BM makes very good niche products, and know it. Just few guys eager for affiliate links want you to think otherwise.

  • Use DXOmark results to check, not Voldemort strange thoughts.

    The DXOmark results already strongly indicated that:

    After that I already felt pretty sure it is the same.

  • His review is a bit of a joke. so he rants on Nikon because apparently they did not do any innovating thing. I think it is a bit frustrating for him because they do well balanced camera but not highlight so that he could put some sexy title on it, as with all those Sony's he hypes every-time before they turn out to be dud video wise. He must be at the top of geek dslr video shooter. Always the latest is better and everything before is just rubbish. The same rubbish he was hipping as the next best thing 6 month before.

  • I have the nikon d5200: it's a better photocamera and has flip screen, maybe better dynamic range (in video too? who knows). On the other side 1080 60p and maybe better high iso performance.

    I don't know if i would trade my d5200 with 3300 if they ask me.

  • @danyyyel

    +1.... I agree 100%....

  • I'm looking at the D3300 and an external recorder. Can anybody confirm 10bit 422 clean hdmi out?

    Apparently the A6000 does it.

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    The Nikon D3300 is, without doubt, capable of producing impressive images, with excellent noise performance. The new 18-55mm VR II kit lens delivers sharp results, whilst giving a more compact complete package. However, we can't help feel that it would have been worth Nikon including built in Wi-Fi to help justify the price, and make the camera stand out further from the crowd, although if the price drops over time, as it has done with previous models, then this camera could end up representing excellent value for money.

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    The Nikon D3300 is an incremental improvement on its predecessor in terms of specification and features, but its new sensor raises the bar in terms of the image quality we've come to expect from entry level DSLRs.

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  • choices: D3300 with 50mm 1.4 or 1.2

    Or D5300 with 50mm 1.8g