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Reddit mentions of Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with Auto Focus-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Zoom Lens (Black)

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We found 35 Reddit mentions of Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with Auto Focus-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Zoom Lens (Black). Here are the top ones.

Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with Auto Focus-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Zoom Lens (Black)
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24.2 MP CMOS DX format sensor5 frames per second continuous shooting11 AF points with 3d trackingISO 100 12800 (expandable to 25600)1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps) hd video (mpeg 4/h.264/MOV).the d3300's 11 point autofocus system locks onto your subjects as soon as they enter the frame and stays with them until you catch the shot you want.3 inch LCD with 921,000 dots; Lens Compatibility at a Glance; AF S Lens required for auto focus ; Optical Zoom 3x
Height3.86 Inches
Length4.88 Inches
Number of items1
Release dateFebruary 2014
Weight0.95 Pounds
Width2.99 Inches

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Found 35 comments on Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with Auto Focus-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Zoom Lens (Black):

u/Noobasdfjkl · 5 pointsr/photography

Essentially a total newbie here. I'm looking at either a D3300 or a Rebel T5 for what will probably be exclusively outdoor shooting. I have no idea if I should get something cheaper and get a better lens (wouldn't even know where to start with lenses), or go mirrorless, or anything else.

I'd like to keep it under $500, and I know that probably limits me pretty greatly as far as equipment.

Thanks in advance.

u/justfred · 5 pointsr/Cameras

That price seems too high for a 3300 kit. It's only $450 (US) new. Used, great condition, should be around $300.


I'd suggest buying online, factory refurbished, instead, or waiting till you can find it at a better price.

I'd also suggest a "prime" lens, either the 35mm 1.8 or 50mm 1.8, as a lot better way to really learn photography - they take sharper photos in less light with better depth of field, and you learn to zoom with your feet.

u/HybridCamRev · 4 pointsr/Filmmakers

/u/flamethrower13-5 - If it's the only camera you have, start shooting with it. If you haven't bought it yet, I would avoid it. Here's why:

In this price class, Nikon DSLRs lack:

u/ItsMeEntropy · 4 pointsr/photography

I was going to recommend a Canon, but I don't think there are any Canon DSLR bodies under $700 that can do 1080p@60fps (Only 30 fps). So your choices for #1 would either be the Nikon D3300 or the Nikon D5300. Image quality wise, they should be exactly the same (they use the same sensor), however the D5300 has a flippy screen (useful for video), a better autofocus system (for stills), and wifi. I don't usually recommend the D5300 over the D3300 because I don't find these three features worth the $200-300 difference in price, but in your case it's what fits your criteria: D5300.

Disclaimer for camera #2: I'm not too well versed in Nikon point and shoots (and point and shoots in general), so I don't have as much confidence in this recommendation. With that said, point and shoots, especially in this price range, tend to all be very similar in feature sets and performance. It's going to be a bit tricky to find a point and shoot under $300 with 1080p@60 FPS, I'm not sure if it even exists. The closest Nikon camera I can find is the Coolpix S7000, 1080 @ 60i.

u/DatAperture · 3 pointsr/photography

KEH.com has the d3300 with 18-55 kit lens for $364. New, it's $446.

That's about a 20% difference, the thing is though, at prices that low, a 20% difference only accounts for about 80 dollars.

u/decorama · 3 pointsr/Cameras

It sounds like you're looking for a quality entry level DSLR. There are many to choose from. Here are a few:

u/BigFuzzyArchon · 3 pointsr/Cameras

D3300 w/ 18-55 VR II

You can also buy for $500 refurbished which is a great deal as well.

u/trumps-taj-ma-wall · 2 pointsr/photography


(bought the zero shutter count one from Alissons Garage Sales;Was in brand new condition when it came.)

This is the link for the D3300 i just bought. I got this with the kit lens and also bought the wireless adapter, a bag, and this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005197472?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00 accessory kit that had everything to get started, two extra batteries and a 64gb memory card all for appx 520 with prime shipping. I hope this helps if you decide to go the D3300 route...

u/dufflecoat · 2 pointsr/Cameras

Try some cameras out in person so you can see how they handle - I think the Nikon D3300 with 18-55mm kit lens is great value for that money if you can live with some extra bulk: http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Digital-Focus-S-18-55mm-3-5-5-6G/dp/B00HQ4W1QE/ref=sr_1_3

u/Bulldogg658 · 2 pointsr/photography

The L840 is just a point and shoot, it won't teach much in the way of stutter speed, aperture and all of the other control you have with a dslr. It's a little above your budget but the D3300 is $396. It'll teach her a lot more and give her more cool stuff to play with, also that lens will be usable on a better body later.

u/jlaux42 · 2 pointsr/DSLR

In 2015, though, we have this...

Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR

u/darti_me · 2 pointsr/Cameras

Being realistic with you're budget, I don't think you can get a camera that fits all your wants. What fits your bill would be a Canon 5DMkIII or a Sony a7II but those cost thousands for just the body. But to try to give you some suggestions, try looking at the D3300 (amazon link) $400 on sale. It takes good photos and the kit lens bundled has VR/OIS/IS. My next recommendation would be a Fuji X30 (amazon link). Its small and light plus the lens that comes with it is really good on paper. I'm not familiar with Canon, Sony, Olympus' line up so try to search for those brand cameras within the same price point.

Now things to keep in mind with my two suggestions.

  • The Nikon's res is x2 of the Fuji's (~24 vs ~12). Now this might seem too lopsided for the Nikon but keep in mind that if you're not doing large prints or scrutinizing each pixel then high resolution is not necessary, you'll simply be able to crop more from the Nikon than the Fuji.

  • Both have VR/IS/OIS and shoot at 1080,60p. However the Fuji has arguably the better lens 28-112mm f2.0-2.8 vs 27-83mm f3.5-5.6. The implication of this is that you have more light to work with the Fuji compared to the Nikon. Aside from that with the Fuji you get more reach since the long end of the lens reaches to 112mm vs 83mm. Note that the actual lens of the Nikon is a 18-55mm but keep in mind that its a crop sensor so I simply multiplied the figure with the crop factor (1.5).

  • The Nikon can change lenses, the Fuji can't. Pretty straight forward, you can buy lenses in the future for the Nikon but your stuck with the Fuji's lens.

    Conclusion. Both are great for your level and needs (albeit no 4K video). Personally for a beginner I really recommend the Nikon one since it has an interchangeable lens system which you can build as you progress in your passion.
u/finaleclipse · 2 pointsr/photography

What's the exact wording of the venue rules? Last time I tried at a venue, they specifically stated that interchangeable lens cameras weren't allowed. Of course, that means that this isn't allowed in, but this is. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

u/hammad22 · 2 pointsr/photography

Thinking about getting this nikon d3300 . I'm mostly going to be shooting nyc landscape and architecture, and I also want to take some low light shots of the city at night. I'm probably going to start off with the 18-55mm VR ll lens that comes with the camera but if I were to upgrade soon, what lens would be best for my situation without being too expensive (~$250, can go a bit higher if it's worth).

u/master0li · 2 pointsr/Beginning_Photography

Is your moon criteria because you want to be able to zoom really far or that you feel only decent cameras can do that? I ask because if you don't need a long reach you could put more money toward a better camera/lens that's shorter.

If you don't need long reach and want a small camera a used RX100 will give you great quality for stills and video for under $400. You mention travel so I think for walking around it's great. It's a fixed lens though so you can't get more out of it down the line.

If you're thinking of it more like an investment and you'll grow into it over time you'll probably want to go with an ILC (interchangeable lens camera). Mirrorless will be smaller DSLR will be bigger. Just know that you're buying into a whole ecosystem because because lenses aren't swapable between brands. There are adapters but generally you lose things like auto focus unless you pay big bucks for an adapter.

For DSLR a used Nikon D3300 or Canon T6 is under $400. For mirrorless a used Sony a5000. There's also the micro 4/3's mirrorless systems but someone else would have to chime in for recommendations as I have no experience w/ them.

I should note that all my specific recommendations don't have a ton of reach (can't get far subjects). But what you save on that gets you incredible quality if you take the time to learn. Also w/ the ILC cameras you could get a telephoto lens in the future. You could get a cheaper body and get a kit that has 2 lenses one of which is a telephoto - used Nikon D3100 Kit or used Canon T5 kit for right at $400. You have to swap lens to go long. If you really want that zoom for cheaper or smaller overall size probably look at choices in this article.

That said if you're going to stay on auto mode all the time my recommendations are probably not worth the price premium since you won't get the most out of it. Save some bucks and get a point and shoot that's easier to travel with and you're more likely to take out and use. I will say the quality gap between camera phones and point and shoots is pretty minimal these days. You probably need to spend $300-$400 for the significant jump in quality.

u/SmileyRileySurfs · 2 pointsr/photography

Need some camera buying advice.

I've been shooting for 3 years, and I don't have my own setup. I normally use my sisters' Nikon L330, or my Dad's Canon SX30IS. Both are non-DSLR, and they look like DSLR's and perform mediocre, but not quite what I'm looking for. My Mom recently gave me a Nikon B500, which I really don't like- simply because it has NO manual settings. I always use manual settings on the SX30, and so now I'm looking in to a DSLR.

I am in to shooting surfing photos/videos, and I've been checking out the Nikon D3300 since you can upgrade to a 200mm lens for just $149. (This would be down the road) On the other hand, the Canon T5 looks almost as legitimate, however it has 18MP to the D3300's 24.2. The canon T5 has a 300mm lens option at just $98, which is extremely fair priced and another purchase for down the road.

As for preference, I don't know the difference between the performance of Canon vs. Nikon DSLR's, and I'd like to hear some feedback. Since I am shooting surfing, I'm looking for the best options for focus and zoom, and long-range quality. I also take a lot of Macro shots, but this doesn't matter as much.

Any feedback is appreciated, cheers!

u/uluru · 2 pointsr/thewholecar

Entry level DSLR's are beasts these days.


24MP equates to 6,016 x 4,000 pixels - that's a lot of detail for a entry level camera!

u/Rustychipmunk · 2 pointsr/photography

Hi all,


I am researching getting a new camera and I have never had a DSLR camera before. I want to buy something nice, but not something so entry level that I'd need to go out and buy a new one again in a couple of years. This is definitely something I will keep for a while.


Option 1: Nikon D3300
-$450 on amazon with a 18-55mm lens and accessories


Option 2: Nikon D5500
-$600 on Amazon (REFURBISHED) with a 18-55mm lens


I would also consider getting a 55-200mm lens for either option for an additional $150:https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-55-200MM-Vibration-Reduction-Cameras/dp/B00RUBK53Y/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1485312649&sr=8-10&keywords=nikon+lens


Current thoughts
--The 3300 seems to be very highly reviewed as an entry level DSLR
--The 5500 seems to be a couple of steps ahead and may be worth it to me to spend a little extra for something that will last longer and produce higher quality photos. Does anyone have experience between these two, is the upgrade worth it?
--I care more about the photo quality than touchscreens or wireless connectivity
--Any thoughts on the 55-200 lens?
--I will also search ebay for deals

u/goatman2 · 2 pointsr/photography

Complete noob here. How is the Nikon D3300 1532 18-55mm?
Link below, I might pick this up, is this a good investment? Any good lenses to go with this camera, or is the lens that it comes with fine? I want to take clear/crisp/dank pictures ranging from family to scenery, maybe some animals to.
Thank guys


u/ahcomochingas · 1 pointr/mexico

yo compre una nikon D3300 en amazon por 6 mil pesos hace como 2 meses. te la recomiendo.


los precios en este modelo fluctuan mucho. checala todos los dias, eventualmente la vuelven a poner en 6.

u/fludy7 · 1 pointr/teenagers

message me for more details, but the best bang for buck pro-type camera is this one when on sale and a cheaper one is basically this one. you could go cheaper but it depends.

u/Samsuxx · 1 pointr/Filmmakers

I'll link you to this post where someone asked the same thing.
>if your principal interest is video, you should avoid Nikon DSLRs in this price range.
>They lack:
>- Focus peaking for razor sharp manual focus
>- The ability to change aperture in Live View (video) mode
>- a built in intervalometer for time lapse
>- a usable viewfinder when you switch to Live View
>- compatibility with silent, video optimized lenses ([here] (https://youtu.be/DuX8CDaDUaw) is the problem with noisy Nikon autofocus motors)
>Instead of a [$496.95 Nikon D3300] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HQ4W1QE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00HQ4W1QE&linkCode=as2&tag=battleforthew-20), you might want to seriously consider the [$515 (with 14-42mm kit lens) Panasonic G6] (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575034783&toolid=10001&campid=5337235943&customid=&icep_item=321613840675&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg) instead [Referral Links].
>The Panasonic G6 has an electronic viewfinder you can actually use for shooting video outdoors in bright sunlight (when a DSLR's LCD is likely to be washed out), a built-in intervalometer, focus peaking, full manual control of exposure in video mode and compatibility with Panasonic video optimized lenses with silent autofocus motors.


u/Bester2001 · 1 pointr/Cameras

CANON POWERSHOT S110 on amazon for $179 best camera under $350. I use this as a companion to my Canon 70D and in good light and even less than good light quality is pretty darn awesome. http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/albums/canon-powershot-s110-preview-samples.

If you have more money NIKON D3300 http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Digital-NIKKOR-18-55mm-3-5-5-6G/dp/B00HQ4W1QE

u/svengeiss · 1 pointr/photography

I took photography back in college and was pretty decent at it. I'm looking to jump back into the hobby and am looking at DSLRs. I'm looking to get this nikon to start out with. Is this a good choice or do you have another suggestion?

u/Praelium · 1 pointr/photography

I took a class recently and used the Canon T5i Rebel, which I really enjoyed. But now that I'm buying my own camera I'm struggling to find the right skill vs price balance.

Is a $600 camera too much for a beginner who just wants to photograph landscapes, night scenes, and everyday objects? In class we used manual mode exclusively -- something with a lot of versatility in that aspect would be great. I also want the basic features so I can learn and explore this hobby without accidentally paying extra for luxuries only a highly experienced photography could use. But I also don't want to be kicking myself 1 year from now for buying such a limiting camera, you know?

I visited a local store and the owner recommended the Nikon D5300.

Nikon D5300 - $500

Nikon D3300 - $450

Nikon D3000 - $150

\^\^\^ I found those other two by reading through this thread.

On top of this I'll need a lens, tripod, case, and SD card. But the issue isn't really price but rather overestimating the quality of camera I realistically need.

If anyone can offer some guidance I'd really appreciate it, because this is stressing me out. Thank you.

u/crimsonskunk · 1 pointr/SonyAlpha

Without saying anything about lens quality here are some price comparisons.

[Nikon D3300 w/ kit] (http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Digital-Focus-S-18-55mm-3-5-5-6G/dp/B00HQ4W1QE) $447, [35mm 1.8] (http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-AF-S-NIKKOR-Focus-Cameras/dp/B001S2PPT0) $177, [50mm 1.8] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Y1AYAC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=cpc02-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B004Y1AYAC) $197


Sony A6000 w/ kit $650, 35mm 1.8 $450, 50mm 1.8 $250

I'm not trying to say one is better than the other, just making a comparison. On the Sony you get OSS with the lenses which drives the price up. If you are trying to save money though, OSS might not be that important.

u/Haematobic · 1 pointr/TekSyndicate

Found it! It was this one.

Mind you, I'm by no means an expert, and considering how vast the photography world is, I could really benefit from a video titled "photography for dummies".

So far I've settled for a Nikon D3300 and a 35mm f/1.8G lens (which I'll be getting in the near future), which considering my "amateur" status, should be more than enough.

I felt that this video made a better job explaining the differences between ISO levels than his, for instance.

u/OhOhOhMyGosh · 1 pointr/OkCupid

My birthday is not too far off. If I can lose 30 pounds by the actual day I'll be so proud of myself. So far it's only been five pounds that I may or may not have gained back over the past weekend. So far I'm starting to watch my carb and sugar intake. I was trying on my summer dresses from years past and noticed that one fits a little loose than it has previously.

As for work, still working on gaining more responsibility. Weird to say that it's almost been a year since starting. Time has certainly flown.

As soon as I obtain the money I'll work on getting the camera. I've narrowed it down to a Canon or a Nikon. Kind of leaning towards the Canon. I liked the weight of it, but the Nikon has ultra-clear images.

u/carpb202 · 1 pointr/photography

Do you have a link to the $450 2 lens kit? The only one I'm seeing from Nikon is this one: 18-55 & 55-200

u/FloatFreely_ · 1 pointr/youtubers

I use a Nikon D3300 for all of my videos. It's not really known as being a video making camera, but I have it set up on a tripod and I get great 1080p quality.

If you go this route, I recommend snagging an external mic to mount on top for better audio quality.

So far, I have had absolutely no problems with it, and don't see myself needing to upgrade anytime soon.

u/AzuLL · 1 pointr/photography

Hello Reddit, need some advice on camera purchase. Narrowed it down to the Pentax K-50, the Nikon 3300, and the Panasonic Lumix G6. I want to get into low-light, time-lapse photography, action not necessarily a priority. I like the Pentax due to weather sealing, pentaprism. Nikon has good reviews, no low pass filter (is this important?), good lens selection (although not a factor for me). I like the G6 because shoots good video, functions for time-lapse, wifi. I like the idea of mirrorless cameras but according to research they still lag behind in image quality, which is my main priority. Any thoughts/suggestions?

Edit: Priorities are Stills, low-light, landscapes, time-lapse, but video is handy, budget is under $900 including lens package.

u/CROMEBOi · 1 pointr/photography

Disclaimer: I'm right with you, I'm a total noob. However, I have put in a good 10-15 hours of research solely on DSLR cameras for beginner and I am also focusing on landscape photography. After all the research I ended up purchasing the [Nikon D3300](Nikon D3300 1532 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Auto Focus-S DX NIKKOR Zoom Lens 24.2 MP Digital SLR - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HQ4W1QE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_2GhKyb00HVR0P)