The Nikon D3300 will surprise you with stunning images that inspire creativity at the next level. Featuring the latest EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, 24.2 effective megapixels, Picture Control and 13 special effects modes in a lightweight, compact body that goes everywhere you do – the D3300 gives you the freedom to explore like never before.
A 24.2-effective megapixel sensor without an optical low-pass filter combined with the new EXPEED 4 processing engine produces stunning images, with exceptional sharpness and detail effortlessly. Picture Control allows you to manage every aspect of your images for total control in every shooting situation.
Weighing a mere 460g, the lightweight, compact body of the Nikon D3300 is designed to travel. To match the camera’s extreme portability, the ISO range has been extended (100 – 12800), so whether shooting at home or trekking through a mountain, you will always capture exceptional images with superb noise-suppression.
New to a D-SLR? Guide Mode helps you get great shots in a variety of scenarios, without having to change numerous camera settings. The full-colour RGB metering sensor and Nikon’s Scene Recognition System work to give you the best images possible and the 5 frames per second (fps) shooting speed with the bright 0.85x viewfinder, all assist you in capturing great photos, every time.
Spark your inventive side with the 13 special effects and Retouch Menu options that offer in-camera editing functions. The introduction of new special effects such as Photo Illustration, Easy Panorama, Super Vivid and Pop let your imagination run wild.
The WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter gives you control of the camera shutter from a smartphone or a tablet, and lets you share your photos to friends and family via your mobile device*. With this setup, you can even add location information to your travel images hassle-free.
*Photo transfer is done via the Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility app, available for free on Google Play and the App Store.
Even moving images can be captured with all the stunning detail of still images thanks to Full HD movie recording with 1080/60p support. A range of special effects is also available to add touches of brilliance to your videos.
Choose from black, red and grey for the D3300, as well as from a vast range of lenses and accessories to create the camera combination of your choice.
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of view
Approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image size (pixels)
Easy panorama mode: 4800 x 1080 (normal, horizontal pan) 1632 x 4800 (normal, vertical pan) 9600 x 1080 (wide, horizontal pan) 1632 x 9600 (wide, vertical pan) Other modes: 6000 x 4000 (Large) 4496 x 3000 (Medium) 2992 x 2000 (Small)
NEF (RAW): 12 bit, compressed JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified
SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
18 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
-1.7 - +0.5 m-1
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Instant return, electronically controlled
Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses. Autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported), and AI-P lenses. Non-CPU lenses can be used in mode M, but the camera exposure meter will not function. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
1/4000 - 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time
Shutter flash sync speed
X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Single frame, continuous, quiet shutter release, self-timer, delayed remote; ML-L3, quick-response remote; ML-L3
Frame advance rate
Up to 5 fps Note: Frame rates assume manual focus, manual or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values.
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures
TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses) Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame Spot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)
Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0-20 EV Spot metering: 2-20 EV
Exposure meter coupling
Auto modes (auto; auto, flash off); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait); special effects modes (night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; color sketch; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key; HDR painting; easy panorama)
Can be adjusted by -5 - +5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV in P, S, A, and M modes
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100-12800 in steps of 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 1 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 11 focus points (including one cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft 8 in.-9 ft 10 in.)
-1 - +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject statusManual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Can be selected from 11 focus points
Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points)
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, super vivid, pop, photo illustration, color sketch, toy camera effect: Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release
Approx. 12/39, 13/43 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 420-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, or SB-300; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
-3 - +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with built-in flash and all CLS-compatible flash units
AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning.
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F)Manual focus (MF)
Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Automatic scene selection
Available in auto and auto (flash off) modes
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
1920 x 1080, 60p (progressive)/50p/30p/25p/24p, high/normal 1280 x 720, 60p/50p, high/normal 640 x 424, 30p/25p, high/normal Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode. 25p and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode. Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps.
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Audio recording device
Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
ISO 200 - 6400; can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 6400 (ISO 12800 equivalent)
7.5-cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD with 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Wireless remote controllers: WR-1, WR-R10 (available separately) Remote cords: MC-DC2 (available separately) GPS units: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter); supports optional ME-1 stereo microphones
Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14a battery
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 124 x 98 x 75.5 mm (4.9 x 3.9 x 3 in.)
Approx. 460 g (1 lb 0.2 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 410 g/14.5 oz (camera body only)
0 - 40°C (+32 - 104°F)
Less than 85% (no condensation)
EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-24 battery charger, DK-25 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, AN-DC3 strap, UC-E17 USB cable, EG-CP14 audio/video cable, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
1. Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery operating at the temperature specified by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA): 23 ±3 °C (73.4 ±5.4 °F).
With this kit, you have the versatility to shoot in the popular 18-55mm focal range (in 35mm format equivalent). The redesigned DX-format lens features a compact body that is smaller and lighter than its predecessor, and fully retracts for maximum portability. Vibration Reduction (VR) technology effectively reduces shake, providing an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops* faster. Its minimum focus distance of 25cm (in manual focus mode) also gives you the flexibility to explore macro photography.
* Based on CIPA Standard. When attached to a DX-format D-SLR camera, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position.