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02. Nikon D3300 Users Guide

The Nikon D3300 is a solid camera, in more ways than one: solid build quality and solid image quality. While autofocus performance is a little below average, and the limited external controls and smaller size may be a turn off for some, the D3300 excels in most areas. If you re ready to make the jump to a DSLR camera, the Nikon D3300 provides a nice starting point with a great combination of image quality, ease of use and price.
Excellent image quality with lots of fine detail; Very good high ISO performance; Good dynamic range; Good print quality; Deep buffers with JPEGs; 1080/60p video; Uncompressed HDMI output.
AF struggles in low-light; Contrast-detect AF in live view is slow; Buffer depth is shallow with RAW files; No AE bracketing; No built-in Wi-Fi.
The Nikon D3300 went on sale in the US market from early February 2014, with a choice of three body colors -- black, red, or gray. Suggested retail pricing is set at around US$650, including the new collapsable 18-55mm kit lens. The optic itself is also sold separately for US$250.
4.5 out of 5.0

Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens Mount
Nikon F bayonet mount

Image Sensor
Picture Angle
Nikon DX format (Effective picture angle 1.5x [Approx.] conversion factor)
Effective Pixels (Megapixels)
24.2 million
Sensor Size
23.5 mm x 15.6 mm
Image Sensor Format
Image Sensor Type
Total Pixels
24.7 million
Dust-reduction system
Image sensor cleaning
Dust-Off Reference Photo
Image Area (pixels)
DX-format; (L) 6000 x 4000; (M) 4496 x 3000; (S) 2992 x 2000 
File System
File Format Still Images
Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW); 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
Storage Media
Card Slot
1 Secure Digital (SD)
File System
Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0 ; DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) ; EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
Eye-level Pentamirror Single-Lens Reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage
95% Horizontal (Approx.)
Viewfinder Magnification
0.85x (Approx.)
Viewfinder Eyepoint
18mm (-1.0m¯¹)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment
-1.7 to +0.5m¯¹
Focusing Screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex Mirror
Quick-return type
Mirror Lock Up
Yes (for image sensor cleaning)

Lens Aperture
Instant-return type
Lens Compatibility at a Glance***
AF-S Lens Required for Autofocus
Compatible Lenses
AF NIKKOR for F3AF not Supported. AF-S

Shutter Type
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Shutter Speed
1/4000 to 30 sec.
Fastest Shutter Speed
1/4000 sec.
Slowest Shutter Speed
30 sec.
Flash Sync Speed
Up to 1/200 sec.
Shutter Release Modes
Continuous. Delayed remote. Quick Response Remote Mode. Quiet shutter-release. Self-timer Mode. Single-frame [S] mode
Frame Advance Rate
Up to 5 fps (manual focus; mode M or S; shutter speed 1/250 sec or faster and other settings at default values)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution
5 frames per second
2; 5; 10; 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures. Timer duration electronically controlled
Exposure Metering System
TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Metering Method
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame. Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses). Spot: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Metering Range
0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering at ISO 100 equivalent; f/1.4 lens; at 20°C/68°F). 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent; f/1.4 lens at 20°C/68°F)
Exposure Meter Coupling
Exposure Modes
Aperture-Priority (A). Auto. Auto (flash off). Manual (M). Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P). Shutter-Priority Auto (S).
Scene Modes
Auto. Auto [Flash Off]. Child. Close-up. Landscape. Night Portrait. Portrait. Sports
Exposure Compensation
±5 EV in increments of 1/3EV
Exposure Lock
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
Picture Control
Landscape. Monochrome. Neutral. Portrait. Selected Picture Control can be Modified. Standard. Vivid
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 100 - 12 800; Hi-1 (ISO 25 600)
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity
1 EV above ISO 12800 (ISO 25600 equivalent)
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options
1 EV above ISO 12800 (ISO 25600 equivalent). Auto ISO sensitivity control available
High ISO Noise Reduction
Low. Normal. High. Off.
Active D-Lighting
On. Off.

Single-point AF Mode
Dynamic AF Mode
Number of AF points: 11 (3D-tracking)
Auto-area AF Mode
Autofocus System
Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
Detection Range
-1 to 19 EV (ISO 100
Lens Servo
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 status. Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used.
Focus Lock
Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button. Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF).
Focus Modes
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A). Continuous-servo (AF-C). Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only. Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only and D-Movie only. Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder. Normal area available in Live View and D-Movie only. Predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status. Single-servo AF (AF-S). Wide area available in Live View and D-Movie only.
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
Autofocus Sensitivity
-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100

Built-in Flash
X-Sync Speed
Flash Control
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
Flash Sync Modes
Auto. Auto with red-eye reduction. Auto slow sync. Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction. Fill-flash. Rear-curtain sync. Rear-curtain with slow sync. Red-Eye reduction. Red-Eye reduction with slow sync. Slow sync. Off.
Flash Compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready Indicator
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit such as SB-910; SB-900; SB-400; SB-300; SB-80DX; SB-28DX or SB-50DX is fully charged
Accessory Shoe
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
CLS Supported
Flash Sync Terminal
Sync Terminal Adapter AS-15 (available separately)
White Balance

White Balance
Auto. Cloudy. Direct Sunlight. Flash. Fluorescent (7 types). Incandescent. Preset Manual. Shade.
Live View
Live View Shooting
Live View Lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F). Manual focus (MF)
Live View AF-area mode
Face-priority AF. Wide-area AF. Normal-area AF. Subject-tracking AF.
Live View Autofocus
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Live View Scene Auto Selector
Auto mode. Auto (flash off) mode.

Movie Metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Maximum recording time
20 min.
Movie File Format
Movie Video Compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio recording format
Linear PCM
Full HD 1 920x1 080 / 60 fps; Full HD 1 920x1 080 / 50 fps; Full HD 1 920x1 080 / 30 fps; Full HD 1 920x1 080 / 25 fps; Full HD 1 920x1 080 / 24 fps; HD 1 280x720 / 60 fps; HD 1 280x720 / 50 fps; VGA 640x424 / 30 fps; VGA 640x424 / 25 fps.
Movie Audio
Built-in microphone

Monitor Size
3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution
921.000 Dots
Monitor Type
Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
Monitor Angle of View
160 -degree wide-viewing angle

Playback Functions
Auto Image Rotation. Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4; 9; or 72 images or calendar). Highlights. Histogram Display. Image Comment. Movie Playback. Playback with Zoom. Slideshow.
In-Camera Image Editing
Color Balance; Color Outline; Color Sketch; D-Lighting; Distortion Control; Filter Effects; Fisheye; Image Overlay; Miniature Effect; Monochrome; NEF (RAW); Processing; Perspective Control; Photo Illustration; Quick Retouch; Red-Eye Correction; Resize; Selective Color; Straighten; Trim.
Accessory Terminal: Remote Cord: MC-DC2 (available separately); GPS unit: GP-1A (available separately). Audio input: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter). HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector. Hi-speed USB. Video Output: NTSC; PAL
Wi-Fi Functionality
Eye-Fi Compatible
GP-1A GPS unit

Recent Settings
Supported Languages
Arabic ; Bengali ; Brazilian Portuguese ; Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) ; Czech ; Danish ; Dutch ; English ; Finnish ; French ; German ; Greek ; Hindi ; Hungarian ; Indonesian ; Italian ; Japanese ; Korean ; Marathi ; Norwegian ; Persian ; Polish ; Portuguese ; Romanian ; Russian ; Spanish ; Swedish ; Tamil ; Telugu ; Thai ; Turkish ; Ukrainian ; Vietnamese
Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings
World Time Setting

Battery / Batteries
EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge)
700 shots (CIPA)
AC Adapter
EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)
Battery Charger
MH-24 Quick Charger

Tripod Socket
1/4 in.
Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)
4.9 in. (124 mm) x 3.9 in. (98 mm) x 3.0 in. (75.5 mm)
Approx. Weight
14.5 oz. (410 g); camera body only
Operating Environment
0–40 °C (+32–104 °F); Less than 85% (no condensation)

This information is provided as a general guide only. The features and specifications of this model may vary according to the country of purchase and many other factors. Please check the information provided on the manufacturer’s website in your country for accurate details.

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