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Red Nikon D3300 with optional WU-1a Wi-Fi® adapter in use.
You know how to take a snapshot, but point-and-shoot just isn't doing it for you anymore. You need the flexibility and high quality that comes with a DSLR camera. How do you know where to start, though? Nikon's D3300 may be just the camera to help you take your photography hobby to the next level.
With a large CMOS sensor and 24 megapixels on board, this camera will produce high-resolution images you'll be proud to frame and hang on the wall. Track a moving subject with 11 auto-focus points, then fire off up to five frames per second to capture the action. The new EXPEED 4 image processor makes sure you're getting subtle, accurate colors in any type of light. All of that power and speed comes in a lightweight body that fits comfortably in your hand, along with an included lens.
As you become more comfortable with your camera's settings, it's natural to want to take charge of the details. The rotating Mode Dial on the upper right side of the chassis is your gateway to full creative control. Each function that can be handled automatically by the camera can be turned over to you in manual mode. Dip your toes in the water with shutter and aperture priority modes, or dive into the deep end on full Manual. The D3300 lets you find your own comfort level while you grow as a photographer.
If you need moving pictures to tell your tale, the D3300 is also an excellent video camera that records high-definition video at 1080p resolution. There's a mono mic built in, but you have the option of adding an external microphone via the included 3.5mm jack for even better sound.
The ability to change lenses to match your environment is one of the exciting features of a DSLR camera, but deciding which one you need as a first lens can be daunting. Nikon has bundled the 3300 with the durable, all-purpose AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens to help get you started. The 18-55mm focal length gives you the flexibility to shoot portraits as well as landscapes, zooming in to bring details closer when necessary. The vibration reduction feature will keep your image steady even when you're shooting without a tripod.
Want to start editing and sharing your images right away? Use the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter (sold separately) to upload photos instantly to your smartphone or tablet, where they can go live on social media. If you're on an adventure, the GP-1 GPS module will help tag your photos with all of the relevant geographical details. When you're home relaxing, or there's no Wi-Fi handy, the 3300 offers built-in USB and mini-HDMI connections to help you display your photos on your high-definition television, print copies on your printer, or save them to your hard drive.
Very happy. Take great pictures and easy to used
Anonymous, Boston, MA
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Very happy. Take great pictures and easy to used
The Nikon D3300 is a great camera. My girlfriend and I have been sharing it because it is so much fun to use. We take it everywhere because it is light in weight, fast-handling, and very accurate with image capture. She Loves the Wi-Fi accessory and therefore takes very few pictures with her smart phone. Everyone loves the high quality of our images with the D3300. Thank you Crutchfield for your exceptional customer support, technical support, and delivery to my door in less than 24 hours. Your team is faster, cheaper, and better!
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Much faster & more precise than my coolpix L620, which also takes great pics. But if you want more detail for larger prints you need the larger sensor that the D3300 provides.
Pros: Easy to get started, and fast if you don't use the Live-View. Glad I didn't buy a spare battery. The one that comes with it should last you through any normal day. I used the battery for my 60th B-day bash and a little the next day...about 100 pics and still reads full. No wonder a spare will set you back $50.
This camera has amazing features. Good for sporting events as well as still life and portrait photography. Excellent quality pictures and camera body is very impressive!
Pros: Body of camera is lightweight which is good for me as I have rheumatoid arthritis and holding heavy objects is difficult. Great quality photos which is synonymous with Nikon cameras and accessories.
Cons: It would be more user friendly if the included lens made close up photos without purchasing a separate lens and having to change out lenses.
Good camera. First for my teenage daughter to learn and use.
I've only had the camera for a couple weeks but I'm happy so far. It's easy to use in manual and auto modes.
I really like this camera. This is my first DSLR but I have used other more pricey ones and this one works just as well as those but this one is much smaller. The kit lens that came with it is good but if anyone is looking for anything that zooms a little farther you may want to look for a different lens to go along with this great camera. Overall though this is a great camera for the price.
Pros: Easy to use. Compact. Good picture quality. Great value.
Cons: Can be on the smaller side for someone with larger hands. The lens doesn't have a lot of zoom to it so if you like to take wildlife pictures you are going to need a zoom lens.
Very satisfied with the Nikon D3300. Very easy to use for a DSLR beginner with excellent picture quality. The "guide mode" is excellent for a newbie and will help us to get us out of auto mode fairly quick. Love the included lens as it doesn't add a lot of bulk. Although the camera is slightly larger than our previous camera (Sony NEX-7), it doesn't feel as bulky as other DSLRs we looked at. It is a great "take everywhere" size and will become our primary camera. Lots of features to mention: Love the ability to shoot RAW; Love the easy to use video capabilities; Ergonomics are great for me (big guy) and my wife (lil' gal); Wife likes the "ruby red" color as well. Downsides: Wish the WiFi was built in, but that was easily fixed utilizing the adapter Overall, we are very satisfied and would recommend this camera to anyone just getting started with DSLRs or to those who are comparing the Nikon D3300 vs. a mirrorless camera in a similar price point.
Pros: Picture Quality, Guide Mode, Great Size, Good Video, Ergonomics, Red Color Model
Cons: WiFi not built in (can be solved using an adapter)
Great camera! Plenty of features to satisfy photographic needs. Priced right.
This is my first DSLR camera and it is incredibly easy to use. The pictures look amazing. I have only tried a few of the settings.
Pros: Easy to use
We've had this camera for less than a month, and so far, it seems to be a great camera. The picture quality is good and is easy to use.
I've only had my D3300 for a week but I love it more each day. There's more features than I could've imagined before purchasing it. Definitely highly-recommended from a first time DSLR owner and pleased with the fast shipping by Crutchfield.
Pros: - Images are consistently beautiful - Video quality is great, film-like - Compact, light design
Cons: - no Wi-Fi - no Touchscreen
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||27-82.5mm|
|Effective Megapixel Count||24.2|
|Image Stabilization||With included lens|
|Highest Resolution||6000 x 4000|
|HD Video Recording||1920 x 1080/60p|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||16.2|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Nikon D3300 18-55mm VR Kit includes the Nikon D3300 digital SLR camera body and the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm, f/3.5-5.6G II VR Image Stabilization Zoom Lens. The kit also includes a EN-EL14a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery pack and a battery charger.
LCD Monitor: The Nikon D3300 has a 3" TFT LCD monitor featuring approximately 921,000 dots and adjustable brightness (-3 to +3). The large 3" LCD monitor has large fonts with easy-to-view menus. The monitor can display shooting information such as shutter speed, aperture, and number of exposures remaining as well as the settings currently applied. You can choose from a classic information display or a graphic display.
Live View: The camera features Live View, which allows you to frame your photographs in the monitor instead of the viewfinder. When the Live View button is pressed, the mirror is raised and the view through the lens will be displayed in the monitor. The subject will no longer be visible in the viewfinder. The Live View display will show up to 13 items, including shooting, focus, and AF-area modes, along with other status indicators. You can opt to hide many of the indicators, or overlay a framing grid in the monitor.
Optical Viewfinder: The D3300 uses a fixed eye-level penta-mirror single-lens reflex viewfinder with a built-in diopter adjustment to set the viewfinder to your personal eyesight (with or without glasses). The viewfinder's coverage area is approximately 95% horizontal and vertical. During self-timer or remote control operation when your eye does not cover the viewfinder eyepiece, stray light may enter the eyepiece and affect the exposure when the image is captured. To prevent this, you can use an optional eyepiece cap to cover the eyepiece.
Image Sensor: The D3300 features a 23.5mm x 15.6mm DX-format CMOS image sensor with a total pixel count of approximately 24.78 million pixels and an effective pixel count of approximately 24.2 million.
Dust Reduction System: The image sensor is equipped with a low-pass filter to remove dust or dirt on the sensor. You can set the camera to clean the image sensor automatically at startup, or at shut down, or both. It can also be set to turn the auto cleaning function off.
Recording Media: The camera records images on Secure Digital (SD) memory cards up to 2 GB in size, SDHC memory cards of 4 GB to 32 GB, and SDXC cards of 64 GB to 128 GB. No SD cards are included with the camera. The camera has no internal memory.
Still Image Formats: The D3300 records still images in JPEG and NEF (RAW) formats. You can choose from the following Image Quality and Image Size settings:
|Available Image Sizes||Description|
|NEF (Raw)||6000 x 4000||Raw 12-bit data from the image sensor is saved directly to the memory card in compressed Nikon Electronic Format (NEF). Settings such as white balance and contrast can be adjusted in the camera or on a computer after shooting.|
|NEF (Raw) + JPEG Fine||6000 x 4000||Two images are recorded, one NEF image and one fine-quality JPEG image.|
6000 x 4000
M: 4496 x 3000
S: 2992 x 2000
|Fine image quality, suitable for enlargements or high-quality prints.|
|Normal image quality, suited to most applications|
|Basic image quality, suitable for pictures that will be distributed by e-mail or used in web pages.|
Easy Panorama: You can record panoramic photographs in multiple sizes. With the Easy Panorama feature, you can pan horizontally or vertically in either direction while the camera takes continuous shots. The panoramas can be displayed in full-frame motion in the LCD monitor. You can choose from the following image sizes:
Movie Recording: The D3300 records movies in High Definition in 16:9 aspect ratio and Standard Definition in 3:2. Movies are recorded in MOV file format, with H.264/MPEG-4 advanced video coding, and Linear PCM audio, recorded by the built-in monaural microphone or optional external stereo mic. Movies can be recorded in the following frame sizes and rates:
|Frame Size (pixels)||Frame Rate (fps)||Maximum Length
|1920 x 1080 (16:9)||60p (59.94 fps) (NTSC)||10 min/20 min|
|30p (29.97 fps) (NTSC)||20 min/29 min 59 sec|
|24p (23.976 fps) (NTSC)|
|1280 x 720 (16:9)||60p (59.94 fps) (NTSC)|
|640 x 424 (3:2)||30p (29.97 fps) (NTSC)||29 min 59 sec/29 min 59 sec|
Focus Modes: You can choose from the following autofocus and manual focus modes:
AF Assist Illuminator: The built-in AF assist illuminator enables the camera to focus even when the subject is poorly lit. This feature will light automatically to assist the autofocus operation when the shutter release button is pressed halfway. It has an operating range of 1'-8" to 9'-10". The length of some telephoto or zoom lenses may block the illuminator's light, making the feature ineffective or unavailable.
AF-Area Modes: The D3300 offers a choice of four focus areas that together cover a wide area of the frame. The AF-area mode determines how the focus area is selected and what happens if the subject moves out of the selected focus area while the camera is still focusing. You can choose one of the following AF-area modes:
Focus Lock: Focus Lock can be used to change the composition after focusing, making it possible to focus on a subject that will not be in one of the focus points in the final composition.
Release Modes: The camera can take pictures one at a time, or continuously as long as the shutter release button is pressed. You can also take photos using the self-timer or with an optional remote control. The camera allows you to choose from the following Release Modes:
Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II: The D3300's 3D Color Matrix Metering II evaluates each scene for brightness, color, contrast, size and position of shadows and highlights, selected focus area and camera-to-subject distance, comparing that information against an onboard database of more than 30,000 actual photographic scenes. The result delivers instantly and precisely determined exposures for each scene, even in challenging lighting conditions. It is active when using type G or D lenses.
Metering: You can choose from the following Metering Modes to determine how the camera sets exposure:
Shooting Modes: The Mode Dial on the top of the camera offers a choice of shooting modes, divided into the following categories:
Scene Auto Selector: When in Live View in Auto or Auto Flash Off modes, the camera will automatically analyze the subject and select the appropriate shooting mode when autofocus is enabled. Modes that can be selected include: Portrait, Landscape, Close Up, and Night Portrait.
AE/AF Lock: If your subject is off-centered in the frame, it can become difficult to achieve proper exposure and focus. By engaging the AE/AF Lock feature, you can focus and meter on your subject, lock the exposure and focus by pressing the shutter release button halfway, then recompose your shot before taking the picture. You can choose from the following AE/AF Lock settings.
Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from -5.0 to +5.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps while shooting in P, S, A, and M modes.
White Balance: White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of lighting. When the camera is set to one of the exposure modes, you can choose one of the following white balance options: Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, and Preset Manual.
Note: In addition to the the basic White Balance options, the camera features Color Temperature settings for specific types of lighting. You can choose from Sodium-vapor lamps, Incandescent/Warm-white fluorescent, White fluorescent, Cool-white fluorescent, Day white fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Daylight Fluorescent, Shade, and high temp Mercury-vapor lamps.
ISO Sensitivity: ISO Sensitivity is the digital equivalent of film speed. When lighting is poor, the camera will automatically increase sensitivity, permitting faster exposures, and minimizing blur caused by inadvertent camera movement, up to a maximum equivalent of ISO 12800. In most shooting modes, you can manually select from ISO settings 100 to 12800, with incremental steps of 1 EV. You can also choose HI 1 (ISO 25600 equivalent) for even higher sensitivity.
Active D-Lighting: Nikon's Active D-Lighting can correct exposure issues due to difficult lighting conditions instantly and automatically while you shoot. Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows, creating photographs with natural contrast.
Built-in Flash/Optional Speedlights: The camera comes with a convenient built-in pop-up flash, and an accessory shoe for adding an optional Speedlight for more creative flash photography. Nikon Speedlights offer intelligent through-the-lens (i-TTL) flash control and bounce flash capability for a more natural lighting effect without strong shadows. Some Speedlights give you wireless multiple-flash operation through the Nikon Creative Lighting System. The D3300 offers the following flash sync modes depending upon the shooting mode selected:
Accessory Shoe: The camera's integrates accessory shoe located above the viewfinder allows you to connect optional SB-series Speedlights. The shoe is equipped with a safety lock for flash units with a locking pin, such as the SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, and SB-300. The camera supports the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) and can be used with CLS-compatible flash units.
Histogram: The D3300 features the ability to view a histogram on the LCD monitor screen. A histogram is a graph showing the distribution of tones in the image. Separate histograms of the red, green, and blue channels are also available for viewing.
Picture Controls: You can choose from the following Picture Control options:
Optional GPS: The optional GP-1 or GP-1A GPS unit (sold separately) can be connected to the camera's accessory terminal to allow information on the camera's current position to be recorded when photographs are taken.
Optional Wi-Fi: With the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter (sold separately), you can automatically send images to your smartphone or tablet, or use your smartphone as a remote shutter release. The D3300 supports two-way communication between the camera and other smart devices running the Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility.
Compatible Lenses: The D3300 is equipped with the standard Nikon F bayonet mount. The camera supports autofocus with AF-S and AF-I CPU lenses only. Autofocus is not supported with other AF lenses. Other compatible lenses include: Type G or D AF NIKKOR, PC-E NIKKOR, PC Micro (85mm f/2.8D), AF-S/AF-I teleconverters, Other AF NIKKOR, and AI-P NIKKOR.
18-55mm Lens: This package includes an AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens. The lens includes a 52mm snap-on front lens cap (LC-52) and a slip-on rear lens cap.
3X Optical Zoom: The compact 3x zoom lens has a broad 18-55mm focal range for use in a variety of situations. When mounted to the camera the lens' picture angle is equivalent to approximately 1.5x the focal length of 35mm format (27-82.5mm). Close focusing distance to 0.92 feet (11.04") throughout the entire zoom range is possible. Separate zoom and focusing rings ensure responsive operation.
Silent Wave Motor (SWM): Nikon's exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures fast, quiet auto focus operation. Auto Focus-Silent Wave (AF-S) is a type of focusing motor used in a number of AF-Nikkor lenses; the AF-S motor is very fast and quiet. AF-S lenses also have an A-M mode selector which allows the user to switch from automatic to manual focus with almost no lag time.
Vibration Reduction (VR): Vibration Reduction (VR) minimizes image blur caused by camera shake, enabling sharper pictures, hand-held, at shutter speeds up to three stops slower than would otherwise be possible. Vibration Reduction can be turned on or off via the VR switch on the lens barrel.
Focus Mode Switch: The Focus Mode switch on the lens barrel enables quick switching between Autofocus (A) and Manual Focus (M).
Super Integrated Coating (SIC): High-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superior color reproduction, while substantially reducing ghosting and flare.
Lens Element: A Hybrid aspherical lens element minimizes various types of lens aberration.
Diaphragm: A rounded seven-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural.
Auto Image Rotation: Photographs taken while this feature is set to "On" allow the image to be played back automatically in the orientation it was taken, including Landscape, Portrait (rotated clockwise) or Portrait (rotated counter-clockwise). When viewing the photos on your computer using ViewNX 2 or Capture NX 2 software, the photos recording with Auto Image Orientation turned on will display at the proper orientation.
Rotate Tall: Portrait photos are displayed in tall orientation during playback. This feature can be turned off in the menu, if desired.
Image Review: When this setting is enabled, the camera displays the image on the LCD monitor after the picture is taken. You can choose how long photographs are displayed in the monitor after shooting. If Image Review is turned off, pictures can only be displayed by pressing the playback button.
Single-Image Playback: During single-image playback, you can view all the pictures stored on the memory card one at a time.
Thumbnail Playback: This feature allows you to view 4, 9, or 72 images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly. You can also choose a calendar playback, sorted by date.
Slide Show: This features plays photographs back in an automatic slide show manner. You can set the frame interval to 2, 3, 5, or 10 seconds. Transition effects (each frame is pushed out of the display by the following frame) can be turned on or off.
Playback Zoom: During single-image and thumbnail playback, you can zoom in on the selected image. You can zoom in up to 38x for large images, up to 28x for medium images, and up to 19x for small images. Once the image is enlarged, you can pan around the image on the LCD monitor using the multi selector.
Playback Menu: The playback menu includes the following options: Delete, Playback folder, Playback display options, Image Review, Rotate Tall, Slide Show, DPOF print order, Rating, and Select to send to smart device.
Protecting Images: The protect feature allows you to protect important images from accidental erasure.
PictBridge Printing Capability: You can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is a new standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand. The supplied USB cable is required for connecting the camera to the printer.
DPOF: The DPOF feature enables you to create a digital "print order" for PictBridge-compatible printers and other devices that support DPOF.
USB/AV Connection: The Nikon D3300 utilizes a single connector for interfacing the camera with your computer via USB or with your standard definition TV. This proprietary jack is USB 2.0 Hi-Speed compatible. The supplied UC-E17 USB cable connects the camera to your computer for loading photos and videos. Also, the EG-CP14 audio/video cable is supplied for connecting the D3300 to your TV. You can select between NTSC or PAL video playback. In addition, the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter connects to the USB/AV connector, and supports two-way communication between the camera and smart devices running the Wireless Mobile Utility app.
HDMI: When playing back High Definition movies and high resolution still images, you can connect the camera to your HDTV via an optional HDMI cable. A Type C mini-HDMI cable is required. The HDMI output resolution can be set to Auto, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, and 480p.
Microphone Input: A 3.5mm stereo mini-jack microphone input lets you connect an optional external microphone, such as the ME-1 Stereo Microphone.
Accessory Terminal: The camera's proprietary Accessory Terminal can be used to connect one of the following optional devices:
Li-ion Battery Pack: The D3300 comes with a long lasting rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (EN-EL14a), with the capacity of approximately 700 shots per charge (using supplied lens) or approximately 55 minutes of continuous movie recording (at 1080/60p).
Quick Charger: The camera comes with a Battery Charger (MH-24) to the charge the supplied Li-ion battery pack. The MH-24 will charge the EN-EL14a battery pack in approximately 1 hour 50 minutes.
Auto Off Timers: This feature allows you to choose how long the monitor and exposure meters remain on when no operations are performed to prevent battery drain. You can choose from the following four selections:
|Selection||Playback/Menus||Image Review||Live View||Auto Meter Off|
|Short||20 sec||4 sec||5 min||4 sec|
|Normal||1 min||4 sec||10 min||8 sec|
|Long||5 min||20 sec||20 min||1 min|
|Custom||Make separate adjustments to each of the three timers.|
Optional AC Adapter: The optional EH-5b AC adapter and optional EP-5A power connector are recommended for extended playback.
ViewNX 2 CD-ROM: The supplied ViewNX 2 CD-ROM contains Nikon Transfer 2, View NX and related software. Nikon Transfer is used to copy (transfer) pictures from the camera to the computer and to perform such other transfer-related functions as making backups and embedding information in pictures as they are transferred. View NX 2 is used to view pictures after transfer; among the other tasks it can perform are grouping pictures, restoring and making simple adjustments to NEF (RAW) images and converting the file format.
Supported Operating Systems: The supplied software can be used with computers running the following operating systems:
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Great starter DSLR kit. Good price. [ Ross Aug 18, 2016 ]
Wanted to buy a DSLR for my grandson and this looks perfect. [ WANDA R Aug 10, 2016 ]
Nikon makes a very good camera, and Crutchfield had a great deal on this camera with a bundle. The D3300 is a great value as is, and my daughter will love this. [ John Dec 14, 2015 ]
Yes, the camera has a built in flash. [ SUNESH Dec 17, 2015 ]
Yes it does. Pops up [ JOHN T Dec 17, 2015 ]
Yes. It also has a hot shoe [ E Dec 17, 2015 ]
It does indeed have a built in flash as well as red eye reduction. [ Jim Dec 17, 2015 ]
Yes the camera has a built-in flash for low-light photography. [ Kenny Dec 17, 2015 ] Staff