Nikon D3300 is a new name in the entry-level DSLR category
Photography and camera go hand in hand. Be it a professional photographer or a novice, everyone is in need of a good camera to capture the beauty of life. With an increasing need for high definition images, the need for high-end cameras is also increasing. The popularity of DSLR cameras has gone up in the recent past as photography is the newest form of hobby taken up by everyone. If you are a novice in the world of photography and want to jump start with a DSLR, Nikon D3300 is what you need.
Coming out in 2014, this new entry-level DSLR from Nikon is taking the market by storm. This new member in the DSLR family of Nikon boasts a 24.4 MP APS-C sensor and the newest EXPEED 4 processor. A two-sided Guide Mode, easy landscape mode, 13 special effects, ISO ranging from 100 to 25600, Live View mode, HD (1080p) video recording, an LCD monitor of 3 inches with 921k-dots, continuous shooting of 5fps are the other outstanding features of this camera. The body of Nikon D3300 is priced at £499.99. The retractable kit of Nikon D3300 with the Nikkor 18-55mm VRII lens comes at £599.99. This camera also supports the Wu-1a Mobile Adaptor and the ME-1 Stereo Microphone sold by Nikon.
The user-friendly design of the camera makes the first time user feel comfortable while using it. The overall design of the Nikon D3300 will make you remind of its predecessor, the Nikon D3200. The only difference is that the size of the D3300 is slightly smaller than that of the D3300. However, the right-hand grip of the D3300 is chunkier than the D3200. You can easily have your little finger placed under the camera if your hands are a little larger than the average size. The quality that this camera offers at such a price goes beyond expectation. The body is made of plastic basically with an elegant rubber coating at the grip which is also there on the thumb rest of the camera. Changing the key settings is made easy in the D3300 with an additional ‘i’ button at the back.
18-55mm lens kit
The best thing about the Nikon D3300 is the 18-55mm VR II lens kit. This if for the first time that Nikon has designed a lens that is more portable when you are not using it. This is the reason why the 18-55mm lens of D3300 is more compact than the predecessor when you retract it in the L position. However, it should be extended outwards in order to shoot. Live Viewing is a simple and new affair in the Nikon D3300. In this mode, the camera focuses automatically with the help of the contrast detect method. No doubt you can set the focus manually when using the Live View mode.
It is noticed that the second autofocus mode known as the full-time AF mode is found to be annoying rather than beneficial. This is mainly because the picture might go out of focus right at the moment before capturing it. However on an overall basis, it is handy pretty and sufficient. This DSLR camera is pretty much the top DSLR camera 2016.