d3300Listed below are some quick facts gleaned from around the Internet about the Nikon D3300 DSLR. This would help in making a purchase decision.

  1. Don’t be fooled by the entry-level status of the Nikon D3300. With a 24.2-million-pixel sensor and no anti-aliasing filter, the diminutive DSLR has ideas far above its station. With its optical anti-aliasing filter removed, the effect for a camera like the D3300 is that its high-resolution sensor is now able to capture every possible detail, putting it in the same league with more advanced (and more expensive) cameras. So calling it an entry level DSLR might be deceiving.
  2. “Look Mum, no flash”! This guy is a beast in low light. Not the best, but still quite good. The D3300 sees in the dark. Its ISO 12,800 shots look great. Just play with the ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Even with the included kit lens there’s no problem photographing in very dim light without flash.
  3. Videographers will get a surprisingly good deal out of the D3300, especially given its status as an entry-level DSLR. It’s capable of capturing 1,920 x 1,080 progressive footage at up to 60fps and Nikon have thoughtfully included an HDMI output for quick playback. An external microphone using the 3.5mm microphone input should prove useful as the built-in mic only records in mono. Movie footage is saved as .MOV files using H.264 MPEG-4 compression.
  4. While not as fast or as distracting as Nikon’s professional cameras, the D3300 has as much or more resolution than any Nikon professional DSLR ever! The D3300 also has more resolution than any current Nikon professional DSLR; it has 24 MP compared to the $6,500 Nikon D4s’ mere 16 MP.
  5. You need a real DSLR like this to capture still photos of motion, sports, kids and action. Smaller non-DSLR cameras like micro 4/3, cell phones and point-and-shoots just can’t focus as fast to follow all the action.
  6. The D3300 is for people who want great pictures. More expensive cameras are for people who want fancier cameras. 🙂
  7. The D3300 comes with a more powerful battery with a 700 shot life The 700 shot figure is based on a CIPA standard that involves 50% flash usage. With limited flash usage Nikon claims the D3300 can get up to 2000 shots per battery charge.More to come…..

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