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Creating beautiful photos and videos has never been more fun.

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Life is full of surprising, joyful moments—moments worth remembering. The D3300 makes it fun and easy to preserve those moments in the lifelike beauty they deserve: stunning 24.2-megapixel photos and 1080p Full HD videos with tack-sharp details, vibrant colors and softly blurred backgrounds. With its included zoom lens, the new ultra-compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II, the D3300 is a small and light HDSLR and easy to use, too. Like sharing photos? The D3300 photos can appear instantly on your compatible smartphone or tablet for easy sharing with the optional WU-1a Wireless Adapter*! Whether you're creating high-resolution panoramas, adding artistic special effects or recording HD video with sound, the D3300 will bring you endless joy, excitement and memories—just like the special moments of your life.
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Beautiful memories made easy

Create stunning lifelike photos and HD videos

Taking snapshots with a smartphone is convenient, but are those photos good enough for preserving precious moments? The D3300's new EXPEED 4 lets you shoot at high speeds up to 5 frames per second, shoot in low light with high ISO sensitivity, create high-resolution panoramas and much more. Your 24.2-megapixel photos and 1080p Full HD videos will be so impressive, so rich with detail and color—so lifelike—they'll bring back the feelings of the moments they capture.

Exquisite detail reproduction realized by an image sensor unit designed without an optical low-pass filter.
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Use your smartphone with it

Share photos instantly with your compatible smartphone or tablet*

Attach the optional WU-1a Wireless Adapter and marvel as the photos you take with the D3300 instantly appear on your compatible smartphone or tablet. Share your favorite shots without missing a beat—text them, email them, upload them to your favorite social networking sites—it's your choice! You can even use your compatible smartphone or tablet as a remote monitor for the D3300. See what the camera sees and fire the shutter, perfect for self-portraits and group photos that actually include you.

Impress with every shot

Spectacular panoramas, Guide Mode and fun Special Effects

Using the D3300 is super easy—and a blast. Can't get the whole scene into your frame? Turn on Easy Panorama Mode and pan across the scene—the D3300 will capture the entire view as a high-resolution panoramic image. It's that easy! Guide Mode gives step-by-step help when you need it (it's like having an expert at your side), and you can easily get creative with built-in Image Effects, filters and more. You even get to choose which color you want for your D3300—black, grey or red!

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Take it everywhere

Compact, lightweight and reliable

The D3300 is a small and light HDSLR camera even when paired with the included AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens, which has a new ultra-compact design. The combination is designed to fit comfortably in your hands, and all of the D3300's buttons and dials are positioned for convenient, efficient operation. You'll take the D3300 everywhere you go, which means you'll bring home all the beautiful memories of your activities.
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Enjoy the view

Like all DSLR cameras, the D3300 has an optical viewfinder that gives you a true view through the lens of the camera—and what a view it is! If you've been using a point-and-shoot camera, you'll find it easier to frame your shots, follow moving subjects, zoom in on bright sunny days and more.
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Catch every moment

When the action starts, hold down the shutter button to capture every movement, expression and feeling at 5 frames per second—that's 5 beautiful photos for every second of action! You won't believe some of the moments you'll catch thanks to Nikon's new high-speed EXPEED 4 processing engine.
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Focus on the details

The D3300's 11-point Autofocus System locks onto your subjects as soon as they enter the frame and stays with them until you catch the shot you want. Even fast-moving subjects are captured with tack-sharp precision. And when you're recording Full HD video, Full-time Autofocus keeps the focus where you want it.
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Capture the sights and sounds

The D3300 doesn't only take great photos, it takes dazzling 1080p Full HD video with sound, too! Record smooth, ultra-sharp HD movies you can play back on your HDTV or upload to video sites. You can even apply those fun special effects for more creativity!

Additional Features

Brighten shadowy areas
The D3300's Active D-Lighting preserves the details and tones in both the bright and dark areas of your photos, so shadows are no problem. A new D-Lighting setting in the Retouch menu provides optimal correction for portraits, highlighting your subject against an evenly lit background.
Easily edit your photos
Make your photos even more impressive with the D3300's Retouch Menu. Easily crop in on your subject, alter the coloring, add special effects and more right in the camera—no additional software needed.
Grow your capabilities
The D3300 is compatible with Nikon's complete collection of legendary NIKKOR lenses and optimized for AF-S DX-format NIKKOR lenses. Every lens offers a unique view of the world. Have fun growing your own collection.
Succeed in tricky situations
Even if you're new to DSLR photography, getting great results in difficult situations couldn't be easier—just select from 6 common Scene Modes for your situation, or switch to Full Green Auto Mode and let the camera pick for you.
Add some style
Easily shoot in Black & White, enhance the intensity of colors, optimize the tones for flattering portraits and more with Picture Controls. Select one of 6 presets or create your own.

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This camera's Wi-Fi® capability using the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
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Perfect camera for all occasions At 70 years of age I'm not new to photography but raising six children over a long span of time did not leave much cash for perusing photography as a hobby. It was do what you can with what you have as needed. My father had given me an Agfa Speedex camera that very basic but a good camera. The cost of film/processing and printing was a real limiting factor. Since the camera was old and the lens was separating the layers it was replaced by point and shoot film cameras. The pictures made nice memories but not the type of photos that I longed for creating. Now I have entered the DSLR age and what a difference. The photos I take are what I always longed to take. Colors are alive and brilliant. The D3300 is easy to use and with the options available to use, good results are guaranteed. In the M mode I can use the old lessons learned and the digital format makes experimenting and learning fun and affordable. I have used this camera for a week and am so pleased with its performance. There is nothing I would change. I have the 18-55mm and the 55-200mm lens. They are a nice combination. The camera has taken some nice bird photos and fall color photos with amazing results. Overall the D3300 has been the right choice for DSLR both as a starting point and use in the long run. It will provide a good long time of more that adequate service. It is proving to be the totally correct decision. October 21, 2014
compact and light this is my first dslr I only bought it because my phone camera although 12mp didn't have the ability to catch fast motion or close zoom. after a lot of research I found the d3300 it has everything I need as a beginner and features I will be able to use when I feel more confident in using in the future, I didn't want a camera I would have to up-grade just to advance in photography and this is it I love the simplicity of it the guide mode was one reason I bought it but saying that I rarely use it if ever as I feel I have learnt a lot more about the camera by just experimenting with it as you have the ability to reset its features to factory default if you mess it up takes away the worry for me the only down side is the cost of accessories like lenses compared to others I researched the tech side of my purchase but not the cost side of accessories October 3, 2014
Excellent Simplicity There are so many cameras out there, and the D3300 has been a perfect choice for my needs. It is simple in operation, compact, and delivers very high image quality. I most often shoot raw, and enjoy the variety of interpretations possible with both the D3300 in-camera NEF processing, and the supplied ViewNX2 software. Yet anyone in our family's three generations can pick up the D3300 with its excellent, improved 18-55 VR II kit lens and enjoy making quality images in the Auto modes. As a past owner of Nikon's more upscale DSLRs, I enjoy the simpler, lighter and more compact experience of a D3300 in my later years. August 26, 2014
Wowing! I have been looking for a good camera with a descent price for a long time. I am extremely happy with this one. It's easy to use, great for beginners. August 11, 2014
Great! This is my first DSLR, and I was a little bit worried about the learning curve required to be able to take good pictures and to adjust the settings myself. It's automatic and guide modes were extremely helpful getting me started, and now I feel comfortable enough to start trying other settings and really get a feel for it. All of the pictures are super high quality, great color, and it's easy to use straight out of the box. This camera is small, lightweight, easy to carry around, and super fun to use! March 9, 2014
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I chose the D3300 and two lenses over the D5300. In the D5300's advantage is an articulating LCD and WiFi. I like the simplicity and more compact form of the D3300, yet I can still preset the options desired quite easily, in the PASM modes and with the Fn button.
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The D5300 has a shorter start up time, and more focus points.

The D3300 has better color depth, lower noise at high ISO, costs less, and can do Panoramas in the camera...which the D5300 can't.
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Both are capable of doing equally well with portraiture. For me, it's the lenses and lighting that makes a portrait stand out. On the small DX sensor I prefer longer lenses starting about 85mm and going longer because of the flattening effects and shallow depth of field. For a full frame Digital or film camera, I do like the 105 to 135mm focal length and have been quite successful using those focal lengths. The Nikon 85mm DX lens has almost the same image magnification and angle of view as the 105mm for film. Like JoeR, I'd go with the D3300 and use the left over cash to buy a prime lens for portraiture.
The D5300 has a larger, by about .2 inches larger and sharper monitor. The 5300 shoots NEF at 12 bits while the 5300 shoots at either 12 or 14 bits which might give you a slightly better image. If you shoot jpeg, it won't matter, since jpeg have only 8bit color.

The biggest difference is that the D5300 supports advance wireless lighting with some of the Nikon SB flash units and can tip the balance in favor of the D5300 in a studio setting multiple flash
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Both have the same 24.2 Megapixel sensor and the same Expeed 4 processor. I would get the D3300 and use the money saved to purchase the AF-S 50mm 1.8g lens.
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does the d3300 have hdr photo functions?

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does the d3300 have hdr photo functions?
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Note that in-camera HDR, even for the cameras that have it, is NOT available when shooting RAW (the preferred mode for most people).

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/Article/gltv4qwv/in-camera-hdr.html
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The D3300 does not have automatic HDR, but it does have an HDR painting effects mode. When using HDR Painting the camera shoots 2 frames at different exposures and combines them for a painterly effect that emphasizes detail and color.
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No, the D3300 does not have HDR.
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I agree, this is a great camera for beginners. I am in the same boat. I've only used a point-and-shoot until now and upgraded to this camera this week. There's a lot to learn but I LOVE it, and I definitely see the difference in quality.
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This is an excellent camera for beginners. You will see tremendous difference in quality between this and any point and shoot.
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Does the smaller lens make any difference?

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the lens has become much smaller than the d3200 lens , is the image quality effected ?
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True, the lens is physically smaller, but image quality seems to be superior. It could be that I am comparing it to the old 18-55 on a Nikon D50 (6MP). The new 18-55mm zoom seems slightly lighter and much smaller, esp. when the lens is retracted. That makes it easier to carry and transport. In photographing position it isn't that much smaller than the old zoom. Optically, it is a great lens, well suited for 24MP that the D3300 has. I see no problems in any of the images I shot in the NEF format. If there was a problem, it should show up there before an umage in JPG format. I much rather travel with a smaller lens, all else being equal and this lens is superior than the 18-55 that came with the D50..
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A smaller lens would not effect image quality. Image Quality of the image would be the format that the image is being shot. With a smaller lens, shots may also be captured at a different angle.
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Any help please :)

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What is the difference between D5100 and D3300 ?
I cant decide which one to buy... thnx !
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I just recently compared the D3XXX models with the D5XXX models before choosing the D3300. The decision was based on the photographs I typically take. I tend to print out a lot of my good pictures as 8.5"x11" which gives the D3300 an edge over the D5100O. I will ccasionally shoot shoot a sequence of pictures and being able to shoot at 5 frames per minute is another plus for the 3100. For closeups subjects (inside of antique watches) where fine detail is critical, not having a low pass filter was a feature is the third point in favor of the D3300, I also tend to crop my pictures some and there, 24MP is a real plus, especially in larger prints, those three features were the deciding factor in favor of the D3300, for you, the choice might be different. It takes some work and critical thinking, but analyze what you are currently photographing and what want to photograph, then make a list. Compare that list to the features of the D3300 or the D5100 and see which camera comes out a head on features verses needs. What really matters is the ease and the ability to capture the image you want at the best price point.
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The D5100's 3.0 inch, super sharp, 921,000-dot Vari-angle LCD monitor allows for versatile high quality viewing and playback. The D5100 has 16.2 megapixels, along with a swivel Vari-Angle LCD monitor, full HD movie capabilities, new EFFECTS Mode and new HDR setting. The D5100 is equipted with an EXPEED 2 image processing engine and offers a remarkably wide ISO range (ISO 100 to 6400) with reduced noise which enables you to shoot at faster shutter speeds and capture scenes and subjects with less blur.

The D3300 makes it fun and easy to preserve those moments in the lifelike beauty they deserve: stunning 24.2-megapixel photos and 1080p Full HD videos with tack-sharp details, vibrant colors and softly blurred backgrounds. The D3300's new EXPEED 4 lets you shoot at high speeds up to 5 frames per second, shoot in low light with high ISO sensitivity, create high-resolution panoramas and much more. Attach the optional WU-1a Wireless Adapter and marvel as the photos you take with the D3300 instantly appear on your compatible smartphone or tablet.
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What are some of the features of this camera that make it different from others, such as the D3200 or the D5200?

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The D3300 has better color depth than many other cameras, costs less than many others, has better low light capability than many others, has fewer focus points than some other cameras, and more than others. It also has a slightly smaller screen than some other cameras, and it's screen is not tilt out, as that on some other cameras is.

Among the big differences are the fact that the D3300 can make Panorama shots in the camera, as many other cameras can not, and the D3300 lacks built in GPS, which some more expensive cameras have.
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The D3300's new EXPEED 4 lets you shoot at high speeds up to 5 frames per second, shoot in low light with high ISO sensitivity, create high-resolution panoramas and much more. The D3300 doesn't only take great photos, it takes dazzling 1080p Full HD video with sound, too! Record smooth, ultra-sharp HD movies you can play back on your HDTV or upload to video sites. You can even apply those fun special effects for more creativity! Attach the optional WU-1a Wireless Adapter and marvel as the photos you take with the D3300 instantly appear on your compatible smartphone or tablet. Share your favorite shots without missing a beat—text them, email them, upload them to your favorite social networking sites—it's your choice! You can even use your compatible smartphone or tablet as a remote monitor for the D3300.
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Need help with zooming and taking close up pix!!

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I am very new to using an actual camera because I generally use my Iphone for pictures. I bought this camera and AF-S DX VR 55-200/4-5.6G IF-ED lens to get close up pictures of my son playing football. I extend the lens to 200 and I zoom in using the + button on my camera and in the live view I have the close up I want but when I take the picture the end result is far away as if I had not zoomed in. This happens no matter what time of day it is. Please help!!
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With the 55-200mm lens, you have three choices, You can buy a longer focal length lens which will give you an increase in image magnification or you can use a photo editing prograpm and crop the photo the way you like it. With a 24mp camera you do have some room for cropping and still keep decent image detail. Just about every picture that is published has been cropped, even back in the days of actual film.

The third option is to wait for plays that run towards the side line or shoot from the end zone when the play starts close to the goal ling zone. I used this technique and judicious cropping and came up with photos that were published in the past. If you really study the team, you can often anticipate where the plays will go and be able to position yourself at the best angle to the photograph.
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Using the + in liveview does not digitally zoom in, it is there for checking focus accuracy only. The only way to get in closer would be to try another lens with a longer focal length for example the 70-300, though 300mm can still not give you the zoom you need, depending how close you can get to your subject
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I am new to DSLR cameras. I previously owned a Sony Cybershot and all pictures of children and sports/action shots were blurred. Ready to move past point and shoot and use a DSLR!!
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While you will have more keepers it will also take your knowhow with your tool to get the desired results. Being able to manually set a shutter speed, apeture will help get ypu the best results. Motion blur comes from a slow shutter speed whereas focus is where you or your camera sees as the focal point. To eliminate motion blur you will need a faster shutter speed. To compensate for a fast shutter speed especially in low light you will need to boost our ISO
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Like any DSLR, the shots will be clear depending on the shutter speed you use. If you use a lower shutter speed, the shots may be blurry, but a faster shutter speed will help freeze the action.
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Suddenly videos and movies will not transfer off card using the camera. Files have size info asociated but vlc or adobe do not recocignize. Help

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Shot a couple of wedding using same D3300 with 32gig scandisk class 10 pixtor no problem. This time used 16 gig scandisk ultra plus class 10. Some files are ok but get to point in the list of files and nothing. Even jpegs that have thumbnails connected to them on the card do not transfer
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Does all the pictures and movies display in the camera. If so, that is good, you haven't lost any data yet. Next step would be to remove the scandisk from the camera and mount the scandisk in your computer and see if you can manually copy from the scandisk media reader to your picture folder on your hard drive. If that works, the most obvious failure will either be the usb connectors on either the computer or camera or the cable connecting the two. Nikon support will need to know the result of this test.

Next thing is to see if you can duplicate the error on another 16GB scandisk. If you can, try using the nikon camera to format the scandisk you are testing on and repeat the test. Nikon support will find the results of these test helpful in isolating the problem. If you can't duplicate the error after using the D3300 format option, then the likely cause is something wrong with the 16GB scandisk.
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Please contact Nikon Support for troubleshooting and assistance: http://support.NikonUSA.com .
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I got my hands on a Windows 7 machine and installed Nikon View NX2 software. The software will install and update drivers for the Nikon D3300. I assume the software will do the same for the Nikon D3100 since the software that comes with the D3300 is basically an update to the software that came with the D3100.

Install the software first. Make sure you start the Nikon message center and have all the latest and greatest updates for the software. Then plug the camera into the usb port and wait a minute or so for the drivers to load. The camera should be show up as an USB drive both in the control panel and in the ViewNX application. If that doesn't work, make sure the camera is turned on and replug into the USB port.
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I am not a Window's OS or a Mac support expert and without knowing which version of the Window's OS this can be a very hard question to answer, but in most cases the driver should install when you install the software companion disk that came with the camera or you can download the software from the Nikon Support website.

Other than generic advice which may or may not work, it is very hard to give a specific answer without any technical details, there are just too many versions of windows and hardware variations out there to give specfic answers.
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