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
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
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
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
I just so happened to be in the market for my first DSLR right about when Nikon had announced the camera and a fried which is a photographer that was helping me pick out a camera advised I wait and get a D3300, I did and I love it. Granted it is my first so I really don't have much to compare it to, but so far it has really helped my learning go very easily and smoothly and a lot of fun! I highly recommend this guy for beginners like myself!
February 25, 2014