Nikon D3300 camera announcement

Nikon D3300

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The Nikon D3300 DSLR camera is now officially announced. Here are the specs at a glance:

  • 24.2MP sensor
  • New new ultra-compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II
  • Compatible with the  WU-1a wireless adapter for online photo sharing
  • EXPEED 4 that delivers up to 5 frames per second
  • Easy Panorama Mode lets you pan across the scene and create s a high-resolution panoramic image
  • New Guide Mode gives step-by-step help
  • Full 1080p HD video recording capabilities
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Sample images can be found here
  • Price: $646.95 (available in blackgrey and red)

Nikon D3300 will be available in red and grey:

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Supplied accessories:

  • AN-DC9 Strap
  • EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-24 Quick Charger
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • DK-26 Eyepiece Cap
  • DK-17 Eyepiece
  • ViewNX 2

Additional Nikon links:

Press release:

Step Up to D-SLR Photography with the New Nikon D3300 and Capture Brilliant Images with Ease

Compact and Lightweight, the Nikon D3300 and Redesigned AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II Lens Offer an Easy Way to Capture Share-Worthy Images; The New AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Adds a Versatile FX-Format Prime to the NIKKOR Lens Lineup

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Today, Nikon announced the Nikon D3300 HD-SLR for those ready to take their photography to the next level. Complete with a 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor*(1) and EXPEED 4 image processor, the D3300 is capable of capturing stunning images and Full HD video with ease. Also featuring an enhanced Guide Mode for those discovering the joy of photography, optional Wi-Fi® connectivity, in-camera effects that operate in real-time and kitted with the new compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens, the Nikon D3300 is ready to help capture and preserve every precious memory. For FX-format photographers, Nikon has also announced an addition to its lineup of f/1.8 prime lenses, the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G. At the popular and versatile 35mm focal length, the new 35mm f/1.8 provides stellar image quality and low-light performance whether shooting landscapes, portraits or travel photos.

“With the new 24.2-megapixel Nikon D3300 and compact 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens, capturing family vacations, dance recitals or the game-winning goal with clarity and brilliant image quality is effortless,” said Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “As the latest addition to the extensive NIKKOR lens line-up, the new AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G lens reinforces Nikon’s commitment to providing versatile prime lens options to photographers of all levels.”

Preserve Precious Memories with Incredible Quality

Life is full of memorable moments that are meant to be captured with supreme quality and rich detail. The Nikon D3300 features a high-resolution 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor to help ensure amazing image quality, even in challenging low-light shooting scenarios. The high resolution affords photographers the ability to capture crisp details or crop images with confidence. For increased image fidelity, the sensor has no optical low pass filter (OLPF), boosting resolution and image sharpness to the maximum, while the addition of a new EXPEED 4 image processor helps render true colors and precise detail in every image. EXPEED 4 also offers improved image quality at high ISOs, enhanced auto white balance performance, faster processing speeds and improved battery efficiency. Whether shooting candids of the kids or a weekend getaway at the beach, the Nikon D3300 is ready to deliver beautiful stills and stunning HD video.

The Nikon D3300 is packed with high performance features that make shooting easy and enjoyable, even in difficult shooting situations such as fast action sports and low-light scenes. A wide 100-12,800 (expandable up to 25,600) ISO range helps ensure top-quality photos and video in challenging light while an 11-point Autofocus System is ready to capture fleeting moments while easily keeping pace with even the most active toddler. Nikon’s newest HD-SLR is also capable of high-speed continuous shooting at up to 5 frames-per-second (fps), great for the fast-moving action of a soccer game or dance recital.

Create, Share, Enjoy

Brimming with fun features, the Nikon D3300 is ready to help create and share incredible stories through beautiful images and HD video. With the help of the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter*(2), users can take advantage of Wi-Fi connectivity for instant uploading of images and videos to a smart device for easy sharing through social networks. Users can also remotely control the D3300 using their smart device as a remote “Live View” monitor. Releasing the shutter from a smart device will help make sure no one is left out of the next family photo.

The Nikon D3300 is ready to help each user realize their creative vision with 13 In-Camera Effects and four new effects modes, including Photo Illustration, Super Vivid and Pop. The D3300 is also the first Nikon HD-SLR equipped with the fourth new effects mode, Easy Panorama Mode, enabling the capture of beautiful landscapes and stunning scenic views with ease. When the story is better told with HD video, Nikon’s newest HD-SLR is ready at a moment’s notice to help users create glorious Full 1080p HD video with vivid color and sharp details, up to 60p. Capturing gorgeous HD video is easy with the Nikon D3300 with the assistance of Full-time AF (autofocus) to help keep elusive subjects in focus, and a one-touch recording button so not to miss any moment.

For those new to the benefits of D-SLR photography, Nikon has expanded upon its acclaimed Guide Mode to help users learn and explore new ways to capture great photos and HD video. Guide Mode teaches the basic functions of the camera, but also works to help the user become a better, more knowledgable photographer. When using this mode, users have access to four options: Shoot photos using example images, View/Delete, Setup and Retouch their images in-camera, making it easy for beginners to immediately take their photos to the next level.

Capture On-The-Go

The extremely lightweight and versatile D3300 is the perfect companion for a fast moving, always on the go lifestyle. The camera features a conveniently compact body (4.9” x 3.8” x 2.9”), and is ergonomically designed for a comfortable hold that is easy to take anywhere. Additionally, the camera body is constructed with carbon fiber for lightweight durability. The D3300 is also equipped with an optical viewfinder that helps frame the perfect shot in any lighting condition, whether capturing the school play or a high school graduation.

To complement the Nikon small stature of the D3300, Nikon has also introduced the new, more compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II standard zoom lens that inherits a familiar focal length (27-82.5mm, 35mm equivalent) while incorporating a new retractable lens barrel design found in Nikon’s 1 NIKKOR lens series. This design ensures the lens is remarkably smaller than its predecessor, and when paired with the D3300 makes the camera package nearly 30% smaller and 25% lighter. An ideal 3X zoom lens for every on-the-go moment, the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens features up to four stops*(3) of VR image stabilization, a silent wave motor to ensure quiet AF operation and auto/manual focusing options.

The 35mm f/1.8: A Versatile FX-Format Prime Ready for Anything

With the latest addition to Nikon’s popular f/1.8 prime series of FX-format lenses, Nikon has announced the new AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G, a versatile fixed lens ready to thrive in any shooting situation. The new 35mm f/1.8G lens rounds out a collection of acclaimed f/1.8 lenses including the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G, AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G and AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G lenses. Sporting the popular 35mm focal length and covering a 63 degree angle of view with a constant f/1.8 aperture, Nikon’s newest FX-format lens delivers outstanding viewfinder clarity and high contrast while providing outstanding low-light performance and depth of field control.

Great for available light environment portraits, landscapes and travel photography as well as for producing beautiful images with soft, natural bokeh, the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G is a versatile and valuable addition to any FX-format photographer’s lens arsenal and sports the latest in core NIKKOR technologies that ensure elite performance. The lens’ construction includes one ED and one aspheric element in addition to a Silent Wave Motor to provide quiet AF operation.

Price and Availability

The Nikon D3300, kitted with the AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens, will be available in early February 2014 in Black, Red and Grey for a suggested retail price* (SRP) of $649.95. The AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II will be available at the same time as the D3300, and will also be sold separately for $249.95 SRP*. The AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G lens will be available on February 20, 2014 for a suggested retail price of $599.95*.

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II


The Nikon D3300 comes with a new collapsable AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens.

Supplied accessories:

  • LC-52 Snap-on Front Lens Cap 52mm
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
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  • Stefan

    $600 for the 35mm. Ouch! I was hoping for $350 to $400.

    • Toomy

      Ouch?!?!?! Why would you expect that? The D3200 kit costs $500. Be reasonable.

      • Stefan

        I am comparing it with other lenses, not cameras. I.e. the 85/1.8 for $500, the 50/1.8 for $220 and the 35/DX for $200.

        • desmo

          this is an FX lens,
          thus the price

  • Mike

    Ok, one announcement down, one D4 successor/variant announcement to come. It has begun.

  • Andrew71

    So, as usual, no body only option on the D3300?

  • photoroto

    The full name appears to be “D4s HD-SLR”. One wonders what the “HD-SLR” part could possibly mean.

  • jec6613

    The new 18-55 VR II has a better MTF curve than the old one, and the optical formula seems to have been slightly tweaked, looking at it on the Nikon USA site. Might not be a bad zoom to have in a pocket.

    • jec6613

      It also uses a new HB-69 bayonet mounted flower petal hood, which means that the filter ring won’t be rotating with focus anymore.

      • Duff

        Dpreview is listing the lens as an internal focusing one. So yes, polarizers will be okay!

      • Duff

        Dpreview is listing the lens as an internal focusing one. So yes, polarizers will be okay!

  • Sketchy

    I like the compact size of the new 18-55. The old 18-55 VR is 3.1 x 2.9 inches and weight is 265g. The new one is 2.6×2.3 inches and weight is 195g. Might pick one up to use in my “light” camera kit.

  • Jaz

    New new ultra-compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II?

    New-new… means Super Duper New 😀

  • David Peterson

    If this turns out to have the new Toshiba sensor in it which the
    D5200/D7100/D5300 have then I think this will be my next Nikon camera!

    But even if it doesn’t, this is would still be the cheapest DSLR (so
    ignoring mirrorless for the moment) which does FHD 60fps.

    But hmmm… while the D5300/D7100/D5200 (all use the same Toshiba
    sensor) all have exactly the same sensor size (23.5 mm x 15.6 mm), this
    is not the same as what is in the D3300 which is still the same size as
    the older D3200 (23.2 mm x 15.4 mm) which is of course known to not have
    the Toshiba sensor in it.

    This is going to make me guess the D3300 does not have the new
    Toshiba sensor sensor in it?? But still the same old one that was in the
    D3200? :-/






    Seems the D5200 still makes sense as the best low budget Nikon DSLR
    option for filmmaking (with instead the D5300 if you need 60fps, or the
    D7100 if you need weatherproofing).

    • Gorot

      The D5300 has a Sony sensor that doesn’t have the D5200/D7100 (Toshiba) banding problem when pushing shadows to the extreme.

      • David Peterson

        I’m fairly sure the D5300 has the same as the D5200/D7100, I think the improvements you’re referring to come from the new Exceed processor.

        The D5200 and D7100 (which have the Toshiba sensor) are proven very high performers (exceptional performers even!) when it comes to video, thus *if* does have the Toshiba sensor in the D3300 I’ll be very excited 😀

        • Gorot

          You’ll find people saying all kinds of things about this online, but you won’t find any reliable information (from the manufacturer). I’m guessing like everyone else. What’s clear is that the D5300 sensor chip looks different (on the photos on Nikon’s site) and it has a slightly different resolution (both in total pixels, included in the RAW file, and pixels actually utilized for the final image—the edges are cropped during RAW processing). So personally I believe it’s a different sensor. Anyway, both the D5200/D7100 and D5300 have an excellent sensor, but the shadow banding on the former is not something you should ignore if you want to do low-light video. It *does* show up in videos, more visibly than in photos, when you shoot in low light (I just took a video with the D7100 yesterday where it’s visible). At least on some samples of the D7100 the banding shows up at ISO 25600 even if you don’t push shadows at all. I can see it on my camera’s display, without even magnifying the image. It’s not a strong effect, but it’s unmistakeable there. If you look at test samples on e.g. dpreview, it doesn’t show. Maybe they were lucky with their sample. In other sample photos it’s visible, and as I said it’s clearly there with my camera, *especially* in videos. Search youtube to find some other videos where it shows.

          It doesn’t mean I’m unhappy with my camera, I just simply don’t use it much at ISO 25600. At ISO 12800 the problem rarely shows up and it’s fairly fixable in still shots in post-processing even at ISO 25600. But if I had the choice between the D5300 and the D7100 sensors (not cameras), I would definitely choose the D5300 one. I don’t believe it’s because of the EXPEED version because the banding is clearly there in the RAW files and it’s not a fixed pattern. EXPEED would likely only help in reducing it in the JPEGs, not in the RAW files.

    • Nikos Delhanidis

      i had the D3200 and i have the D7100. I have no idea if they are the same sensors, but i think i prefer the “smoother” render of the d3200 sensor and rely more for sharpness on the lens quality. The banding (i don’t do video) on the D7100 can appear very easily and often and its some of a pain to correct in PP, plus the oil spots , make the D7100 have some really annoying issues (that reflect on image quality) where the plasticky cheepo D3200 beats it … not very bright nikon moment

  • Pulex

    Anyone found info on the buffer yet?
    Presumably, as this is an upgrade from the D3200 the buffer will have got smaller.

  • Eduardnic

    Soo, no flippy display!? Why? I guess I’ll have to buy D5300, then…

    • Alex25

      Thank god no flippy display!

  • Richard Venneman

    Any news about a D7100 successor, or is it too early in the plan?

    • In the summer for Photokina.

      • Whirlygigg

        Along with the D5400 and the D615?
        Seems unlikely.

    • esolesek

      D7100 way too large. Hate it.

  • German

    Can’t see a focus ring on the new 18-55, I do see the A/M focus switch. How does one manually focus with this lens?

  • Zhelus

    So the low end d3300 gets the new expeed 4 but the df was slapped with expeed 3? Please do clear this up for me.

    • Nikon Ikon

      Expeed 3 is just what they had spare in the parts bin.
      What does the Df need expeed 4 anyway? It’s not as though the Df is for taking pictures is it? Folk pose behind the Df not infront of it.

    • KT

      they are saving the Expeed 4 for the D4S that was just announced along with the D3300. If they release the Df with the improved 16 MP sensor, as they did, and Expeed 4 why would anyone buy the D4S then?

  • stoooopid

    Looks like the D3300 is closing size gap between dslr and mirrorless. I haven’t compared dimensions, but it looks about the same size as om-d and the panasonic gh’s. If Nikon had a pancake prime in it’s inventory – this body with that lens would be very small indeed.

  • George

    WiFi still not built in? Good grief….

    • GfaRm

      What about the super duper new GPS invention?

  • James Donahue

    Boy! that red one sure is purr T

  • Arclight101

    The D3300 is a definite improvement on its predecessor and finally (for me) a compact DSLR from Nikon worth considering, with one horrible exception…

    Some ten years after Canon first introduced viewfinder sensors on their base DSLRs (which turn off the back panel display when you put your eye to the viewfinder) Nikon’s equivalents still don’t have them.

    Why is this? Such sensors must cost no more than $10 a throw and they are important as they prevent the back panel flickering in your eye when you’re trying to compose a shot.

    It’s emissions like this that make me wonder if the folks at Nikon really understand the competition they’re up against. For me I was either going to be the D3300 or the Sony Nex-7 replacement this year. Nikon definitely had the edge as I prefer optical viewfinders but once again, they blew it. Real shame. Surely it’s more than time someone woke Nikon up…

    • Eric Dye

      Im pretty sure my D60 had that feature, my d5100 doesn’t though

    • esolesek

      I liked the D40x and despised the D5100 but I don’t remember your issue ever being a problem. I did hate the flip-out screen though, mostly because it sucked battery like crazy.

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