Nikon has recently announced a lightweight and versatile digital SLR for those looking for an entry-level camera but still of good quality. Here’s the Nikon D3300, which comes on the market with “an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels, and equipped with a Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor” and a new optical kit.
One of the major innovations introduced in the Nikon D3300 actually is the lens included in the kit. This is the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II, which is in fact a collapsible type, implemented just like on mirrorless. It saves about 30% space when the lens is closed. Although, it’s a small but significant change for those who always want to carry the camera. However, the Company ensures that there is no change in the quality of the objective used previously.
“The Nikon D3300 is an excellent choice for budding photographers at the start of their DSLR journey”, said Simon Iddon, Senior Product Manager for Consumer DSLR at Nikon UK. “The new camera is easy to use and, with features such as Guide Mode that offer step-by-step assistance, beginners and hobbyists alike will find their skills improve as their passion for photography grows.”
The sensor is supplied with a 24.2 megapixels devoid of low-pass filter while the manufacturer has chosen the EXPEED 4 image-processing engine in favor, carrying the reflex at a maximum of 5fps and up to 25,600 ISO.
He also added, “The strong combination of a high-resolution sensor and high ISO ensures superb image quality whilst the ability to share photos via mobile devices makes the D3300 the perfect tool to capture life’s special moments.”
Among other feature, it includes 11-point autofocus system, the ability to capture of Full HD (1080p) video. With an approximately 0.85x high-magnification viewfinder, it has a frame coverage of approximately 95%. The lack of Wi-Fi support also keep the cost of the camera more content, even though, you can add it via the traditional adapter.
The camera body looks similar to that of the previous model, the Nikon D3200, but more compact and lightweight. The Nikon D3300 will be available in stores in early February, in color black, red or gray at the price of $649, bundled with the 18-55mm lens.