Externally, the D3300 appears a virtual twin to the D3200, with some slight contour changes to the body and a minor relocation of a couple buttons on the rear of the camera. The overall design is what you expect from a modern DSLR, which is to say a rounded rectangular form with a prominent handgrip and protruding pentaprism/built-in flash housing situated atop the body. Body construction is of composite materials with a metal lens mount and Nikon has managed to shave nearly 1 ounce of body weight compared to the D3200, apparently through the inclusion of carbon fiber. The camera is manufactured in Thailand and materials, fit and finish appear commensurate with the price point.
- Light and compact platform
- Good still and video image quality
- Good ISO performance
- 5 fps continuous shooting rate
- Automatic video autofocus only average
- Wi-Fi optional, not built-in
- Built-in flash will overheat and shut down with continuous usage
All in all, the D3300 comes up with many more pluses than negatives--it's a good little camera whether trading up or jumping in for the first time.
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