Truly capture the atmosphere of important moments with the D3300.
A brilliant way to shoot unforgettable high-definition photos and movies, this small and lightweight 24.2-megapixel D-SLR is powerful, comfortable to carry around, and incredibly simple to operate.
The large image sensor captures the finest details with stunning sharpness, and superior low-light performance (up to ISO 12,800) frees you to shoot crystal-clear images in dark situations.
If you’re new to D-SLR photography or want to learn more, Guide Mode offers step-by-step assistance. When you’re ready to share, Nikon’s optional Wireless Mobile Adapter makes it easy to upload photos to your favourite sites via a smart device.
Capture unforgettable high-definition images. Big prints look superb and you can crop images without losing any detail.
Using sample images and clear step-by-step instructions, Guide Mode shows you exactly how to shoot great photos and movies.
Stand out from the smartphone crowd by sharing high-quality photos! Use Nikon’s optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter* to upload images from the D3300 via a smart device.
Shoot clear images in any light. With an ISO range of 100–12,800 (extendable to 25,600 equivalent) you can capture all the details in dark situations.
Nikon’s fast and powerful image processor enables high-speed operation and boasts advanced noise reduction capabilities so you get crystal-clear images with true-to-life colour in any light.
Shoot the action at a swift 5 frames-per-second and capture fleeting movements or expressions at exactly the right moment.
Specifically designed without an optical low-pass filter (OLPF), the D3300’s image sensor makes the most of its 24.2-megapixel resolution to sharply capture even the finest textures and render images with incredibly crisp detail.
Special effects: With 13 different effects to choose from, the D3300 makes it easy to add a touch of artistry to your photos and movies. Simply select Effects Mode and choose the option you want to apply before shooting. Try Pop to brighten colours; fit the whole view in with Easy Panorama; or use Toy Camera to create a retro effect.
Razor-sharp 11-point AF system: No matter how quickly or erratically your subject is moving, the D3300 keeps everything in focus. Its razor-sharp 11-point autofocus system with a cross-type sensor in the centre will quickly lock onto your subject and keep it in sharp focus whether it’s off-centre, moving fast, or it’s completely unpredictable.
Go cinematic—Full HD movies: Use the camera’s D-Movie function to make movies you’ll be proud of. You can record sharp Full HD (1080p) video clips in any light at frame rates up to 50p/60p with continuous autofocus, meaning you get smooth recordings of even fast-moving action, plus a remarkable level of sharpness and clarity.
Large LCD screen: make the D3300 as easy to shoot with as a compact camera or smartphone by using the large 7.5 cm (3.0-in) LCD monitor to capture photos and movies. Compose or review shots and apply special effects with clarity thanks to the wide viewing angle and 921k-dot resolution.
Intuitive operation: Access D-Movie and Live View via dedicated one-touch buttons. Use the i button on the back of the camera to bypass the camera’s main menu and quickly change settings while you shoot. When shooting with the viewfinder, you can choose between a classic interface and a graphic interface that animates settings, so it’s easier to see what you’re doing.
Optical viewfinder: Shooting through the D3300’s clear, wide viewfinder makes it easy to capture perfectly timed photographs, especially when shooting fast-moving subjects from a distance.
Small system: Weighing just 410 g (body only) and boasting a small retractable kit lens, the lightweight D3300 makes it more comfortable than ever to carry a D-SLR. Despite its compact dimensions, a large comfortable grip makes it easy to hold the camera steady as you capture vibrant images of important moments wherever they take place.
NIKKOR lenses: Take advantage of Nikon’s renowned DX-format NIKKOR lenses that are designed to make the most of the D3300’s high pixel count. Enjoy photos and movies with vivid colour, striking contrast, and crisp detail: Use fast prime lenses for stunning portraits, try a micro lens for life-size close-ups, or a telephoto for clear images of distant subjects.
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of view
Nikon DX format; focal length equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX-D software required)
Image size (pixels)
Easy panorama mode: 4800 x 1080 (normal, horizontal pan). 1632 x 4800 (normal, vertical pan). 9600 x 1080 (wide, horizontal pan). 1632 x 9600 (wide, vertical pan). Other modes: 6000 x 4000 (Large). 4496 x 3000 (Medium). 2992 x 2000 (Small)
Storage file formats
NEF (RAW): 12 bit, compressed. JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression. NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified
SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Approx. 0.85 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
18 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
-1.7 - +0.5 m-1
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Instant return, electronically controlled
Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses. Autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported), and AI-P lenses. Non-CPU lenses can be used in mode M, but the camera exposure meter will not function. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
1/4000 - 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time
Flash sync speed
X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Single frame, continuous, quiet shutter release, self-timer, delayed remote; ML-L3, quick-response remote; ML-L3
Frame advance rate
Up to 5 fps. Note: Frame rates assume manual focus, manual or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values.
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures
TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses) Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame. Spot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Metering range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0-20 EV. Spot metering: 2-20 EV
Exposure meter coupling
Auto modes (auto; auto, flash off); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait); special effects modes (night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; color sketch; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key; HDR painting; easy panorama)
Can be adjusted by -5 - +5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV in P, S, A, and M modes
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO 100-12800 in steps of 1 EV. Can also be set to approx. 1 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 11 focus points (including one cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft 8 in.-9 ft 10 in.)
-1 - +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Can be selected from 11 focus points
Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points)
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, super vivid, pop, photo illustration, color sketch, toy camera effect: Auto flash with auto pop-up. P, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release
Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 420-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, or SB-300; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
-3 - +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System
Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning
Live view - lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F). Manual focus (MF)
Live view - AF-area mode
Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Live view - autofocus
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Live View - Automatic scene selection
Available in auto and auto, flash off modes
Movie - metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie - metering method
Movie - frame size (pixels) and frame rate
1920 x 1080, 60p (progressive)/50p/30p/25p/24p, high/normal. 1280 x 720, 60p/50p, high/normal. 640 x 424, 30p/25p, high/normal. Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode. 25p and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode. Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps.
Movie - file format
Movie - video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie - audio recording format
Movie - audio recording device
Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Movie - ISO sensitivity
ISO 100-12800; can also be set to approx. 1 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 12800
7.5-cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD with 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie and panorama playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation, picture rating, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Wireless remote controllers: WR-1, WR-R10 (available separately). Remote cords: MC-DC2 (available separately). GPS units: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter); supports optional ME-1 stereo microphones
Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14a battery
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 124 x 98 x 75.5 mm (4.9 x 3.9 x 3 in.)
Approx. 460 g (1 lb 0.2 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 410 g/14.5 oz (camera body only)
Operating environment - temperature
0 °C-40 °C (+32 °F-104 °F)
Operating environment - humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-24 battery charger, DK-25 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, AN-DC3 strap, UC-E17 USB cable, EG-CP14 audio/video cable, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
Versatile zoom lens kit for great everyday photography. Includes the D3300 camera in red and the compact AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VR lens. The lens in this kit focuses quickly and smoothly, with virtually no drive noise, which makes it the perfect partner for shooting movies. Nikon’s impressive Vibration Reduction (VR) keeps images sharp even in low light situations.
Versatile double zoom VR lens kit. Includes the D3300 camera, the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR wide-angle zoom lens, and the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm VR II telephoto lens. The portable 18-55mm VR lens focuses fast and is incredibly easy to handle. The 55-200mm lens is the perfect telephoto partner for smaller DSLR cameras like the D3300. Both lenses feature Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.
Portable zoom lens kit for great everyday photography. Includes the D3300 camera and the compact AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G lens. The lens in this kit focuses quickly and smoothly, with virtually no drive noise, which makes it the perfect partner for shooting movies. It’s also easy to control, with the capability to switch between Auto Focus and Manual Focus using the camera menu.
All-round lens kit. Includes the D3300 camera and the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm VR lens. This lens boasts a 5.8x zoom for superb versatility and Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake.
All-round zoom lens kit. Includes the D3300 camera and the powerful AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm VR lens with versatile 7.8x zoom range. Equipped with Vibration Reduction to reduce the effects of camera shake, and Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for fast, quiet autofocus.
Versatile zoom lens kit for great everyday photography. Includes the D3300 camera in black and the compact AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VR lens. The lens in this kit focuses quickly and smoothly, with virtually no drive noise, which makes it the perfect partner for shooting movies. Nikon’s impressive Vibration Reduction (VR) keeps images sharp even in low light situations.