Nikon D3300 review

Nikon's entry-level DSLR loses its anti-aliasing filter for more detail than ever before

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Despite the arrival of the D3400, you should still be able to get hold of the D3300 - and with a bit of luck, at a discounted price.

So which camera should you buy, the D3300 or D3400? We're still waiting to test the D3400, but on paper at least, they look very similar.

Let's take a look at some of the key features of both cameras and see how they compare and whether it's worth spending a bit more to get Nikon's latest entry-level camera.

D3300 vs D3400

1. Sensor

Both cameras feature 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensors, with the D3400 like the D3300 opting to go without the anti-aliasing filter, so we should expect pretty much near identical results in most scenarios.

2. ISO range

Here we see a slight difference, with the D3400's native ISO range at 100-25,600, compared to the D3300's native ISO range of 100-12,800, extendable to 25,600. While they may have the same upper ISO ceiling, we can expect to see a slightly better performance from the D3400 at higher sensitivities.

3. Autofocus

D3300 AF

Both cameras here sport Nikon's Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with 11 AF points to choose from, with a cross-type sensor (for greater accuracy) at the centre.

4. Continuous shooting

With both the D3300 and D3400 using Nikon's EXPEED 4 image processor, both offer the same 5 frames per second (fps) burst shooting. Neither are going to compete with a proper sports camera, but both offer a solid performance none-the-less.

5. Weight

Nikon's managed to make some minor weight-saving gains with the D3400, shaving a very modest 15g off the 410g body-only weight of the D3300. Definitely lighter, but whether you'll notice that after a day or shooting is hard to say.

D3300 vs D3400

6. Battery life

Both cameras feature a EN-EL14a rechargeable battery, but with the reduced power-consumption of the D3400, Nikon reckon that it can carry on shooting up to a very impressive 1200 shots, compared to the D3300's 700 shots.

7. Connectivity

Perhaps the biggest difference between the two cameras is the level of connectivity offered. Neither feature Wi-Fi connectivity (though you buy the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter to make it so), but the D3400 features Nikon's SnapBridge technology - a feature we first saw on the D500.

This functionality allows the D3400 to be connected wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet. Thanks to a low-power Bluetooth connection, it enables images to be automatically transferred to your device as you shoot.