Nikon D3300

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At normal printing and web sizes, this image, shot at ISO 1600, appears fine, but if you zoom in to 100%, you can see a fair amount of color noise int he sky. The D3300 seems to prioritize keeping detail over noise reduction, so this is to be expected in certain situations.

Nikon D3300

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The camera's automatic white balance setting copes extremely well, even under artificial lighting conditions, which is nice to see.

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Tones directly from the camera are natural, which is useful for pleasing portraits.

Nikon D3300

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You can still get pleasing shallow depth of field effects using the kit lens, even though it only stops down to f/3.5.

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The 18-55mm lens offers flexible focal length options, making it ideal for shooting a number of different situations. This was shot at the maximum telephoto end of the optic.

Nikon D3300

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Colour reproduction is excellent, even when shooting subjects which may ordinarily confuse other cameras, such as neon lighting.

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Colours are bright and punchy directly from the camera.

Nikon D3300

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In this scene, all-purpose metering was a little thrown by the mixed lighting conditions, so I needed to dial in +1 exposure to produce a more balanced image.