Life is full of surprising, joyful moments—moments worth remembering. The D3300 makes it fun and easy to preserve those moments in the lifelike beauty they deserve: stunning 24.2-megapixel photos and 1080p Full HD videos with tack-sharp details, vibrant colors and softly blurred backgrounds. With its included zoom lens, the new ultra-compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II, the D3300 is a small and light HDSLR and easy to use, too. Like sharing photos? The D3300 photos can appear instantly on your compatible smartphone or tablet for easy sharing with the optional WU-1a Wireless Adapter*! Whether you're creating high-resolution panoramas, adding artistic special effects or recording HD video with sound, the D3300 will bring you endless joy, excitement and memories—just like the special moments of your life.
Beautiful memories made easy
Create stunning lifelike photos and HD videos
Taking snapshots with a smartphone is convenient, but are those photos good enough for preserving precious moments? The D3300's new EXPEED 4 lets you shoot at high speeds up to 5 frames per second, shoot in low light with high ISO sensitivity, create high-resolution panoramas and much more. Your 24.2-megapixel photos and 1080p Full HD videos will be so impressive, so rich with detail† and color—so lifelike—they'll bring back the feelings of the moments they capture.
Use your smartphone with it
Share photos instantly with your compatible smartphone or tablet
Attach the optional WU-1a Wireless Adapter and marvel as the photos you take with the D3300 instantly appear on your compatible smartphone or tablet. Share your favorite shots without missing a beat—text them, email them, upload them to your favorite social networking sites—it's your choice! You can even use your compatible smartphone or tablet as a remote monitor for the D3300. See what the camera sees and fire the shutter, perfect for self-portraits and group photos that actually include you.
Impress with Every Shot
Spectacular panoramas, Guide Mode and fun Special Effects
Using the D3300 is super easy—and a blast. Can't get the whole scene into your frame? Turn on Easy Panorama Mode and pan across the scene—the D3300 will capture the entire view as a high-resolution panoramic image. It's that easy! Guide Mode gives step-by-step help when you need it (it's like having an expert at your side), and you can easily get creative with built-in Image Effects, filters and more. You even get to choose which color you want for your D3300—black, grey or red!
Take it everywhere
Compact, lightweight and reliable
The D3300 is a small and light HDSLR camera even when paired with the included AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens, which has a new ultra-compact design. The combination is designed to fit comfortably in your hands, and all of the D3300's buttons and dials are positioned for convenient, efficient operation. You'll take the D3300 everywhere you go, which means you'll bring home all the beautiful memories of your activities.
Enjoy the view
Like all DSLR cameras, the D3300 has an optical viewfinder that gives you a true view through the lens of the camera—and what a view it is! If you've been using a point-and-shoot camera, you'll find it easier to frame your shots, follow moving subjects, zoom in on bright sunny days and more.
Catch every moment
When the action starts, hold down the shutter button to capture every movement, expression and feeling at 5 frames per second—that's 5 beautiful photos for every second of action! You won't believe some of the moments you'll catch thanks to Nikon's new high-speed EXPEED 4 processing engine.
Focus on the details
The D3300's 11-point Autofocus System locks onto your subjects as soon as they enter the frame and stays with them until you catch the shot you want. Even fast-moving subjects are captured with tack-sharp precision. And when you're recording Full HD video, Full-time Autofocus keeps the focus where you want it.
Capture the sights and sounds
The D3300 doesn't only take great photos, it takes dazzling 1080p Full HD video with sound, too! Record smooth, ultra-sharp HD movies you can play back on your HDTV or upload to video sites. You can even apply those fun special effects for more creativity!
Brighten shadowy areas
The D3300's Active D-Lighting preserves the details and tones in both the bright and dark areas of your photos, so shadows are no problem. A new D-Lighting setting in the Retouch menu provides optimal correction for portraits, highlighting your subject against an evenly lit background.
Succeed in tricky situations
Even if you're new to DSLR photography, getting great results in difficult situations couldn't be easier—just select from 6 common Scene Modes for your situation, or switch to Full Green Auto Mode and let the camera pick for you.
Easily edit your photos
Make your photos even more impressive with the D3300's Retouch Menu. Easily crop in on your subject, alter the coloring, add special effects and more right in the camera—no additional software needed.
Add some style
Easily shoot in Black & White, enhance the intensity of colors, optimize the tones for flattering portraits and more with Picture Controls. Select one of 6 presets or create your own.
Grow your capabilities
The D3300 is compatible with Nikon's complete collection of legendary NIKKOR lenses and optimized for AF-S DX-format NIKKOR lenses. Every lens offers a unique view of the world. Have fun growing your own collection.
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Nikon F bayonet mount
Nikon DX format (Effective picture angle 1.5x [Approx.] conversion factor)
23.5 mm x 15.6 mm
Image Sensor Format
Image Sensor Type
Image sensor cleaning
Dust-Off Reference Photo
Image Area (pixels)
DX-format (L) 6,000 x 4,000 (M) 4,496 x 3,000 (S) 2,992 x 2,000
File Format Still Images
Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW) 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
SD SDHC SDXC
1 Secure Digital (SD)
Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0 DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
AF NIKKOR for F3AF not Supported. AF-S, AF-I: All Functions Supported. AI-P NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except Autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II. Electronic rangefinder can be used if Maximum Aperture is f/5.6 or Faster. IX NIKKOR Lenses Cannot be Used. Non-CPU: Autofocus not supported. Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function. Other AF NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II. Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except Autofocus. Type D PC NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except Autofocus and some Shooting Modes.
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses) Spot: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20°C/68°F) 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens at 20°C/68°F)
Exposure Meter Coupling
Aperture-Priority (A) Auto Auto (flash off) Manual (M) Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P) Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Auto Auto [Flash Off] Child Close-up Landscape Night Portrait Portrait Sports
±5 EV in increments of 1/3EV
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
Landscape Monochrome Neutral Portrait Selected Picture Control can be Modified Standard Vivid
ISO 100 -12,800 Hi-1 (ISO 25,600)
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity
1 EV above ISO 12800 (ISO 25600 equivalent)
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options
1 EV above ISO 12800 (ISO 25600 equivalent) Auto ISO sensitivity control available
High ISO Noise Reduction
Low Normal High Off
Single-point AF Mode
Dynamic AF Mode
Number of AF points: 11 (3D-tracking)
Auto-area AF Mode
Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
-1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
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
Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A) Continuous-servo (AF-C) Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only and D-Movie only Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder Normal area available in Live View and D-Movie only Predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status Single-servo AF (AF-S) Wide area available in Live View and D-Movie only
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
-1 to +19 EV (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
Flash Sync Modes
Auto Auto with red-eye reduction Auto slow sync Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction Fill-flash Rear-curtain sync Rear-curtain with slow sync Red-Eye reduction Red-Eye reduction with slow sync Slow sync Off
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit such as SB-910, SB-900, SB-400, SB-300, SB-80DX, SB-28DX or SB-50DX is fully charged
Auto Cloudy Direct Sunlight Flash Fluorescent (7 types) Incandescent Preset Manual Shade
Live View Shooting
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 Scene Auto Selector
Auto mode Auto (flash off) mode
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Maximum recording time
Movie File Format
Movie Video Compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio recording format
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps VGA 640x424 / 30 fps VGA 640x424 / 25 fps
Built-in microphone, monaural Optional external stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter) Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
3.0 in. diagonal
Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
Monitor Angle of View
160-degree wide-viewing angle
Auto Image Rotation Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) Highlights Histogram Display Image Comment Movie Playback Playback with Zoom Slideshow
In-Camera Image Editing
Color Balance Color Outline Color Sketch D-Lighting Distortion Control Filter Effects Fisheye Image Overlay Miniature Effect Monochrome NEF (RAW) Processing Perspective Control Photo Illustration Quick Retouch Red-Eye Correction Resize Selective Color Straighten Trim
Accessory Terminal: Remote Cord: MC-DC2 (available separately); GPS unit: GP-1A (available separately) Audio input: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter) HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector Hi-speed USB Video Output: NTSC, PAL
GP-1A GPS unit
Arabic Bengali Brazilian Portuguese Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) Czech Danish Dutch English Finnish French German Greek Hindi Hungarian Indonesian Italian Japanese Korean Marathi Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Spanish Swedish Tamil Telugu Thai Turkish Ukrainian Vietnamese
Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings
World Time Setting
Battery / Batteries
EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge)
700 shots (CIPA)
EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)
MH-24 Quick Charger
Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)
4.9 in. (124 mm) x 3.9 in. (98 mm) x 3.0 in. (75.5 mm)
14.5 oz. (410 g)camera body only
0–40 °C (+32–104 °F) Less than 85% (no condensation)