The Nikon D3200, a beginner SLR tuned on ease of use with 24-Megapixel sensor debuted almost two years ago. Now, Nikon has the top model who once again made 3000-series and technically brought the latest: the Nikon D3300 resulting arrives for 550 euros in the shops, is not, however, replace for the time being the D3200. rather, the older model will continue to be as a much cheaper alternative for under 400 euros on the market.
One of the basic differences between the two: the Nikon D3300 dispenses with the low-pass filter, which is designed to reduce adverse användarinställd effects in the D3200 through minimal blurring, but leads to loss of resolution. You know the concept somewhat more resolution and image quality to pull out without low-pass filter, already by professional cameras such as the D800E and the Leica M monochrome, now also by the Nikon D5300 positioned next higher (700 euros); the absence of the low-pass filter, however, is still special in the lower price range.
What the number and size of the pixel is everything that remains when the Nikon D3300 24 million speak at the D3200 and D5300 familiar, 3.9 μm little pixels on an APS-C sensor with a conducive cover F6, 4. The image processor switches to the Expeed-4 Version, which is used also in the D5300 Nikon of the older the D3200 EXPEED-engine 3.
Thus the sensitivity area of Nikon D3300 maximum ISO 12,800 (D3200) onup to ISO 25,600 (D3300, D5300) expands, and the continuous shooting speed increases of 3.9 to 5.0 B / s. Other than the D5300 the D3300 but ends the series after only 10, not after 100 shots.
Design and equipment
Like the D3200 is the Nikon D3300 as typical representative of compact SLR entry level in the robust plastic casing without splash water protection. The slightly modified design, about the above steeper sloping handle, striking only when taking a closer look and doesn’t change the fact that the camera fits in the hand comfortably and safely.
In comparison to the D3200, the Nikon D3300 is hardly small, but with an operating weight of 455 g lighter. Also Nikon with the D3300 brings a new, compact Kit standard zoom 3.5 5.6/18-55 mm G VR II, which weighs only 195 g and from the housing projects only about 5.8 cm engaged in transport position front.
On their side, the Nikon D3300 easily accessible has the subject for theSDHC/XC memory card slot , and compared with the available ports, including the socket for accessories such as the Optional GPS module of GP-1a (around 200 euros) and the USB interface.
About the optional Wi-Fi adapter WU-1a (around 60 euros) is attached-because unlike Canon and Nikon continues on other manufacturers in this segment a external, not on an integrated module for the wireless data transmission. But the D3300 like its predecessor per an infrared receiver for remote control has front and rear.
SLR viewfinder and LCD monitor
While accumulating the SLR viewfinder of the Nikon D3300 compared to the D3200 anyway reveals he still only 95% of the image field from, achieves an effective magnification of only 0, 54 x and shows no grid lines; but for the price range, all that right goes.
For comparisonCanon’s entry level EOS 100 d and the more expensive Nikon D5300 come to 95% of effective 0, 52 x; and only the latter pops up to desired lattice grid. The 3 – inch monitor is the current standard for entry-level SLRs and delivers a decent picture with 307 000 RGB pixels. He however quickly loses in poor sunlight in contrast, he is also built so firmly into the D3300 housing without hinge.
The mode dial has in addition to the usual (part) manual modes (M, A, S, P) and the in the entry-level segment compulsory design programs on another setting option, which still lacks the D3200: “EFFECTS”, 13 in number, including “extra semi colours”, “Night vision” and “Easy Panorama”.
Such as that to create automatic (Flash) exposure looks in vain man for other functions,-, ISO and white balance bracketing. The Flash control is carried out in the “TTL”- or in the “Manual”-mode: options are available speeds of “1/2” to “1/32” and “Full power”, came with the integrated flash unit in the test code 7. Dynamics control the D3300 offers the recording parameters “active D-lighting”, the user either on or off, can not regulate as to the D5300 in several stages.
Increases in auto focus
Still installed Nikon in the D3300 like its predecessor aPhasendetektions-auto focus with 11 points one cross sensor included and thus clearly distinguishes the new from the higher positioned D5300 39 AF points with 9 cross-type sensors.
At this rate, it’s a step in the right direction: while the D3200 needed yet 0.53 s in good light conditions and 0.88 s in darkened surroundings to focus and triggering the D3300 creates the same in an average 0.39 (1000 lux) or 0.62 s (30 Lux). This puts it just 0.1s behind the D5300. In live view mode uses the Nikon D3300 a contrast autofocus and raises him only after 1.7 seconds slow significantly to.
Full HD videos
Even in the movies, the contrast auto focus shows weaknesses. The Nikon D3300 with new standard zoom for faster panning by far to nearby motifs often pumping looking for the right level of sharpness. The video recording can easily by means of a separate shutter above on the housing start.
If this manual exposure settings to take effect, the entry “Manual video settings” must be enabled in the shooting menu under “Video settings”.Just this option is off, the Nikon D3300 view without exposure Preview automatically switches to the live – view, so that the user always sees what appears later on the video.
As innovation supports the Nikon D3300 in Full HD mode in addition to the widely spread frame rates of 24 to 30 B / s 50 (video standard PAL) or 60 full frames/s (NTSC). The full-HD videos contain less noise and display error as that of the D3200, but slightly out of focus, flatly and detail-poor.
The D3200 the Nikon D3300 offers a solutions-oriented guide, available via the mode dial: just select the desired task, for example, “More depth” or “Represent a flow of water”, and already the D3300 has the right solution at hand. The fn key on the front can be either with ISO, white balance, active D-lighting or image quality, the corresponding parameter is then efficiently change with the thumb wheel of the Nikon D3300.
After pressing the “i” button opens the setting screen (viewfinder mode) or the direct (live view) menu for quick access to focus mode and exposure compensation. The main menu presents typical for Nikon with several Scrolllisten; those are especially long for system settings and image editing. Convenient that the last selected setting options appear collected in a separate submenu.
The lab results confirm: with their 24-Megapixel sensor without low-pass filter and obviously extensively revised JPEG-signal processing, Nikon’s Nikon D3300 can increase again the picture quality when compared to its predecessor.
Improved at ISO 100 the limit resolution 1711 (D3200) on 1886 LP/Bra (D3300), the value of dead leaves from 1185 to 1379 LP/bra; This fall the measurable text urverluste 1.0 (D3200) 0.7 kurtosis (D3300) and the same noise from 0.6 to 0.4 UN. At ISO 400 the D3300 achieved still a very decent border resolution 1670 LP/bra and dead leaves 1114 LP/BRA, keeps the kurtosis under 1.0 and the Visual noise at moderate 0.5 UN, whereas the D3200 significantly (resolution 1492; DL 845 LP/BRA, 1.2 kurtosis, 0.8 VN).
However, also the D3200 pictures show a conspicuous waste of ISO 100 to ISO 400 – a characteristic of the 24 Megapixel APS-C sensor in cameras from other manufacturers. Between ISO 800 and 1600 downhill it then with the image quality of D3300 more clearly.
All in all can the Nikon D3300 outdo competitors such as the Canon EOS 100 d, but not quite to the next higher model D5300 close up. Compared to the resolution, dead leaves, dynamics, and therefore also in the overall standings by just a few points left.
With the Nikon D3300 the SLR-entry-level to an attractive specimen is richer, a lightweight, intuitive 24-Megapixel camera for 550 euros, which is well in hand, feels relatively high quality and provides a decent picture quality with high resolution and low noise.
It remains to be seen whether you do bother by the Nikon D3300 of addressed beginners, to remove the occurring because of the missing low-pass filter may be increasingly moiré effects on the computer. Also the monitor such as the 150 euros more expensive D5300 could be the viewfinder slightly larger, adjustable. But the price is right. Tip price!
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