Nikon D3300 Black SLR Kit inc 18-55mm VR Lens, 16GB SD, Desktop Tripod, Case reviews and prices: DSLR camera

68 customer reviews

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9.0 out of 10 based on 68 reviews.
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Some customer reviews of Nikon D3300 Black SLR Kit inc 18-55mm VR Lens, 16GB SD, Desktop Tripod, Case

Most helpful reviews

Emily, Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Good quality build and easy to use and understand
Bad points:
Cant think of any yet
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Aug 2014

Christopher, Angmering Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up
Good in low light
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Aug 2015

Bernard, Lichfield Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
It does take very good pictures (so far), though I'm still learning to tweak things.

Autofocus has so far worked quickly
and well for very nearly everything I've
thrown it at: exceptions have been
"autofocus hell" cases which drove me
not to buy a compact!

It's very light, but has a solid grip, and
the most important controls for fast
response are well-placed (except for
Live View, needed for movies).
Bad points:
No support for low-resolution pictures - I shouldn't need another camera!

Live view is startlingly slow and ugly.

The viewfinder should be brighter.

The body doesn't feel very robust,
partly because it's very light. I really
don't want to find out what happens if I
drop it!

I had a couple of days of persistent misting in the camera, and I'm afraid it may come back.

The choice of three JPEG compression
levels is a bit brutal. It shouldn't be hard
to add more.

Only 12-bit colour (4 bits for each of
RGB)? Ah, well.

The "movie record" button doesn't engage Live View, without which it has no effect whatever (this chump thought
he'd broken something). This would be
better if the Live View button were
easier to get at (it feels quite unnatural
to me).

Movie frames are actually the only way
to get low-resolution wide-angle
pictures! Extracting frames involves
extra "Are you sure? Are you REALLY
sure?" steps even AFTER indicating
that I want to capture the current
frame. Why? I can always delete
unwanted frames.

The modes are slightly cluttered with
silly special effects.

The post-processing options consist largely of a few extra megabytes of flash filled with silly special-effects shovelware (for real work, you don't
want to use the camera anyway).

The user's manual is tiny, unhelpful, and un-indexed, and misses a LOT out.

The reference manual is poorly indexed
and still misses things out (e.g., the
selective lighting of focus points in use
in the viewfinder). A proper manual
(without the silly little pages) could do
things much better.

It hasn't happened to me yet, despite
the current weather, but the manual
suggests the camera is liable to
overheat at short notice. I hope that's
just extreme-conditions paranoia!

No exposure bracketing? This hasn't
bitten me hard yet, but everyone else
complains about it, so I thought I'd
mention it.

It's perhaps a little awkward for
southpaws. If a left-hand drive version
exists, I've never seen a hint of it.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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12 of 28 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Jul 2014

Stephen, Wellington, Somerset Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Straight out of the box and fully charged, excellent pictures.
Its been a long while since I was a trained photographer but this DSLR was a joy to use.
Bad points:
No not really, its a piece of tech as well as being a top notch camera, just read all you can about it.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Jul 2015

Reba, Stoke Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up initially, good first timer camera.
Bad points:
There are alot of settings on the camera and things you can manually tweak, will take a while to get used to and figure out what they all do.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 08 Jul 2015

Osman, Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to use with very good pictures,
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Jun 2014

Alina, Experienced amateur

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
it has broken after 2 month!
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 2.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 7.0
Value for money 4.0
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3 of 18 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Sep 2014

Product Features

Camera Type DSLR
Screen size (Inches) 3
Type of image stabiliser digital
Media format MOV
Media format JEPG
Memory card slot SDGC
Memory card slot SDXC
Memory card slot SD
Video recorder Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 460
Flash Yes
USB port Yes
RAW Format Yes
Built-in flash Yes
Height in mm 98.0
Width in mm 124.0
Depth in mm 75.5

Also known as: Nikon D3300 Red SLR Kit inc 18-55mm VR Lens, 16GB SD, Desktop Tripod, Case, Nikon D3300 Grey SLR Kit inc 18-55mm VR Lens, 16GB SD, Desktop Tripod, Case

Digital Cameras Buyers' Guide  

Manufacturer's Description

The Nikon D3300 DSLR Camera with 18 – 55 mm Zoom Lens allows you to capture special and amazing moments in glorious high quality.

Unforgettable memories, unforgettable photos

Small and lightweight, there’s nothing insubstantial about 24.2 megapixels of superb resolution. A large 23.5 × 15.6 mm CMOS sensor displays remarkable light sensitivity, rendering details with amazing sharpness and performing well in low light with an ISO range of 100 to 12800 (extendable to 25600 equivalent).

Your images will be packed with fine textures and natural colours to really capture the atmosphere of whichever situation you find yourself in, thanks to the camera’s freedom from an optical low-pass filter (OLPF).

Capture clear, colourful photographs in all manner of lighting conditions as the camera’s EXPEED 4 image processor goes to work, delivering gorgeous photos every time. This fast and powerful image tool allows the camera to work at high speeds and sports enhanced noise reduction capabilities.

Includes a versatile zoom lens

You’ll be able to get shooting right out of the box, since the Nikon D3300 DSLR comes with a Type G AF-S DX 18 – 55 mm VR II zoom lens.

This versatile tool covers essential zoom ranges to make photographing everything from scenery to portraits that much easier. Achieve pleasing depth of field effects with a maximum aperture range of f/3.5 – 5.6, and take in longer shots with a minimum aperture of f/22 – 36.

Advanced focusing mechanism

The Nikon D3300 DSLR is equipped with a razor-sharp 11-point AF system, so even if you’re shooting quickly or erratically-moving subjects, the camera keeps everything in focus. A cross-type sensor in the centre quickly locks onto your subject and maintains great focus for better action shots.

With 5 fps continuous shooting abilities, the camera also lets you capture passing moments or expressions almost as they occur, so you can shoot more unique and expressive photos of animals, kids, friends or whatever you choose.

Creativity unleashed

Expand the horizons of what you want to accomplish with your photography when you shoot with the Nikon D3300. Its Guide Mode uses sample images and uncomplicated step-by-step instructions to show just how you can capture fantastic movies and photos.

Use Nikon’s optional Wireless Mobile Adapter to easily upload your shots to favourite sites via smart device when you want to share your work.

There are also 13 different photo effects for you to choose from so you can easily add an artistic touch to both photos and movies you’ve shot. Choose Effect Mode and select the option you want to apply before clicking the shutter.

Pop brightens colours, while Easy Panorama makes it a snap to capture spectacular vistas. Toy Camera lends a cool retro effect to your images, and there are many more options available to make your photos look that much more special.

Full HD recording

You’ll be able to shoot Full HD 1920 × 1080p movies with your Nikon D3300. The D-Movie function allows you to capture video footage you’ll be proud to share with the world. Shoot in almost any light at frame rates up to 50p/60p to capture your moments with spine-tingling ambience.

Continuous autofocus is available in movie mode, so even fast-moving action is smoothly captured with outstanding sharpness and clarity.

View your photos

The clear viewfinder gives you a more traditional and accurate photographic view that allows you to grab perfectly-timed images.

There’s also a large 3” colour LCD screen provided on the Nikon D3300 SLR that makes it so easy to shoot the best parts of a scene and monitor fast-moving subjects more effectively. View your work immediately to make sure you’ve got the frames you’re after, and apply special effects without a hitch.

Easy camera operation

The D3300 offers dedicated one-touch buttons that allow you to access D-Movie and Live View modes. Located on the back of the camera, they let you bypass the main camera menu to swiftly adjust settings while you shoot.

When you’re shooting using the viewfinder, you’ll have the option of choosing a classic interface or graphic interface that animates settings. The former gives you simplicity once you’re assured of what you’re doing, while the latter makes it easier to follow which camera elements you’re controlling.

The DSLR body weighs just 410 g, so it’s easier to carry than previous models. The grip remains large and comfortable so that you can keep the camera steady as you perfectly capture those important moments.

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