The Nikon D3300 HD-SLR features a 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor and Expeed 4 image processor, as well as an enhanced Guide Mode, optional Wi-Fi connectivity, in-camera effects that operate in real-time, along with the new compact AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens.
For increased image fidelity, the sensor has no optical low pass filter (OLPF), boosting resolution and image sharpness to the maximum, while the addition of a new Expeed 4 image processor helps render true colours and precise detail in every image, says the company.
Expeed 4 also offers improved image quality at high ISOs, enhanced auto white balance performance, faster processing speeds and improved battery efficiency.
There’s a wide 100-12,800 (expandable up to 25,600) ISO range, and an 11-point autofocus system, along with high-speed continuous shooting at up to 5 fps (frames per second).
With the help of Nikon’s optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, users can take advantage of Wi-Fi connectivity for instant uploading of images and videos to a smart device for easy sharing through social networks. Users can also remotely control the D3300 using their smart device as a remote “Live View” monitor. You can also releasing the shutter from a smart device.
There are 13 in-camera effects and new effects modes, including Photo Illustration, Super Vivid and Pop.
The D3300 is also the first Nikon HD-SLR equipped with a fourth new effects mode, Easy Panorama Mode, enabling the capture of beautiful landscapes and stunning scenic views.
Full HD (1080p) videos are said to deliver vivid colour and sharp details at up to 60p, with Full-time AutoFocus (AF) and a one-touch recording button.
Guide Mode teaches the basic functions of the camera. When using this mode, users have access to four options: shoot photos using sample images, view/delete, setup, and retouch their images in-camera.
The camera features a compact body (12.45 x 9.66 x 7.37 cm), and is ergonomically designed for a comfortable hold. The camera body is constructed with carbon fibre for lightweight durability.
Nikon has also introduced a more compact AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II standard zoom lens that inherits a familiar 18-55mm focal length and aperture while incorporating a new retractable lens barrel design found in Nikon’s 1 Nikkor lens series. This design ensures the lens is smaller than its predecessor, and when paired with the D3300 makes the camera package nearly 30 per cent smaller and 25 per cent lighter. The lens features up to four stops of VR image stabilization, a silent wave motor to ensure quiet AF operation and auto/manual focusing options.
The Nikon D3300 kit with AF-S Nikkor 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens is scheduled to be available in early February at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $649.95. It will be available in black, red and grey.
The AF-S Nikkor 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens is scheduled to be available at the same time, and will also be sold separately for an MSRP of $249.95.