Sunday 12 January 2014

Nikon D3300 first thoughts (small upgrade and better than the Nikon D3200)

If you look at the Nikon D3300 and compare it to the older model and even some of the other models that Nikon has you start to wonder what is really new with this model and why did Nikon release it? Well it all comes down to two things. One (and most important is to get the attention it a competitive marketplace. This is just easier with a newer camera instead of a model that is 1½ years old. Second could be internal optimization, where the sensor looks like it being maybe the same as a couple of the other models, so Nikon might with this model save some money on production cost.

  Nikon D3300 product image from front

So what is really new here. Well the ISO got pump up, so it is the same as bigger models like Nikon D5300 and Nikon D7100. This is both in video and picture mode.

The speed of the camera is faster with the same Exceed processor as again the bigger models mentioned before. This means a little bit more fps as the most important thing.

And maybe the most important factor with the new camera is that it is smaller. Nikon is feeling the heat from the mirrorless market and have to think more about size and weight.

A small fun new feature is the panorama mode that is know from smartphones and other cameras. I
wonder if it really get used that much.

Really looks like a great buy for people that wants to have more control with a small DSLR camera. I am sure that Nikon will sell a lot of this camera.

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