Nikon D3300 DSLR Camera Kit w/ 18-55mm Lens
The Nikon D3300 exceeds the performance of its highly rated predecessor, the D3200, and many competitors in virtually every key category. Endowed with the same image processing circuitry as higher-priced Nikons, the D3300 produces noticeably brighter, clearer pictures than its predecessor. The Expeed 4 imaging technology also hikes the D3300’s maximum continuous shooting speed to 5 frames per second (up from 4) via faster data writes to storage.
Another major factor in the D330’s selection as the best of the best is battery performance. Last year’s D3200 achieved a very respectable 540 exposures per charge. With the D3300, Nikon’s upped that to an almost unbelievable 700 images, a whopping increase of 160 shots. For 2014, Nikon changed the video format of its consumer DSLRs, including the DS3300, from 30p to 60p. Probably not a big deal in making a purchase decision, but something photographers with strong feelings for or against 60p should consider.