What makes Nikon D3300 24.2 MP DSLR Camera better Choice

Image Display Resolution 921K dots 460.8K dots
Nikon D3300 24.2 MP DSLR Camera has 99.87% higher screen resolution
Display 3.0 inch TFT LCD, Fixed Articulated LCD, Live View 2.7 inch Clear Photo TFT LCD
Nikon D3300 24.2 MP DSLR Camera has 11.11% bigger screen size
Camera Resolution 24.2 MP 20.1 MP
Nikon D3300 24.2 MP DSLR Camera has 20.40% higher camera resolution
Sensor Size 28.21 27.85
Nikon D3300 24.2 MP DSLR Camera has 1.29% bigger sensor
Weight 430 573
Nikon D3300 24.2 MP DSLR Camera is -24.96% lighter
Highest ISO Rating 25600 16000
Nikon D3300 24.2 MP DSLR Camera has Max ISO Rating of 25600 which is higher than 16000 of Sony Alpha SLT A58K (18-55 mm). Higher ISO rating helps in low-light photography.

Feature Comparison of Nikon D3300 24.2 MP DSLR Camera Vs Sony Alpha SLT A58K (18-55 mm)

Dimensions 124 x 98 x 75.5 mm 128.6 x 95.5 x 77.7 mm
Weight 460 g 492 g (Body Only), 573 g (with Battery and Memory Card)
Camera Resolution 24.2 MP 20.1 MP
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 Pixels at 60 fps
ISO Rating 100 - 25600 100 - 16000
White Balancing Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning. Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temperature, Color Filter, Custom
Image Format compressed JPEG, NEF (RAW) 12 bit, compression NEF (RAW)+JPEG JPEG, RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), RAW & JPEG
Video Format MOV AVCHD,MP4, MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
Audio Formats Linear PCM Dolby Digital (AC-3), MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Face Detection Yes Yes
Image Stablizer No
Sensor Type CMOS Exmor APS HD CMOS
Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.6 mm ( APS-C ) 23.2 x 15.4 mm ( APS-C )
Image Ratio w:h 3:2 16:9, 3:2
Max Resolution 6000 x 4000 Pixels 5456 x 3632 Pixels
Processor Expeed 4
Display 3.0 inch TFT LCD, Fixed Articulated LCD, Live View 2.7 inch Clear Photo TFT LCD
Image Display Resolution 921K dots 460.8K dots
View Finder
View Finder Yes, Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder, Magnification (0.85x), Coverage (95%), Eye Point (18 mm), Diopter Adjustment (-1.7 - +0.5 m-1), Reflex Mirror (Quick return), Focussing Screen (Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen) Yes, Color Electronic Viewfinder , Xtra Fine
Lens Type Single-lens reflex digital camera Sony A-mount Lens, Minolta / Konica Lens
Auto Focus Yes, Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points) Yes, TTL Phase-detection System
Manual Focus Yes Yes
Other Focus Features Focus lock, Focusing screen (Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen)
Focal length 18 - 55 mm
Color Filter Yes, Primary (RGB) Color Filter
Optical Zoom 3x
Photography Features
Self Timer Yes, 2, 5, 10, 20 sec Yes, 2 and 10 sec
Shooting Modes Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight
Metering Yes, Multi, Center-Weighted, Spot AF-Area
Camera Shutter Speed (Sec) 1/4000 s (Max) & 30 s (Min) 1/4000 s (Max) & 30 s (Min)
Aperture Range F/3.5 - F/5.6
Built-In Flash Yes, Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, super vivid, pop, photo illustration, color sketch, toy camera effect: Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release Yes
External Flash Yes, Hot-shoe, Wireless Yes
Flash Mode Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Flash Sync, Red-eye Reduction
HDMI Yes, Type C mini-pin HDMI Yes, Type D Micro HDMI
TV Out Video Output (NTSC, PAL) Yes
Microphone Yes, Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable Yes, Stereo
USB Cable Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Pictbridge Yes
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC / Stick PRO Duo, Stick PRO-HG Duo, Stick XC-HG Duo
Upgradable Memory Yes Yes
Battery Life 700 690
Battery Type EN-EL14A Lithium-Ion Battery Li-ion Rechargeable Battery
Power Supply EH-5b AC Adapter AC Adaptor AC-PW10AM
Camera Features
Dust Reduction Yes, Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required ) Yes, Charge Protection Coating on Image Sensor and Image Sensor-shift Mechanism
Red Eye Reduction Yes Yes
Supported Language 34 17
Sync Terminal Yes, 1/200 sec Yes, 1/160 sec
Continuous Shot Yes, 5 fps Yes, 5 fps (H), 2.5 fps (L)
Additional Features 0.25 Inch Tripod Mount, Matrix Metering Method, Nikon Creative Lighting System, Flash Compensation, Flash Ready Indicator, Active D-Lighting, Exposure Lock, CPU Exposure Meter Coupling, Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter, Orientation Sensor High-contrast OLED Tru-Finder, Lock-on Auto Focus, Auto Object Framing, Quick AF Full HD Movie, 15-point AF System with 3 Cross Sensors, Noise Reduction (On / Off), Picture Effects: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R), Partial Color (G), Partial Color (B), Partial Color (Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature, Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black and White (Contrast (-3 to Steps), Saturation (-3 to Steps), Sharpness (-3 to ?)), Auto Exposure, Adjustable Exposure (1 6 EV in increments 1 EV), D-Range Optimizer, 100% LCD Coverage, LCD Sensitivity (EV-2 EV17 (ISO 100 Equivalent with F1.4 Lens Attached), Focus Modes (Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Automatic AF (AF-A)), Sensitivity Range (EV -1 18 (ISO 100 Equivalent, with F2.8 Lens Attached), AF Illuminator (Built-in, Flash Type (1 5 m)), Exposure Modes (iAuto, Flash Off, Superior Auto, Scene Selection, Sweep Panorama, Picture Effect, Continuous Advance, Priority AE, Movie, Programmed AE (P), Aperture Priority (A), Shutter-speed Priority (S), Manual (M)), Exposure Compensation: Still Image 3.0 EV in increments of 0.3 EV, Movies: 2.0 EV in increments of 0.3 EV, Auto Pop-up Built-in Flash, 18 mm Flash Coverage, Flash Compensation ( 2.0 EV in increments of 0.3 EV), 4 sec Recycling Time, 0.88x Magnification (with 50 mm Lens), Diopter Control (-4.0 .0 m), Operating Temperature: 0degree C 40degree C
Operating System Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Mac OS X v10.5 10.8
Macro Mode Yes
View Finder Features Mirror Lock Up (for image sensor cleaning)

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Good Entry Level DSLR Camera For Jewelry Photography


I am looking for an entry level good DSLR camera to take photo of Jewelry for my website. Please suggest any good camera and its lenses. Thanks.


Entry level DSLRs may not be the best options for Jewelry photography. It also depends on what these images are going to be used for. To start with I recommend  Nikon D5200. It is easy to use and offer various effects and flash modes that you can use to enhance the quality of images you click. It also carries an external flash so it is pretty effective for the images that are to be used for marketing. You can couple it with 18 - 55 mm VR lens Details here:  Nikon D5200 (Body Only)


Thank you Priyanka, you adice was really helpful.  I was thinking to go for Nikon D3300, what do you say about it?


Nikon D3300 also carries similar set of specifications. It looks equally good going by the specification. Infact, even for the price perspective this looks a better deal given the lens combo. Refer Nikon D3300 (AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II)   Let me know how this works for you after using.


Thanks for your reply Priyanka. Sure, I will try to let you know about it after using. Thanks again for your support.

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Compare Nikon D3300 24.2 MP DSLR Camera Vs Sony Alpha SLT A58K (18-55 mm) side by side for all differences and similarities in specifications and features to find which is better. Nikon D3300 24.2 MP DSLR Camera has a feature score of 89, whereas Sony Alpha SLT A58K (18-55 mm) has a feature score of 79. The page was last updated on September 19, 2019.