Nikon D3300 Review: Should you buy it in 2018?

According to Black panther’s Princess Shuri, “Just because something works doesn’t mean it can’t be improved”. So are you missing out on any of the updates that have come up since the Nikon D3300 DSLR?

Maybe, maybe not.

With how fast technology evolves, it’s only a matter of months before something new pops up and you find yourself scrambling again.


● Do the updates matter?

The Nikon D3300 is meant for beginners, so if you know absolutely nothing about photography, it can guide you through. However, there are other cameras just as helpful. What this camera lacks is the touchscreen and wireless connectivity, or even Nikon’s Snapbridge tech, that have become so common in 2018. If this feature is a deal breaker, here’s an alternative.

The Nikon D3400 was actually designed as the D3300’s update, so it’s a great alternative since it has a more modern tech. However, you should know that the battery life on the D3400 is longer due to a downgrade in its flash.

However, if you’re shooting indoors, or in low-quality light, the ISO sensitivity on the D3400 will produce better quality photos than from a D3300.

● Is the cost worth it?

best Nikon D3300 bundle deals

While the Nikon D3300 bundle deals might seem like more expensive than the body only model, it is one of the most budget-friendly DSLRs on the market. Are the new features you want worth the extra price tag?

For example, the Nikon D5500 comes with the same 24.2 MP and image sensor as the D3300. Its step-up features are in its swiveling LCD touchscreen and wireless connectivity (not Snapbridge tech as in D3400 – you’ll actually be required to purchase an adapter separately).

Bottom line?

You’ll need to decide whether having touch sensitive screen plus wireless connectivity is a deal breaker for you.

Note that most of the merits ascribed to Nikon D3300 DSLR can be bought as aftermarket accessories while features like wireless connectivity can’t (inbuilt function).

It all boils down to what you can or can’t live without.