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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Wed 15-Apr-15 21:11:41
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Nikon D3300 Review


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https://youtu.be/HBbZj6BdcYQ

Definitely a J.Clarkson fan, that guy. Quite funny.

So Yay or Nay and Why? (1st DSLR and black version, if you watched the review).
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 16-Apr-15 08:22:17
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Re: Nikon D3300 Review


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Wanting to know what we think of the review or the camera?

As far as the review, I got to a little over 3 minutes and couldn't take any more...

As far as the camera the D3300 seems to be a great camera for the low end of the market. Sensor is good and it performs well in most situations. The D5xxx series has the benefit of a tilting screen. The D7xxx series is generally a better performer and has much better control interface for those who want to take more control over what they are doing.

I have the D7100 but also have owned a D5100, D7000 plus some of the older models such as D60 and D90. They've all been generally good cameras. But, I moved to the D7100 because it feels better in my hands and the ability to easily change settings and to see them on the LED display is great. Focus is also really good and fast.

Most people using a D3300 won't care about weather sealing - it's unlikely they will have lenses that are weather sealed anyway as the lenses would cost much more than the camera.

I don't think you can go far wrong with the Nikon range. But then a lot depends on the feel in your hands and so people need to try cameras - some will prefer Canon or micro 4/3rds etc.
Standard User herbgold
(member) Thu 16-Apr-15 08:32:04
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I snorted my morning coffee down my nose when he got to "Nikon, you willy teasers".


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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 16-Apr-15 08:35:33
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I missed that bit, must have been after I gave up.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Thu 16-Apr-15 09:32:21
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So, where was that review filmed?


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Standard User Aliturk
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 16-Apr-15 19:50:03
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They're normally done in Hong Kong
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Thu 16-Apr-15 20:12:28
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In reply to a post by Aliturk:
They're normally done in Hong Kong


I know, just wondered if anyone else knew exactly where! I recognised it early on.


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Standard User Aliturk
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 16-Apr-15 21:31:46
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You could ask him. I'm sure you'd get a reply
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Thu 16-Apr-15 22:12:56
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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Fri 17-Apr-15 13:38:15
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Re: Nikon D3300 Review


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Cheers for the input.

I do have a Nikon (L310), but am looking to make the jump from a compact to a DSLR.

This review compares the 3200 to the 3300. I suppose the 3300 would be the most up to date version of the entry level, while the 5300 or 7xxx models would be out-with my price or level of expertise. I don't have a hard budget, but I do want to consider an additional lens or two, and I think that £500 is a reasonable starter budget. I came across this as an example (D5200 in this case):

http://slrhut.co.uk/product/ID1774C5/google?mkwid=sj...

Now a kit like that with the 5200 might be better than a 3300 for all I know. I'm just browsing at present and happy to get 3xxx v 5xxx v 7xxx information (other than price).

The L310 is a great wee camera for the general stuff, but it is limited in several aspects (a lack of a proper manual mode being one example). Hence why I'm really looking to step up a little.
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 17-Apr-15 14:32:24
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Do you have concerns over size and weight? The main thing that many people new to DSLRs want is something relatively small and light - for example, the D7xxx series is quite big and heavy (personally I prefer that as it makes for a more stable shot and is more comfortable for me to hold but many people prefer small/light).

The D3300 I think has a later/better sensor than the D5200. If you don't need the articulated screen then I would go with the D3300 out of the two.

Get a good kit lens like the 18-105mm or the 18-140mm and you can do a lot with it. The 16-85 is slightly better quality but doesn't have quite the same reach. Lots of people like the fast 35mm or 50mm primes but if you are just starting out I would avoid primes until you are more used to the camera (I have the 35mm and never use it).

Lens choice will depend on what photography you are doing. I went through all sorts of lenses and mostly these days just use a Sigma 17-50 F2.8 with occasional swap to the Nikon 70-300 when I want much more zoom.

I have to say I like the Nikon cameras but haven't used any other make.

One thing, if you are hanging the camera around your neck then I wouldn't use the strap that comes with the camera. I bought a strap that uses neoprene which makes it so much more comfortable to carry the camera. Many people swear by the black rapid straps but I haven't used them so can't comment.

Finally, the on board flash is useless with many zooms - can cast a shadow on the image. If you are going to need flash you might want to get a proper flash. There are some 3rd party flashes around that I have seen many people use on forums, the Nikon ones can be a bit pricey for anything decent.

If you want to get lots of thoughts then either dpreview or nikonians.org are good resources for discussions around Nikon cameras (and there are many threads asking for opinions between different models).
Standard User hypertony
(experienced) Fri 17-Apr-15 17:24:18
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I have the Nikon D5300 and I find it very good for my needs.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 17-Apr-15 20:22:57
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In reply to a post by herbgold:
I snorted my morning coffee down my nose when he got to "Nikon, you willy teasers".


I thought it was funny and pretty informative.
the camera looks great for first time users,

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