Don’t be fooled by the entry-level status of the Nikon D3300. With a 24.2-million-pixel sensor and no anti-aliasing filter, the diminutive DSLR has ideas far above its station. Richard Sibley finds out just how good this £500 DSLR really is. Read the Nikon D3300 review...

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The competition

Naturally, the Nikon D3300 will be compared to the Canon EOS 1200D, particularly by those who are looking for their first DSLR. Of the two cameras, the Nikon D3300 should resolve more detail with its higher-resolution, 24.2-million-pixel sensor with no anti-aliasing filter, compared to the 18-million-pixel sensor of the EOS 1200D. We will find out the exact differences when we test the EOS 1200D in a forthcoming issue.

Although it may have a lower 16.28-million-pixel resolution, the Pentax K-50 is another interesting option. At around the same price as the Nikon D3300, it does have the very useful addition of a fully weather-sealed and dust-sealed body, and a shooting rate of 6fps.

  1. 1. Nikon D3300 at a glance:
  2. 2. AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/ VR II kit lens
  3. 3. Build and handling
  4. 4. Autofocus
  5. 5. Metering
  6. 6. Dynamic range
  7. 7. White balance and colour
  8. 8. Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  9. 9. Viewfinder, live view and video
  10. 10. The competition
  11. 11. Our verdict
  12. 12. Hands-on review
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