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Nikon D3200 vs Nikon D3300

4.92 in
3.01 in
Nikon D3200 Digital Camera
Nikon D3200
4.88 in
2.97 in
Nikon D3300 Digital Camera
Nikon D3300
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
16
4.0 out of 5
7 user ratings
5 stars
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4 stars
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3 stars
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2 stars
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36
3.9 out of 5
22 user ratings
5 stars
27 %
4 stars
59 %
3 stars
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2 stars
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User rating
40
4.1 out of 5
40 user ratings
5 stars
37 %
4 stars
35 %
3 stars
22 %
2 stars
5 %
1 stars
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39
3.8 out of 5
39 user ratings
5 stars
23 %
4 stars
46 %
3 stars
23 %
2 stars
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1 stars
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Full Comparison

Sensor

Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
Nikon D3300Nikon D3300
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS
Image sensor formatDXCX
Sensor size0.91 in0.93 in
Sensor photo detectors25.0 Mpx25.0 Mpx
Effective pixels24.0 Mpx24.0 Mpx
Image ratio w:h3:23:2
Max resolution6016 x 4000 px6000 x 4000 px
Other resolutions
  • 4512x3000
  • 3008x2000
  • 4512x3000
  • 3008x2000
ProcessorExpeed 3Expeed 4

Image

Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
Nikon D3300Nikon D3300
ISO
  • 100
  • 6400
  • 12800
  • 100
  • 12800
  • 25600
ISO Autoyes
N/A
ISO minimum200100
ISO maximum1280025600
Boosted ISO maximum1280025600
Maximum image resolution6016 x 4000 px6000 x 4000 px
White balance presets1212
White balance modes
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Manual
  • Shade
  • Sunny
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
Custom white balanceyesyes
Supported image file formats
  • JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • NEF
  • RAW
Photo effects
  • Neutral
  • Vivid
Vivid
Image stabilizernono
Image stabilization typeNoNo
Uncompressed formatRAWRAW
AEB/HDR supportnono
Supported aspect ratios
N/A
3:2

Optics and focus

Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
Nikon D3300Nikon D3300
Lens mountNikon FNikon F
Optical zoom3.1 x5.8 x
Magnification (Crop factor)1.5 x1.5 x
Maximum aperture2.82.8
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)LampLamp
Focus adjustmentManualAuto
Contrast autofocusyesyes
Brightness adjustmentyesyes
Autofocus in recording modeyesyes
Focal length multiplier1.5x1.5x
Autofocus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Face tracking
  • Multi Point Auto Focus
  • Servo Auto Focus
  • Single Auto Focus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Face detection
  • Multi Point Auto Focus
  • Servo Auto Focus
  • Single Auto Focus
  • Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lockyesyes
Manual focusyesyes
Auto Focus (AF) points selectionManualAuto
Auto Focus (AF) assist beamyesyes
Number of focus points1111
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)1111
Image stabiliserLens based onlyLens based only
Filter diameter2.64 in2.64 in
Phase detection autofocusyesyes
Contrast adjustment
N/A
yes
Number of AF points (contrast)
N/A
11

Screen and viewfinder

Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
Nikon D3300Nikon D3300
Screen size3.0 in2.95 in
Articulated LCDnono
Screen technologyLCDLCD TFT
Screen dots921000921000
Touch screennono
Field of view100.0 %100.0 %
Live viewyesyes
ViewfinderOpticalElectronic
Viewfinder coverage95.0 %95.0 %
Viewfinder magnification0.78 x0.85 x
Dioptre correctionyesyes
Diopter adjustment (D-D)1.7 - 0.51.7 - 0.5
Eye relief0.71 in0.71 in
Separate info displaynono
Second displayno
N/A
Flip-out screen
N/A
no

Photography features

Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
Nikon D3300Nikon D3300
Shooting modes
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Movie
  • Program
  • Scene
  • Shutter priority
Scene
Camera shutter typeElectronicElectronic
Minimum shutter speed30.0 s30.0 s
Maximum shutter speed1.0 s1.0 s
Shutter priorityyesyes
Aperture priorityyesyes
Manual exposure modeyesyes
Exposure compensation plus55
Exposure compensation minus-5-5
Expousure compensation steps1/31/3
Auto exposure lockyesyes
Continuous shootingyesyes
Self-timer delay
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
Histogramyesyes
WB BracketingNoNo
Subject / scene modesyesyes
Flash sync speed1/200s1/200s
Built-in flashyesyes
Flash range1212
Flash modes
  • Redeye Reduction
  • Slow Sync
  • Auto
  • Flash OFF
  • Flash ON
External flash connectionHot shoeHot shoe
Flash metering systemi-TTLi-TTL
External flashyesyes
Continuous drive4.0 fps5.0 fps
Scene modes
  • Children
  • Close-up
  • Night portrait
  • Portrait
  • Sports
  • Landscape
  • Children
  • Close-up
  • Night portrait
  • Sports
  • Landscape
Self-timeryesyes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot AF-area
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot AF-area
3D supportyes
N/A
Manual settingsyesyes
Speed (JPEG)4.0 fps5.0 fps
Speed (RAW)4.0 fps5.0 fps
Self-timer options
N/A
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20

Videography features

Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
Nikon D3300Nikon D3300
Maximum resolution1920 x 1080 px1920 x 1080 px
Video recordingyesyes
Recording resolutions
  • 640 x 424
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
  • 640 x 424
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
HD typeFull HDFull HD
Supported video file formats
  • H.264
  • MOV
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • MOV
  • MPEG-4
Analog signal format system
  • NTSC
  • PAL
  • SECAM
  • NTSC
  • PAL
Camera playback
  • Highlights
  • Movie
  • Single image
  • Slide show
  • Thumbnails
  • Movie
  • Single image
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1280 x 7201920 x 1080
Max frame rate (highest resolution)30.0 fps60.0 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)60.0 fps60.0 fps
Motion JPEG frame rate60.0 fps60.0 fps

Audio features

Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
Nikon D3300Nikon D3300
Built-in microphoneyesyes
Microphone typeMonoMono
Speaker typeMonoMono
Voice recordingyesyes
Audio systemStereoMono
Supported audio file formatsPCMPCM
Noise reductionyes
N/A

Design

Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
Nikon D3300Nikon D3300
Body typeSLRSLR
Body materialPlasticPlastic
Colour of product
  • Black
  • Red
  • Black
  • Grey
  • Red
Anti-dust systemyesyes
Environmentally sealednono

Dimensions

Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
Nikon D3300Nikon D3300
Weight16.05 oz16.23 oz
Width4.92 in4.88 in
Height3.01 in2.97 in
Depth3.78 in3.86 in

Storage

Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
Nikon D3300Nikon D3300
Compatible memory cards
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
Maximum memory card size8.0 GB
N/A
Dual memory card slotsyes
N/A
Memory slots11
Storage types
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Camera file system
  • DCF 2.0
  • DPOF 1.1
  • Exif 2.3
RAW

Power

Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
Nikon D3300Nikon D3300
Power source typeBattery
  • AC
  • Battery
Battery life (CIPA)540700
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Ion
Battery level indicatoryes
N/A
Number of batteries supported11
AC adapter includedyesno
On/off switchyes
N/A
Battery capacity
N/A
1230.0 mAh
Battery voltage
N/A
7.2 V

Connectivity

Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
Nikon D3300Nikon D3300
HDMInoyes
HDMI ports quantity1
N/A
HDMI connector typeMiniMini
USB version2.02.0
Microphone portyesyes
WirelessOptionalOptional
DC-in jackyes
N/A
Remote controlyesyes
PictBridgeyesyes
NFCnono
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)yesno
Bluetoothnono
Firewirenono
USB port
N/A
yes
USB connector type
N/A
Micro-USB

Other features

Nikon D3200Nikon D3200
Nikon D3300Nikon D3300
GPSyesno
Orientation sensoryesyes
Calendaryesyes
Energy Star certifiednono
Frameyes
N/A
Languages support
  • ARA
  • CHI
  • CHI
  • CZE
  • DAN
  • DEU
  • ENG
  • ESP
  • FIN
  • FRE
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • JPN
  • KOR
  • NOR
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUM
  • RUS
  • SWE
  • THA
  • TUR
  • UKR
  • ARA
  • BUL
  • CHI
  • CHI
  • DAN
  • DEU
  • DUT
  • ENG
  • FIN
  • FRE
  • GRE
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • JPN
  • KOR
  • NOR
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUM
  • RUS
  • SER
  • SWE
  • THA
  • TUR
  • UKR
Tripod mounting supportedyesyes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages
  • ARA
  • CHI
  • CHI
  • CZE
  • DAN
  • DEU
  • DUT
  • ENG
  • ESP
  • FIN
  • FRE
  • GRE
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • JPN
  • KOR
  • NOR
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUM
  • RUS
  • SWE
  • THA
  • TUR
  • UKR
  • ARA
  • BUL
  • CHI
  • CHI
  • CRO
  • CZE
  • DAN
  • DEU
  • DUT
  • ENG
  • ESP
  • FIN
  • FRE
  • GRE
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • JPN
  • KOR
  • NOR
  • PER
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUM
  • RUS
  • SER
  • SWE
  • THA
  • TUR
  • UKR
  • VIE
Image editing modes
  • Resizing
  • Rotating
  • Trimming
  • Resizing
  • Trimming
Timelapse recording
N/A
no

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Guide Mode is especially good and very useful for novice photographers
  • solid and well-built
  • intelligent masking tool; improved workspaces and more
  • improved feature set
  • make it easy to shoot compelling lifestyle images
  • Great quality and a dependable camera
  • Great power comes with great responsibility
  • The camera body is clean and uncluttered
  • Good color; appropriate saturation
  • image quality and ease of use
  • Simple pro lighting and use tips
  • Coolpix 3200 fit my hand surprisingly well
  • Coolpix 3200 is great for travel
  • Color was pretty good in the brighter shots
  • Coolpix series has satisfied a wide range of users
  • Skin tones were good
  • everything always looks perfect
  • Playback is fast and clear
  • Flash Exposure Flash exposure is also superb
  • The clock is reasonably accurate
  • ergonomically very well thought out and handles and operates marvelously
  • big; bright; sharp and color-accurate
  • Autofocus is fast; silent and accurate
  • The built-in flash is excellent
  • best prices and service
  • The plastic body is much smoother and shinier here
  • D3300 is a pleasant enough camera to use
  • solid and well-built
  • make it easy to shoot compelling lifestyle images
  • The quality of the video is also fine
  • Everything else is pretty amazing for a camera in this price range
  • intelligent masking tool; improved workspaces and more
  • lightest and most compact DSLR out there
  • the output is fantastic
  • improved feature set
  • well marked buttons are also within easy reach for the thumb
  • a simple interface and excellent low-light performance
  • Nikon stick with a winning design
  • more clear detail and more realistic color
  • Image quality is; on the whole; excellent
  • The level of fine detail is on a par with other 10MP cameras
  • extremely fast and accurate
  • robust build quality; excellent handling; superior performance and good image quality
  • metering system copes well with strong backlighting
  • physical controls easy to access
  • D5600 delivers very sharp and detailed images
  • quality of the photos and videos we took with the SL3
  • mono tones are well balanced
  • The grass also has a good level of detail and the colour is realistic
  • autofocus was fast and accurate
  • solid design and attention to detail
  • affordable; reliable; well-constructed camera
  • Automatic; preset and custom white-balance
  • is similarly clean and unfussy
  • Every system and lens lineup
  • the menus are straightforward
  • fast and accurate
  • Colour reproduction was consistently good and the D3000 performed better
  • RAW and JPEG performance remained consistent
  • The LCD is bright and extremely accurate for exposure reproduction
  • little thingy in a very clear and very well organised way
  • performance and image quality
  • superb handling and produces excellent images
  • colours were smooth and natural
  • D3000 coped well in our outdoor image quality tests
  • the D60 is compact and extremely comfortable to use
  • Lightweight and affordable
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  • Light Metering The D3000's meter is great
Cons
  • camera exposure meter will not function
  • lack of metering only applies to stills
  • lack of a second control wheel less problematic
  • not as large as that of a D7000
  • SLR camera - image quality
  • feature a built-in focus motor
  • their absence in the D3200 is unexpected
  • digital rangefinder eschewed a rear display and card slot
  • Nikon D3200 as a back-up camera body
  • processing filters have become increasingly common on most cameras
  • No memory card or rechargeable batteries in the box
  • was still difficult to view outdoors in full sunlight
  • it lacks most manual controls more-experienced shooters
  • optical viewfinder was a little tight
  • Flash is partially blocked by the lens
  • Flash is also not available in Sports or Landscape modes
  • lost photos due to a corrupted memory card
  • Shutter speeds from 1/3
  • 000 to four seconds
  • Low contrast scenes are generally unaffected by D-Lighting
  • reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer
  • Shutter-Speed and EC dials
  • Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds
  • not lacking in sophisticated features
  • strictly for menu navigation
  • not built for fast; continuous action photography
  • image processing times were relatively slow
  • pop-up flash
  • 3EV when shooting in bright outdoor lighting
  • unable to record more than four shots per burst with any of these settings
  • grainy looking and slightly blotchy
  • Nikon will fix these in newer firmware
  • No depth-of-field preview button
  • Movie AF may be slow
  • Does not control wireless flash
  • No auto LCD brightness control
  • lacks a body-integral focus motor
  • this 24 second movie is 109Mb in size
  • there is no live view mode at all
  • camera exposure meter will not function
  • lack of a second control wheel less problematic
  • lack of metering only applies to stills
  • The tactile navigation pad is a little lower than before
  • a huge number of buttons and dials to be found
  • no longer available new
  • slowed to a sluggish 1
  • lack of these single-function buttons makes it near impossible to adjust various settings
  • does not support off camera flash natively
  • big; heavy; and expensive piece of equipment
  • no HTML 5 web browser
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  • graphic display for ISO range noise comparison is NOT available
  • flash worked well in excess of six metres in poor light
  • the noise will be more noticeable
  • the quantity as much as the intensity
  • too slow to be used often
  • no way for the user to map out bad pixels
  • tight optical viewfinder
  • The megapixel disparity is inconsequential
  • extreme color saturation that overwhelms the prints
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  • the D3000 is still quite expensive
  • weak three-sensor autofocus system
  • image noise at any ISO setting
  • full-size image
  • has shorter battery life and a less sophisticated autofocus system
  • Nikon D60 is dead
  • The background has a mild hint of magenta to confirm the latter theory
  • Adding flash is quite mild
  • cannot use the built-in flash in Commander mode to trigger other
  • released a bottom end camera without live view
  • weighs only a smidgen more than the older model
  • The lens did hunt a bit in low light--certainly
  • D3000 lacks simple exposure and flash exposure bracketing
  • chromatic aberration popped up along high-contrast edges
  • flimsy-feeling SD/SDHC card door
  • no built-in anti-shake
  • Allows external flash units to be attached
  • Bad Extremely basic feature set
  • no live view; cumbersome controls and low-light performance
  • no motor built into the body
  • provide efficient controls and competitive image
  • Flash photography was slower than average
  • High-ISO images were noisier than from
  • Stop-motion movie Movie mode Live View Tags
  • digital rangefinder eschewed a rear display and card slot
  • lack of live view and video modes in the D3000
  • empty or half full
  • lacking Live View and its supposed attendant advantages
  • too maddeningly slow for my use
  • sloppy playback speed and ergonomics
  • The LCD looks coarse compared to the other Nikons
  • no battery; no card; no strap; no lens
  • High ISOs High ISOs are poor
  • Autofocus not supported
  • familiar chunky top plate mode dial
  • exposure meter does not function
  • images are a little soft at the default sharpening setting
  • also no HD video nor HDMI connectivity

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