Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Differences between the D3200 and D3300, part of Learning to Shoot with the Nikon D3200 and D3300.
- On the surface the Nikon D3300 and D3200 appear to be very similar. But there are several differences between these two camera models that you may not be aware of. While the D3200 comes with a kit lens that's between 18 and 55 millimeters the D3300 comes with a newer version of that lens that ranges from 18 to 55 as well but also features a retractable lens. So it's a bit lighter and a bit shorter. That's combined with the smaller size of the camera is going to make it easier to pack it into a small place like a bag or a purse.
Now this lens allows you with the press of a button and the twist of the lens to extend it for shooting. Additionally the D3300 is a bit smaller as well particularly in the grip. Both models take the same battery, the EN-EL 14. But the D3300 can also use the newer 14a battery, which gives it the ability to take about 700 hundred shots on a single charge compared to about 540 on the D3200. Now the D3300 and D 3200 both use a 24.2 megapixel sensor.
But the D3300 made a change that's important. They removed the anti-aliasing filter which means that it gives you increased clarity and a bit sharper detail. The D3300 also has a faster processor inside which means better ISO capabillity and faster shooting rates. Now, specifically, the ISO range on the 3300 gets bumped up to 12,800 natively which can be expanded to double that at 25600. Compare that to the D3200 which topped out at 6400.
So, you're getting about twice the sensitivity there if you need it. Although at that higher size with the smaller sensor size, I don't recommend shooting all the way at the end of the ISO range. But, across the board you are going to see a little bit more functionality in the D3300 for low-light capability. Where that also comes in handy is if you're shooting things like sports or a dance recital or maybe some sort of action. The D3300 can go up to a continuous shooting rate of five frames per second. Versus the 3200 which is four frames a second.
Now, that may not seem like a big jump but those extra shots can come in handy. You'll also see that the D3300 offers more control for shooting video. It's going to give you the ability to also shoot 60p and 50p HD recording. The D3300 also has an effects mode which will allow you to create in-camera effects on the JPEG images. This includes things like a toy camera, a miniature effect, night vision, and soft portrait type looks. We're going to explore all of these available effects later in the course.
Knowing how your camera works will always help you get the best results. Watch this course to learn how to adjust settings of the D3200 or D3300 for the best exposure and focus in any shooting scenario.
- Getting ready to shoot with Nikon D3200 or D3300
- Shooting in scene modes
- Working with the built-in flash
- Focusing with modes or by hand
- Changing ISO
- Using autofocus
- Understanding shutter release modes
- Switching exposure measuring modes
- Shooting video
- Working with optional wireless and GPS add-ons