Nikon intros D3300: Smaller, Lighter and No AA Filter
Nikon announced its latest entry-level dSLR camera, the D3300 which was launched alongside its new kit lens, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II.
The Japanese camera maker has made a few adjustments on the D3300 to make it 25% lighter and 30% smaller than its predecessor.
Apart from trimming down the camera, Nikon also gave their new entry-level dSLR camera an engine overhaul for improved imaging performance. It has the same 24MP DX-format sensor, but it doesn’t have an optical low-pass filter anymore.
Moreover, the D3300’s APS-C sensor is now paired to an EXPEED 4 image processor which brings a handful of improvements including faster frame rates in Burst Mode, 5fps to be exact.
Nikon D3300 specs:
24.2MP CMOS sensor
Sensor size: 23.5 x 15.7 mm (DX-format)
No AA filter
EXPEED 4 image processor
ISO Range: 100 – 25600
Shutter speed range: 30 sec to 1/4000
11 AF points
Built-in flash, GN12
1/200 max Flash Sync Speed
5fps burst mode
Optical Viewfinder, 95% coverage @0.85x magnification
921k-dot 3-inch articulating display
Full HD video recording @60fps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (Optional via WU-1a adapter)
MPEG-4 or H.264 video format
EN-EL14a Li-Ion battery
124 x 98 x 76mm
The new Nikon D3300 is expected to go on sale next month and will cost USD649.95 for the body + kit lens package.