Nikon D3200 VS D3300


Nikon D3300 was released in April 2014 & D3200 released in July 2012. Both Cameras are Amazing with some similarities & differences, but if you are looking for the best one with better photo & video quality, I would recommend the Nikon D3300 rather than D3200.

Why do I recommend Nikon D3300?

  • The light sensitivity of the Nikon D3300 is 100-12800 ISO & expandable to 50- 51000 ISO, but D3200 is 100-6400. You will get 2 times better low-light & tough-light photography with Nikon D3300 than D3200.
  • Its continuous shooting speed is 5 fps, Which means it can take up to 5 pictures in a second whereas Nikon D3200 can take up to 4. To do that you just need to press & hold the shutter button. This feature gives you more options to select the best shoot from 7 of them.
  • Nikon D3300 is built with latest EXPEED 4 image processor and D3200 is built with EXPEED 3 processor. EXPEED 4 processor is built to provide better autofocus, faster Image processing, better resolution and it consumes less power to run for extra time.
  • The battery power of the Nikon D3300 is super it can shoot 700 pictures on a single charge whereas Nikon D3200 can shoot only 540.

Maybe the Nikon D3200 price can make you comfortable because it’s little bit cheaper then D3300. But you have to compromise all the above-mentioned features, Now the choice is yours. I hope it was helpful to get the right one.


Side by side comparison

Specification Nikon D3300 Nikon D3200
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.2 x 15.4 mm
Sensor Area 366.60mm2 357.28mm2
Sensor Pixel Area 15.28µm2 14.85µm2
Max Sensor Resolution 6000 x 4000 6016 x 4000
Image processor EXPEED 4 EXPEED 3
Max Native Light sensitivity 100-12,800 ISO 100-6,400 ISO
Max Boosted Light Sensitivity 25600 ISO 12800 ISO
Viewfinder Magnification 0.57x 0.53x
Dynamic Range 12.8 13.2
Low Light ISO 1385 1131
Color Depth
 24.3 24.1
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps 4.0 fps
Weight 430g 505g
Dimensions 124 x 98 x 76mm 125 x 96 x 77mm
Battery Life 700 shots 540 shots
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Con’s of both DSLR

Nikon D3300 Nikon D3200
  • Low Dynamic range than competitor.
  • Headphone port is not present.
  • Takes time to share files.
  • Little bit heavier.
  • It takes more time to full charge.
  • slower viewfinder magnification.
  • Lower battery life.
  • Backdated image processor.
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Common things that both DSLR can do…

  • Nikon D610 & D750 have Face Detection Focus that locks on the face and tracks the subject while they are moving. It’s very helpful while you are making vlogs or any other kind of Videos.
  • Nikon D3300 & D3200 has 24.10 megapixels APS-C sensor, A better megapixel camera helps to capture images and videos in higher Resolution with more details.
  • Both DSLR has 921k dots higher resolution screen that can display same detailed visual information on the display.
  • Nikon D3300 & D3200 has a Live view() option, This option allows you to shoot while viewing a real-time image.
  • Thy have 11 focus points, which helps to focus on 11 objects at the same time.
  • If you want to do a live streaming or live concert you can do it with both DSLRS, just connect the camera to wifi and it’s ready to go.
  • Both camera supports a UHS-I card, which ensures high capacity, faster downloads, and better performance to shoot and store videos & photos.
  • Nikon D3300 & D3200 can record (1920 x 1080) Video at 60 FPS, which helps to record fast-moving objects without getting blurred.
  • The shutter speed of both DSLR is 1/4000 which helps to capture super-fast moving objects without getting blurred Like racing cars or bikes.

If you are okay with the above-explained feature then you can get any one of these, but if you are looking for advanced features and the best one Between Nikon D3300 & D3200 you must pick the Nikon D3300.

Common features

Specification Nikon D3300 Nikon D3200
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C
Sensor Megapixels 24 megapixels 24 megapixels
RAW Support Yes Yes
AF Continuous Yes Yes
AF Single Yes Yes
AF Tracking Yes Yes
AF Selective Yes Yes
AF Multi Area Yes Yes
AF Live View Yes Yes
AF Face Detection Yes Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes Yes
AF Phase Detection Yes Yes
Number of Focus Points 11 11
Manual Focus Yes Yes
Lens Mount Nikon F Nikon F
Number of Available Lenses 316 316
Screen Type Fixed type Fixed type
Screen Size 3.00″ 3.00″
Screen Resolution 921k dots 921k dots
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
External Flash Shoe Yes Yes
Max Mechanical Shutter 1/4000s 1/4000s
Shutter Priority Yes Yes
Aperture Priority Yes Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes Yes
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Flash Range 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Max Flash Sync 1/200s 1/200s
External Flash Yes Yes
UHS Card Support UHS-I UHS-I
Multi-Segment Metering Yes Yes
Average Metering Yes Yes
Spot Metering Yes Yes
AF-Area Metering Yes Yes
Center Weighted Metering  Yes Yes
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Port Yes Yes
Wireless Connectivity Optional Optional
HDMI Yes Yes
GPS Optional Optional
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1.Does the Nikon D3300 have an external jack?

Yes, the Nikon D3300 does have an external stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm)

2.Does the Nikon D3300 come with a manual, or must I download it from the internet?

Yes, the Nikon D3300 comes with a booklet manual. You do not need to download anything from the internet.

3.Does Nikon D3200 take good pictures?

Nikon D3200 has a high resolution 24.2 MP CMOS sensor so that it can record full HD video. Nikon D3200 has a lightweight camera body, the D3200 is a good DSLR for beginner photographers.

4.Does Nikon D3200 shoot 4k?

Maximum resolution of  D3200 is 1080p. So it can’t capture 4k video.

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