Nikon D3300 (Body) Blade

MPN: VBA390AE  |  EAN: 0018208936618  |  Model: D3300

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as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET





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Nikon D3300 (Body) Blade - VBA390AE Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
DSLR Camera
Very Good
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Very Good
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Very Good
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Very Good
Advanced Skill Level (Photo)
Just Right
Everyday Life Photography
Home Videos
High FPS Videos
Events Photography
Very Good
Film Making
Just Right
Sports Photography
Low-light Videos
Underwater Photography
Live Streaming
Wildlife Photography
Event Videos
Just Right
Landscape Photography
Professional Looks
Regular Looks
Bluetooth Connectivity
Camera Body Only
Very Good

Kind of Camera

Getting a Digital SLR camera opens you up to a bigger world photography. With its extensive range of settings, you can now calibrate much more just before you press the shutter.

Photography Skillset

Simple shots - As a photography noob, this Nikon D3300 camera would suit you adequately.

For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the D3300 is a very straightforward option. At this skill level you'll be comfortable utilising features such as the 11  "Auto Focus points" that this camera comes with.

To get your photos to the quality and spec that your high standards require, your camera should provide you with sufficient controls and tools to achieve this. One example is the range of Auto Focusing Modes that is available on the camera and the D3300 does have a good set of options that caters for photographers with high skill levels.

Video skill level

Casual videos - If the technicalities involved in altering video settings are not a priority, then this Nikon device is a very good option!


Video Scenarios

Streaming video live is a great way to share your experiences and this camera from Nikon provides a couple of connectivity options to help you with this.

The Nikon D3300, is a very competent option when it comes to recording occasions and related activities. 

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Nikon D3300 is a great companion to have.

High definition entertainment - While shooting a variety of scenes for your next release, this camera has you covered due to the (23.5 x 15.6 mm mm image sensor it houses. 

Other Video needs

If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.

Low light recording can be tricky, however this camera has got what it takes to help you through that. This is because its minimum aperture number combined with it's maximum ISO sensitivity can produce crispy images with minimal noise.

Photo Scenarios

If you're looking to simply use your camera to point-and-shoot everyday moments with an item or person as the subject matter, then the D3300 is an easy recommendation for this.

Its important to ensure the celebrant (or special guests) are in clear view in every photo taken. Keeping them in focus while they're moving about is one of the great features that comes with the D3300.

Whether it's golf or tennis and everything in-between, the Tracking Focus capability in this camera allows you maintain your subject as the centre of attention even while in motion. It's Continuous Shooting Mode also helps take multiple shots in a couple of seconds allowing you assess a set of options you can pick from.

Taking photos while underwater is a lot of fun. You'll be able to bathe the subject of your photograph with the colours and hues only found when taking shots in an aquatic environment.

Sometimes while on sightseeing or on a tour, you can only observe things from a distance. Which is why the zoom capability on this camera comes in handy in that situation.

From ants to zebras, a camera for nature's mosaic needs to have a great image sensor which is why the 23.5 x 15.6 mm (mm) that comes with this model works well for this scenario. It comes with a Continuous Shooting Mode allowing you to take successive shots rapidly. 

To capture mother nature in her full beauty requires a good eye and a camera that can adequately handle landscape scenarios. This model from Nikon is good fit as it's got the ability to focus on multiple parts of your picture frame.


This device showcases a refined taste in mobile devices due to clean lines and a premium look.

When you're more concerned about what your camera does than how it looks, the D3300 is a safe bet.

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Product Description

Simple, powerful and versatile, the Nikon D3300 lets you truly capture the atmosphere of a moment like no other. This DSLR camera is able to produce stunning photographs that feature fine textures, crisp detail and natural colours thanks to the 24.2MP CMOS sensor. Whether it's impromptu home movies or nighttime photography, the expansive sensitivity range reaches ISO 25600 so that you can excel even when you find yourself shooting in difficult lighting conditions. At the touch of a button, the D3300 is able to record video in Full HD 1080p with frame rates of up to 60 frames per second. Featuring 13 different special effects to choose from, this robust camera enables you to instantly add a creative touch to your photos and movies. Weighing just 410g with a retractable kit lens, this lightweight body makes for an effortless carry through those extended shooting days, whereas the comfortable grip makes it easy to hold the camera steady.

Technical Specifications

Nikon D3300 (Body) Blade - VBA390AE Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Camera Type SLR Camera Body
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °F
Product Colour Black
Brightness Adjustment Yes
Camera File System RAW
Image Formats Supported JPG, NEF, RAW
Photo Effects 1
Scene Modes Children, Close-up (macro), Night portrait, Sports, Landscape (scenery)
Scene Modes Present Yes
Self-timer Delay 2, 5, 10, 20 s
Shooting Modes Scene
Tripod Mounting Supported Yes
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Exposure Correction -3EV - +1EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash Modes Auto, Flash off, Flash on
Flash Sync-speed 1/200 s
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Points 11
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Multi Point Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Face Detection Yes
Focus TTL
Focus Adjustment Auto
Manual Focus Yes
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock Yes
ISO Sensitivity 100, 12800, 25600
ISO Sensitivity (max) 25600
ISO Sensitivity (min) 100
Light Exposure Correction ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Modes Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light Metering Centre-weighted
Manual Exposure Yes
Camera Shutter Type Electronic
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Shutter Priority AE Yes
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 30 s
Camcorder Media Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
HD Type Full HD
Live stream capable 1
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Video Formats Supported H.264, MOV, MPEG4
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 640 x 424, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Audio Formats Supported LPCM
Built-in Microphone Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Mono, Stereo
Voice Recording Yes
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface Nikon F
Compatible Memory Cards SD, SDHC, SDXC
Built-in Display Yes
Display LCD
Display Diagonal 3
Display Resolution (numeric) 921000 pixels
Field Of View 100 %
Diopter Adjustment (D-D) -1.7 - 0.5
Diopter Correction Yes
Electronic Viewfinder Yes
Magnification 0.85 x
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Megapixel 24.2 MP
Sensor Format Cropped
Sensor Type CMOS
Total Megapixels 24.78 MP
Other Features
Image Editing Rotating
PictBridge Yes
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI (Mini) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Connector Type Mini
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 Type-A Ports Quantity 1
USB Version 2.0
Battery Technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type EL14a
Number Of Batteries Supported 1
Power Source Type Battery
Packaging Content
Batteries Included Yes
Battery Charger Included Yes
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 98 mm
Height 75.5 mm
Weight 410 g
Weight (including Battery) 460 g
Width 124 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 4800 x 1080, 1632 x 4800, 9600 x 1080, 1632 x 9600, 4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000