LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon D3300 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
D3300 has a built-in Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 95% and a magnification ratio of 0.57x. 95% coverage means that what you see in your viewfinder while shooting will slightly be different from the actual image.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon D3300 can shoot continuously at max speed of 5 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
D3300 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Nikon D3300 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 11 focus points and 1 of these sensors are of Cross-type. Cross-type sensors locks focus faster and more accurate compared to single type sensors.
Nikon D3300 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon D3300, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,50p,30p,25p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Nikon D3300 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
D3300 has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker. Nikon D3300 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect D3300 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Nikon D3300 is powered by EN-EL14a battery which provides a shooting life of 700 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 885 shots, Nikon D3300 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend D3300 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Entry-Level DSLR Cameras
Pentax K-x with its 1900shots is the model with longest battery life among Entry-Level DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon D3300 vs Pentax K-x or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Nikon D3300 Features Compared to Main Competitors
You can download Nikon D3300's User Manual here
Current Lowest price for Nikon D3300 is $446.95