The majority of planet5D readers use Canon cameras so why this announcement about an entry-level Nikon?
Because the truth is that there are many companies making excellent cameras and we are lucky to have so many to choose from. And, it's more about what we're taking pictures or videos of than which camera we're using.
Except that buying gear, reading about gear, and lusting after gear is just plain fun!
For those looking for a really great intro camera for both stills and video, or for a backup body, Nikon's D3300 delivers a powerful list of features in a small, lightweight package. In addition, Nikon is releasing a new f/1.8G lens in FX (Full Frame) format. It just gets better and better for us DSLR shooters!
NEW Products from Nikon
Nikon D3300 DSLR Camera
The Nikon D3300 DSLR Camera is a compact and versatile camera featuring a DX-format 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor. The sensor and processor combine to realize high-resolution imaging, notable low-light sensitivity to an expandable ISO 25600, continuous shooting to 5 fps, and full HD 1080p video recording capabilities. Additionally, the sensor design omits the traditional optical low-pass filter in order to gain the utmost sharpness and resolution from both photos and videos. These imaging assets are complemented by an 11-point autofocus system, which provides quick and accurate focusing capabilities to suit working with a variety of subject types in nearly any lighting situation. A range of shooting modes and features are also available to help creatively accentuating your imagery, including an Easy Panorama mode as well as Picture Control settings for in-camera adjustment of the color and contrast qualities of your photos and movies.
The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens is an FX-format lens designed for Nikon F-mount cameras. It features a maximum aperture of f/1.8 which allows you to create separation between your subject and the background as well as the ability to capture high quality imagery in low-light conditions. For focusing, the lens utilizes a Silent Wave Motor for fast and quiet autofocusing.
The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II DX Lens is a general-purpose zoom lens featuring a retractable barrel for a compact, lightweight design. The lens has a zoom range of 18-55mm, equivalent to 27-82.5mm with a 35mm format, which makes it useful in a wide variety of shooting conditions. This works with a retractable design that makes it easier to store and carry than standard lenses.
Price range from $119 to $299 Available for Pre-order
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(cover photo credit: snap from B&H)