Nikon unveils D3300 with Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter
Nikon today announced the release of the D3300, its latest entry-level Nikon DX-format digital SLR camera.The Nikon D3300 offers an effective pixel count of 24.2-million pixels. Adoption of a DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter enables capture of images that make the most of the superior resolution of NIKKOR lenses. In addition, the latest image-processing engine, EXPEED 4, with even faster processing capabilities, provides significantly better image quality at high sensitivities and improved noise reduction (NR).
The D3300 supports a broad range of standard sensitivities, from ISO 100 to 12800, as well as additional expansion up to the equivalent of ISO 25600 (Hi 1), for high-definition images exhibiting very little noise with shooting at a broad range of sensitivities. The D3300 is equipped with a D-Movie function that supports recording of smooth 60p full-HD movies. The new EXPEED 4 image-processing engine enables recording of movies exhibiting even less of the noise that occurs at high sensitivities. Manual movie settings are also available, allowing users to choose the desired shutter speed and ISO sensitivity.
The camera cover is designed with a single box-type monocoque structure for which a new material made of carbon fiber has been adopted. This new material is just as strong and rigid as aluminum or magnesium, and it allows for a monocoque structure that increases the strength of the body while allowing us to make it lighter with revisions to the internal structure of the camera.
The D3300 is equipped with Special Effects modes, with which effects can be selected and applied with recording of both still images and movies. Preview in the camera monitor before shooting or recording begins allows users to confirm the results of effect selection in real time. The camera also offers image retouch functions that can be applied at will to images already captured.
By simply connecting the Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a (available separately), still images captured with the D3300 can be easily transferred to a smart device, such as a smartphone or tablet, over a wireless connection*. The size at which images are transferred to a smart device can be selected in accordance with the storage capacity of the smart device or the way in which the images will be used. The display on the smart device can also be used to frame images and control shooting remotely (movie recording not supported).