Nikon recently launched the D3300, its latest entry-level Nikon DX-format digital SLR camera.
[blockquote cite=”Takashi Yoshida, Managing Director Nikon MEA.” float=”left” align=”left”]“The launch of the D3300 showcases Nikon’s commitment to all levels of the DSLR market in the Middle East”. It is the ideal camera for anyone looking to buy their first DSLR, and is equipped with easy guide modes and fun features that allow users to experiment with their creativity.”[/blockquote]
The D3300 offers an impressive pixel count of 24.2-million pixels, and is equipped with a Nikon DX-format CMOS, the latest EXPEED 4 image-processing engine for high-speed processing and superior image quality at high sensitivities, as well as Guide Mode and a variety of Special Effects that enable easy capture of photos. The D3300 comes with a new button that enables quick access to functions for application and adjustment of settings. Additionally, the Guide Mode has been improved, enabling users to capture images as intended by simply following directions displayed in the camera monitor. Another feature of the camera is its box-type structure made of carbon fiber that was first seen in the D5300, released in November 2013. The smaller size and lighter weight makes the D3300 extremely portable while maintaining a high level of strength and durability. I currently shoot with the D5300 and can attest to how light and manageable the camera is.
Nikon is also releasing the smaller and lighter AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, a normal zoom lens covering the 18 to 55mm range of focal lengths. The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR is the first lens for Nikon SLR cameras (F mount) to offer a retractable lens mechanism, reducing its overall size by approximately 30% over the existing 18-55mm NIKKOR lens. Other improvements include revision of mechanical design for a lighter weight, adoption of the latest optical design for greater optical performance, and an even shorter minimum focusing distance.
The Nikon D3300 is available at all major retailers in the UAE at the suggested retail price (SRP) of AED 2,699 with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens and the WU-1a WI-FI Dongle.