NIKON D3300 03According to our report from earlier, it seems that Nikon was planning on announcing the D3300 but a post made its way online ahead of schedule, but the good news for those wondering about the camera, Nikon has officially made the announcement, thus cementing the device’s official status. Just like we had predicted, the Nikon D3300 is the successor to the D3200, an entry-level camera which is part of Nikon’s DSLR lineup, meaning that just like its predecessor, the D3300 will also be aimed at photographers who want a DSLR camera but do not want to fork out thousands of dollars for equipment which might find better use in the hands of a professional.

So what can we expect from the D3300? As it turns out the report from earlier was spot on as according to the specs, the D3300 will feature a 24.2MP CMOS sensor and will not feature an optical low-pass filter. The camera will also be powered by Nikon’s Expeed 4 image processor and will now feature an ISO range of up to 25,600, allowing photographers to snap brighter photos in the dark, at the expense of more “noise” of course. The camera’s shooting speed has been bumped up to 5fps from 4fps, and will also be capable of recording 1080p Full HD videos.

The D3300 has also been announced with a bundled kit lens of the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR II variety. Unlike its predecessor, this particular lens will be both 30% smaller and 20% lighter and will be priced at $249.95. The Nikon D3300 along with the kit lens will be available come February 2014 for $649.95.

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