Nikon D3300 Digital Camera User’s Manual

Life is full of surprising, joyful moments—moments worth remembering. The D3300 makes it fun and easy to preserve those moments in the lifelike beauty they deserve: stunning 24.2-megapixel photos and 1080p Full HD videos with tack-sharp details, vibrant colors and softly blurred backgrounds. With its included zoom lens, the new ultra-compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II, the D3300 is a small and light HDSLR and easy to use, too. Like sharing photos? The D3300 photos can appear instantly on your compatible smartphone or tablet for easy sharing with the optional WU-1a Wireless Adapter*! Whether you’re creating high-resolution panoramas, adding artistic special effects or recording HD video with sound, the D3300 will bring you endless joy, excitement and memories—just like the special moments of your life.


Getting to Know the Camera

“Point-and-Shoot” Modes (Auto and Auto (flash off))

Framing Photos in the Monitor
Recording Movies

Guide Mode

The Guide

Matching Settings to the Subject or Situation (Scene Mode)

Close up
Night Portrait

Special Effects

Night Vision
Super Vivid
Photo Illustration
Color Sketch
Toy Camera Effect
Miniature Effect
Selective Color
High Key
Low Key
HDR Painting
Easy Panorama
Options Available in Live View
Easy Panorama

P, S, A, and M Modes

Mode P (Programmed Auto)
Mode S (Shutter-Priority Auto)
Mode A (Aperture-Priority Auto)
Mode M (Manual)
Exposure Compensation (P, S, A, M, Night Vision and Easy Panorama modes only)

Camera Menus

Menu Options

ViewNX 2

Installing ViewNX 2
Using ViewNX 2

Technical Notes

Compatible Lenses
Other Accessories
Caring for the Camera
Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions
Error Messages
Battery Life

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