• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Nikon D3200 advantages over Samsung NX3300

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 540 vs 370 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    27 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 13 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Samsung NX3300 advantages over Nikon D3200

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 76 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    5 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.0 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • High resolution allows cropping; Good performance in low light; Compact and comfortable, highly portable; Fast and responsive, just begs to take pictures; Quiet shutter is great for candids.

  • Mediocre kit lens; Might be too small for some; No bracketing; Narrow flash coverage; Matrix metering tends to overexpose.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A65

Nikon D3200
Sony A65
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Samsung NX3300
Sony A65
  • $553
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection

Compared to Nikon D5200

Nikon D3200
Nikon D5200
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Higher effective ISO
Samsung NX3300
Nikon D5200
  • $553
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony A58

Nikon D3200
Sony A58
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung NX3300
Sony A58
  • $553
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Samsung NX2000

Nikon D3200
Samsung NX2000
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
Samsung NX3300
Samsung NX2000
  • $553
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon EOS M10

Nikon D3200
Canon EOS M10
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Samsung NX3300
Canon EOS M10
  • $553
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
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