• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 4/3 226.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Nikon D3300 advantages over Olympus E-M10 III

  • Less expensive
    $16 vs $580
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Fast startup
    ~0.40 vs 1.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 700 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Olympus E-M10 III advantages over Nikon D3300

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer video battery life
    80 vs 55 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Thinner
    49 mm vs 75 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    2 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    503g vs 662g
    Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.26 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.62x vs 0.57x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.6 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 100 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.6 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    33 vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality with lots of fine detail; Very good high ISO performance; Good dynamic range; Good print quality; Deep buffers with JPEGs; 1080/60p video; Uncompressed HDMI output.

  • AF struggles in low-light; Contrast-detect AF in live view is slow; Buffer depth is shallow with RAW files; No AE bracketing; No built-in Wi-Fi.

  • Superbly-built, comfortable and compact body; Pairs beautifully with pancake kit lens; Excellent image quality; Excellent performance in most respects; Great single-shot autofocus; Really nice viewfinder and touch-screen display; Friendlier user interface courts amateurs.

  • Some controls are a bit small and tightly-packed; Hand grips are still a bit modestly-sized for larger lenses; Continuous and video autofocus just isn't up to snuff; New user interface can feel limiting to advanced photographers; Underwhelming battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D3200

Nikon D3300
Nikon D3200
  • $206
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • Bigger RAW buffer
Olympus E-M10 III
Nikon D3200
  • $593
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon D5500

Nikon D3300
Nikon D5500
  • $206
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $461
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Olympus E-M10 III
Nikon D5500
  • $593
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $461
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive

Compared to Olympus E-M10 II

Nikon D3300
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $206
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $424
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus E-M10 III
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $593
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Newer
  • $424
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic GX85

Nikon D3300
Panasonic GX85
  • $206
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus E-M10 III
Panasonic GX85
  • $593
  • 4/3
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More viewfinder magnification

Compared to Nikon D3400

Nikon D3300
Nikon D3400
  • $206
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $400
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Longer stills battery life
Olympus E-M10 III
Nikon D3400
  • $593
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $400
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
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