TIM BARRIBEAU & MIKE PEARLMAN, THE WIRECUTTER:
"The Nikon D3300 is, simply put, the best entry-level DSLR for those looking to improve their photography and learn the ins and outs of tweaking a camera’s settings. After we spent more than 40 hours in research and testing and it spent more than 12 months in pole position, the D3300 remains the best cheap DSLR you can buy for the second year in a row. It combines some of the best image quality we’ve ever seen at this price with excellent battery life, easy to use controls, and a Guide Mode to help you learn to use it—and it’s widely available for less than $500. Mirrorless cameras are still more portable, but if image quality is your focus, you can’t beat the D3300 for the price."
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