Nikon releases 50fps D3300 DSLR

Nikon D3300 with 18-55mm
New starting point: Nikon’s D3300 has 50fps video recording, and removes the low-pass filter. Picture: Nikon.

Nikon has released the D3300, its latest entry-level DSLR.

The new camera is based around a 24.2 megapixel sensor, but does away with the optical low-pass filter. Nikon has already removed the filter from cameras such as the D7100, but this is the first time the company has removed it from an entry-level model.

The D3300’s sensitivity runs up to 12,800 ISO equivalent, which can be boosted to 25,600, and focusing is via an 11-point array.

For video making, although the D3300 has a fixed LCD screen, in place of the articulated unit on the D5300, it retains a stereo minijack mic input. Video is recorded at up to 1080p as H.264 Quicktime files, but the D3300 also adds frame rates of up to 50fps/60fps for smoother action. WiFi connectivity is via an external WU-1a adapter.

The camera will sell for £499 body only, or £599 with the 18-55mm kit lens. Nikon has also released a new f1.8, 35mm prime lens aimed at DX-format camera users.