There is a group of preferred SLR cameras, which are those usually recommend, but if you ask me a single recommendation almost "absolute" for a photographer who is starting in the SLR world, will answer "Nikon D3300", a camera whose features and functions that have only evolve over time, and the price, paradoxical and fortunately, has done nothing to lower.
That first love. I opened my eyes in photography with a Nikon D60. A camera that was good basic, no frills or flourishes. He had LiveView with it you could not see on the screen what you were framing, to watch live and you had to shoot your eye to the viewfinder. He had no more than 10 megapixels, 3 few focus points and extra features like Wi-Fi and even talk. Still, I speak from many years ago with what was offered it was a great camera, worthy of that cost 750 Euros at the time. I started my journey in the world SLR with her, and although my needs were evolving and ended up spending more professional cameras, today not only keep my D60 with great affection, but I use it regularly. Its small size and light weight make it very easy to handle and transport.
The evolution of Nikon D3300
Over time the Nikon D60 was replaced by the Nikon D3000, the same camera but with name changed and evolved features. A few years later, it changed its name to turn and renamed D3100, and again, the change brings important additions in functionality. After a while back to take another leap, to be renamed D3200, until it lands today in what is known as D3300.
As I said, every time this name changed camera, Nikon will expanded its functionality, making it more contemporary, more useful and adding extras. When I look at the features of the current Nikon D3300 compared to my D60, the outcome was tremendous: 24 megapixel resolution. When I tried the 10 megapixel D60 I remember years have stayed fascinated.
Video recording in high definition (1080 at 60 fps). The Nikon D60 had no video directly. If you wanted plus photos video, you had to carry a video camera in the backpack. Live View functionality that lets you compose while watching the screen of the camera itself and shoot what seeing live pictures from the screen. The D60 obviously did not have this. The screen only served to look at the photos and fired once. The D3300 comes equipped with a long battery life, lasting about 700 shots. The D60 battery lasts considerably less. And I could go with each of the features of the camera, ISO sensitivity (better pictures at night), focus points (best autofocus), weight sensor, Wi-Fi, coupling with your mobile phone, etc.
In short, if the Nikon D60 was a great camera, the D3300 is a great camera multiplied by 10. D3300: great camera, small price When it comes to buying a camera or recommend someone one, I have the habit to avoid "last word" of the market. Normally when manufacturers release a new model to the market they tend to place a relatively high price, leaving the model immediately preceding a much more affordable price. With little difference in functionality between a model and the next, my recommendation is usually always buy the immediately preceding model.
Applying this rule, the Nikon D3200, which is the immediate predecessor to the D3300 model, should be my great recommendation. So it was for a long time, until the price of the Nikon D3300 started down. As I write these lines, Amazon, my favorite store, the Nikon D3200 costs 387 Euros while the D3300 (top model) is now about 399 Euros (both with lens included). The close price deference between the two models makes the D3300 is my most recommended camera at this time. The difference in performance outweighs the slight price difference. Also, when I compare the difference in performance between my old D60 again and the current D3300 along with the price it cost me the first (750 Euros) compared to the current price of the D3300 (399 Euros) I get laughter.
Nikon D3300 Photo Result
The photos are never the product of a camera, photographer but behind it the. Still, it is reassuring to know that you have chosen camera, used as intended, it is able to make impressive photo results. It is the case of the Nikon D3300, then I leave a small selection of photos taken with this camera, people mostly amateur.
If you like this camera, remember that you have the Nikon D3200 for about 387 Euros or at a minimal difference, the higher the D3300 model. If you ask me my advice right now I would recommend the D3300, for me it is the absolute best SLR camera for the amateur and novice photographer at this time.