Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of D3300 vs 450D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

D3300
9.9
EOS 450D
8.3
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

D3300
5.6
EOS 450D
5.5
cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

D3300
9.2
EOS 450D
9.2
continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

D3300
9.2
EOS 450D
9.3
Reviews from nikonrumors.com, imaging-resource.com, dpreview.com, techradar.com and 2 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of D3300 vs EOS 450D

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

D3300
1,385 ISO
EOS 450D
692 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

D3300
3,000 LPH
EOS 450D
2,300 LPH

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

D3300
81 ms
EOS 450D
89 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

D3300
400 ms
EOS 450D
400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D3300
5 fps
EOS 450D
3.5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

D3300
700 photos
EOS 450D
500 photos

Features Key features of the D3300  vs EOS 450D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

D3300
24.2 MP
EOS 450D
12.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

D3300
25,600 ISO
EOS 450D
1,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

D3300
3"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

D3300
0.55x
EOS 450D
0.54x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

D3300
15.2 microns
EOS 450D
27.0 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

D3300  vs
EOS 450D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24.2 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 5680 x 4256 4272 x 2848
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 22.2 x 14.8 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.6x
Pixel size 15.2 microns 27.0 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 100 ISO to 800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 12,800 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 1,600 ISO
Codecs
NEF 12bit
JPEG
RAW
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 3,000 LPH 2,300 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 3,000 LPH 2,500 LPH

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 11 9
Cross type focus points 1 1
Supports continuous No No

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 124 x 98 x 75.5 mm 129 x 98 x 62 mm
Thickness 75.5 mm 62 mm
Weight 430 g 524 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Is a smart camera No No
Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No No
Automatic panorama Yes No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization

video

D3300  vs
EOS 450D 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps None
Shoots video in 24p Yes N/A
Shoots high speed video No N/A
External mic jack 3.5mm N/A
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection N/A
Autofocus type Contrast detection N/A
Autofocus supports continuous Yes N/A

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 230 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.85x 0.87x
Viewfinder size 0.55x 0.54x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps 3.5 fps
Battery life 700 500
Continuous shooting
3.5 fps, JPEG
5 fps
Shutter lag 81 ms 89 ms
Startup delay 400 ms 400 ms
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