Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of D3300 vs SL1

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

D3300
9.9
Rebel SL1
8.7
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

D3300
5.6
Rebel SL1
5.5
cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

D3300
10.0
Rebel SL1
9.4
continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

D3300
9.2
Rebel SL1
9.1
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 Rebel SL1

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

D3300
1,385 ISO
Rebel SL1
843 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

D3300
81 ms
Rebel SL1
76 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

D3300
400 ms
Rebel SL1
600 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D3300
5 fps
Rebel SL1
4 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

D3300
700 photos
Rebel SL1
380 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

D3300
24.3 bits
Rebel SL1
21.8 bits

Features Key features of the D3300  vs Rebel SL1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

D3300
24.2 MP
Rebel SL1
17.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

D3300
25,600 ISO
Rebel SL1
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

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

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

D3300
0.55x
Rebel SL1
0.54x

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

D3300
15.2 microns
Rebel SL1
18.5 microns

Reviews Word on the street

D3300  vs Rebel SL1 

7.7
7.8
While video is probably the main application for the SL1’s improved Hybrid AF, I was pleasantly surprised by how well it worked when composing and shooting casual snapshots.
Rebel SL1

9.0
8.0

Overall

8.4 Out of 10
8.2 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

D3300  vs
Rebel SL1 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24.2 MP 17.9 MP
Resolution 5680 x 4256 5184 x 3456
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.6x
Pixel size 15.2 microns 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 12,800 ISO to 25,600 ISO Unknown to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
NEF 12bit
JPEG
CR2 14bit
RAW
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 11 9
Cross type focus points 1 1
Supports continuous No 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 4 fps
Battery life 700 380
Continuous shooting
4 fps, JPEG
5 fps
Shutter lag 81 ms 76 ms
Startup delay 400 ms 600 ms

video

D3300  vs
Rebel SL1 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No Yes
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

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

form factor

Size 124 x 98 x 75.5 mm 117 x 91 x 69 mm
Thickness 75.5 mm 69 mm
Weight 430 g 407 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Is a smart camera No No
Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No Yes
WiFi None None
Automatic panorama Yes No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
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