Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of DSLR-A350 vs D3300

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from dpreview.com and reviews.cnet.com

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Winner
Nikon D3300 

Camera Rocket recommends the Nikon D3300  based on its image quality, responsiveness and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Alpha DSLR-A350 vs D3300

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

Alpha DSLR-A350
595 ISO
D3300
1,385 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

D3300
81 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Alpha DSLR-A350
1,000 ms
D3300
400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Alpha DSLR-A350
2.5 fps
D3300
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Alpha DSLR-A350
730 photos
D3300
700 photos

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

Alpha DSLR-A350
22.6 bits
D3300
24.3 bits

Features Key features of the Alpha DSLR-A350  vs D3300 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

D3300
24.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Alpha DSLR-A350
3,200 ISO
D3300
25,600 ISO

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

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

Alpha DSLR-A350
26.6 microns
D3300
15.2 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Alpha DSLR-A350  vs
D3300 
Type CCD CMOS
Megapixels 14 MP 24.2 MP
Resolution 4592 x 3056 5680 x 4256
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.6 x 15.8 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.5x
Pixel size 26.6 microns 15.2 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
NEF 12bit

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 2.7" 3"
Resolution 230 k dots 921 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

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

performance

Max continuous shooting 2.5 fps 5 fps
Battery life 730 700
Continuous shooting
2.5 fps, JPEG
5 fps
Shutter lag 88 ms 81 ms
Startup delay 1,000 ms 400 ms

video

Alpha DSLR-A350  vs
D3300 
Video None 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p N/A Yes
Shoots high speed video N/A No
External mic jack N/A 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video N/A Contrast detection
Autofocus type N/A Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous N/A Yes

focus system

Type Contrast detection Phase detection

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.74x 0.85x
Viewfinder size 0.49x 0.55x

form factor

Size 131 x 99 x 75 mm 124 x 98 x 75.5 mm
Thickness 75 mm 75.5 mm
Weight 674 g 430 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No No
Automatic panorama No Yes
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
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