As sensors reach increasingly high resolutions, Nikon is removing anti-alias filters from their DSLRs. First, they started at the high-end with the D800E, twin of the D800 minus the anti-alias filter. This proliferated down to the D7100 and D5300, already an entry-level model, until finally arriving to their most basic entry-level DSLR, the Nikon D3300, which is the only one in its class to be without an anti-alias filter.
A review of the Nikon D3300 was just published on Neocamera. This entry-level DSLR features a 24 megpaixels APS-C CMOS sensor with ISO 100-12800 sensitivity range, expandable to ISO 25600. This is paired with a fast internal processor which lets it shoot continuously at 5 FPS and capture full 1080p HD video at 60 FPS.
This DSLR is quite compact and light-weight. It offers a simple user-interface with a single control-dial and few external controls. As usual though, it offers full manual-controls and a hot-shoe for external lighting. There are creative controls with scene modes and guided operation for beginners.
The key to the new anti-alias-filter-free sensor is that it resolves the maximum sharpness a lens lets through. The D3300 has a Nikon F lens-mount without AF-coupling and therefore requires a lens with built-in motor to autofocus. It also needs very high-quality lenses to take full-advantage of. This is where the low-price of the D3300 gets overridden since such high-end lenses are costly.’
Read the Nikon D3300 review to see its output quality and found out how it performs.
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