First Leaked Photos of the Nikon D3300


It seems like we just got done with a round of leaks and rumor frenzy that had everyone in speculation overload, but now we have something coming out of the Nikon camp — or rather leaking out of the Nikon camp: the first photos (if legit) of the Nikon D3300.

The photos were sent to Nikon Rumors by an anonymous tipster and as rumors go they don’t give us much to go on, just a couple of pictures that look a whole lot like the D3200 before it. Of course, the big improvements could be hiding under that shell.

Here’s the only other photo (just a closer crop) the tipster sent in:


NR doesn’t expect the D3300 to drop in 2013 — the D3200 was announced in April of this year, so it’s still a bit early — but it is entirely possible Nikon is gearing up to announce the shooter at CES in January.

Stay tuned and we’ll be sure to update you if and when any reliable specs/photos come down the rumor pipeline.

(via Photography Bay)

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  • Antonio Carrasco

    D3200 was not announced in April of this year unless I have been involved in some bizarre time travelling scheme, as I have been shooting with mine for well over a year.

  • Norshan Nusi

    What is the matter with the area circled in red?

    A special lens tab?

  • Zos Xavius

    probably the only thing different from a d3200 lol!

  • Kieran Grasby

    Dear Petapixel

    Please don’t post this sort of nonsense. There is no content, no news, no facts, or anything of any real merit.


    A big fan

  • Sterling

    D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300? Why doesn’t Nikon just give them model year designations like cars?

  • Norshan Nusi

    Hahaha yea, and they will charge a few more hundred dollars more for that :P

  • Crazy Pete

    It’s for compatibility with D type lenses. There’s a corresponding tab on the aperture ring that tells the camera that it’s locked at the smallest aperture. Otherwise you can’t meter with D type lenses on these new lower end bodies.

  • Norshan Nusi

    Thanks for the tips :D