Nikon D3300 vs Nikon Z7 II

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D3300 and Nikon Z7 II. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D3300
Nikon Z7 II

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.

Nikon D3300 were released 2014 and Nikon Z7 II was released 2020. That is a 6 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D3300 Nikon 2014
Nikon Z7 II Nikon 2020

Type of camera

Nikon D3300 is a DSLR camera while Nikon Z7 II is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D3300 has a "DX"-sensor while Nikon Z7 II has a "FX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Nikon D3300 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Nikon Z7 II 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Nikon D3300 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon Z7 II has 46 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon D3300 24 MP 24064000 6016 4000
Nikon Z7 II 46 MP 45441024 8256 5504

Nikon Z7 II has a 89 % larger resolution than Nikon D3300. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon Z7 II has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D3300. Nikon Z7 II has an ISO range that stretches from 64 to 25600 while Nikon D3300 has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D3300 100-12800
Nikon Z7 II 64-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Nikon Z7 II has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D3300 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D3300 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3300
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Z7 II

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D3300 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon Z7 II can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D3300 5
Nikon Z7 II 10

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Nikon D3300 and Nikon Z7 II can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Nikon Z7 II weighs 705 gr (equal to 1,55 lb) which is 64% heavier than Nikon D3300 and its 430 gr (or 0,95 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D3300 430 gr 0,95 lb
Nikon Z7 II 705 gr 1,55 lb