Nikon Z6 vs Nikon D3300

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon Z6 and Nikon D3300. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon Z6
Nikon D3300

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.

Nikon Z6 were released 2018 and Nikon D3300 was released 2014. That is a 4 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon Z6 Nikon 2018
Nikon D3300 Nikon 2014

Type of camera

Nikon Z6 is a Mirrorless camera while Nikon D3300 is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon Z6 has a "FX"-sensor while Nikon D3300 has a "DX"-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 Z6 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Nikon D3300 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

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

Resolution

Nikon Z6 has a 25 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D3300 has 24 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 Z6 25 MP 24337152 6048 4024
Nikon D3300 24 MP 24064000 6016 4000

Nikon Z6 has a 1 % 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 Z6 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D3300. Nikon Z6 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Nikon D3300 has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon Z6 100-51200
Nikon D3300 100-12800

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Nikon Z6 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 Z6
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3300

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon Z6 can shoot up to 12 pictures per seconds and Nikon D3300 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon Z6 12
Nikon D3300 5

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Nikon Z6 and Nikon D3300 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 Z6 weighs 675 gr (equal to 1,49 lb) which is 57% heavier than Nikon D3300 and its 430 gr (or 0,95 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon Z6 675 gr 1,49 lb
Nikon D3300 430 gr 0,95 lb