Nikon D3300 DSLR Camera – A Review

d3300I strongly believe in the need for everyone to have some form of vocational training. Even those on paid employment will agree with me that it is particularly not too healthy to have a single source of income.

With the Nikon D3300 DSLR camera, my intention is to have my weekends and any other spare time, off paid employment, fully engaged, while making a few extra Naira for myself.

DSLR Cameras (Digital Single-Lens Reflex Cameras) are usually those fairly big cameras with protruding lenses that you see at parties with those professional photographers.

One thing you all will probably agree with me is that, even in the face of the rather unfortunate and unfavourable trend of events in Nigeria, there is hardly a dull moment, especially on weekends. Nigerians love parties, particularly among the Yorubas in Western Nigeria.

Listed on Jumia for N118,995.00 (US$700), Nikon D3300 is considered an entry level Professional grade camera but with features that can match some of the high end US$2000+ Cameras.

DSLR Cameras are miles ahead of your regular “Point & Shoot” dedicated cameras or, worst still, your readily available phone cameras. Forget about the Mega Pixel hype manufacturers give their phone cameras, i am sure most would have wondered why the quality of the pictures you take with your phone never seem to come up so good despite the touted high megapixels? Wonder why you never seem to get good pictures taken indoors or in the night? Or why the images of moving objects that you take always turn out blurred? The advantages of the DSLR cameras are almost endless because you have manual control over about every feature of these class of cameras. Basically, your DSLR allows you more creative freedom. You may take time out to research more on this.

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Perhaps one major advantage the DSLR cameras have is that you can easily interchange the lens, making your camera even better featured.

The D3300 is not cheap. For its price you could probably pick up about six “Point & Shoot” cameras. In fact, higher grade DSLR cameras can cost upwards of US$10,000.00.

Now, do not be shocked if you spot me in one of the numerous “Owambe” parties around town, with my camera in tow, a man’s got to do what he has to do – earn a living to feed his family!


  • Nice to know a geek like Wale is also into photography. I myself have been there since my university days but then with the regular SLR of the time and the interchangeable lenses.
    I’ve made some Livng through photography and it served me well. However with the advent of the DSLRs and their abominable costs, my interest has taken a downward trend more so when money has to be allotted to more important things of life and projects coming up here and there. For now my reliable compacts with some tweekability is still helping out until things get better and am able to be back on track with a true DSLR.

  • Good right up Sir. When I saw ‘review on, Nikon D3300, I was expecting to see technical specs like ISO rating, noise handling, fps, sensor type etc. I am a gadget freak myself and a lot of my income goes into photography.0n
    Well, a lot of my income also comes from photography too. Welcome to the club. Once the bug catches you, there’s no escape!

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      Apologies for not meeting your expectations. My intention was not to go too deep into technical details as i felt that information is very available online. I tend to tilt my write ups to reflect the social and comical aspects that are not so obvious.

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