The Nikon D3300 and 35mm f/1.8G are expected to be officially announced late tonight; however, images and specs for the new Nikon gear are continually leaking out online.
The D3300 will feature a 24MP APS-C format sensor (same as the D3200); however, the D3300 takes a cue from the Nikon D7100 and will have no optical low pass filter. The D3300 also steps up to 5fps continuous shooting speed (compared to 4fps on the D3200) and sensitivity expands to ISO 25,600 (up from 12,800).
On the video side, the D3300 adds 1080p video capture at 60p in addition to traditional 24p and 30p options. I’m excited to see this feature on a low end camera because it paves the way for 1080/120p frame rates on higher cameras released in 2014 to further separate them from entry-level shooters like the D3300.
The D3300 will retail for $649.95 with the new 18-55mm VR II kit lens and begin shipping February 20.
The 35mm f/1.8G FX lens has been anticipated for some time. It will run $599.95 and also ship February 20.
[via Nikon Rumors]