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SLOW Entry Level Camera
on June 12, 2012
I picked up the S3300 at a Sam's Club because my S8000 started acting up while on vacation. I thought by staying in the Nikon family, all would be well. Big mistake!!! The extra $100 to get you into the next class of cameras is well worth it if you are more than the occasional photographer.
It's S-L-O-W. Painfully slow....so slow, that I returned it and got my money back.
It's slow (and difficult) to get all 9 focus boxes to appear for a crisp clear picture.
It's slow to save the picture to the SD Card (class 10)
It's slow to transfer the pictures out of the camera to your computer (at least this can be fixed by taking out the SD Card and connecting it directly to your computer)
30% of my pictures were blurry. Most likely because it takes forever to focus. I shot about 1000 pictures on my vacation. 30% (300) blurry photos, that's a lot.
As crappy as the camera is to take a STILL picture, it takes great pictures while you're moving (go figure). It has a "sports" setting allowing you to take pictures of something that's moving, or from a moving car...and they look great!
Being able to see the screen in bright daylight is also a big plus with Nikon cameras.