Low ISO JPEG

The D3300 preserves detail in JPEGs pretty well up through ISO 1600, though you can start to see some degradation in shadow areas at ISO 800.

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High ISO JPEG

ISO 3200 still looks OK in bright areas, but by ISO 6400 there are quite a few visible artifacts. I wouldn't recommend shooting ISO 12800 or higher JPEGs unless you're planning to keep it scaled down.

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ISO 100 JPEG

Low ISO JPEGs look pretty sharp.

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ISO 200 JPEG

The image stabilization in the new lens doesn't seem to be as effective as I'm used to.

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ISO 800 JPEG

In reasonable light, the D3300 fares OK at ISO 800.

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ISO 800 raw vs. JPEG

The default settings tend to push the contrast and clip shadows for JPEGs.

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ISO 1600 JPEG

This is pretty good for an inexpensive dSLR.

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ISO 3200 JPEG

This is still quite acceptable at ISO 3200.

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ISO 6400 JPEG

The detail resolution at ISO 6400 is quite good.

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ISO 12800 JPEG

As long as you're scaling down, the camera handles high ISO sensitivity/low-light situations relatively well. There's some unavoidable hue shift as the blue noise becomes prominent, though.

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Color

The camera renders colors relatively accurately.

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