BUTTONS AND DIALS
There’s not a huge number of buttons on the D3300, which is to be expected of an entry-level camera.
On the top plate you’ll find a mode dial for switching between exposure modes. These include fully automatic, aperture priority and the newly incorporated Effects mode. This is the first time Effects have appeared on a Nikon D3000-series camera body.
exposure compensation and info butt on
Also on the top plate you’ll find the exposure compensation button (for use in automatic and semi-automatic modes) and info button, which turns off the rear display, so it won’t be a distraction while using the viewfinder.
This dial alters the aperture or shutter speed, depending on which mode you’re in. In fully manual mode, hold the exposure compensation button while scrolling the dial to switch between the two parameters.
i butt on
Press the ‘i’ button on the back of the D3300 to access a quick menu, then use the directional keys to travel to a setting you want to change, and press OK to bring up the different options available.
function butt on
There is a function button near the lens mount. By default, holding this down will allow you to quickly change the ISO, but you can change this to control JPEG quality, White Balance or active D-Lighting.