In this article, we will be taking a look at what we feel are two of the best tripods for Nikon d3300 cameras currently available on the market right now. The d3300 is a very popular camera and we always see people reaching out for advice on accessories for it so we decided to publish this article to help any of our readers in this same situation.
Both of the tripods that we will be featuring have managed to earn themselves excellent reputations within the community since their release and show no signs of slowing down. Additionally, they are also very budget friendly while offering a ton of functionality when compared to competing products from higher-priced brands such as Manfrotto.
The Zomei Z699C Tripod
In our opinion, the best tripod for Nikon d3300 cameras currently on the market right now is the Zomei Z699C Tripod (Click here to check for product prices and availability). Until relatively recently, the Zomei brand was not very well known in North America or Europe but the brand is quickly gaining popularity and the Z699C has managed to earn an excellent reputation for itself.
The tripod is based around the traditional tripod ball head system as shown in the image to the left that has proven very popular amongst both photographers and videographers over the years. One thing that we would like to point out is that the Z699C does not come with a panhandle as standard but the head is easily pannable anyway.
The body and legs of the tripod are made from a very robust yet lightweight carbon fiber that can take a ton of punishment without showing any signs of damage. If you need to travel to the location of your photography session then this can be a massive benefit as any knocks it takes should not be able to damage it with the tripod remaining as lightweight as possible.
The max load capacity of the Zomei Z699C is around 33lbs when in use, as your Nikon D3300 is only around half a pound this leaves plenty of spare payload for your lens of choice, a flash, a microphone or anything else that you want to mount on your camera. The tripod also comes with a high-quality counterweight hook that you can use to mount additional weight to help keep it stable during use outdoors in windy conditions.
The quick release plate on the Zomei Z699C is pretty basic but it gets the job done and is very easy to use. If you do have additional cameras in addition to your Nikon D3300 that you plan to use with the Zomei Z699C then you can purchase additional quick release plates (Click here to check for product prices and availability) to quickly switch the camera that you have mounted on the tripod.
The Z699C also has an easily visible bubble level on its head shown in the image to the right that you can see clearly with your camera mounted on the tripod allowing you to easily ensure that your camera is level before trying to capture your photograph or record your video footage. With the legs having rubber feet to help prevent the legs slipping you can rest assured the tripod will not slip once set and ruin your image quality.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Zomei Z699C to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Zomei Q555 Tripod
Next up on our list of tripods that you can use with your Nikon D3300 is the Zomei Q555 (Click here to check for product prices and availability). Another tripod from the Zomei range that offers excellent functionality and performance with a very budget-friendly price tag and outperforms the majority of its competition. Over the years it has earned an excellent reputation as a travel tripod amongst the community and holds its own against many higher price point products.
Although very small and lightweight, the Q555 has a maximum load capacity of around 18lbs offering plenty of payload to support your Nikon D3300, your lens of choice and any other accessories that you use. It also comes with a decent quick release plate considering the price of the tripod allowing you to easily mount and unmount your Nikon D3300 from the tripod rig as and when required.
The Q555 is based around the ball head tripod system shown in the image to the left offering an excellent range of motion for your camera when mounted with superior stability due to the rubber feet on the legs offering excellent grip. One thing that we would like to point out about the Q555 is that its bubble level can be a little difficult to see if you mount your camera with a bulky super telephoto lens on it but smaller lenses are fine.
All in all, we can see why the Q555 has become so popular so quickly and when many of its users rant and rave about it due to its great performance. With the competing Manfrotto tripod being almost double the price while offering little additional functionality it is no surprise that both photographers and videographers have flocked to the Zomei range in droves.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Zomei Q555 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.