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Nikon D3400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 461 reviews of Nikon D3400. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the image quality and portability. The performance and size are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the connectivity, while some have doubts about the contrast and flash.

usability, size, performance, portability, image quality

storage, flash, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D3400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Nikon D3400

 

The Nikon D3400 is a solid entry-level SLR camera with wireless transfer capability and a Guide Mode to help you get better shots.

Compact. 24MP image sensor. Includes lens. Solid autofocus and high ISO performance. 5.1fps continuous shooting. Guide Mode for beginners. Bluetooth wireless file transfer.

Fixed, non-touch LCD. Pentamirror viewfinder. Limited buffer when shooting Raw. Omits microphone input. Video autofocus not as advanced as some mirrorless competitors.

If you're tired of getting blurry low-light images from your smartphone, or simply want a small SLR that's easy to use and won't break the bank, the D3400 is a strong choice. The included kit lens is a solid starter option, and you'll have access to...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Nikon D3400 review

 

The Nikon D3300 has long been my go-to recommendation for a cheap dSLR, but after two years it's usually time to slap a new coat of paint on consumer products. Nikon's 2016 update to that camera, the D3400, has some small enhancements to bring it up to...

The Nikon D3400 delivers the image quality and speed that a first-time dSLR buyer should expect.

A lot of the small annoyances from previous models remain, including tiny autofocus points in the viewfinder and a nonpersistent self-timer mode. Plus, its Bluetooth-only wireless solution isn't very good.

Very good photo quality for its class plus performance fast enough to capture kids and pets make the Nikon D3400 A solid choice for a first dSLR.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon D3400

 

Nikon has a new entry-level DX-format DSLR for 2016. Long live the D3400! Sporting a 24.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor mated to the EXPEED 4 image processing engine, the D3400 is perfect for anyone looking to graduate from point-and-shoot or smartphone...

Aug, 2016

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Nikon D3400 Review

 

The Nikon D3400 is a new entry-level DSLR camera with a 24.2 megapixel DX format APS-C sensor with no anti-aliasing filter. The main improvements to the D3400 are extended battery life and SnapBridge support. Using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE),...

While the extended battery life and Snapbridge support are both nice additions to the new Nikon D3400, it doesn't really offer anything that the previous D300 model did, either in terms of features or design. Indeed, the new model actually offers fewer...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Jeremy Gray (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon D3400 Review

 

The Nikon D3400 combines great image quality from its 24-megapixel APS-C sensor with a user-friendly design and good, reliable performance across the board. Some of its capabilities may be lacking, particularly with regard to continuous autofocus,...

Compact DSLR camera body; Excellent image quality; Reliable single-shot autofocus; Good continuous JPEG shooting performance; New kit lens has improved AF; Great value at current prices

SnapBridge is slow and limited; Poor continuous autofocus; No built-in Wi-Fi; Mediocre video features

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Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Mike Perlman (thewirecutter.com)

The Best DSLR for Beginners

 

The Nikon D3400 is the best entry-level DSLR for those looking to improve their photography and learn the ins and outs of tweaking camera settings.

Jun, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Theano Nikitas (tomsguide.com)

Nikon D3400 Camera Review: Superior Shooter for Beginners

 

Get the Nikon D3400 if you're a new photographer and want to up your shooting skills.

Great image quality ; Speedy performance ; Excellent battery life ; Good in low light ; Easy transfer of images to mobile devices ; Solid set of practical and creative features

No external microphone jack ; Lack of dust-cleaning mechanism ; No auto-exposure bracketing

The Nikon D3400 is an excellent entry-level DSLR that takes great photos and lasts a long time on a charge.

Nov, 2016

Recommended

Expert review by: Ken McMahon (cameralabs.com)

Nikon D3400 review

 

The D3400 is Nikon's latest entry-level DSLR. Announced in August 2016, it comes two and a half years after the best-selling D3300 and like that model is aimed at beginners or those looking for a step-up in quality and control over a point-and-shoot...

SnapBridge 'always on' Bluetooth smartphone connection ; Impressive 1200 shot battery life ; Improved kit lens with faster, quieter Continuous AF in Live view ; Fairly lightweight body for a traditional DSLR

Still no auto exposure bracketing ; Built-in flash less powerful than D3300 ; Lacks the microphone input and anti-dust filter of the D3300 ; Battery can't be charged in-camera ; Fixed screen isn't touch-sensitive

The Nikon D3400 is an update to Nikon's entry-level DSLR, replacing the two year old D3300. The headline new feature is SnapBridge - Nikon's low-power Bluetooth connection that allows continuous image transfer to your smartphone in the background while...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Gordon Laing (cameralabs.com)

Nikon D3400 preview

 

The Nikon D3400 is the company's latest entry-level DSLR. Announced in August 2016, it comes two and a half years after the best-selling D3300 and like that model is aimed at beginners or those looking for a step-up in quality and control over a...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Nikon D3400 Unveiled with SnapBridge for “Always On” Bluetooth

 

Nikon has updated its entry-level line of DSLRs with the new D3400 DSLR, which features a familiar 24.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor and adds SnapBridge for easier connectivity to mobile devices.

The new AF-P 18-55mm VR and 70-300mm non-VR lenses will also be available in D3400 kits at launch next month.

Aug, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:PCM
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Voice recording:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):1200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:EN-EL14a
Power source type:AC, Battery / Battery

Camera

Brightness adjustment: Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3 / DCF 2.0,Exif 2.3
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-1.7 - 0.5
Histogram: Yes
Languages support:Multi
Live view: Yes
Photo effects:Neutral, Vivid
Scene modes:Landscape, Portrait
Self-timer:2,5,10,20
Self-timer delay:2,5,10,20
Tripod mountable:Y / Yes
Tripod thread:1/4
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Direct sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Color of product:Black / Red

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:3
Display Diagonal (metric):2.95
Display resolution (numeric):921000
Field of view:100
Flip-out screen:N

Flash

Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure correction:-3EV - +1EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash modes:Auto
Flash sync-speed:1/200

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) points:11
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:17.7 / 9.84
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto

Lens System

Filter size:2.17 / 2.64
Focal length range (f-f):0.709 - 2.17 / 0.709 - 4.13
Lens mount interface:Nikon F
Lens structure:12/9 / 15/11
Lens structure (elements/groups):12/9 / 15/11
Maximum aperture number:22 / 38
Minimum aperture number:3.5
Mounting type:Bayonet
Number of aspheric elements:1
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 / 100, 25600
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Matrix, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots:1

Networking

Bluetooth:N / No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y / Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Wrist strap included:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:JPEG XR, NEF, RAW / JPEG XR,NEF,RAW / JPG, NEF, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):0.925 x 0.614
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:6000 x 4000
Megapixel:24.2
Sensor Format:DX
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):2992 x 2000\n4496 x 3000
Total megapixels:24.72

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:Y / Yes
HDMI:Y / Yes
HDMI connector type:Mini
PictBridge: Yes
USB connector:MICRO-USB / mini-USB
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Technical Details

Lens cap included:Y
Self-timer: Yes

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:60
Video compression format:H.264, MOV, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,MOV,MPEG4
Video Frame Rate:60
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Electronic, Optical
Viewfinder type:Electronic, Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.97
Height:3.86
Lens diameter:2.54 / 2.99
Lens length:2.46 / 3.5
Lens weight:14.8 / 7.23
Weight:13.9 / 15.7
Weight (including battery):15.7
Width:4.88