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Nikon D3400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of Nikon D3400. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and price. The image quality and portability also get good comments. The size and durability get less positive comments. Views are divided on the connectivity.

usability, portability, image quality, price, performance

durability, size

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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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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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Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Mike Perlman (thewirecutter.com)

The Best DSLR for Beginners

 

The Nikon D3400 is the best beginner DSLR camera you can buy—but if you don't need Bluetooth, the older D3300 performs almost as well.

Jan, 2017

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

Expert review by: Matt Golowczynski (techradar.com)

Nikon D3400 review

 

Nikon's most junior DSLR proposition gets a boost with the D3400

Very compact and lightweight body ; Superb battery life ; Good single-shot AF performance ; Easy to use ; Very compact and quiet kit lens

No touchscreen ; Poor connectivity options ; No microphone port

The Nikon D3400 has plenty going for it, with a beautifully compact body, a decent AF system, huge battery life and reliable image quality. What's more, it's incredibly easy to use for the first time user, while the price drop has made it one of our...

May, 2017

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by: Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nikon D3400 review: A fantastic budget DSLR

 

Small but welcome improvements make the Nikon D3400 the best entry-level SLR on the market

Class-leading image and video quality ; Solid performance ; Competitive price

Controls are relatively basic ; Bluetooth transfers could be more reliable

The D3400 also has competition from compact system cameras (CSCs), but the market for sub-£500 CSCs has dried up in the last couple of years so you’ll probably have to pick up an end-of-life discounted model. Considering that the D3400 costs a mere...

Jan, 2017

Product Specifications

Display

Flip-out screen: No

Packaging Content

Wrist strap included: Yes

Picture Quality

Sensor Format:DX

Ports & interfaces

HDMI connector type:Mini
USB connector:MICRO-USB / mini-USB

Technical Details

Lens cap included: Yes

Video

HD type:Full HD

Weight & Dimensions

Lens length:2.46 / 3.5
Lens weight:14.8 / 7.23