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Nikon D3400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 164 reviews of Nikon D3400. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the performance and price. The image quality and portability also get good comments. Many are less positive about the focus and contrast. Reviews are divided on the durability.

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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: 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

Expert review by: Amy Davies (trustedreviews.com)

Nikon D3400

 

The Nikon D3400 is the company's entry-level model, which is designed to get those who are new to DSLR photography on the bandwagon – and in theory, to potentially make them customers for life.

Jan, 2017

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: Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

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: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon D3400

 

Nikon D3400 Digital SLR camera : Nikon proudly introduces the compact and powerful D3400, an entry-level D-SLR camera that enables users to capture and share amazing images easier than ever before. The Nikon D3400 body provides a simple and seamless...

The Nikon D3400 kitted with the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR will be available in early September 2016 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $649.95. The Nikon D3400 body will also be available in a two-lens kit option, including the AF-P DX...

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:Y / Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-1.7 - 0.5
Histogram:Y / Yes
Languages support:Multi
Live view:Y / 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

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display:TFT
Display diagonal:7.62
Display diagonal (metric):7.5
Display resolution (numeric):921000
Field of view:100
Flip-out screen: No

Flash

Flash exposure compensation:Y / 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:0.25
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto

Lens System

Filter Size:5.5
Focal length range (f-f):18 - 105 / 18 - 55
Lens mount interface:Nikon F
Lens structure (elements/groups):12/9
Maximum aperture number:38
Minimum aperture number:3.5
Mounting type:Bayonet
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 / 100, 25600
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Matrix, Spot

Memory

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

Networking

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

Operational conditions

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

Packaging Content

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

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:JPEG XR, NEF, RAW / JPG, NEF, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):23.5 x 15.6
Image stabilizer:Y
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:Y / 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 / Yes
Self-timer:Y / Yes

Video

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Electronic, Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.55 / 75.5
Height :9.8 / 98
Lens diameter:6.45
Lens length:6.25
Lens weight:205
Weight:395 / 445
Weight (including battery):445
Width:12.4 / 124