Nikon D3400 DSLR Camera

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Nikon D3400 DSLR Camera

Nikon D3400, a sleek and now connected DSLR for all, in Red or Black is designed to create better image quality than your smartphone, yet still work seamlessly for participating with your mobile devices and sharing your precious memories. Using a DX 24.2MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor, the D3400 provides a native light sensitivity range from ISO 100-25600 to handle shooting in a variety of lighting environments, while the sensor and processor combined also provide a 5 frames per second continuous shooting rate as well as providing the capture of Full HD 1080p video at 60 fps. The sensor's design also leaves off the optical low-pass filter as a way to achieve greater sharpness and resolution from both still images and videos.

Beyond image creation, the D3400 also includes SnapBridge, which uses Bluetooth connectivity, for sharing images wirelessly to your mobile device, including automatic sharing of images up to 2MP between the D3400 and your mobile device. The lightweight camera body offers a 921k-dot 3.0" LCD screen for live view monitoring and reviewing images. Created for first-time DSLR owners, the camera also features a handy Guide Mode to assist in achieving specific photographic introspection or techniques, such as how to obtain shallow depth of field images in a supportive, step-by-step style. Ten unique Special Effects are also include in-camera to creatively enhance the look of both stills and videos.

24.2MP DX Sensor and EXPEED 4 Processor
The 24.2 megapixel DX CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 processor work hand in hand to deliver overall high image quality with striking detail, dynamic range, color accuracy, and poor-light sensitivity to a native ISO 25600. In addition, the sensor's design leaves out optical low-pass filter as a way to acquire the greatest subject sharpness and detail. The EXPEED 4 processor also provides a wealth of speed all through the entire camera system, including Full HD 1080p movie recording support and a full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 5 frames per second.

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MSRP Body w/AF-P 18-55mm VR lens ($649), body w/AF-P 18-55mm VR and 70-300 F4.5-6.3 non-VR lenses ($999)
Body type
Body type Compact SLR
Max resolution 6000 x 4000
Other resolutions 4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000
Image ratio w:h 3:2
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 25 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Expeed 4
ISO Auto, 100-25600
White balance presets 12
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal, Basic
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 11
Lens mount Nikon F
Focal length multiplier 1.5
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 921,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT-LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.85
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flash Yes (via hot shoe or wireless)
Flash modes Auto, Auto slow sync, Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, Auto with red-eye reduction, Fill-flash, Off, Rear-curtain sync, Rear-curtain with slow sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync
Continuous drive 5.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs (1-9 exposures))
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot AF-area
Exposure compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Mono
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone port No
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes SnapBridge (Bluetooth only)
Remote control Yes (via smartphone or wireless remote)
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 1200
Weight (inc. batteries) 395 g (0.87 lb / 13.93 oz)
Dimensions 124 x 98 x 76 mm (4.88 x 3.86 x 2.99)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording No
GPS None



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Nikon Nikon D3400 DSLR Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5