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Nikon D3400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 408 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. Opinions about the image quality and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and size are also mentioned favorably. The contrast and storage get critical comments, and comments about the connectivity and flash are mixed.

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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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Souvik Das (digit.in)

Nikon D3400 Review

 

The Nikon D3400 retains the same sensor, image processor and focusing unit, making it essentially the same camera with a lighter body and Bluetooth connectivity. It also drops a few features, but still makes the cut as the best budget DSLR out there...

Good colours, fine details ; Good noise reduction, accurate white balance ; Light, easy to use ; Prolonged battery life

Autofocus is often slow ; No sensor cleaning ; No weatherproofing on body

The Nikon D3400 is the best budget DSLR in the market right now, but not without a few flaws. It delivers class-leading imaging performance, and now begs for an upgrade to the autofocus mechanism. The very light body and easy controls aid usage, but...

2017-02

Expert review by: Bikram Singh Negi (techmagnifier.com)

Nikon D3400 DSLR Camera Review-Fantastic entry level DSLR

 

Nikon D3400 is a entry level DSLR from Nikon that might not include some high end updates from its predecessor, but high battery capacity makes it great.

• Super-compact light weight design ; • Captures high quality images ; • 24MP APS-C CMOS Sensor ; • 11-point PDAF system ; • 5-fps burst shooting ; • Can capture upto 1200 shots ; • 1080p Videos at 60fps ; • Good single shot AF system

• No built-in Wifi ; • No touchscreen ; • No articulating screen ; • Slow image transmission via Snapbridge app ; • Average video features ; • Mediocre flash ; • Missing external microphone input ; • No GPS ; • Could have sensor cleaner just like other...

There are many specification upgrades that you get on Nikon D3400 DSLR over Canon1300D or Nikon D3300. But a higher resolution size and battery capacity makes it the best choice among the available entry level DSLRs in the market. Indeed it’s an entry...

2017-02

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...

2017-05

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...

2017-01

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.

2017-01

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...

2016-11

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.

2016-10

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.

2016-10

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...

2016-08

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...

2016-10

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 / 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 / Red

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 / 0.45
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto

Lens System

Filter Size:5.5 / 6.7
Focal length range (f-f):18 - 105 / 18 - 55
Lens mount interface:Nikon F
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: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 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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 7.6
Lens length:6.25 / 8.9
Lens weight:205 / 420
Weight:395 / 445
Weight (including battery):445
Width:12.4 / 124