Nikon has released the much awaited D3400 DSLR camera recently. Ever since its announcement, Nikon D3400 had created a lot of enthusiasm due to its previous popular model Nikon D3300. Let’s look at whether Nikon has met its expectations or not.
Overview of Nikon D3400
Nikon D3400 basically is an entry-level camera for those who are just beginning photography journey. The successor of D3300 comes with some upgradation from previous model along with omitting some features from Nikon D3300.
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- SnapBridge Bluetooth Connectivity
- 24.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
- EXPEED 4 Image Processor
- No Optical Low-Pass Filter
- Native ISO 100-25600; 5 fps Shooting
Key Specifications of Nikon D3400 DSLR Camera :
- Sensor : 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- Image Processor : EXPEED 4
- ISO sensitivity : Auto, ISO100-25600
- Burst Mode : 5 frames per second
- Battery Life : 1200
- Screen Type : 3 inch Fixed LCD
- Viewfinder Type : 921k -dots OLED
- Connectivity : Bluetooth
Nikon has continued with 24.2-megapixel DX-format APS-C CMOS sensor with EXPEED 4 image processor. The presence of NIKKOR lens allows to capture stunning images. The camera also comes with native ISO 100-25600 range, 5 fps continuous shooting and 1/1400 sec maximum shutter speed. The 11-point autofocus has improved which features single cross-type AF and 3D tracking.
Features of Nikon D3400
Nikon again has done a great job in combining compactness with functionality and quality.
Nikon worked really hard to make their cameras even lighter and more compact. There are some changes from D3300 model. Nikon D3400 comes with lighter body with easy gripping. The camera comes with dedicated function buttons for Quick access which are placed perfectly. The Guide mode helps to understand different camera settings for the first time user. There is 3inch fixed LCD screen with no touch feature. The viewfinder covers 95% of the scene.It has a single SD-card slot, High Speed USB 2.0 and C-Type HDMI port. D3400 does not have microphone port.
Video quality is one of the main features in every DSLR camera. It can shoot Full HD video (1080p video at 60 fps). The auto-focus has been improved from the last year’s model as AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens added. It makes videos to look clear and it is of great help when shooting moving videos. There are time-lapse or slow-motion options to make even more creative videos. A dedicated video recording button is provided in the camera for any time use.
Connectivity and Nikon’s SnapBridge
Perhaps the stand-out feature of Nikon D3400 is the SnapBridge which allows to get connected to a compatible smartphone or tablet. Once paired you can sync all images and videos from camera and easily transfer to Nikon Image Space, a free online storing and sharing service provided by Nikon. Though there is no Wi-Fi connectivity but still Nikon uses Bluetooth Low Energy to get connected with devices.However you cannot remotely operate camera through SnapBridge.
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The Battery Life gets improved in the latest model. A full charge can shoot nearly 1200 shots which is remarkable. Nikon D3300 offered 700 shots with same battery.
Major Dissappointments :
- No Built-in Wi-Fi
- No image stabilization ( optical low- pass filter )
- No touch screen facility
- No 4K video recording
Our Verdict :
With great expectations from its users Nikon has managed to satisfy photographers with the new Nikon d3400 camera. The entry-level DSLR camera with some exiting features surely boost its users. Though it lacks some striking features that other beginner models have but still at the given price Nikon D3400 performs way too ahead.
Nikon D3400 will be available in 2 kits. First kit comes with only AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens and the second one with an additional AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED lens along with 18-55mm lens.