Nikon D3400 Reviews and Images samples

Nikon D3400 Reviews

Nikon D3400 It’s no secret that the most popular cameras on the market are not professional or even advanced models, but entry-level cameras. It is they who diverge in maximum runs. Therefore, manufacturers every year please users with updated models of simple and affordable cameras.

In the segment of younger DSLRs, we should not wait for revolutionary innovations in each of the following models. Amateur cameras evolve not by jerks, as is often the case with older models, but gradually.

On the possibilities of photo and video shooting Nikon D3400 is not so different from its ancestor, Nikon D3300, which was released two years ago.

SnapBridge technology

The most notable innovation was the SnapBridge technology. This is a system for exchanging data between the camera and mobile devices. Thanks to the energy-saving Bluetooth low energy technology, the device hardly spends energy to transfer captured images to the smartphone in the background. Nikon was one of the first to implement this technology in amateur cameras.

The first thing you pay attention to is the compactness. D3400 fits in the palm of your hand. Weight of “carcass” – 395 grams. The length of the body is only 12.4 cm. It is unlikely that it will be possible to find a SLR less.

The case is made of high-quality plastic. Assembly does not cause any complaints: nothing staggers, does not blot out, there are no gaps or cracks. It often happens that a small camera is uncomfortable to hold in hands, because the body is “jammed” with buttons, the photographer simply can not grasp it. Nikon D3400 does not have such a problem. Non-slip rubber pads further improve grip. They are a kind of luxury for the devices of this class.

The main part of the camera is the image sensor. The Nikon D3400 has a 24-megapixel CMOS DX format matrix. As in the more advanced Nikon cameras, there is no anti-fouling filter. This achieves increased image sharpness.

Nikon D3400 – ISO 100, F14, 6 sec, 51.0 mm equiv., 13.0 MB
NIKON D3400 / Nikon AF-P DX 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6G VR NIKKOR INSTALLATIONS: ISO 100, F14, 6 sec, 51.0 mm equiv., 13.0 MB

The matrix is assisted by the EXPEED 4 processor, which has proved itself in the previous model. On the shoulders of the processor lies the conversion, processing and saving of images.

Appearance is traditional for younger models from Nikon. In comparison with the predecessor in appearance, little has changed: the shutter button is now black, not silvery.

In addition to the classic black color scheme, the Nikon D3400 comes in red. Unusual and original design for a SLR camera.

On the front side of the Nikon D3400 is the lens mount – the Nikon F bayonet. As with all previous entry-level cameras, it does not have a “screwdriver” drive to focus old AF Nikkor lenses. However, with all modern lenses that have AF-S Nikkor’s own focus motor, focusing will work. We had a lot of lenses on the test, and all of them with the new device worked perfectly (sometimes even better than on more advanced, but older cameras).

The main “whale” lens for Nikon D3400 is the newest AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR. Looking ahead, we note that the lens impressed by the quality of the picture. It is optimized for video shooting, has a new AF-P focus drive. When you record a video, no focus sounds will be heard. The device can be purchased in the kit and with other lenses – there are several sets of delivery.

Also on the front panel you can see the autofocus illumination lamp. This is a very useful thing, which is often absent in devices of other manufacturers. It turns on in low light and greatly accelerates the focus, allowing you to shoot even in total darkness.


The handle has an infrared receiver  used to control the remote control.


On the back of the camera are the main controls, an optical viewfinder and, of course, a screen.

Under the thumb is conveniently placed control wheel. It’s in the camera alone (it’s no longer necessary for entry-level cameras), it’s easy to use.

Buttons and naviped are large, and their arrangement is logical.

The optical viewfinder has an increase of x0.85 and covers 95% of the frame area. Acceptable characteristics for this class. The viewfinder can not be called great  it’s not tiny. It is convenient to use it.

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