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Nikon D3400
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Nikon D3400 Digital Camera

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SLR 24.2MP CMOS Aug 2016
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Some moments in life are too good to keep to yourself. With Nikon's D3400 D-SLR camera, you can capture the excitement beautifully and share it right away. Working with the SnapBridge app, the... More
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Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 19,122 user and expert reviews, Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically for its SLR digital cameras compared to other manufacturers.

Only Released Four Months Ago

This camera was only released four months ago. Newer digital cameras like this one are likely to have better features.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on new comparable spec digital cameras.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The Nikon D3400 has one of the higher megapixel counts (24.2 megapixels) amongst SLR digital cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel count of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the D3400 is 6MP and the highest is 37MP.

Other 24.2MP digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the Nikon D3300 ($89.00) which has better reviews.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 395 grams, the Nikon D3400 is fairly light compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been around for the last year. SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the D3400 have weights of between 350g and 1.3kg, and the average weight is 560g.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on recently released comparable spec digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think the Sony Alpha A3000 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might also be worth looking at include the D80 ($169.88) (CCD), the D40 ($899.00) (CCD), or the D3000 ($29.95) (CCD) all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The Nikon D3400 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Nikon digital camera supports a RAW image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras that were released around the same time as the D3400. The image formats "JPEG XR" and "NEF" are also supported by this camera.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the D3400 is 0.62m. At only 0.25 meters, the Nikon D3400 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the D3400.

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Fairly High JPEG Frame Rate

Across all the digital cameras that were launched in the last year the JPEG frame rates range from 24fps to 60fps. At 60 frames per second, the Nikon D3400 has a quite high JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other recently released SLR digital cameras.

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1200 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Nikon D3400 is a digital camera that takes 1,200 shot shot per battery charge.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon D3400 is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on new digital cameras. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Direct sunlight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Nikon D3400 is more than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio format is LPCM, but this audio format is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels, which is typical of many recently released similar spec cameras.

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4496 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D3400 has a 4496 x 3000 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1280 still image resolution found on most latest digital cameras. This camera also has a still image resolution of 2992 x 2000. Across all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the D3400 the still image resolution ranges from 480 x 480 (worst) to 6000 x 4000 (best).

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that were released in the last year.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon D3400 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by comparable spec cameras that have been available for the last year. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Nikon camera. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all newly released comparable spec digital cameras.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 424 pixels.

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Supports Two ISO Speeds

The Nikon D3400 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most new SLR digital cameras. This Nikon digital camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the D3400. The ISO speed "25600" is also supported by this camera.

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TFT Display

The Nikon D3400 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras that are a comparable age to it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is actually the best display amongst all SLR digital cameras that have been available for the last year.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst display is LCD.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that were launched in the last year.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon D3400 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D3400 also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Sony Alpha A3000 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Nikon D3400 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the D3400 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the D5500 ($199.95), or the D5300 ($78.99) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon D3400 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the D3400 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other latest comparable spec cameras, the Nikon D3400 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec cameras that were released in the last year are not 3D compatible. The Nikon D3400 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon D500 ($1,589.99).

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most latest SLR digital cameras do not have a GPS. The Nikon D3400 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Nikon D5300 ($78.99), or the Pentax K-70 ($349.95) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the D3400 do not support video recording. The Nikon D3400 is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

Alternative cameras which also support video recording that you might want to look at include the Pentax K-3 II.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Nikon D3400 does not have a built-in flash, although this is within the context that most of the other recently released SLR digital cameras also do not have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Sony Alpha A3000, or the Nikon D3100 ($29.95) is also worth considering.

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The Nikon D3400 has a greater number of flash modes than most new SLR digital cameras. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on new comparable spec cameras.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Nikon D3400 has a greater number of camera file systems than most recently released SLR digital cameras. This camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras that have been available for a similar time to the D3400. The camera file system "Exif 2.3" is also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Nikon D3400

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Nikon D3400 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A3000, and the Canon SL1 ($84.95) is also worth considering.

If this Nikon digital camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the D5300 ($78.99) (3.2"), or the D5500 ($199.95) (3.2") both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Nikon D5300 ($78.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this SLR digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Sony Alpha A3000 (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Nikon D3000 ($29.95) (SD|SDHC and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Format
Design
Colour
Lens System
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Lens Mount
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Camera File System
Live View
Tripod Mount
Brightness Adjustment
Diopter Adjustment
Scene Mode
Display Language
Tripod Thread
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Included Wrist Strap
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Technical Details
Self-Timer
Lens Cap Included

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Expert Reviews

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Nikon D3400 reviewDe Nikon D3400 is een lichte en compact vormgegeven SLR. De camera levert mooie foto's en presteert uitermate goed bij hoge ISO gevoeligheden. Niet geheel een verrassing...

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