“Compact yet powerful” is how Nikon describes their new entry-level DSLR, the Nikon D3400. As the newest member of their compact, entry-level DSLR lineup, the D3400 aims to make sharing your photos easier than ever before. The D3400 is always connected via Nikon SnapBridge.
SnapBridge has changed the way cameras and smartphones work together. Using bluetooth technology, SnapBridge can automatically transfer your image to a compatible smartphone or tablet. SnapBridge works seamlessly with Nikon Image Space, a cloud storage and sharing site, to back-up your photos.
Battery Life is much longer compared to its predecessor the D3300. The D3400 can shoot up to 1200 shots compared to 700 on the D3300.
Native ISO sensitivity range is now 100-25,600 (the D3300 had the same overall sensitivity, but you needed to use an expanded ISO above 12,800).
While the three features above are the main new features that have been added, the D3400 still has some of the great features that the D3300 had. At the heart of the D3400 is the same 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor. The sensor eliminates the optical low-pass filter to allow for sharper images. It is capable of firing five frames per second when shooting in continuous mode and has an 11-point autofocus system. Its video capabilities remained unchanged with FULL HD at 60fps video recording.
The D3400 is marketed towards first-time DSLR buyers. With that it includes Nikon’s Guide Mode, which provides instruction on how to use the cameras settings. Overall the D3400 isn’t a major update, but adding SnapBridge lets users upload photos quicker to Social Media and the web. Which is a must have among casual users.