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Nikon D3400 camera topic
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    • 24.2Mp CMOS APS-C sensor, same as D3300
    • New guide mode for beginners
    • Most else is derived from D3300
    • No 4K video, no mike socket
    • 1,200 shots (CIPA) battery life

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  • Please please please Nikon have it have 4K! But I strongly doubt it will.

  • PR

    MELVILLE, N.Y. (August 17, 2016 AT 12:01 A.M. EDT) – Today, Nikon unveiled the compact yet powerful Nikon D3400, an entry-level DSLR that enables users to capture and share amazing images easier than ever before. The new D3400 provides a simple and seamless way to share stellar images from nearly anywhere through Nikon SnapBridge1. Through always-on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology2, Nikon SnapBridge allows photographers to transfer images from the camera to a compatible smart device. For those looking to learn more about photography, the D3400 also features Nikon’s acclaimed Guide Mode, which provides step-by-step assistance when adjusting camera settings to help individuals learn how to capture the best photos possible.

    “Featuring a variety of user-friendly features like Nikon SnapBridge, the new D3400 gives those new to DSLR photography the opportunity to proudly capture what they love and easily share with friends and family,” said Kosuke Kawaura, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “The introduction of the new series of NIKKOR lenses demonstrate Nikon’s commitment to providing affordable and versatile lens options to DX-format DSLR photographers looking to capture their own unique perspective of the world.”

    Seamlessly Share Life’s Passions

    Transferring photos from the Nikon D3400 is a snap, as the camera makes it easier than ever to share photos wirelessly through Nikon SnapBridge. Using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), SnapBridge creates a connection between a camera and a compatible smart device, making it possible to seamlessly upload amazing images. Once paired, the D3400 will remain connected to the smart device and transfer photos automatically, without the need to re-connect the devices each time. Those that want to send photos from their child’s graduation or a gorgeous sunset can either set all images to automatically download as they are captured, or tag individual images for transfer in-camera. Nikon SnapBridge users can also access Nikon Image Space4, a free online image sharing and storage service.

    Easily Capture Vibrant Photos with Stunning Detail

    Life is full of memories that are meant to be captured with rich, vivid image quality, and the Nikon D3400 makes it easy with the high-speed performance and low-light ability that only a DSLR can deliver. The Nikon D3400 features a high-resolution 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor to help capture images that photographers love, even in tough lighting scenarios. Nikon’s EXPEED 4 image processing engine offers improved image quality at high ISOs, enhanced auto white balance performance for true colors, faster processing speeds and improved battery life. Whether shooting stylish candids or beautiful landscapes while on vacation, the Nikon D3400 is ready to help deliver magnificent stills and impressive Full HD video.

    The Nikon D3400 is loaded with high performance features that help capture images in a variety of shooting situations, including a broad ISO range from 100-25,600, which helps to produce top-quality photos and videos with low noise. This enhanced ISO range makes it easy to capture sharp photos in low-light settings, such as indoor sports, stage performances or festivities that last into the night. An 11-point Autofocus System keeps pace to help create sharp images, whether capturing a backyard soccer game or the most rambunctious toddler. Additionally, the Nikon D3400 is capable of fast continuous shooting at up to 5 frames-per-second (fps), helping to ensure that fleeting moments or precious expressions are not missed. All of these features are incorporated into an extremely compact, lightweight and versatile camera body, ideal for a fast-paced on-the-go lifestyle, and small enough to bring on any family vacation.

    For first-time DSLR users, the D3400 features Nikon’s Guide Mode, an intuitive and informative mode that helps develop photography skills and showcases the best camera settings for any scene. By simply turning the top Command Dial to this mode, users are prompted with a full range of capture options, and the camera guides them through various settings to create the desired image. Additionally, in-camera Scene Modes are an easy way to snap great pictures, without the need to adjust numerous settings. For even more creative shooting options, fun effects modes such as Silhouette and Miniature Photography help photographers make images that define their distinct style. When the moment calls for HD video, the D3400 offers Full HD 1080p video recording capability at the press of a button to tell any story with amazing sharpness and clarity.

    Pricing and Availability

    The Nikon D3400 kitted with the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR will be available in early September 2016 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $649.95**. The D3400 will also be available in a two-lens kit option, including the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED, for $999.95** SRP. The AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (SRP, $249.95), AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G (SRP $199.95), AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR (SRP, $399.95) and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED (SRP $349.95) will all be available around the same time and will be sold separately. For more information on about the new Nikon D3400 and NIKKOR lenses, please visit

  • Oh sad face! :( Seems like no notable improvement for video? Will need to wait for reviews.

    However a max ISO 25,600 is quite impressive on such a bottom range entry level camera!

    Wait... there is one meaningful change: flat profile is now included! Good. Thank you Nikon.

    Also I guess it doesn't have 4K because it just has EXPEED 4, while D500 and D5 have EXPEED 5 in them. Thus I guess the newer EXPEED is needed to be able to do 4K.

    Oh, but mic jack is removed! ARRRGGGGHHHH

  • Mic jack is removed!

    This says it all about using this camera for video purposes. :(

  • New firmware

    • Added support for the iOS version of SnapBridge.

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  • A significant change has been the removal of the built-in ultrasonic vibration system for cleaning sensor, making the D3400 the only Nikon DSLR without this feature. In its place is Nikon Image Dust Off Reference Photo, which requires users to photograph a featureless white object in order to show the locations of dust spots.

    Video options are the same as in the D3300 and D3200, with the highest resolution and frame rate being Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) with a frame rate of 60 fps for NTSC countries or 50 fps in PAL countries.

    margins, they are here for margins, cutting features now.

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    Look at this dog eye, he literally tells you: "See how cool I am? And why you are using this shitty camera to shoot me?".

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  • Review


    I want to specially underline that multiple sites use photos of poisonous mushroom in reviews and samples of this camera. :-)

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  • Review


    Nikon D3400 combines great image quality from its 24-megapixel APS-C sensor with a user-friendly design and good, reliable performance across the board. Some of its capabilities may be lacking, particularly with regard to continuous autofocus, video and its new SnapBridge support

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  • And yet another review


    Despite the lack of any real advances other than longer battery life and Snapbridge connectivity, we can continue to highly recommend the new Nikon D3400 as a great camera for beginners.

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  • New firmware

    Fixed an issue that resulted in unreliable connections between the camera and the iOS 10.2 version of the SnapBridge app.

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  • New Firmware

    • Improved pairing and connectivity between the camera and Android versions of the SnapBridge app.

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  • Nikon D3400 DX-Format DSLR with AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VR Lens, $359

  • Nikon D3400 24MP DSLR Camera 18-55 VR & 70-300mm Dual Lens Bundle + Nikon Case, $399