The Nikon D3400 is going to be right up your alley. This compact yet powerful camera accurately captures the lighting, colors, and scenes that inspire you to take a photo in the first place, letting you explore your potential and express your creative vision.
You'll learn as you go
It's likely you'll impress yourself and others with what you can do with the D3400 right out of the box, but with regular practice you'll grow as a photographer by leaps and bounds. Auto mode lets you put Nikon's nearly 100 years of collective knowledge to good use for effortlessly great results. Guide mode teaches you how to get a little more hands-on with step-by-step instructions right in the camera, while Aperture and Shutter Priority modes let you test the waters before you take the plunge into full-on Manual mode.
After about three months with my Nikon, I was doing things I never thought I could. With the addition of an inexpensive tripod and wireless remote control, I was capturing starry night scenes that wowed friends and family, including a few long-time photographers. There's almost no limit to what you can do with an entry-level DSLR like the D3400.
Serious imaging power meets smartphone sharing convenience
By far the best thing about smartphone photography is the ability to share your memories in an instant. Nikon makes it easy to share gorgeous high-resolution photos taken with the D3400 right from your phone. SnapBridge technology with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) lets you transfer your shots instantly to your compatible mobile device for quick, convenient sharing.
An agile lens to get you started
Nikon picked the perfect starter lens to go with this capable camera. Its 18-55mm focal length gives you the flexibility to shoot expressive portraits with dreamy blurred backgrounds, sweeping landscapes with the entire scene in focus, and everything in between. You can even capture detailed close-ups from less than a foot away.
This fresh lens design includes a pulse motor for lightning-fast, whisper-quiet autofocus — great for shooting smooth video sequences. Built-in vibration reduction minimizes image blur and camera shake when shooting stills or video in low light without a tripod.
- 24.2-megapixel effective recording
- Nikon DX-format CMOS image sensor (23.5 x 15.6mm)
- Nikon EXPEED 4 image processor for accurate color rendering
- HD video recording up to 60 frames per second
- 3" 921k-dot LCD monitor screen with brightness adjustment
- bright, eye-level single-lens reflex viewfinder with built-in diopter adjustment
- 11 autofocus points
- 9 autofocus modes for different subjects and conditions
- 3D Focus Tracking for accurate, high-speed focusing
- focus can be locked by pressing shutter release button halfway
- Nikon SnapBridge technology with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for wireless image transfer to compatible mobile devices
- requires free SnapBridge app
Exposure Modes and Controls:
- shutter speed range: 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb, time
- continuous shooting up to 5 frames per second with full autofocus performance
- shooting modes include: Auto, Programmed Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual
- Guide Mode provides step-by-step instructions to help you learn as you go
- flash sync up to 1/200 second
- ISO sensitivity (film speed equivalent): 100-25,600
File Formats and Storage:
- records images as compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW), or JPEG (fine, normal, or basic compression)
- maximum image size: 6,000 x 4,000
- MOV movie files (H.264) up to 1920 x 1080 resolution at up to 60 frames per second
- accepts optional EyeFi and SD-type memory cards (not included)
Connections and Dimensions:
- HDMI output (Type C mini connector)
- hi-speed USB port
- 4-15/16"W x 3-15/16"H x 3"D (without lens)
- weight (camera body only): 14 oz.