Meet Nikon D3400
Nikon has announced the Nikon D3400 DSLR, updating the existing Nikon D3300 with additional connectivity options. The latest DX-format DSLR aims to bridge the gap between beginners and experts. It is lightweight, compact and affordable so that beginners can also afford them before second thought. It comes loaded with features and helps users to taking their craft to another level. Let’s have a look at the details.
It comes equipped with a 24.2MP CMOS sensor and Expeed 4 processing engine. These specs are similar to the predecessor, Nikon D3300. Also, both cameras share the same 5fps continuous shooting speed and 11-point autofocus system. The new AF-P lens offers faster and smoother focus when shooting videos. The DSLR comes equipped with the Guide Mode. It includes simply following the instructions, distant subjects to be brought closer and edit images in a variety of ways.
It is the first entry-level DSLR with company’s Snapbridge Software, an always-on Bluetooth low energy connection. SnapBridge allows one to download pictures and videos from the camera over Bluetooth to your phone via an app. This enables users to share the pictures on social media without requiring the need for a cable. You can use this to transfer pictures remotely to a smartphone or tablet.
It is a bit lighter than the D3300 and weighs about 395 grams, which would be 15 percent lighter than the D3300. The camera also comes with improved battery performance. It consumes little power and enables capture of approximately 1200 shots with a single charge.
Price and Availability
The D3400 comes in red or black colors in early September as a part of $650 kit featuring the new AF-P 18-55mm f/3.3-5.6 VR lens. There is also a two-lens kit for $999 that includes a 70-300mm VR lens. It also includes Nikon’s Guide Mode to help beginners take shots and adjust settings seamlessly.
A quick look at specifications of Nikon D3400:
|Specifications||Details||Model Name||Nikon D3400|
|Dimensions||124 x 98 x 76 mm|
|Native ISO||100 – 25600|
|Shutter||1/4000 – 30 seconds|
- Great for beginners
- High pixel count
- Excellent guide mode
- Simple to use
- Screen is not touch sensitive
- Fixed LCD
If you already own a D3300 camera, there may not be a huge reason to upgrade. Those looking to graduate to real camera, the D3400 is a pretty sensible choice. It is much affordable than high-end expensive cameras like Nikon D500. You can pre-order it from Amazon at $646.95 and it will be released on September 11.
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