The entry-level Nikon D3400

Nikon has introduced the D3400, a new entry-level DSLR featuring SnapBridge technology. The SnapBridge app automatically transfers your pictures to your smartphone as they are taken, allowing to Social Media and other forms of online sharing. The D3400 features a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor (DX-format) with the new Expeed 4 processor, which improves auto white balance performance and provides better image quality in low-light scenarios. The D3400 also boasts an ISO range of 100-25,600, 11-point autofocus system, 5-fps continuous shooting and 1080p video at up to 60 fps. The one missing feature is 4K video recording, a reminder that this is an entry-level camera.

Nikon D3400

The Nikon D3400

Similar to the higher-end D500, Nikon's D3400 comes with SnapBridge connectivity. You can use this to transfer pictures remotely to a smartphone over a wireless Bluetooth connection. The D3400 is offered with a fresh line of dedicated lenses, called the AF-P DX Nikkor. According to Nikon, these have a very quiet motor, that is intended to enhance audio quality for video.

Nikon D3400 with SnapBridge


The Nikon D3400 will be available in stores in "early" September for $650, in a kit that includes an AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR lens. Or, you'll also have the option to buy it as a 2 lens kit that includes the AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5/6.3 G ED for $1,000. Alternatively, Nikon's also selling the 70-300mm lens with vibration reduction for $400 on its own.

Nikon D3400 Release