What we think
The Nikon D3400 is the best entry-level DSLR you can buy right now. It's not perfect, but what it does do, it does very well. Featuring a beautifully compact body, a solid AF system, huge battery life and very good image quality, the D3400 is also incredibly easy to use for the first time user.
Reasons to buy
- + Very compact and lightweight body
- + Superb battery life
- + Good single-shot AF performance
- + Easy to use
- + Very compact and quiet kit lens
Reasons to avoid
- - No touchscreen
- - Poor connectivity options
- - No microphone port
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A compact and light body, ease of use and reliable picture quality makes the Nikon D3400 a great choice for anyone starting out with a DSLR for the first time. It’s a fine performer with a pretty decent battery life, making it perfect for carrying along to a festival, road trip or overseas holiday.
What are the camera’s main features?
Nikon’s SnapBridge app makes it easy to keep the camera connected to a compatible smartphone via Bluetooth, giving you the opportunity to share your memories with the rest of the world instantly. It’s boasts a pretty wide sensitivity range of between ISO 100-25,600, and Nikon's Expeed 4 processing engine gives it the power for burst shooting at 5fps and capturing full HD video at 60p. Plus Nikon’s Picture Controls are easily accessible via the mode dial, giving the beginner plenty of options right at the fingertips. The most impressive part about the camera would be its 1,200-shot battery life.
Is the camera easy to use?
For someone just starting out with the new camera, a Guide mode is available that helps users quickly capture specific types of images. There’s also a ‘?’ button that can be used when camera functions need explanations.
Is the picture quality any good?
The Nikon D3400 doesn’t possess a low-pass filter in front of the sensor, allowing it to capture a great level of detail in the images, especially when paired with a high-quality lens. Plus, Nikon's Picture Control provides a sensible array of colour options which provide some vivid images bursting with details.
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Here's some more information about this product
The Nikon D3400 Digital Camera was added to the Digital Cameras category in August 2017.
The lowest price GetPrice has found for the Nikon D3400 Digital Camera in Australia is $999.99 from Amazon AU.
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