There are lots of DSLR camera on the market. The Nikon built DSLR cameras for the professional as well as the non-professional people. The Nikon D3400 is an entry-level DSLR camera. It comes to replace the Nikon D3300 model which is also an entry level DSLR camera. There is the very simple difference between the Nikon D3400 and Nikon D3300. According to my opinion, this camera is the best entry-level DSLR camera of Nikon.
Since it is designed for the entry-level people who have the least experience in photography, you will get some fewer features than the professional level Nikon DSLR cameras. Though it has some fewer features, you will get all the basic for a DSLR camera such as RAW shooting as well as the other basic camera function.
This a cheap Nikon DSLR so there is some lacking in this camera also. Such as it can not shoot 4k video but HD quality video, the screen is not touched sensitive, the viewfinder is fixed, it has only Bluetooth as a connectivity option. Besides this Bluetooth works in conjunction with Nikon’s SnapBridge app, which is available for iOS and Android. Nikon d3400 has no wifi connectivity.
Built and Body of Nikon D3400
This camera is built for the beginner level photographers. This camera has a Compact SLR type body. So the camera has a light and a small body. This camera also replaces the Nikon D3300, so it has a better grip and shape than the Nikon D3300. The body dimension of the camera is - 124 mm length 98 mm in wide 76 mm in thickness. The Nikon D3300 camera has a body with same body dimension. The body is made of Carbon fiber, composite.
It has an Expeed 4 processor. This is video and image processor in the Nikon DSLR camera. There is a built in LED flash on the top of the camera. There is also an extra flash shoe on the top of the camera. The flash visibility range is approximately 12 meter.
This camera has 11 focal points. Your camera can focus on those points very fast. These points are very helpful for photography. It has CMOS type sensors inside. The size of the sensor is APS-C (23.5×15.6 mm). There is a primary color filter.
It has a long life battery inside. This camera can take 1200 shots when the battery is fully charged. The camera uses a battery pack which EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery and charger.
It also has built-in Bluetooth inside. The Bluetooth works in conjunction with Nikon’s SnapBridge app, which is available for iOS and Android. Other connectivity options are absent in this camera. There are no Built-in connectivity options in Nikon D3300. So this is great for the beginner level DSLR. You can take your recently taken photo in your phone by connecting your phone through the Bluetooth. Then you can post in on the facebook as well as other social media sites.
The lens of Nikon D3400
It comes with the Nikon 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens which is known as a kit lens and also 70-300 mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR zoom lens. It is also comfortable with other Nikon lens. The kit lens and the zoom lens are two types- VR and non- VR (vibration resistance). VR Technology is great for the image shooting.
Nikon D3400 Viewfinder
Nikon d3400 has a 3-inch color viewfinder. The display is not touched sensitive, which is a drawback for the video shooting. The viewfinder covers 95% of the sense which is very helpful for both video shooting as well as the photography.
The viewfinder is fixed, i.e. the screen cannot be flip or turn out from the body of the camera. Which is a great drawback of the camera for the photograph and video shooting in the lower place or from, the lower point of view as well as from the upper point of view to avoid the crowd or something like that.
The viewfinder type is the optical type. The screen resolution has 921k point dots which is great. The magnification of the viewfinder is 0.85×. The viewfinder screen type is TFT-LCD which is great for this cheap camera of Nikon.
Image Quality of Nikon D3400
The Camera has CMOS type sensor the size of the sensor is APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm). The Effective pixels is 24 megapixels. The sensor photodetectors are 25 megapixels. The image processor in the camera Expeed 4. The ISO range is 100 to 25600 it is auto.
There is a white balance as well as custom white balance. The camera has no image stabilization feature. This can shoot RAW format photo as an uncompressed format. It also shoots JPEG (Exif v2.3) and NEF (RAW, 12-bit). The level of the JPEG image quality is Fine, Normal and Basic.
The maximum image resolutions are 6000 x 4000. It also shoots 4496 x 3000 and 2992 x 2000. The image ratio is 3:2.
By current camera standards, it can shoot 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps) resolution video but it can not shoots 4k video.
This camera is built for the stile photo, but it can record odd quality video clips than the video camera. So this beginner level camera should be used as a photography camera rather than a video graphic camera.
The camera shoots in a MPEG-4 format which is an H.264 file. It has a mono microphone and mono speaker for shooting a good quality HD video.
Overall the Nikon D3400
The Nikon D3400 is a very nice beginner level DSLR camera. The price is also low. It has some extra features than another entry-level DSLR camera. So---
- the design is 70% good
- Features is 70% good
- Performance is 80% good
- the Image quality is 80% good
So Overall the Nikon D3400 is 70.7% Good
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