Nikon D3400 DSLR Camera

Last updated date: February 18, 2019

DWYM Score
7.8

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 137 expert reviews, the Nikon Nikon D3400 DSLR Camera placed 14th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
7.1
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
611 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Pictures were sharp, which means you can see most details and subtle patterns in the image.
- Consumer Reports
Light and compact enough to carry around on a full day of shooting, the D3400 is one of the most affordable DSLRs Nikon offers.
- New York Times Wirecutter
The Nikon D3400 delivers the image quality and speed that a first-time dSLR buyer should expect.
- CNET
which Nikon claims brings improved auto white balance performance and better image quality in low-light scenarios.
- Engadget
August 17, 2016 | Full review
The D3400 is the latest in a line of Nikon entry-level DSLRs that adheres to a no-frills template, one that prioritises small size, light weight and a simple design, all the while maintaining the benefits of an interchangable-lens system.
- Tech Radar
The D3400 delivers consistently good images with little effort, thanks to a multitude of automatic, semiautomatic and manual options.
- Tom's Guide
November 18, 2016 | Full review
The sensor eliminates the optical low-pass filter to allow for sharper images.
- Digital Trends
On the top of the camera was a large mode dial, which featured plenty of options that a beginner is likely to want to use.
- Trusted Reviews
August 30, 2018 | Full review
Compact. 24MP image sensor. Includes lens. Solid autofocus and high ISO performance.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia
What experts didn't like
This beginner-focused interchangeable lens DSLR cannot shoot 4K video and still image quality rated only a Good
- Consumer Reports
A lot of the small annoyances from previous models remain, including tiny autofocus points in the viewfinder and a nonpersistent self-timer mode.
- CNET
The camera also lacks the build quality of its D5xxx siblings like the D5600, which is to be expected given its lower billing.
- Tech Radar
No external microphone jack
- Tom's Guide
November 18, 2016 | Full review
The screen was fixed and wasn’t touch-sensitive, there was no 4K video shooting, and rather than a full complement of connectivity options, you got only Bluetooth.
- Trusted Reviews
August 30, 2018 | Full review
Fixed, non-touch LCD. Pentamirror viewfinder.
- PG Magazine - SE Asia

From The Manufacturer

Before the Nikon D3400 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black), you chose your smartphone camera for convenience. Zooming was clumsy. Shooting in low light was nearly impossible. Capturing fast action was a game of luck. But after the D3400, you'll see that you were compromising image quality. That some of the greatest photos happen when the light is low. That fast action can be frozen in perfect clarity. And that a camera and a smartphone can work together in harmony to make the photos you share absolutely amazing.FEATURES:Stunning simplicity - Photos and videos captured with the D3400 and a superb NIKKOR lens are as vibrant and lifelike as the moments they preserve. Shoot in extremely low light without a problem. Freeze fast-action in its tracks. Create portraits with rich, natural skin tones and beautifully blurred backgrounds. The photos you share will amaze everyone—even yourself.Camera, smartphone and cloud in perfect harmony - SnapBridge has changed the way cameras and smartphones work together—and only Nikon has it. Take a picture with the D3400 and it's automatically transferred to your compatible smartphone or tablet, ready to share. SnapBridge works seamlessly with NIKON IMAGE SPACE, a cloud storage and sharing site, to back-up your photos and to help you create and share albums with your friends and family. The future of photo sharing is here.A camera designed for you - Compact and lightweight, the D3400 is designed to go everywhere you go. Even first-time DLSR owners will quickly feel at home—the camera's controls are smartly laid out for comfort and intuitive control. The bright optical viewfinder provides a sharp, glare-free view of the world, and the comfortable grip enables precise handling.The gateway to better photography - The D3400 makes photography easy and fun, freeing you to focus on your natural talents—framing great shots, anticipating special moments and finding unique perspectives in everyday scenes.

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Expert Reviews: 3
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Overall Score: 8.5
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