Nikon Announced The New Entry-Level DSLR, The Nikon D3400
Nikon has upgraded their popular entry-level D3xxx series of cameras with the new Nikon D3400. The new camera doesn’t boast many changes, but there’s one big one: this will be the first entry-level DSLR with the company’s Snapbridge software, an always-on Bluetooth Low Energy connection which lets the camera automatically transfer images to a user’s smartphone — no Wi-Fi required. Another highlight is that the D3400 is getting a fresh line of dedicated lenses, called the AF-P DX Nikkor. According to the Nikon, these have a very quiet motor, which should come in handy for users who shoot video on a regular basis.
Nikon D3400 Sensor and Photography Features:
This entry-level shooter features a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor (DX-format) alongside Expeed 4 processor, which Nikon claims to brings improved auto white balance performance and also better image quality in low-light scenarios. The new D3400 also boasts an ISO range of 100-25,600, 11-point autofocus sys, 5-fps continuous shooting and 1080p video at up to 60 fps.
Nikon D3400 Physical Specs:
Nikon D3400 weighs 395 gram (0.87 lb / 13.93 oz) and has external dimensions of 124 x 98 x 76 mm (4.88 x 3.86 x 2.99″). Considering that the average weight of DSLR type cameras is 780 gram, Nikon D3400 is a remarkably light camera for its class. With a thickness of the 76mm, it has an average thickness for its class.
Nikon D3400 Price:
The D3400 will be sold — in black or red — as a kit with Nikon’s image-stabilized and quiet-focusing 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 lens, that was also announced at CES. That package will cost $649 when it goes on sale in Sept, but customers will be able to buy a version of the kit with no image stabilization for about $50 less. Nikon is announcing a new quiet-focusing 70-300mm f4.5-6.3 telephoto lens — with or without image stabilization. The company says that it will sell a D3400 kit with the image-stabilized 18-55mm and the non image-stabilized 70-300mm lens for $999.