Nikon D3400 review

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Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

This is a very short overview: the new Nikon D3400 camera differs only in details from its predecessor Nikon D3300. Cameras Nikon D3300 and Nikon D3400 use the same processor, focusing system, burst speed, they are like two peas. Most likely used same sensorthat creates the resulting image. No significant difference in image quality, control, etc. the cameras do not.

The main positive differences of the Nikon D3400 from D3300:

  1. Nikon D3300 was introduced on 07.01.2014/3400/17.08.2016, Nikon D3400 two and a half years later - XNUMX/XNUMX/XNUMX. Nikon DXNUMX is newer.
  2. Nikon D3400 can transfer files via Bluetooth and the special SnapBridge application for mobile devices. At the same time, imagine how long it takes to transfer a single file in JPEG L FINE format, which weighs about 10 MB. The network has a lot of information about problems with SnapBridge.
  3. Nikon D3300 Uses maximum ISO HI1 equivalent to ISO 25.600. Nikon D3400 uses a maximum ISO value of 25.600 (without going into Hi1 mode).
  4. The number of frames that can be taken on a single charge has almost doubled (most likely due to a drop in flash power)
  5. Nikon D3400 has slightly changed the menu.
  6. The Nikon D3400 camera slightly changed the design of the case (the shutter button is now matte black instead of metallic shiny).
  7. Nikon D3400 is 15 grams lighter! 15 grams!
  8. Nikon D3400 can use a series of lenses AF-P without additional firmware upgrade. For full compatibility Nikon D3300 with lenses AF-P The firmware of the camera should be updated.
  9. Added additional creative shooting modes for 'Effects' mode (night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key). I saw the same manipulation of marketers in the model Canon EOS 700D.
  10. Nikon D3400 fixed a glitch with brakes in Live View during image enlargement.
  11. Nikon D3300 usually comes with a lens Nikon 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6GII VR II AF-S DX NikkorNikon D3400 comes with new N lensesikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G or Nikon DX AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G.

The main impairments in the D3400 compared to the Nikon D3300:

  1. Nikon D3400 has decreased flash power.
  2. The Nikon D3400 removed the connector for an external microphone (Marty, outside the window 2017, and Nikon lost everything)
  3. Nikon D3400 removed the built-in matrix cleaning system (Marty, I'm sorry!). The matrix can now only be cleaned manually.
  4. Nikon D3400 is not available in brown (only red and black). Even this trifle can be considered a deterioration compared to the Nikon D3300.
  5. Nikon D3400 deprived lever EE (I see this for the first time), because of which it is impossible to measure exposure with any lens that has an aperture control ring. Now, even if the lens has a built-in focusing motor, but there is an aperture control ring, for example, like the Nikon AF-S 28-70mm F2.8D, it will be possible to work with the lens only in the 'M' control mode.
  6. The price of the Nikon D3400 is about $ 100 higher than the Nikon D3300.
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

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A few examples of photos from the Nikon D3400 can be found in the review. Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6G.
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Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Results

Nikon D3400 is the brainchild of marketers. If you managed to read this review, then you understood that there is no point in overpaying for the Nikon D3400, you can safely buy the Nikon D3300.

If don't know which camera and lens to choose, then my article will help with this - Which Nikon amateur DSLR camera and lens to choose?

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Comments: 77, on the topic: Review of Nikon D3400

  • Jury

    Thanks for the review, Arkady. I think that your next camera will obviously not be Nikon, you did not like him :)

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Well, that's it. In the review, the Canon 700D is even more fun :) here at least the ISO was raised for beauty.

      • Jury

        and matrix cleaning was removed :), maybe they did it by default, with no choice? some kind of strange move in terms of marketing.

  • Andrei

    Released, just to release. So that "not like fuckers." A strange decision of the company.

  • anonym

    or 3100 :-)

  • Denis

    sorry the button is now not shiny
    this hints at the fact that the matrix is ​​not self-cleaning (((

  • Yarkiy

    Nikon is just resting after the release of the D5 and D500, gaining strength.

    • Snapdragon

      I would say that Nikon is just resting.

  • Dim

    Apparently, no one buys the D5500, but there was a great demand for the 3300, so they adjusted the product line.

  • anonym

    It would be better if a mirrorless camera was released in this case and for this price, I would buy :)

    • Ivan

      And why is it mirrorless in this case?
      What will be its advantage relative to the SLR?

      • Michael

        In the working segment, if changed, like all mirrorless ones.

        • Alexey

          Nikon DL was planned, planned, but buried ... Some of the professional segment was saturated, there are no sales, and the amateur segment is becoming more expensive and becomes inaccessible to most buyers, together with the lack of normal optics for crops (for any focal length) Nikon and Canon most likely in the near future they will die out like dinosaurs, Sony's sales are also dropping at a catastrophic rate (mirrorless crop is almost 2 times more expensive than a mirror one ...), so I think they will have the same fate. Mikhail, for digital matrices, the larger the flange distance, the better, for film it is not very important. It's time for them to lean on the amateur market, for less money, maximum opportunities, since most of them are implemented programmatically, but marketing rules, they think that another replacement for the D610 or D810, which will be presented in March, will save the situation. hehe ...

          • Michael

            Yes, nobody canceled the color shift and other troubles. It's just that this is the only advantage of mirrorless mirrors with large matrices, in my opinion

          • Vitaliy U

            My opinion is that specifically the amateur camera segment, of any manufacturer, is doomed to extinction. It is enough to look at the results (including high ISO) from modern smartphones. As for amateurs who use "creative modes", or entry-level DSLRs shooting in the "green zone", it is still easier from the phone + the possibility of quick "processing" (we do not discuss the quality) and direct downloads to social networks / transfers according to Viber, the very same!

            • Alexey

              In the same Nikon, the amateur segment is generally some kind of excuse me crap. A simple example, we look at the canon 1300D, it has FP, Nikon does not have 10000 more, the D5500 / 5600, which are 2.5-3 times more expensive than this canon, do not have FP and Nikon does not think that he will ever do it, as a result, normal puffs to buy there is no special sense, the Chinese taxis and is cheaper. Sometimes one gets the feeling that they have the amateur segment purely for show, that is, to maintain the range, which, in principle, is noticeable in relation to, you bring, for example, prof. camera + prof. optics for alignment, one attitude towards you, you bring a junior crop, you have a different attitude - everything is within the normal range until you raise the noise and don't care that yesterday you used a different class of technology ... The results of smartphones are the result of an automatic excellent post processing, and high ISOs are actually very noisy, even on an epla, but everything is great in normal light. And about the green zone, I agree, Nikon also has it on the D7200 - full of cocoa performed by an in-chamber jeep, many smartphones have an in-chamber jeep better.

              • Denis

                weird. on the contrary, Nikon D3300 FP is cheaper by a couple of thousand rubles than any Canon STM

              • Alexey

                FP is a high-grade synchronization, so that puffs work at short shutter speeds.

                Canon EOS 1200D 18-55DC Kit 25000r.
                Canon EOS 1300D EF-S 18-55 IS II Kit 31000 rub.
                Nikon D3300 Kit 18-55 AF-P Black 33000 rub.
                Nikon D3400 + AF-P 18-55 VR Black
                Nikon D5600 + 18-55 P VR 59200 R

                Slightly mistaken, the difference is 8000 compared to 1200D, but Canon has all the same FP, Nikon doesn’t have it for release reasons. Do you want to use nikon puff on a day at short exposures buy D7100 / D7200

              • Victor

                Why so soon Nikon 7100 or 7200? You can put a filter.

              • Denis

                clear i thought this stepper motor is so encrypted. I know about high-speed sync Canon

              • Denis

                Canon 100D 18-55 stm (for some reason, only white remained :) 33500

              • BB

                um, well, as if the manufacturers of technology "live" just at the expense of technology in the lower and middle price range, tk. it is sold several times more, the higher the average, and the more top-end.

  • Sasha

    It is a pity that there are no examples of photos. I once shot at 3300 one day. I didn’t like the pictures on 1800 iso terrible noises. true glass whale

    • Alexey

      Examples of photos are in the AF-P 18-55 lens review, read the article carefully and find the link. The working ISO of this camera is 800, 1600 is no longer there. If you want a fully working 1600, then it’s already a full frame, not a crop of 24 parrots. The D5500 has a conditional working ISO 1600, 3200 with a big stretch, like the 7100/7200

      • Lilly

        We need a lot more inhigsts like this!

    • Pastor

      According to the measurements of DRL, d3300 is a working ISO up to 1385, for d3400 - 1192. So in this regard, judging by the tests, it will only get worse. But the creepy noise on ISO 1800 is either wrong shooting or very, very high requirements. Personally, I was pleasantly surprised by the clarity of the picture even on the ISO 3200 for the D3300. The noise roughly corresponds to the old ff 5d. If you don't have enough workers iso d3300, then no crop except d500 will save you. Well, or already ff - d610 is very good in terms of noise.

  • Alexey

    Yes, yes, size and weight advantage))) The truth is very dubious.

  • Vladimir

    +100 killed raccoons for the black button and for the lack of matrix cleaning. It is also necessary to remove the drive with the modes and leave only AUTO. UUUUU MARKETOLOGY.

    • Alexey

      The most annoying thing in this situation is that the camera is good, the firmware implements many nice features, but turned off by software for the sake of marketing ... If they were turned on, you could turn a blind eye to a $ 100 cheat, just like a vacuum shaker from which there is not a lot of sense and the absence of a microphone hole, and the reduced power of the puff could be hammered because it is not puff, but it is not clear what is not clear for what. By the way, they reduced the campaign by the power of the puff hoping to increase sales of the sb-300 ...

  • Oleg

    And Nikon's video capabilities are still at the level of the Stone Age ...
    Where is 4K? Where is Sloomoushn 120fps at 1080r? Where is normal tracking autofocus in live?
    And Mikra 4/3 quietly squeezes the market.

    • Pokekmon

      2 Oleg:
      This is a Nikon budget SLR. Which 4k?
      The latest EOS 800D (Rebel T7i) and EOS 77D also do not have 4k.
      No, well, seriously, why in such a junk 4k, for show? Shoot a cat on a whale? (from)
      M4 / 3?
      So these are non-budget decisions. Look at the cost of the GH5, E-M1 Mk2 and DECENT glasses for them and compare with the D3300 or D3400.

      • Oleg

        Are you seriously?
        Nikon 1 J5 10-30mm VR has a price tag of just over $ 400 from office. guarantee, while writing UHD 4K (3840 × 2160)
        Uncomfortable Chinese Xiaomi YI M1 Mirrorless and he writes UHD 4K having a price tag of about $ 430
        Even a wagon and a small cart of compact and whale-based UPCs up to $ 700 can write UHD 4K, some of them are capable of writing (with some reservations) 1080p video at 60-120 fps. And the recording quality is quite suitable for YouTube, do not masturbate on those. options, and shoot and enjoy the result
        In the most budget smartphones from $ 200 there is this function, so why not implement it in the camera?
        What are you, my friend? 21st century however ...

        • Pokekmon

          Nikon's "ones" are not M4 / 3 at all. Don't wishful thinking.
          Xiaomi camera ... Excuse me WHAT?))
          Those who need 4k take Sonya A6x00 (6300-6500), those who have money - take the A7.
          4/3 adherents take the Oliki or Porno elephants listed above by me.
          Those who do not have money for either optics or a camera - shoot on a phone (many already have 4k support) or on a great DJi Osmo with a stub.

          • Oleg

            And what prevents Nikon from breaking the template and creating a budget DSLR with 4K? Perhaps this will not be a 3xxx series, but 5xxx to comply with the ranking card, and the rotary screen is better for video.
            For example, Fujifilm will soon launch the X-T20 with a delicious 4K bun. $ 1100 for a whale kit from 18-55. And I'm seriously starting to think about changing the system, because Nikon (and canon) mirror systems ceased to evolve.

            • Dim

              The thing is, Nikon is not a charitable foundation and has never been.

            • Alex

              How did everyone previously live without this 4K?
              Well, just kapets, what is the right thing. I imagine that everyone has huge monitors, in the living rooms there are huge TVs on the entire wall, and for everyone, for happiness, they just lack in fotik and even in a 4K phone !!!!
              Well, how can you shoot your favorite cat, so that every hair can be seen, we're not some antediluvian fuckers, marketers told us that 4K is the necessary thing, and that's it!

              • Oleg

                For those who are especially stubborn and commentators from the Stone Age, I’ll explain: even in middle-class laptops, manufacturers already everywhere use high-resolution matrices, for example 2560x1600. I really am silent about a really high-tech technique. And looking at such a monitor your 1080p is a pain. The fact that some rogues can’t afford it / can’t imagine / in the tank does not cancel technical progress. And manufacturers who stubbornly ignore the requirements of the modern market can simply remain at the trough. I’m talking not only about 4K, but also about 100500 various chips that canonical Nikon goons lose sight of, regularly re-hanging new nameplates on old cameras.

              • Artem

                You are here about rogue ... in the review of the “rogue” (for the sane - budget) camera. No rogues take a specialized device. It is called a video camera. Rogue with ambition - something like a full-frame UPC from Sony. And the real rogues want from a cheap 4K DSLR.

              • Pashqwert

                2560x1600 in laptops, it's like in FullHD smartphones. Convenient for navigating through drawings, websites, etc. With regard to graphics and especially video, high resolution is redundant due to the isolation from real life of the absolute majority of ordinary people (for professional purposes 4K and 50MP are not enough, let's remember NASA) - firstly, visual acuity and an easy-to-view distance, secondly, compression artifacts and capacity of information carriers, nullifying the effect and feasibility of over-resolution.

              • anonym

                About 7-8 years ago, they also whined about FullHD ...

  • Artem

    About nothing and a bow on the side ... If there is nothing to show to the market, then there is no need. Stupidly released for hamsters.

  • zengarden

    Nikon D3400 is not needed.

  • R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№

    In addition to self-cleaning, the matrices wrote about the lack of a mirror lifting mode for manual cleaning.

    • anonym

      The instructions for 3400 say that the lifting function is

      • R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№

        So they confused self-cleaning with manual - I read about it in preliminary reviews. Well, at least not completely simplified. Maybe the next “novelty” will be the D1000 with only Auto mode and special effects? :)

        • Arkady Shapoval

          In other reviews, I also met that there is no mirror lift, but, alas, the surveyors did not hold it in their hands.

  • Victor

    In short, probably, it makes no sense to change the Nikon D3100 to this camera. Although, I shoot more on the Canon 10D, which, although 6,3 MP, but the picture is even better than the Nikon D3100!

    • R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№

      Not for this one, but for the D3200 I changed it. The microphone jack and the remote control + screen were much better. But the price was also pretty - 150 Baku for a camera with a range of 3000. The large resolution was disappointing at first, until it adapted.

      • Victor

        Yes, I already thought about it, that D3200 is slightly more functional and more advanced. But the fact that 24 MP was injected into it, with the same matrix size as on the D3100, it puzzled me! Simply, shooting with the old Canon 10D, I came to the conclusion that the quality of the picture does not depend on the number of megapixels! Yes, and one of my acquaintances says that the larger the pixel, the more “juicy” (ie saturated) the picture and the fewer requirements for the optics (and the choice of optics can be a very difficult matter).

    • Alexey

      Among other things, 3300/3400 are more demanding on optics ...

    • Oleg

      D3100 should be changed for anything only thanks to its HORRIBLE screen.

      • anonym

        Compared to the d40x, it’s beautiful

        • Vitaliy U

          The d40 / d40x has something better than a screen. They have photos with excellent color (as required from an entry-level camera), and (!), Most often, right out of the box. In order to squeeze out a similar (not a fact!) Novo-Nikon / Novo-Canon, you need to master heaps of body movements in editors / developers, but is it necessary?

          • Alexey

            I myself made a preset for picture control, so that the color was like on ccd. But the intracameral jeepeg for entry-level DSLRs is one full FIG. Anyway, you have to shoot in equal, and then show in capture nx, then everything is much better.

  • Alex

    Yeah, they updated the model, so they updated it.
    Damn, reading almost all the reviews on Radozhiv as for Nikon (I use this photo system), and I get the impression that old Nikon started senile; (((
    Those idiotic "updates" in the cells, where they remove everything they need, shoving some kind of crap instead ...
    That new lenses are tied only to new camera models ...
    Hey Nikon WTF ???

  • anonym

    Good afternoon. Tell me, is it possible to connect to the Nikon D3400 a wired remote with a timer through the micro usb connector?

    • Alexey

      It seems that he does not have a connector for wired remotes, through yusb in theory it is possible if the remote is able to use the service mode, which is unlikely. IR remote control without problems, even with a timer.

      • Stanislas

        The remote is needed for timelapse, all IR remotes that I saw are the simplest, I have not seen others.

  • Voznesensk

    Please add a link to this review in the “Cameras” section.
    And also, if possible, others that were in the review but they are not in the "cameras" section

  • anonym

    The best thing that could be done with the D3300 is to finally remove the mocking "HDR painting" mode and just make "HDR", like in the D5 * 00 series. And if it was worth dreaming, finally add exposure bracketing to the younger series and 14 bit raw. But instead we added bluetooth and removed the matrix cleaning = (((.

  • Nikita

    This model has brakes removed in lv when you use a magnifying glass? Here I was bombed. Why can’t they clean the d5300?

  • Anton

    I took myself a D3400. This is my first DSLR. Before that, there were only soap dishes. I was attracted by the presence of training modes. Also as a gift there is a course for beginners from the Nikon photo school. In many ways, it is better than those devices that were previously in my hands. Unusually many settings and functions. All this does not fit well in my head. The main tasks that we set for her are taking a photo for ourselves and teaching photography at a level above the level. It will be seen further.

  • Right

    The 3400 seems to have a much wider dynamic range - it is 13,9 against 12,8 for the 3300. It even surpasses the 7100 with its 13,7 (according to dxomark). In my opinion, this is one of the main criteria for choosing a camera. It is a pity that you have to read about buttons and the rest of the "tinsel". Give technical characteristics to the masses !!!

    • Valery A.

      Buttons are also useful. So, in the 5000 series, programming the AE-L / AF-L button on AF-on, you can focus, re-frame and release at any time (when the “release priority” function is enabled), then in the 3000 series, As far as I know, there will be no descent - there is no “descent priority” function. This is an inconvenient limitation.

      • Victor

        They wrote nonsense, af / l for that and af / l, to work everywhere and everywhere without any descent priorities. Even at the initial 3xxx

    • kolodiazniy

      I agree with you. DD is our everything.

  • Yuliya

    Hello! Tell me, please, will it be possible to write sound to an external microphone if I connect it to the camera using the microphone adapter mini USB-Jack 3.5 mm?

    • Vitaly N

      Will not work. Use an external recorder. This model is cut in functionality compared to the previous one.

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