Nikon D3400 Review: A very good entry-level DSLR with excellent image quality


posted Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 3:35 PM EDT


The Nikon D3400 may not be a significant upgrade over its predecessor, the D3300, but what it lacks in new bells and whistles, it makes up for in image quality and usability. We have just put the finishing touches on our Nikon D3400 review and published our conclusion. You should read that for the full details, but the main takeaway is that the D3400 is a very good entry-level DSLR, and its image quality is excellent.

It won't offer the same performance, particularly regarding continuous autofocus or RAW buffer depth, as its more expensive siblings in Nikon's large DSLR lineup, but this entry-level camera has an excellent 24.2-megapixel sensor -- which despite being the same as the one in the D3300, provided better image quality in our testing. Image quality is not everything; usability is important, too. In our Nikon D3400 Field Test, we found that the compact DSLR was comfortable and accessible, particularly for new users.

Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR AF-S lens at 380mm, f/5.6, 1/160s, ISO 3200.
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For the full list of pros and cons, head over to our Nikon D3400 Conclusion. Also, in case you missed it, the Nikon D3400 recently won our Entry-level DSLR Camera of the Year award.

Nikon AF-P 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR Nikkor lens at 22mm, f/8.0, 0.6s, ISO 100.

Nikon D3400 ReviewConclusion