Nikon has unveiled the latest camera in its entry-level D3000 series, the Nikon D3400
The new Nikon D3400 DSLR comes equipped with a 24.2MP CMOS sensor. It shoots at an ISO range of 100-25,600 and can reach a maximum burst rate of up to 5fps.
It features a Guide Mode designed to help new users get to grips with the camera, a feature we first saw introduced on the Nikon D3200. This provides hints as to the best way to capture a specific scene, and allows the user to select a specific effect they want to create.
It’s also had a major boost to its battery life: Nikon says the D3400 is rated to 1200 shots per charge, a significant upgrade compared to the D330’s 700 shots per charge,
The D3400 is also compatible with Snapbridge, Nikon’s Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity service (BLE) which allows for instant, stable connection between the camera and a smartphone. Using Snapbridge it’s possible to upload images instantly, straight out of camera, and control the camera remotely using the smartphone. The D3400 does not have Wi-fi connectivity.
The D3400 shoots Full HD 1080p video, and features an autofocus system with 11 AF points. It’s equipped with a 3-inch rear screen boasting 921k dots of resolution.
The D3400 is also available in various kits with a selection of new lenses. There’s the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G and the 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 telephoto zoom, both of which are available with or without Nikon’s Vibration Reduction system (VR). The Vibration Reduction allows the user to get back up to 3.7 stops of exposure. Both lenses feature Nikon’s AF-P stepping motors, meaning they’ll acquire focus faster and quieter and making them ideal for use when shooting video as well as stills.