Nikon D3400 entry-level DSLR starts from $650
While we have smartphone cameras that are increasingly advanced, even to the point of sporting dual-camera systems like on the Huawei P9, photographers who want to up their game will usually turn to DSLRs for the higher image quality. If you are looking for one, do check out the Nikon D3400, the latest addition to Nikon’s D3xxx series on entry-level DSLRs.
When compared against its predecessor, the Nikon D3300, the Nikon D3400 sports the same 24.2 MP sensor without a low-pass filter for increased sharpness. The rear display is also the same fixed 3″ 921k-dot (VGA) panel. Much of the design is also carried over, as usual for Nikon when releasing incremental upgrades to its more affordable offerings. Video capabilities are also carried over, with 1080p 60fps recording.
Going into the differences, the Nikon D3400 has a higher max ISO of 25600, compared to the D3300 which tops out at 12800 ISO with an option to go 1EV higher than that. Nikon has added in Bluetooth 4.1 to the Nikon D3400, for easier syncing with smart devices to share your shots straight to Instagram or Facebook. This is actually quite unique as most cameras feature WiFi to connect with smart devices. The Nikon D3400 is also lighter than its predecessor at 395g (body only), while also sporting better battery life, allowing you to take up to 1200 shots with a fully charged battery.
The Nikon D3400 is available in black or red color schemes. The Nikon D3400 will be made available with the usual 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR kit lens for $649.95 (RM2595.61), or you can plump up for the two lens kit with the 18-55mm lens and a 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 ED (non-VR) lens for $999.95 (RM3993.25).
Pokdepinion: Personally, I prefer mirrorless if we are talking entry-level, and classic DSLRs when going up the ladder. The steep price of the Nikon D3400 as an “entry-level” DSLR is also quite off-putting.