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Nikon D3400 – the first entry-level DSLR with always-on Bluetooth.

Nikon has officially announced the D3400, the company’s all-new entry-level DSLR. The new camera is a successor to the two-year-old Nikon D3300, and although it doesn’t bring many radical changes, it has a few notable new features.

The Nikon D3400 is the first entry-level DSLR enabled with the company’s SnapBridge software, an always-on Bluetooth Low Energy connection that lets the camera automatically transfer images to a user’s smartphone, without needing Wi-Fi.

SnapBridge is a feature that has been available on high-spec Nikon DSLR cameras, but it only works with Android phones at the moment, though the company is saying that iOS support will be coming by the end of August 2016. SnapBridge allows all photos taken with the camera to be automatically transferred to a smartphone with simple, one-time setup. This eliminates the need to manually reconnect the camera to the device for each image transfer. The connection can be maintained even when the camera is turned off.

The camera’s other enhancements are the expanded ISO sensitivity to 25,600 and the improved battery performance, Nikon says it will last almost twice as long as it did in the D3300 (up to 1,200 shots). The D3400 is also equipped with Guide Mode, which provides step-by-step instructions for taking pictures and recording movies, making things easier for first-time users of a digital SLR camera. At approximately 395 g, the camera is 15 percent lighter than the D3300 and is especially handy for users constantly on the move.

Apart from the above mention features, the D3400’s other functions are similar to the D3300. The new camera uses the same 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter, enhancing the users’ experience of capturing and sharing quality images.

The D3400 will be available from 15 September 2016. It will be sold in black or red, as a kit with Nikon’s new image-stabilized and quiet-focusing 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 lens. The package will cost $649, but customers will also be able to buy a version of the kit with no image stabilization for about $50 less. Nikon will also sell a two-lens kit, which includes the 18-55mm VR lens and the 70-300mm non-VR lens, for $999.

You can shop for high-quality Nikon D3400 memory cards on our website.

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3 Comments

  1. Hey. I need advice.

    I know nothing about cameras but i’m required to get a dslr camera for school purposes. I’m thinking of getting either Nikon D3400 or Canon T6 because i read that they’re both are suitable for newbies and they cost less than $400.

    I was reading on this one site called Sleeq Tech(https://www.sleeqtech.com/nikon-d3400-vs-canon-t6). It pisses me off because i spent 5 mins reading it just to find out that the article wasn’t comparing the two cameras. The author only mentioned that both the two cameras are similar.

    Really hope to hear advice from you guys soon because my school is starting this coming January.

  2. Just ordered our d3400 and I am trying to read as many blogs about it that I can and have come across some that just didnt make any sence. But man this one is super helpful, didnt even know that it had this feature. Thank you again so much for taking the time to write this blog.

    1. Hi Gabriel,

      Thank you for your kind comments. We aim to provide insightful and helpful blog posts in an easy to read manner for all of our readers so it’s nice to hear that you got what you needed from our blog.

      Thanks,
      Tiago

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