Nikon D3300 vs D3400 specifications comparison

Nikon D3400 Nikon D3300

A quick specifications comparison between the new Nikon D3400 camera and the D3300:

Update - one more important piece of the specs that was not mentioned in the table: the flash guide number of the D3400 vs. the D3300 (this explains the improved battery life of the D3400):

  • D3400: Approx. 7/22, 8/26 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
  • D3300: Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)

Nikon D3400 Nikon D3300
Playback Functions Auto Image Rotation
Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Highlights
Histogram Display
Image Comment
Location Display
Movie Playback
Photo Information
Picture Rating
Playback Face Zoom
Playback with Zoom
Playback Zoom Cropping
Slideshow
Auto Image Rotation
Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Highlights
Histogram Display
Image Comment
Movie Playback
Playback with Zoom
Slideshow
Live View Shooting Yes Yes
Monitor Size 3.0in. diagonal 3.0in. diagonal
ISO Sensitivity ISO100-25,600 ISO100-12,800
Hi-1 (ISO 25,600)
File Format Still Images Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
Battery / Batteries EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
White Balance Auto
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Preset Manual
Shade
Auto
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Preset Manual
Shade
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth) 4.9in.(124mm)x3.9in.(98mm)x3.0in.(75.5mm) 4.9in.(124mm)x3.9in.(98mm)x3.0in.(75.5mm)
Monitor Resolution 921,000Dots 921,000Dots
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount Nikon F bayonet mount
Battery Life (shots per charge) 1,200shots (CIPA) 700shots (CIPA)
Viewfinder Frame Coverage 95% Horizontal
95% Vertical(Approx.)
95% Horizontal(Approx.)
White Balance Bracketing -- --
Storage Media SD
SDHC
SDXC
SD
SDHC
SDXC
Effective Pixels (Megapixels) 24.2million 24.2million
In-Camera Image Editing Color Outline
Color Sketch
D-Lighting
Distortion Control
Filter Effects
Fisheye
Image Overlay
Miniature Effect
Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing
Painting
Perspective Control
Photo Illustration
Quick Retouch
Red-Eye Correction
Resize
Selective Color
Straighten
Trim
Color Balance
Color Outline
Color Sketch
D-Lighting
Distortion Control
Filter Effects
Fisheye
Image Overlay
Miniature Effect
Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Photo Illustration
Quick Retouch
Red-Eye Correction
Resize
Selective Color
Straighten
Trim
Dynamic AF Mode Number of AF points: 11 (3D-tracking) Number of AF points: 11 (3D-tracking)
Flash Bracketing -- --
Card Slot 1 Secure Digital (SD) 1 Secure Digital (SD)
AC Adapter EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately) EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)
Lens Compatibility at a Glance Autofocus is available with AF-P and type E and G AF-S lenses AF-S Lens Required for Autofocus
Monitor Type Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
Viewfinder Magnification 0.85x(Approx.) 0.85x(Approx.)
Approx. Weight 14oz.(395g)camera body only 14.5oz.(410g)camera body only
Sensor Size 23.5mmx15.6mm 23.5mmx15.6mm
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000sec. 1/4000sec.
Auto-Area AF Mode Yes Yes
Image Sensor Format DX DX
Slowest Shutter Speed 30sec. 30sec.
Viewfinder Eyepoint 18mm (-1.0m¯¹) 18mm (-1.0m¯¹)
GPS -- GP-1A GPS unit
Top FP High Speed Sync -- --
Flash Sync Modes Auto
Auto with red-eye reduction
Auto slow sync
Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction
Fill-flash
Rear-curtain sync
Rear-curtain with slow sync
Red-Eye reduction
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync
Off
Auto
Auto with red-eye reduction
Auto slow sync
Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction
Fill-flash
Rear-curtain sync
Rear-curtain with slow sync
Red-Eye reduction
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync
Off
Flash Compensation Can be adjusted by −3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV in P, S, A, M, and scene modes -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Scene Modes Auto
Auto [Flash Off]
Child
Close-up
Landscape
Night Portrait
Portrait
Sports
Special Effects Modes (night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key)
Auto
Auto [Flash Off]
Child
Close-up
Landscape
Night Portrait
Portrait
Sports
Movie Full HD 1,920x1,080/60
Full HD 1,920x1,080/50
Full HD 1,920x1,080/30
Full HD 1,920x1,080/25
Full HD 1,920x1,080/24
HD 1,280x720/60
HD 1,280x720/50
Full HD 1,920x1,080/60
Full HD 1,920x1,080/50
Full HD 1,920x1,080/30
Full HD 1,920x1,080/25
Full HD 1,920x1,080/24
HD 1,280x720/60
HD 1,280x720/50
VGA 640x424/30
VGA 640x424/25
Mirror Lock Up -- Yes (for image sensor cleaning)
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV in P, S, A, M, Scene, and Night Vision modes ±5 EV in increments of 1/3EV
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution 5 frames per second 5 frames per second
Focus Modes Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area available in Live View and D-Movie only
Predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area available in Live View and D-Movie only
Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area available in Live View and D-Movie only
Predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area available in Live View and D-Movie only
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 11 11
Movie Audio Built-in microphone, monaural
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
Built-in microphone, monaural
Optional external stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) CLS Supported CLS Supported
Exposure Bracketing -- --
Picture Control Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Selected Picture Control can be Modified
Standard
Vivid
Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Selected Picture Control can be Modified
Standard
Vivid
 Price $646.95  $546.95 
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  • Paweł Tura

    place the next batch of manufacturingbuilt a new model 🙂

    • Nikita

      what?

  • T.I.M

    I like your new NR home page design, it make it easier to find an older post (I was looking for the post I made in 1998 about the D900 release)

  • Still scratching my head…what exactly is the difference besides the higher price?

    • doge

      They took away the option to use an external microphone.

      • Eno

        And also the sensor cleaning option.

        • T.I.M

          True but the camera weight 15g less !
          So you can put an extra lipstick in your purse !

          • Eno

            Those 15 g less must come from the lack of tripod socket.
            Although I hope to be mistaken.

      • iamlucky13

        They also removed the 10-pin port for the WR-R10 remote and the GPS receiver, but they added Snapbridge.

        For a casual user, the sensor cleaning is probably the most significant loss. I’m surprised how much less of a problem dust spots are since I moved up to a camera with the sensor shake feature. I doubt many D3XXX owners have even as much as a blower bulb, but without sensor shake, more will probably realize they want want.

        I’m going to just assume that the spec table not including mirror lockup is an oversight. I can’t imagine Nikon removing both sensor shake *and* mirror lockup, making even easy to remove dust spots effectively permanent.

        • doge

          Could be an oversight, or it could not. Remember their quarterly numbers. Sales were down but profits were up. How do you think you increase profits without selling more cameras?

          Slash jobs, cut QC, cut customer service/support, cut manufacturing costs. Reduce total number of parts in cameras, reuse as many interchangeable parts as possible. Offer a product you can charge more for because it’s ‘new’ while not actually doing anything new at all. This could just be the first look into the direction Nikon is headed.

          • First look?

          • ITN

            It can also be that Nikon sells proportionally more high end gear compared to low end. This increases profit even though sales measured in unit numbers are down. This is also why Sony focuses so much on the full frame models: low end of the market is going to crash while the high end keeps doing okay.

        • Captain Insane-O

          My D5500 didn’t even have mirror up.

          Something I don’t particularly find useful in my D750 except in a few circumstances (tripod long exposure with remote release)

          • Max

            Weird. I’m sure D5300 has it.

            • Captain Insane-O

              Mup or lock mirror for cleaning?

              Mup delays exposure metering and lifts mirror on the shutter press, then captures the image on the second shutter press.

            • Max

              Mirror lock up.

    • Rob

      Lighter, higher ISO, Bluetooth, longer battery life.

      • peevee

        Battery life is not really longer. Same battery, processor and sensor, why would it be longer.
        It is just the flash in D3400 is significantly weaker (7m vs 12m) and stupid CIPA battery testing methodology fires flash when counting number of shots per battery.

        Had they removed the flash completely, their “battery life” (as measured by CIPA) would be even “longer”.

        • Arnold

          sensor cleaning consumes power too.

          • peevee

            Tiny amount at turn on. Or you can set it on manual and use only when you need it.
            I doubt CIPA numbers are affected, maybe 1 shot off. 🙂

        • Rob

          People use the flash, with the low light sensitivity these sensors have Nikon reduced the power on the flash. Seems like common sense. And now you can get a D3300 with all the features you like for a bit cheaper win-win.

          • peevee

            No, trying to sell worse camera for a higher price does not make sense. Consumers assume that a newer and more expensive electronic product in the line is better. Going against this expectation is fraud.

            • Rob

              Mmm if it was a toss up between the two cameras for the same price I would take the newer one. The features you dismiss are not irrelevant to me, I will always seek the lighter camera, higher ISO is fun, less reliance on flash with battery benefits is a plus for me also. Bluetooth is useless to me but might be useful in the future.

              Same as car companies bringing out the annual model “update” that can consist of purely cosmetic tweaking this is hardly fraud. Like I said better deals for the previous models now that this is here.

            • peevee

              “less reliance on flash with battery benefits is a plus for me also. ”

              You just don’t understand, do you? If you don’t need the flash at some point – just don’t use it. There will be exactly the same battery life. But when you need it – you have it, right there.

            • Rob

              I understand the flash doesn’t need as much power if the sensor can take images at higher ISO. The higher ISO works regardless of distance. I doubt Nikon saved themselves much money using a lower powered flash, but battery life is increased. Not sure what you wanted from the D3400 but it obviously isn’t for you? The features removed make it a worse camera than the D3300 for you, for me they generally sound like positives and wouldn’t reduce image quality. I’m not in the market for a body having just picked up a D5200 and getting back into photography, if I ever need a second body I would be happy with any of the D3100 and later cameras as far as I’m concerned they are the same with minor irrelevant changes, I would grab whichever was cheapest or in the best condition if second hand.

            • peevee

              Again, battery life IS NOT increased!

              If you’d use lower flash power on D3300 to match weak flash on D3400, you’d have exactly the same battery life. But you cannot use the strong flash pulse on D3400 when you need IT because it DOES NOT have strong flash!

              The sensors are the same so D3400 has the same quality at high ISO.

            • Rob

              From the looks of it ISO 25,600 is reached in normal mode. Removal of the sensor cleaning function probably has an effect there also.

            • peevee

              What “normal mode”? And what maximum ISO is set as a limit in the software does not matter, quality of pictures at any high ISO determined by sensor size and quantum efficiency of the sensor, period.

            • Rob

              “quality of pictures at any high ISO determined by sensor size and quantum efficiency of the sensor, period.”
              LOL

            • peevee

              You are laughing at your own ignorance?

            • Jonathan

              its not fraud, just a bad review were the reviewer did not know jack shit about whats he’s talking about, the fact is with the d3400 you get less for more money, the d3300 is a way better camera

      • Tiffany Hartford

        The ISO is actually higher on the D3300

    • peevee

      Flash is weaker now, 7m vs 12m. No ports for mic and GPS. No mirror lock-up.
      A few JPEG special effects added in firmware.

      • Manuel Ferreira

        Special effects already existed in D3300.

        • peevee

          I think there are more of them now.

          • Jonathan

            no there are not more, its the exact same amount, this reviewer does not own a d3300, i have 3 of them and 2 d3200, the cameras are the same, except the 3400 has not mic input which is retarded and the 3400 has wifi big fucking deal, the 3300 has wifi with an adapter for 25 bucks on amazon

            • I am confused – you keep mentioning “the reviewer”, what exactly do you mean? Because my post is clearly not a review and I did not mention anywhere that I reviewed any of those cameras. Please clarify.

            • Jonathan

              who ever did the comparison did not get there facts straight and got way to much wrong about the d3300, make you people get there facts right first before they write

            • The specs are taken from Nikon’s website. Since you know more, please feel free to share your own comparison. Also, I deleted several of your comments – fault language is not tolerated here. Consider this your warning.

  • BlueBomberTurbo

    Don’t forget the flash gimpery that helps extend the CIPA rated battery life:

    D3400: Approx. 7/22, 8/26 with manual flash
    D3300: Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash

    If you don’t use the flash, you’ll probably end up with the same battery life as the D3300. Thanks, Nikon……

    • Kim

      Does that mean that the built-in flash is weaker than the D3300’s?

      • BlueBomberTurbo

        Very much so.

        • Kim

          That one is wisely not mentioned in the announcement…
          For me the worst handicap i.c.t the D3300!
          I can live without a mic-jack and a remoteport, but a weaker flash and removed sensorcleaning definately makes me keep my D3300 for trekking/hiking!
          Snapbridge could be cool to have in the field, but not at these costs.

    • Jonathan

      if you are using the built in flash you are a freakin noob, the bayberry life is exactly the same as the d3300 if you never use the crap built in light, on my d3300 i am able to get 1500 shots on one battery, but i have a battery grip for the d3300 as well so i get around 4,000 shots before i need recharge on gripe, not bad at all, save some money and get the d3300 and with that extra money get a prime lens and not a kit lens bs

      • BlueBomberTurbo

        Actually, using a flash on a subject backlit by the sun can significantly improve the image, especially on a lower end sensor like the D3300/D3400’s. Too bad they don’t make them able to bounce, but I guess that’s just a limitation of the DSLR body style.

        • Jonathan

          well like i said i never use built in flash, i have two external speed light for flash, uses own battery so never effects d3300 battery

  • T.I.M

    The D3400 is a great camera, that will make many people happy, the price is great, the color is fantastic (camera’s and pictures colors).
    This is great news for people who like to take pictures od any kinds.
    (I’m just trying to post the most positive comment possible, just to check if there will be still people bitching….)
    Have a wonderful day !

    • Aldo

      Let me put it this way… would you be happy if they simply added snapbridge to the d810 and call it d900? Do you understand the critique now? I hope so.

      • T.I.M

        Aldo is the first one bitching ! (gold medal so far)

        • Aldo

          but you didn’t answer my question. You should run for president.

          • T.I.M

            Congratulations Aldo, you now qualify for the bitching semi-finals !

            • Aldo

              This is not like you Tim… I think people here in NR are getting the best of you… and leaving whoever this is behind.

            • T.I.M

              I could try to explain Nikon’s commercial technics but I don’t want to see people bitching so I decided to SHUT MY MOUTH !
              (until the D900 get announced of course)

            • Aldo

              I think you are rather bitter today. I hope is temporary… let me change the subject in good faith… I’m picking up my d750 today. 3 day turn around for the shutter advisory issue.

            • DP

              Wow, you really are PMSing!!!

            • T.I.M

              yes, that’s why I’m thinking about getting the red version of the D3400

            • dinhsq

              Thanks TIM to make me laugh at the end of this long hard working friday!!!! cheers.

            • Martin Krocil

              Red shoot better pics anyway 😉 probably plus 2-3 shots batery life too.

        • Jonathan

          tim is a fucking retard, he is a noob and know jack shit, fuck him and don’t let is bs mouth make you mad, his facts are wrong and he’s just showing the world how fucking dumb he really is

      • Kaouthia

        Entry level DSLRs aren’t aimed at people who already have an entry level DSLR. They’re marketed to new people buying their first DSLR, stepping up from their phone or a point & shoot.

        If people already have an entry level DSLR and want more features, upgrade to a higher level body. That’s how it’s always worked.

        • Aldo

          Good point… but I was merely trying to put things in perspective so that Tim would understand. If you compare the d3400 with other releases not just nikon but across brands including their own DL announced cameras.. you can easily see that the d3400 has been deliberately stripped of upgrades that would seem rather common sense…4k video being the most obvious.

          • Kaouthia

            Well, when Canon announced the 1300D, it was basically just a 1200D with added WiFi.

            I can’t see them adding 4K to the D3x00 line, though, at least not just yet. It’s just not geared towards even slightly serious video shooters (probably why the mic socket was removed), and I think most folks looking to spend that little on a DSLR probably wouldn’t have a computer capable of handling editing 4K footage (I’m generalising, I know, there will be exceptions).

            Plus, if they added 4K to the D3400, nobody would buy the D5500 (unless they absolutely had to have 14Bit RAW, custom picture styles, or a flippy out LCD).

            I tried video with my wife’s D3200 once. There was a reason it was only the once. 😉

            Full stop ISO increments and lack of custom picture styles was the killer for me.

            When the D5500 gets replaced, I’ll be very surprised and disappointed if that one doesn’t shoot 4K. The D5x00 range seems to be the minimum entry level if you want to do anything kinda useful with video (mostly because you can load a flat picture profile onto it).

            • Aldo

              In another post I mentioned that (and you yourself said) that these are cameras aimed at people ‘upgrading’ from a cellphone… therefore all the current features (useful or not) should be used for marketing and encourage people to buy a dslr… it’s puzzling to someone who knows little about photography to understand why his/her 2 year old cellphone shoots some form of 4k and this nearly 2017 brand new camera worth 650 dollars cant.

              4k shouldnt be a big deal like nikon seems to think. It should be just another video format. An optional format to shoot if you will…. like 60p vs 60i… you wouldnt buy something that doesnt shoot 1080 60p right? Well same with 4k it is something ‘expected’ that nikon decides to leave out when their own upcoming point and shoot has it.

            • Kaouthia

              Actually, personally I wouldn’t care if it shot 1080p60 or not, I do everything @ 24fps unless I’m doing slow motion (and when I am, 60fps won’t give me slow enough).

              I totally get where you’re coming from, though, and generally agree. But, with or without 4K, a D3x00 camera isn’t going to shoot decent video without spending at least 2x the cost of the camera on rigs, gimbals and other bits anyway. Even then you’re crippled by full stop ISOs, no custom profile, etc.

              Even if it had 4K, you’d still be better off with your smartphone and it’s built in image stabilisation and all the other doohickies phones have these days.

              But I can also see Nikon’s side. It’s not like a DSLR (no matter what it can do) can steal that end of the market away from cellphones, so why try? People still have the phone whether they buy a camera or not. So, focus on what a DSLR traditionally does best. Stills.

              Tbh, though, I’d still probably advise most people to pick up a used D7000 or maybe D5300 (for the GPS & lack of AA filter) over any current D3x00 model.

            • Aldo

              I think you are right in a lot of things… but I wouldnt put money on deciphering nikons thinking. No too long ago they were advertising heavily to encorage people to put down their cellphones… the d3300 was in there. And it was done all wrong… telling people you could transfer images quickly and easy to social media with an ‘optional’ wifi adapter. I have no clue how nikon thinks but some of their releases remain puzzling to me.

            • Kaouthia

              Yeah, I do sometimes wonder if they hire in a completely fresh crew for every press release or marketing campaign. 😀

            • And 4k is like megapixel count for video. Novices and amateurs want the best of numbers no matter how useless it is for them.

            • They paired this cam with E lenses. Aren’t they useful only for video? Or there is some advantage to them for photos too? Also this killing the sales of another line up is the idea which made them mess up on D700 upgrade. And people buy 5xxx series only for the features you mentioned.

            • Kaouthia

              They who? I dunno where you get E lenses from. Aren’t those old low budget manual focus lenses? 🙂

              Sure, people buy the 5×00 for the features I mentioned, but right now it’s a case of “do I want them or not”. If the D3400 had 4K, it’d be “do I want those features, or 4K, because I can’t have both”.

              Customers want easy choices.

            • Sorry. I meant AF-P.

            • Kaouthia

              Well, they’ll probably switch out the lenses in the D5500 kit, too (or whatever its successor ends up being).

              They tend to force stuff like that on people whether they want it or not (like when they introduced the 50mm f/1.8 AF-S at double the price of its superior predecessor). 🙂

    • ZoetMB

      You’re being ridiculous. Sometimes, bitching is just bitching, but in this case, criticism is completely legitimate. The camera offers almost nothing over the D3300 and actually has a few features taken away and is priced $150 higher than the current price on the D3300. Why did Nikon even bother other than to say, “we have a new camera”?

      I don’t care because I’m not the market for this camera, but it’s almost insulting. Nikon couldn’t come up with one MAJOR new feature to add to this camera in the two years since the D3300 was released? My bet is that this was Nikon’s management saying, “put out a new low-end DSLR by the end of 2016, but don’t put any money into its development.”

      • Aldo

        That’s what I’m trying to say… only better.

      • T.I.M

        Zoet, I’m referring to the comments I received in the last few days.
        I graduated in photography in 1989, I love my job, I learn EVERY DAY.
        I’ve learn most of what I know from professionals that I’ve been working with, and I thanks them for that.
        So when I try to share my experience and knowledge on NR and I see that all I get back is bitching, it does not make me feel like posting on NR anymore.
        Peter created NR years ago, he is spending time (and money) making NR a great place to share our passion.
        You guys should respect his work.

        • Aldo

          I knew it… I should be a psychologist.

        • ZoetMB

          Criticism of the D3400 has absolutely nothing to do with respect or lack of it for Peter. I think Peter does a great job and I communicate with him several times a year when I find something interesting in my analysis of the market.

          In fact, criticism of Nikon has nothing to do with Peter either and it also has nothing to do with you graduating in photography in 1989. I don’t have the patience to go back and look at your older comments, but off the top of my head, I think I remember that most of your comments are generally useful information-free and mostly snark or jokes that only you think are funny. But you’re a pro photographer, not a pro comedian.

        • DP

          Uh oh…looks like somebody’s suffering from delusions of persecution/Messiah complex.

          All the best, dude. Here’s wishing you a speedy recovery…

        • jarmatic

          You might ask yourself if anyone is soliciting your experience and knowledge before you set down the road to pontification. Also, this a camera forum. Throw your pity party elsewhere.

      • T.I.M

        In addition to be a photographer I designed test charts for lenses and sold about 1600 of them all over the world.
        I have a 100% positive feedback from my customers.
        I thought many times to offer for free at special occasions (new full frame Nikon DSLR release) few of my test charts to NR readers.
        But I think some people on NR would not appreciate the gift and bitch on my products so I decided not to do it.

        • Aldo

          oh lord… you seem hopeless.

          • T.I.M

            what, facts scare you ?

            • Aldo

              nevermind Tim.

          • jarmatic

            I gave up on him a long time ago. Don’t waste your energy.

      • ITN

        It does have SnapBridge. When Nikon gets it to work properly (I am sure it has initial issues), it will allow people to have all the shots that they make on the DSLR automatically transferred to the smartphone as small jpgs convenient for sharing online (without having to establish the connection between the camera and phone every time; the transfer happens in the background when the devices are in the vicinity of each other). Since posting on facebook and similar sites is now how most people use photographs, this functionality is crucial to make the entry level DSLR appeal to large crowds of people. I’m sure SnapBridge development has cost Nikon substantial money.

        Why Nikon removed some features is regrettable. They add something and take away something else. I suppose this is bean counters at work; they don’t want demanding users to be happy with something inexpensive. However, this camera is not meant to appeal to users of existing DSLRs; it is for new buyers who didn’t have one yet and want something inexpensive. Removing the sensor autocleaning function is, in my opinion, not a good thing given that Nikon’s track record with sensor cleanliness is not perfect.

      • Jonathan

        sir you are soon right the d3400 is a waste of time and money, a dud, you get way less camera for more money, nikon fucked up here, 3400- no mic jack, weak built in flash, and iso is basically the same. as for the new lenses, the d3300 has a firmware to use them, save money and get a better camera the d3300

    • DP

      Awww…you ought to win an award for “Most Obsequious Nikon fanboy.”

    • Murat Sahan

      Im not quitwe sure what you mean? Why not just add Snapbridge to the D3300 and call it D3300 MkII? Now Nikon has actually removed the sensor cleaning with might have been useful for the intended group of buyers. Also not adding stereo mic or at least not take away the mic input will make this less useful for videographers (flat mode -aside).

    • Hi Andrew!

      • Toecutter

        Lol,my thinking exactly

    • Jonathan

      How the fuck do you know ifs a great camera its not even for sale yet, dumbass. the d3300 has been out for years and is a great camera that has more to offer than the d3400, with the 3400 you get less for more money, that is a loser noob move to make, get your facts right before you talk

  • It’s same name and level as D3300, but the price is almost doubled, and even higher than D5500 with KIT, D7100 body here in my country, I don’t know why someone would buy it instead D5500 with kit or D7100 body (and spend a bit more for a VRII kit?)?

  • Michael Turner

    AF-P and type E lenses are Nikon’s future line up, meaning they are
    going to have to replace every camera at the bottom levels. That’s main
    reason for this camera; it will make focus tracking and video performance better for the average consumer. I have the D3300 and if I didn’t, I would (if this option exists) spend the extra money to get the D3400. I thought the biggest downfall of the D3300 was the ISO options in video mode. You get 200, 400, but then it skips to 800. 400 still looked good but when you needed just a little more ISO you only had 800 as an option which is noticeably noisy. If the D3400 has a 600 ISO option it would be worth the extra money. If the ISO is better on the D3400, all-around in video and in photos than it is easily worth the extra money.

    • manattan

      You would be better off with a refurbished D5500 then this updated 3400 if you want video. Sadly you would be better off still with a mirrorless or Canon’s dual pixel cameras for video.

      • Michael Turner

        Personally I’d get a used D7200. I still might but I have a D750 so it’s a low priority to get a crop frame just for the extra telephoto length at the moment. I agree that there’s better used/refurbished cameras out there. Most first time buyers feel like 600 dollars is fortune and will only want to buy a new camera.

    • I think the reason for full stop ISOs could be the gain characteristics of 1/3 or half stop ISOs. Nikon has recently started to use same canonlike gains for some cameras and for specific ISO ranges. I do not know this is the case here. Maybe somebody can shed some light on it. Just that instead of keeping illusion of useful mid stops like canon, nikon decided to go honest and use full stops. Or they actually made sure that some of the people would want to upgrade in frustration. Anyway maybe 90 percent of 3xxx users wouldn’t care or understand the importance anyway.

      • ITN

        Could it have something to do with the large range between the maximum and minimum ISO? With full stop increments one can go from one end to the other in a reasonable time (manually). However, fine tuning exposure with 1/3 stops is useful, provided that it leads to a real adjustment of gain instead of just digital multiplication of the image. For this camera it doesn’t matter much but in general I prefer the 1/3 stop adjustment option.

    • ITN

      E and AF-P lens support should not require more than a firmware upgrade.

      • Michael Turner

        In my mind, I’m with you that it should only be a firmware update but I read somewhere that that’s not the case.

    • Captain Megaton

      Can someone explain how changing from SWM to a stepper motor improves focus tracking? What’s the big deal here?

      • Kim

        I think it only has to do with speed!
        I got the new AF-P 18-55mm, and I was simply astounded at how quick the AF is!
        From infinity to close-limit and vice-versa in no time at all!
        and I mean INSTANTLY! In the optical viewfinder it just flicks from one end to another. And this is the cheapest lens; Think what they can do with their better lenses…

        • Captain Megaton

          Cool! Thanks.

    • Jonathan

      your fucking dumb dude, who the fuck would use the d3400 for video, there is no mic jack, second you fuck face nikons wifi is crap, pure crap, disconnects all the fucking time, third the fucking battery life is the same if you are not a noob and never use the bs built in flash, so sir do your homework next time than talk you fucking moran

  • MB

    Nikon will keep pushing the price up until people stop buying the stuff, and than will try winning the customers back with lower prices, wonder if this will work…

    • T.I.M

      I think you’re right, in 4 months, it will be priced $395 for Xmas sales.

      • ZoetMB

        Not if they don’t get rid of the remaining D3300’s and D3200’s first. Nikon actually recently RAISED the price of the D3300 from $400 to $550 for the 1 lens kit and $500 to $700 for the 2 lens kit. What are they thinking? Don’t they want to get rid of these to clear the shelves for the D3400?

    • IronHeadSlim

      Isn’t the price the same as D3300 but D3300 is has a $100 instant rebate? This must be working at some level for Nikon.

      B&H has the D3200 for $450, D3300 for $550 & D3400 for $650, all with kit lens. The price point every $100 must sell cameras. The $800 D5300 has a $200 instant rebate so it sells for $600 so like every $50 there is a camera.

      I don’t know but maybe at the low end it pays to have too many options.

      It really sucks if no sensor cleaning mirror lock up. I keep my D3 sensor clean mostly with air bulb and mirror lock up. (it didn’t have sensor shake)

      • Allen_Wentz

        And the D5xxx series is hella more than 10% more competent than the D3xxx series. The tilt/swivel alone provides huge value add.

  • Bob Thane

    Wait… Did they completely remove the option to manually clean the image sensor? If you can’t lock the mirror up that’s going to be a real pain.

    • T.I.M

      Bob, people who buy the D3400 don’t even know what a sensor is and will never clean it.

      • Bob Thane

        That feels a bit harsh. The highschool kid who can’t afford a top-end camera but loves photography and wants a DSLR certainly knows about the sensor and cares about the camera. The pro who’s starting out and needs a back-up camera on the cheap certainly cares. It’s not just soccer moms buying these cameras.

        • T.I.M

          Then he (she) will buy a better camera (used) for the price of the D3400 new.

        • Kim

          You’re right. I have a D3300 for hiking/trekking because of its low weight/size and excellent image quality.
          Anyhow, taking a picture in manualmode with ‘bulb’ shutterspeed, is practically the same as mirror-lockup 😉

        • Clubber Lang

          This is a great point. But I have to say, it would be nice if a company such as Nikon provided a camera at the bottom level that a Highschool kid could use as a learning platform that was a bit more enthusiast level or at least made a budding photographer appreciate the craft and art of photography. After all, this is what is going to make that Highschool kid stick with it and develope.
          While I understand a camera such as this is always going to be around, I just think that it is too consumer oriented and less photographer oriented. It has Too many auto modes, too much help, and basic things such as not being able to autofocus old affordable lenses from Nikon.
          My guess is that a Highschool kid would be better off buying an old manual camera from the 70’s, studying e history of photography and the great artists over the years rather than having wifi.

      • eric

        T.I.M, I own 2x D3300.
        I have an air bulb and clean the sensors using mirror lockup.
        Your comment is ridiculous

        • Mirror lock-up function was removed in the D3400 according to the specs on Nikon USA website (see the included table in this post)

          • Captain Megaton

            I’m gonna need formal confirmation of this. I think it’s a mistake and they meant to indicate the ultrasonic cleaning feature was removed.

            • Kim

              Agree. The reason beeing that a mirror lockup feature doesn’t require more hardware; it is just implemeted in the software.

    • it seems that way to me unless I am missing something – if you are fast enough, you can clean it at a low shutter speed 🙂

      • Captain Megaton

        The D3300 had the ultrasonic cleaning feature right? This was removed in the D3400. I can’t imagine they’d remove the lock up feature needed for manually cleaning. That’s truly nonsensical, unless this is “idiot proofing” – i.e. they got too many returns from DIY cleaning gone awry so decided to prevent users from even attempting it.

  • DP

    Wow, this has to be the most underwhelming upgrade since the D800->D810!
    Nikon’s really outdone itself this time!

    • nwcs

      The D810 actually was quite a nice update. Far more than what this appears to be.

      • Aldo

        agree

    • manattan

      Forgetting that the 810 did a first for Nikon in lowering base iso to 64, or the AF improvements, the quieter shutter alone was worth the upgrade.

    • Bob Thane

      The D810 was a huge upgrade. Better long exposure noise performance, sharper images than the D800, way better AF, faster fps, drastically improved liveview, and the brilliant low ISO. It took the D800 from being a studio camera to being something truly versatile.

    • Shutterbug

      The D810 was an enormous upgrade. Every single person with a D800 I knew upgraded to the D810.

    • Michiel953

      Most stupid comment since

  • Well I guess the good news is that they kept the same battery type.

  • Max

    So which cameras can make use of af-p??

  • Alda Smite

    this camera is and indication that nikon is clueless in this market – scraping “3” and adding “4” and on top of that jacking up a price for camera that did not sell well in the first place…. even back in 2014 a brand new d3300 was not an upgrade over d3200, but altleast there were no feature stripping…. anyhow – time for these cameras are gone (yea I know – you still can make kick ass pictures with that sensor…. and keep on doing so – with your used d3200). no new people are striving in to dlsr systems (essepcially not in retarded and twice rebranded d3200 type of system) but for advanced people – these nikon moves (those useless DX “new” lenses and this camera + itns price) repell even more

    • CaMeRa QuEsT

      You realize that the bottom rung DSLRs from Canon and Nikon have both consistently been the best selling ILCs worldwide, year over year. Also, at least pertaining my needs, the D3300 was a huge upgrade in video IQ compared to the D3200, plus it did improve its FPS in both video and stills and had a more consistent exposure and WB meter, it also came with a sharper, lighter and more compact lens. But one of the improvements, the one that was cost driven, did have a detrimental side effect: going “monocoque” on the body construction did make the D3300 much lighter, but it took away the internal steel chassis that had a dampening effect on shutter/mirror shock and Nikon didn’t compensate for it with a proper damper, so anything you shoot at 1/60th-1/200th of a second comes out slightly blurry, which is more noticeable due to the high resolution level and the lack of an AA filter. They also took away some diopter adjustability but at least they did enlarge the OVF magnification. With the D3400 they have taken A LOT out, which the lousy BT implementation doesn’t compensate for because with the D3300 you could at least use the Wi-Fi dongle to remotely LV and control the camera, that’s not possible at all with the D3400 because they even took out the jack for the dongle and BT doesn’t have enough bandwidth for implementing LV over the air.

  • Aldo

    Just in case someone cares.. picked up my d750 3 day turn around for shutter advisory https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/112bc4ec6cc629e662fe7e6f521b016d842d1785804ec28f78b37c892b5ecd85.jpg

  • whisky

    Thom predicted a modest tweak. he was correct.

    • TO-DOUG

      Not true! Nikon has tweaked the price considerably…

      • whisky

        true. Thom also predicted prices would go up.
        he was correct about that as well.

  • Neopulse

    How the hell were they able to bump up the shots per battery that significantly? I’m not complaining, I think it’s great.

    • AlphaT

      Might be using a new and more efficient Expeed processor, among the other electronics in the camera not usually mentioned in the specifications.

      • Neopulse

        Yeah but, even then it’s still EXPEED 4 just like its predecessor, same battery and even the same LCD screen resolution.

    • JXVo

      The CIPA battery life standard includes a lot of flash use and regularly racking the AF through its range. D3400 has a much weaker flash and the AF-P lenses may also use less power so the shot count goes up.

      • Neopulse

        Nah it can’t be that significant. Ok that it’ll use less flash power ok. But I think there is an advantage of removing the legacy mic input which in turn helps extend battery life. In laptop computers, removing old hardware like floppy or CD drives helps with the battery life.

        • EnPassant

          Don’t forget no sensor cleaning. Costs a lot of juice every time the camera is turned on and off.

          • Max

            Sensor cleaning on d3300 isn’t on startup as far as i know. It was on the d40

  • Neopulse

    To be honest, if I were buying this camera, I’d choose to remove the Mic input and have the Bluetooth/Snap Bridge instead any day.

    • TO-DOUG

      To be honest, if you buy this camera you would not have any choice. The D3400 does not have a microphone input, but the previous D3300 does have an input. That is confirmed at the Nikon web site. So if you have a Nikon ME-1 microphone, you can slide it into the D3400’s hot shoe… but you will have no way to plug it into the D3400 itself. That’s progress (?) for you. On the other hand if you have a Nikon 1 V2, its special accessory shoe won’t accept the ME-1 microphone, but it does have a microphone input that will accept the ME-1 connector. Go figure…

      • Neopulse

        Well of course no choice, but then again how many film makers would film on a entry level DSLR? When they can shell out $150 more for the next level that has a tiltable touch screen with the mic input.

        • TO-DOUG

          You ask “how many film makers would film on an entry level DSLR?” Well, I really don’t know, but I suppose that was a rhetorical question. However, clearly Nikon seems to think that some purchasers will film (video) on this D3400, as it comes with five “movie” modes:
          Full HD 1,920×1,080/60
          Full HD 1,920×1,080/50
          Full HD 1,920×1,080/30
          Full HD 1,920×1,080/25
          Full HD 1,920×1,080/24
          Despite being able to record in five HD video modes, it can only record in monaural sound, using a built-in microphone. My rhetorical question: Does that make any sense?
          Put another way, when was the last time that Nikon considered that it had a system of features and components? If it is trying to sell (my assumption) its ME-1 microphone, then why doesn’t it ensure that all of its cameras can accept the ME-1 input jack? Of course, if people really want to use a real stereo microphone, they can just buy the D3300 — and save some money at the same time.

          • Matt

            “My rhetorical question: Does that make any sense?”

            It doesn’t make sense that someone who buys into an entry level basic dslr will upgrade with a $100+ mic because they want decent audio. And even if someone was doing serious filming on a D3300, then just buy an external recorder and sync it in premiere. Mic jacks are overrated, they’re really just for having a backup copy of audio from the line out of your real recorder.

          • Neopulse

            I get ya, even though your question was rhetorical pertaining to film makers with a D3400, was thinking that just because the iPhone 6+ can do video (with limited settings) doesn’t mean it is a video oriented camera (although the Iphone 6+ has a mic input lol).

            But yeah, maybe this is a move for Nikon to create maybe a new find of bluetooth system for audio.

  • Eleazar Liu

    I am more curious about nikon’s scene mode additions. For entry level dslr we are looking at the potential customer who will most likely have no ideal of LR,PS and RAW is most likely useless to them. By adding the scene model, what Nikon trying to do is to let the user finish everything in camera and once the pic is in their phone, they can post online without any more touch up. It is the new point and shoot and post strategy. This means we are talking about jepg quality. To me this is the right move. Give the wifi/snapbrige only is not enough, imaging they have to go through visco and others again is a pain for certain users. I will be very interested about the scene model and jepg performance once the camera is released. Just wish Nikon make this right

    • Manuel Ferreira

      That was a typo. D3300 already have same scene mode and effects.

  • Captain Megaton

    So in addition to the mic jack and the ultrasonic cleaning feature, they also removed compatibility with the GPS unit? Harsh. Maybe the latter is because Snapbridge can geolocate using the phone GPS info?

    Very much stripped down to the bare essentials. Not that a part of me doesn’t appreciate the strict minimalism though. 70% increase in battery life is nothing to sneeze at either.

  • TO-DOUG

    I have compared the specs for the D3300 with those for the D3400 on the Nikon USA site.
    The D3300 lists these features:
    IMAGE SENSOR:
    Dust-Reduction System: Image sensor cleaning
    Dust-Off Reference Photo: Yes
    VIEWFINDER:
    Reflex Mirror: Quick-return type
    Mirror Lock Up: Yes (for image sensor cleaning)

    The D3400 lists these features:
    IMAGE SENSOR:
    Dust-Reduction System: Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX-D software required)
    Dust-Off Reference Photo: Yes
    VIEWFINDER:
    Reflex Mirror: Quick-return type
    (no mention of mirror lock-up)

    So, it appears that the new D3400 “features” a lack of image sensor cleaning, and instead requires you to buy their Capture NX-D software. But wait… if you call right now… it also features a lack of mirror lock-up — making it impossible to clean the sensor yourself. And for this they are charging an additional US$100. I don’t get it. Literally!

    • Captain Megaton

      Price differential is maintained while retailers sell off D3300 stock. D3400 kits will then drop to $550 or even less.

      D3400 kit gives you Snapbridge, 70% more battery life, new sensor, and the AFP lens. I won’t believe they’ve removed the lock up cleaning feature until there’s review confirmation.

      • Kim

        Batterylife is the same on both cameras if you don’t use flash (over 2000 pics), but the new flash is so weak, it hardly draws any power (or light the subject…)

        • Captain Megaton

          I doubt they changed the flash. Any proof?

          D5 got a huge battery improvement too. Someone told me recently it was the sensor tech which has changed to be more power efficient so we should be seeing this bump across the board in all new Nikon dSLRs.

        • Captain Megaton

          I didn’t believe you so I went checked the specs myself. You are indeed correct. Wow, stay classy Nikon.

      • CaMeRa QuEsT

        Where did you read that there is a new sensor?

        • Captain Megaton

          I assumed that from the increase in max (native) ISO from 25600 to 51200.

          • Manuel Ferreira

            You assumed wrong ! They “turned” extended ISO (25600), into “normal” ISO. And there is no extend ISO anymore !

            • Captain Megaton

              That’s possible I suppose, but not necessarily so.

      • Manuel Ferreira

        The sensor is the same found in D3300, and D7200, by the way…

      • Eklavya Verma

        I know this is an old comment, but a retailer is selling me the new AF-P lenses with Nikon D3300. Saves me about $150 equivalent in Indian currency as well over the D3400. So would that be a good buy for a first dSLR?

        • Captain Megaton

          Definitely. The AF-P lenses are nicer feeling than the old G kit lenses, and unless you will use snapbridge the D3300 is the better camera.

          • Eklavya Verma

            Awesome! Thank you for your input! I will go ahead with this one 😀

    • AlphaT

      Capture NX-D is a FREE download.

    • Manuel Ferreira

      Capture NX-D is free.

  • James Donahue

    Information overload. Just press the damn button

  • YES

    So basically the same camera with a new name and higher price tag!
    Wow! Nikon must really think its customers are utter morons to be promoting this piece of garbage!

  • HD10

    I was trying to understand how Nikon managed to boost the D3400 CIPA rated battery life from 700 to 1200 shots but could not find any until I came across another CIPA related spec that likely accounts for the improvement.

    The D3400 flash GN has been reduced by almost half from the D3300. Since CIPA rating is determined with the flash operating at 50% of the shots, the D3400 drop in flash unit power/range likely largely explains how Nikon increased the number of shots on a battery charge. So the Nikon D3400 has a higher CIPA rating for number of shots because the flash unit on the D3400 is much weaker than that found on the D3300.

    So compared to the D3300, the D3400 has a significantly weaker flash unit, no ultrasonic sensor dust remover, no mic input port. Way to go Nikon!

    • CaMeRa QuEsT

      That’s the new Nikon: I AM COST CUTTING

      • HD10

        This D3400 release makes me wonder how the next Nikon camera release will be like. There were several fiascos before which were seemingly remedied by a successful D5/D500 launch. But this D3400 does not inspire much confidence.

        • Andrew

          The D3400 should be a competent performer even with its current specs. Nikon seems to have greatly enhanced its algorithm for producing better high ISO shots and we may also get the impressive JPEG images performance as is the case of the D500.

          So the fact that the ISO performance of the D3400 is claimed to be one stop better at ISO 25,600 should result in better image quality (IQ) in lower light situations than the well respected D3300. Many doubted the ISO claims of the D500 until they saw the amazing pictures it produces up to ISO 52,200.

          Therefore, it is realistic for one to expect that the D3400 will be a great performer – taking the already impressive performance of the D3300 a good step forward. And the price of the D3400 is reasonable.

    • Captain Megaton

      I literally went and bought a used D3300 body ($250) after reading your post. To buy a D3400 constitutes such an act of willful stupidity I anticipate the resale value on the D3300 will remain high for some time.

      • Max

        It’s got an awesome sensor. Put a 85mm prime on that little thing and see what portraits it makes.

        • true

          With all the AF inconsistency problems that 85mm 1.8G is capable of producing even on D810? Probably lovely back or front focussed pictures.

          • Max

            This is true actually. The 3 and 5xxx series don’t have micro adjust for lenses and used to have back focus issues with 105 2.8 and 35mm 1.8 with the d3200.

          • Captain Megaton

            I’ll try my Zeiss 85/1.4 ZF then. It’s the only F-mount 85 I own anyways. Not that that will guarantee in-focus shots. The focal plane shifts make it a complete PITA in that regard.

    • I heard the same but could not find any confirmation on Nikon’s site. Do you have a link?

    • Mr_Miyagi

      Looks like Nikon may have taken a page out of the Volkswagen play book, whereby VW was able to manipulate the tests on diesel emissions to meet US EPA regulations.

      • Captain Megaton

        No, the equivalent there would be writing firmware to lower the flash output when CIPA testing was detected.

        This is more like building a car with a much less powerful headlights so the batteries drain more slowly when you leave the keys in the ignition…

    • Manuel Ferreira

      And the Snapbridge only function is to transfer pictures of 2 Mb Jpegs to smartphone…

    • Nikos Skartsilas

      Maybe there is a low noise improvement that makes the desired quality be the same with one stop iso increasing. So the flash output power has to be equal.

    • Andrew

      If that is the case and the only major contributing factor to the higher shots number, then welcome to the game, it is called marketing 😉

  • Stormwatch

    Dear Nikon, it’s practically 2017 and you still do not have 4K (proper 4K without funny cropping factors) in ALL of your cameras.

    • Spy Black

      Canon’s about to release the Mk IV with cropped sensor 4k, so I guess they’re in good company. 🙂

  • David Weinehall

    One neat feature that’s not mentioned here is that the D3400 has a USB Type-C port 🙂

    • As an individual who has fumbled in the dark far too many times with polarized connectors…that is so very very welcome. The USB 3.0 port on my bodies definitely feels like a weak link in in otherwise durable design. Not the biggest fan of the mini HDMI on them either

  • osynlig fog

    Does this mean the D3300 isn’t compatible with AF-P lenses but the D3400 is?

    • Max

      I also want to know.

      • CaMeRa QuEsT

        The D3300 is compatible with AF-P after you update it to firmware ver. C 1.01. The D3200 and older are not compatible as Nikon hasn’t updated their firmwares to be able to drive the AF-P lenses.

    • Manuel Ferreira

      They made it compatible by firmware upgrade. Compatible cameras are: D3300, D3400, D5300 and D5500.

  • CaMeRa QuEsT

    Bottom line: if you MUST buy an entry level Nikon, forget about the D3400 and get the D3300 while they still have them in stock. Given that Nikon is saving a HUGE amount of money on each D3400 they make, compared to the D3300, and the fact that they can charge more for it because of its “newness”, I’m sure that Nikon won’t be making them both concurrently as they have done so with the D3200 to “cover the bottom”, a hint of this new policy is that they don’t actively market the D3300 and the D5300 up front on their main DSLR product pages within their USA website anymore. It’s the first time I must say caveat emptor, buyer beware about a Nikon DSLR!

    • AlphaT

      But some people will buy this for Snapbridge by itself.
      I’m not interested in these entry-level DSLRs, but if I’m buying one I’ll get the D3400 with the newer 18-55 for just like $100 more. And resale value will be higher than the D3300, as it’s newer.

      • Jonathan

        the resale value will drop and and will drop fast and here is why, you are paying more for less. The d3400 has no mic input, so videographers will buy the d3300, and the lenses can be bought alone because the d3300 has a firmware update for that, plus if you never use the built in flash, which you never should it sucks, the battery life is the same as the d3300, these are facts, the really one difference it the d3400 has wifi, big deal, and no mic jack( just dumb) where there D3300 has a mic jack but no built in wifi, but can buy an adapter for 25 on amazon, so really the d3300 is a way better camera than the d3400 which is just a joke

      • Captain Megaton

        Prices are really screwy. D3300 18-55 kit was selling for $400-450 for most of 2016, jumping to $550 in early June.

        At current prices, both cameras are exceedingly bad deals.

  • true

    If only nikon would start making mirrorless aps-c (no, not FF) then things would probably be interesting

    • Manuel Ferreira

      Probably next month in Photokina….?

  • Winston

    Admin, any word on a 70-200mm f/2.8 replacement?

  • peevee

    So, D3300 is slightly better. Battery life “improvement” is simply due to lower flash strength and stupid CIPA testing methodology firing flash every second shot (so cameras with weaker flashes get “advantage” in battery life and without flash at all even higher advantage).

    • Jonathan

      The D3300 is way better for the pice plus you get a mic input jack, and the battery life is really the same due to the fact i never use the built in flash, i use external, so in reality the battery life is the same, save your self a 100 dollars and get the better camera the D3300

      • peevee

        It should be published on all D3400 reviews, on Amazon etc, so consumers would not fall for Nikon’s fraud.

      • peevee

        One more difference. $650 D3400 kit includes $200 18-55 AF-P. $550 D3300 kit includes $250 18-55 AF-S VR II. The AF-P lens does not have AF/MF switch, so compatible only with newer cameras which can switch modes from the camera. Otherwise it should be slightly better, although I haven’t seen the optical tests of it yet.

        • Jonathan

          the firmware update on the nikon d3300 lets you use the new lenses no problem, but i will keep my VRii lens than switch to the news ones which is another joke, anything to make a buck

  • Ian Kirk

    Monumentally boring Nikon. Must do better.

  • Jonathan

    the nikon d3300 has Special Effects Modes (night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key, HDR painting and panorama ), you were wrong about this and also the iso, its exactly the same just different wording, no differences at all they just took the Hi1 away from the d3400 but its still Hi1 mode on the d3400 like the d3300 only the d3300 says Hi1, the noise and grain will be exactly the same with the same iso on both cameras, The d3300 also have the Photo Information and Picture Rating in playback mode as well. Sir i am starting to think you have never owned a nikon d3300, and if you have you really never learned a thing about it, there are only three differences between the Nikon d3400 and the Nikon d3300- 1.) D3400 has no mic input jack which is dumb and just wrong, were as the D3300 has a mic port. 2.) The D3400 has wifi built in, big deal, you can get a wifi adapter for the D3300 for $25 dollars on amazon. 3.) The D3400 bundles come with new kit lenses which are AF-P lenses, big deal again, the Nikon D3300 has a firmware update to use AF-P lenses.
    So I believe the Nikon D3300 is a better camera for less.

    • Manuel Ferreira

      Congrats, You are quite right ! I had a D3300, too !

  • Arnold

    battery life without sensor cleaning and weaker flash….. nikon is cheating it´s customer into thinking battery life has gotten better.

  • Manuel Ferreira

    Nikon only bet is Snapbridge… to transfer 2 Mb Jpegs !

  • Eli

    Dear Admin, why my post removed by you which covers what HD10 mentions if a lot shorter version with reference page?

    • Sorry, links to Ken Rockwell always end bad here, so I no longer allow them. Plus he does review products “remotely” without ever touching them, so I cannot accept any reference on his website seriously.

      • Eli

        I see. Thanks for reply, though.

      • Fly Moon

        Well said and done.

  • It should have been called the D3300-B or something like that.

  • Sebastian

    So the idea is pretty clear: add some very cheap electronics and software, which make a difference to many consumers, remove a few more expensive components that most casual users don’t notice, and sell the newer model mostly because it’s the newer one.
    This is what it’s like when sales numbers are eroding.

  • Sebastian

    Much more interesting will be the video-oriented d5600 (which I assume will be called sth else), mirrorless and with sensor IS.

    • Oh yes, please please please! I’m very much looking forward to such a camera for landscape / nature video footage recording…

      As an outdoor photographer I never thought I’d get into video, but when I recorded THIS on a Sony RX10ii in 4K, I was immediately hooked! https://youtu.be/2C0sZNooVXw

  • Jeffry De Meyer

    Why are those cameras only 12bit?

    • CaMeRa QuEsT

      My guess is that with the D3*00 series Nikon either uses slower processors and/or less buffer memory to save costs compared to the concurrent D5*00 series body or the Guide Mode that is unique to the D3*00 series gobbles up a huge chunk of the buffer memory thus slowing down every other processing task, either way the 12 bit files put less stress on those components so they can manage to keep the camera peppy enough. They also expect D3*00 buyers to be predominantly JPEG shooters, but the specs imply that those are cooked from 12 bit signals from the sensor, too, in all cases it under-utilizes its amazing Sony sensor. In practice I only see a difference if I’m turning the exposure rulers in LR to extremes, and even then those 12 bit files still beat Canon’s 14 bit files out of their old 18Mp sensors, and if DXO is to be believed they match the best Canon APS-C sensor, the 24Mp in the 80D.

      • 12-bit NEF’s are nice and small in megabytes, and are still a hell of a lot better than a Canon mRAW file. *shudders*

  • T.I.M does spend a lot of time here in NR. Comments crap things and keeps on glorifying his “work”. Stop feeding the troll people.

  • true

    Is it true that sony will no longer provide sensors for other companies? I think part of what made big mega pixel body like D810 was sony. The D7100 and D7200 are probably good, but I’m not sure if nikon can get enough of those sensors for future d3xxx and d5xxx bodies?

  • DP

    What a sad company Nikon is! I’m expecting similar cut corners on the D810 successor, D7300, and others.

    • whisky

      would you be open to paying more for fewer cut corners?
      if so, how much?

      • DP

        With the release of the D3400, it seems that Nikon is training its sheeple to get used to paying more and more for less and less.

        Corporate must have decided that this strategy is the only way to keep their enfeebled, arthritic company afloat.

        • whisky

          so … it seems you’re not open to paying market prices for a better camera.

          would you then prefer subsidies? if so, who should subsidize your desire for fewer cut corners in a contracting marketplace?

          there are no easy answers, just easy critique.

        • Anyone buying a base model was always a sheeple, in the eyes of EVERY camera maker. If you think Nikon is bad, Canon is worse, Sony is worse, …just about the only camera maker with a history of “not pulling any punches” in a base model, one might argue, would be Pentax. They’re the ones consistently putting their best AF systems (all cross-type points) and weather sealing (almost always) into even their cheapest models.

          TLDR; go find a better choice, and enjoy! This is the market we live in today. It’s dumb and I don’t condone it, but neither do I blame Nikon for doing whatever they must to stay competitive against the others that have been doing even worse cost-cutting / camera gimping over the last decade.

    • Jeffry De Meyer

      I doubt that, at those levels consumers are pretty critical and likely to spend money.
      Mistreating them to much is sending them and their money in the hands of the competition.
      An entry level consumer buys a camera and a kittens maybe a long zoom uses it twice a year and only has issues when 8 years have passed and they have to get a new one anyway f their phones aren’t good enough.

      • DP

        Nikon has a history of mistreating customers at all levels. Just look at the D800 and its horrid +/- 1EV exposure bracketing limitation, horrid interpolated LV, and so on.

  • Max

    I wonder if the buffer will be slightly bigger on d3400

    • Jonathan

      no, same processor and af system, will be the same, I have my buffer around 19, use scan disk extreme pro 95mbs write speed, and turn off d lighting and noise reduction and distortion control, i than get around 7 to 8 fps and have a longer buffer, can get to 78 photos in under 35 seconds if keep shudder speed faster than 200

  • So, if I’m a landscape / timelapse photographer who gaff-tapes the flashes shut on cameras like this because they are only doing duty as 2nd or 3rd lightweight backpacking bodies, …I can expect to NOT be taking advantage of some massive battery life increase? Booo… :-

  • Brian Mahoney

    I get 1400ish pictures per battery all the time with my 3200. Maybe they actually field tested the battery charge/number of shots.
    This review missed the buffer increase, which for me is important.

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