Nikon Launches the D3400 - a Compact 24-Megapixel DSLR with SnapBridge Technology for Wireless Image Transfer, along with Four New NIKKOR Lightweight Lenses

Nikon has announced the D3400, a compact, lightweight DSLR with lots of useful features, including SnapBridge; a way to transfer images to Smart Devices via always-on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Technology. This new camera features a 24.2-Megapixel CMOS image sensor, providing the ability to shoot at sensitivity settings of up t ISO 25,600, helping photographers get sharper photos and videos of subjects in low light conditions, with a Nikon EXPEED 4 Image Processing Engine producing outstanding results.

The D3400 uses an 11-point Autofocus System with algorithms to allow tracking of moving subjects, with continuous shooting at up to 5 frames per second (fps) This new camera can also capture Full HD (1080p) video at the press of a button. In addition, the D3400 includes a Guide Mode that provides information to photographers to help improve their skills by guiding them through step by step instructions on using different modes for different conditions and subject types. It also offers a variety of built in scene modes, making it easy for new DSLR users to select a scene type so that the camera selects the best settings for it.

This new D3400 also sports an optical viewfinder with 100% frame coverage (a feature normally reserved for the most expensive Pro Level DSLR models), and also uses a shutter rated for up to 150,000 actuations.  Those features are very nice for a DSLR in this price range.

D3400_red1.jpegIn addition to the traditional black color used by most DSLR models, Nikon will also launch the D3400 in Red.

Nikon is also launching four new lightweight lenses along with the Nikon D3400 that should make great companions to get the best images and videos from the camera: the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G, AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR, and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED.

The AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G, are versatile zoom lenses for everyday shooting, while the new AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED are compact telephoto options for capturing subjects that are further away. Nikon is basically launching two new lenses here, with VR and Non-VR versions. All four of these new lens models use stepping motors that allow fast and quiet autofocus; which is great for video.  

AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G
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AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR

AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED



The Nikon D3400 will be available in early September kitted with the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR for a suggested retail price of $649.95. There will also be a two-lens kit option, including the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED (Non-VR), for a suggested retail price of $999.95.

If you want to purchase the lenses by themselves, the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR will have a suggested retail price of  $249.99, the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G will be listed at $199.95, the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR will have a suggested retail price of  $399.95, and the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED will list at a suggested retail price of $349.95.

For more info see our Nikon D3400 Preview