Gadget Reviewed: Nikon D3400 Digital SLR, The Best DSLR for Beginners
For all the photography enthusiasts and even those who would love to take photos and share them instantaneously with their friends all over the world, Nikon has come out with their latest camera – Nikon D3400 Digital SLR. The greatest feature is the SnapBridge app which is supported by the Nikon D3400, enabling one to transfer pictures from the camera to your smart phone. For beginners too, the design of the Nikon D3400 SLR is suitable and compact with a lot of built in features, making it easy to handle.
In the field of DSLR cameras, Nikon has generally led the pack with its D3000 series. The D3300 came with better features and performance than most of the other cameras. The pricing too was quite reasonable as compared to even the Canon 1200D.
Comparing the Nikon D3400 with its earlier D3300, it shows similarities as regards to its weight (445 gms), the grip on the camera and the button layout. Most of the D3400 specs are similar to the D3300.
Features Nikon D3400
The Nikon D3400 is fairly small and hence convenient to carry and even take candid images or street photography with ease. The camera has a 24.2 megapixel APS-C MOS sensor and Expeed 4 image processor. The D3400 comes with a Micro-USB connector and a Mini-HDMI port for connectivity. For clicking sharp images, the 3-inch display has a 921 K-dot resolution. At the bottom of the camera is the usual tripod mount and the battery compartment. The D3400 comes with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR or 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 VR AF-P lenses.
A stepper motor has been included, which lessens the noise when video shooting as it enhances a faster auto focus. With the ISO 100-25600, 24.2 megapixels and an 11-point autofocus system, the Nikon D3400 SLR promises to give great pictures with every bit of detail and also the ability to shoot Full HD 1080/60p videos. Every precious moment can be captured with the 11-point auto focus and a shooting speed of 5 frames per second. These make for priceless memories and even the subject can be spontaneous, without having to actually pose for snaps. The autofocus enables one to get a sharp focus on the subject’s face when taking pictures of people.
The latest feature introduced in the Nikon D3400 is the SnapBridge which is used to share your pictures with your friends all over the world as soon as you shoot them on your camera. With this additional feature, the images are automatically downloaded to your smart device via a Bluetooth connection. The energy consumption is fairly low, allowing continuous shooting on both the devices. Even when the camera is in off mode, the SnapBridge allows the smart device to access the Nikon D3400 SLR.
The Nikon D3400 SLR comes with a built-in Guide Mode to teach even an amateur how to operate the camera and use all the extra features provided. In addition, there is also a Picture Control that allows one to customize your photos, get better and sharper pictures. It also features 10 different types of Special effects, including Night vision for sharp and stunning shots.
There is a 2 years Manufacturer Warranty with the Nikon D3400 SLR. It comes at a price of RS.29,000. Along with the camera, a bluetooth device, a camera bag and a 8GB SD card is also added in, giving the Nikon D3400 SLR a camera to be sought after.