Nikon has presented their new D3400, an entry level DSLR camera with which they intend to win the hearts of newbie photographers who wish to have a camera with much more features than a smartphone camera or a compact camera. However, it doesn’t have a lot more features than the Nikon D3300. That is why we’re comparing them. Which camera should you buy and why?
Almost the same technical specifications
If you’re wondering if there’s going to be a big difference between the photos that these cameras take, the answer is no. On a technical level, you have the exact same possibilities with both cameras. They have the same sensor, the same processor, the same ISO range and the same shutter speed. This means that the new features aren’t present in these aspects. Video quality also isn’t improved; it remains Full HD. This means that if you want a relatively cheap quality camera, with which you can take good pictures, there’s no reason to buy the Nikon D3400 over the D3300. Even though this is logical, there sure are differences between both cameras.
The specs comparison of Nikon D3300 and Nikon D3400:
|Nikon D3300||Nikon D3400|
|Processor||EXPEED 4||EXPEED 4|
|LCD||Fixed 3.0" 921k-dot LCD||Fixed 3.0" 921k-dot LCD|
|AF System||11-point (one cross-type)||11-point (one-cross type)|
|ISO Range||100-12,800 (expansion to 25,600)||100-12,800 (expansion to 25,600)|
|Viewfinder magnification (coverage)||0.85x (95% coverage)||0.85x (95% coverage)|
|Connectivity||With optional WU-1a Mobile Adapter||Bluetooth LE (Works with SnapBridge to enable photo sharing. )|
|Video Capture max res.||1080/60p||1080/60p|
|Continuous Shooting||5 fps||5 fps|
|Built in Flash (Range)||Yes (12m)||Yes (7m)|
|External Mic Port||Yes||No|
|Battery Life||700 shots||1200 shots|
|Dimensions||124 x 98 x 76mm||124 x 98 x 76mm|
|More information||More information and user reviews on Amazon||More information and user reviews on Amazon|
Why buy the Nikon D3400?
What could make you choose the Nikon D3400? Well, there are two innovative features on this camera. One of them is integrated Bluetooth connectivity and compatibility with Nikon Snapbridge platform, thanks to which we can share pictures we take instantly with our smartphone and upload them to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. It’s a feature we expected, only because more and more users are sharing their pictures, and this can be a deciding factor if you’re someone that uses social media a lot.