Nikon did not want to wait for Photokina, which takes place within a month in Colonia, and just introduced their new D3400 model as input to the SLR range. An SLR without many innovations aside from wireless connection and that at least in US does not displace the D3300 from the list but instead it offers a new option with a lower price range.
Thus, the recently announced D3400 maintains the APS-C sensor of 24 megapixels and many specifications of the previous generation, but now adds SnapBridge wireless connection via Bluetooth.
Beyond this novelty, the new SLR also comes (pointed out by Nikon) with enhanced autonomy which translates to 1,200 shots per battery charge, a figure that far exceeds the 700 shots of his predecessor. Interestingly, the evolution of the camera has been ahead of the microphone connection that was present in the D3300 itself.
Moreover, the main features of this reflex is intact with respect to its predecessor, including the burst of up to 5 frames per second, the 3-inch screen, the 960,000-pixel resolution, the 95% coverage of the display, the mentioned 24 million points sensor without low pass filter and a focus approach of 11 points.
Slightly lighter than its predecessor, the D3400 not only emphasizes on its simplicity but also its compact size and weight restraint. Although the video has already reached the 4K range in Nikon’s professional models, the D3400 is still comfortable with captures of Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels at 60p and 50p.
Accompanied by the new range of AF-P zooms and engines with steps that was announced earlier this year, the D3400 is presented alongside the renewed 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AF-FX P 55-300 mm and f4 .5-6.3 FX AF-P. Both versions will have optical VR available with and without integrated stabilizers.
It is already known that the aforementioned 18-55 mm f3.5-5.6 VR DX AF-P will be sold in September for about $650.