Taking and sharing fantastic images has never been easier with the Nikon D3400 Digital SLR. Featuring a 24.2 megapixel sensor and a maximum ISO of 25600 it is perfect for first time DSLR users and those taking the next step up from compact or bridge cameras.
High Resolution Photo and Video Features
Boasting an ultra-high resolution 24.2 megapixel DX-size CMOS Sensor the D3400 is able to capture super sharp images and crystal clear Full High Definition video with ease. The large professional DX size sensor helps you to easily achieve shallow depth of field so you can blur the background of your shot to focus on your subject. Sensors that have the Anti-Aliasing filter removed are often praised by professionals for increased clarity and image quality. The same lack of an Anti-Aliasing filter on the D3400’s sensor enables the camera to capture photos and video with ultra-fine detail.
Automatically Share Your Shots
Showing off your photos is simple with the integration of Nikon’s innovative SnapBridge connection that automatically transfers your images to your smart device. The camera uses a low power constant connection with Bluetooth to allow you to share all, or just a selection of your DSLR quality pictures with your smart phone or tablet. This means you can shoot a DSLR quality picture of your breakfast, friends, or even yourself and upload it to social media faster than ever before.
Powerful EXPEED 4 Image Processor
The advanced EXPEED 4 processor boosts the amounts of shots that the D3400 can take in burst mode shooting, making it capable of capturing a blistering 5 frames a second. This can be used to capture a selection of options when your subject is quick moving, or even when taking groups photos to increase the chance of getting at least one image without people frozen mid-blink and everyone smiling.
Great Low Light Performance
Combining the large APS-C size sensor with an improved ISO reaching all the way up to 25600, the D3400 is capable of shooting in less than ideal low light situations like parties, music concerts, or when your capturing late night street photography. The wide ISO range can also assist your camera to capture image using a faster shutter speed to minimise blurry shots caused by camera shake.
11-Point Autofocus System
The D3400’s quick and accurate focusing performance is due to an advanced 11-point autofocus system that allows you to freeze candid moments with maximum clarity. The D3400 also features 4 different autofocus modes including a tracking mode that focuses on moving subjects like kids, or animals and ensures that your camera delivers in-focus images every time.
Improved Battery Capability
A very important feature of a camera especially if you’re planning to take it on holiday or overseas with you is how many shots it will take before having to recharge the battery. Thankfully the D3400 is outstanding in this department, capable of capturing up to 1200 images on a single charge making it perfectly suited for long trips or holidays.
3-inch TFT LCD Screen
Photo composition is made even easier with the 921k dot resolution 3-inch LCD Screen which can be used to navigate menus and also review images you’ve just taken. Utilising the live view mode allows you to compose the shot using the rear screen, making shooting as simple as on your phone or compact camera. The camera also comes with a high quality optical viewfinder which allows you to achieve critical focus and faster autofocus speeds with an impressive 95% frame coverage.
Built in Guides and Special Effects
One of the best features of this Nikon DSLR is the guide mode for beginners that can provide an easy-to-follow resource for new shooters. Built into the camera, it guides you through a variety of scenarios to help you get the most out of your new gear while building your photographic understanding at the same time. The D3400 also features 13 creative effects to add to your pictures like super vivid colours, toy camera as well as 10 in camera editing options like cropping, sepia and fisheye effects, ensuring it is equipped to cater to all your creative endeavours for years to come.
Product Code: 1NikonD3400 BodyBlack
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of view
Nikon DX format; focal length equivalent to approx.. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
Image sensor format
Image sensor type
23.5 mm x 15.6mm
Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Image size (pixels)
(L) 6000 x 4000 (M) 4496 x 3000 (S) 2992 x 2000
NEF (RAW): 12 bit, compressed 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
Picture Control system
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat ; selected Picture Control can be modified
Matrix metering: 3D colour matrix metering II (type E and G lenses) Centre-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in centre of frame Spot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) cantered on selected focus point
(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C) Matrix or centre-weighted metering: 0–20 EV Spot metering: 2–20 EV
Exposure meter coupling
Auto modes (auto; auto, flash off ); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); scene modes (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait); special effects modes (night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective colour; silhouette; high key; low key)
Can be adjusted by –5 to +5 EV in steps of 1/3 EV in P, S, A, M, scene, and night vision modes
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100 to 25600 in steps of 1 EV Auto ISO sensitivity control available
Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 11 focus points (including one cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3m.)
–1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C)
Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A) ; predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Can be selected from 11 focus points
Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points)
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Auto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, super vivid, pop, photo illustration, toy camera effect: Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release
Approx. 7/22, 8/26 with manual flash (m, ISO 100, 20 °C)
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 420-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and centre-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
-3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV in P, S, A, M, and scene modes
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (MF)
Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, Subject-tracking AF
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Automatic scene selection
Available in auto and auto, flash off modes
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
1920 x 1080; 60p (progressive), 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p 1280 x 720; 60p, 50p Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both high and normal image quality
TFT LCD with 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
Approx. 921 k-dot (VGA)
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, playback face zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation, picture rating, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
Hi-Speed USB with Micro-USB connector; connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output connector
Type C HDMI connector
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1
Range (line of sight)
Approximately 10 m without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles