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Nikon D3400 Review

Nikon's entry-level DSLR is small but sassy

Nikon D3400 specifications

 

Sensor: 24.2MP DX-format CMOS (Expeed 4)

Crop factor: 1.5x

Memory: SD/SDHC/SDXC

Viewfinder: Eye-level pentamirror viewfinder, 95% coverage

Video resolution: Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) at 60, 50, 30, 25 or 24p

ISO range: 100-25,600

Autofocus points: 11 (1 cross-type)

Max burst rate: 5fps (11 raw / 100 JPEG)

LCD screen: 3-inch, 921,000-dot LCD with 170-degree viewing angle

Shutter speeds: 1/4,000 to 30 sec, Bulb

Weight: 445g (body only)

Dimensions: 124 x 98 x 76mm

Power supply: EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery

Lab tests

We use Imatest and DxO Analyzer hardware and software to test cameras for their colour accuracy (colour error) signal to noise ratio (the amount of noise in the images) and dynamic range (their ability to capture detail in very bright and dark areas). We also pick three rival cameras to test them against. 

Colour error

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Signal to noise ratio

Higher scores are better. Raw results use images converted to TIFF

Whether it’s due to in-camera image processing or differences in raw file conversion, the D3400 can’t match the performance of its rivals in this test.

Dynamic range

Higher scores are better. Raw results use images converted to TIFF

After some slightly mediocre results at lower sensitivities, the D3400 more closely matches the competition at and above ISO 800.