Nikon has officially announced the D3400, the company’s newest entry-level DSLR. It is (somewhat obviously) a successor to the D3300, and the D3200 that came before it. The new camera doesn’t boast many changes, but there is one big one: this will be the first entry-level DSLR with the company’s Snapbridge software, an always-on Bluetooth Low Energy connection that lets the camera automatically transfer images to a user’s smartphone — no Wi-Fi required.
Basic Specifications of the new Nikon D3400:
This entry-level shooter features a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor (DX-format) alongside the Expeed 4 processor, which Nikon claims brings improved auto white balance performance and better image quality in low-light scenarios. The D3400 also boasts an ISO range of 100-25,600, 11-point auto-focus system, 5-fps continuous shooting and 1080p video at up to 60 fps.Another highlight is that the D3400 is getting a fresh line of dedicated lenses, called the AF-P DX Nikkor. According to Nikon, these have a very quiet motor, which should come in handy for users who shoot video on a regular basis.
The D3300 sensor is not only good when compared to what went into the previous Nikon cameras, it also has a huge leap over sensors in Canon’s DX cameras. May be lack of competition at the low-end meant that Nikon could take it easy with the D3400. The D3400 will be sold with a 18-55mm kit lens.The D3400 will be a bit lighter than the D3300 was, which is impressive considering the D3300 was already 30 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter than the D3200. Nikon says the D3400 will weigh 395g, which would be 15 percent lighter than the D3300.
The two lens kit :
On Wednesday, Nikon also announced two new lenses for DX camera shooters. These are 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G VR.
these lenses will work with DX cameras like the D3400. They won’t work, or work properly, with the FX cameras like the D750. Also, one of these lenses have the VR (vibration reduction) which is useful while shooting closer to the higher range of zoom. These two lenses are aimed at shooters who want to click images wildlife. When used with the DX camera, their effective focal length would be around 450mm.
Where to get the camera and how much does it cost?
The D3400 will be sold — in black or red — as a kit with Nikon’s new image-stabilized and quiet-focusing 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 lens.That package will cost $649 or Rs 43,450 when it goes on sale in September, but customers will also be able to buy a version of the kit with no image stabilization for about $50 less( which will come down to around Rs 40,000 ).
The company says it will sell a D3400 kit with the image-stabilized 18-55mm and the non image-stabilized 70-300mm lens for $999( Around Rs 67,000).