Nikon D3400 Review

October 11, 2016 | Mark Goldstein |
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Specifications

    • Type

    • Single-lens reflex digital camera

    • Lens mount

    • 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

    • DX, CMOS, 23.5 mm x 15.6 mm

    • Total pixels

    • 24.72 million

    • Dust-reduction system

    • Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)

    • Effective pixels

    • 24.2 million

    • Image size (pixels)

    • (L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 4496 x 3000, (S) 2992 x 2000

    • Storage file formats

    • 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

    • Storage media

    • SD, SDHC (UHS-I compliant), SDXC (UHS-I compliant)

    • Card slot

    • Single

    • File system

    • DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, PictBridge

    • Viewfinder

    • Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder

    • Frame coverage

    • Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical

    • Magnification

    • Approx. 0.85 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)

    • Eyepoint

    • 18 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)

    • Diopter adjustment

    • -1.7 to +0.5 m-1

    • Focusing screen

    • Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen

    • Reflex mirror

    • Quick return

    • Lens aperture

    • Instant return, electronically controlled

    • Shutter type

    • Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter

    • Shutter speed

    • 1/4000 to 30 s, in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time

    • Flash sync speed

    • X = 1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower

    • Release mode

    • S (single frame), Continuous, Q (quiet shutter-release), Self-timer, Remote

    • Frame advance rate

    • Up to 5 fps, Note: Frame rates assume manual focus, manual or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values.

    • Self-timer

    • 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures

    • Remote release modes

    • Delayed remote: ML-L3, quick-response remote: ML-L3

    • Exposure metering

    • TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor

    • Metering method

    • Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type E and G lenses). Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame. Spot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point

    • Metering range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)

    • Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV. Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV

    • Exposure meter coupling

    • CPU

    • Mode

    • 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 color; silhouette; high key; low key)

    • Exposure compensation

    • Can be adjusted by –5 to +5 EV, in steps of 1/3 EV, in P, S, A, M, scene, and night vision modes

    • Exposure lock

    • Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button

    • ISO sensitivity

    • ISO 100 to 25600, in steps of 1 EV, auto ISO sensitivity control available

    • Active D-Lighting

    • On, off

    • Autofocus

    • 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 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.). Autofocus is available with AF-P and type E and G AF-S lenses.

    • Detection range

    • –1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)

    • Lens servo

    • 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

    • Focus points

    • Can be selected from 11 focus points

    • AF-area mode

    • Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points)

    • Focus lock

    • Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

    • Built-in flash

    • 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

    • Guide Number

    • Approx. 7/22, 8/26 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)

    • Flash control

    • 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 center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering

    • Flash modes

    • 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

    • Flash compensation

    • -3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV, in P, S, A, M, and scene modes

    • Flash-ready indicator

    • Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output

    • Accessory shoe

    • ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock

    • Nikon Creative Lighting System

    • Nikon CLS supported

    • Sync terminal

    • AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)

    • White balance

    • Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning

    • Live view - lens servo

    • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F); Manual focus (MF)

    • Live view - AF-area mode

    • Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, Subject-tracking AF

    • Live view - autofocus

    • Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)

    • Live View - automatic scene selection

    • Available in auto and auto, flash off modes

    • Movie - metering

    • TTL exposure metering using main image sensor

    • Movie - metering method

    • Matrix

    • Movie - 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

    • Movie - file format

    • MOV

    • Movie - video compression

    • H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding

    • Movie - audio recording format

    • Linear PCM

    • Movie - audio recording device

    • Built-in monaural microphone; sensitivity adjustable

    • Movie - ISO sensitivity

    • ISO 100 - 25600

    • Monitor

    • 7.5 cm (3–in.) diagonal, TFT LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment, approx. 921k-dot (VGA)

    • Playback

    • 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)

    • USB

    • Hi-Speed USB, with Micro-USB connector; connection to built-in USB port is recommended

    • HDMI output

    • Type C HDMI connector

    • Bluetooth standards

    • Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1

    • Supported languages

    • Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

    • Battery

    • One EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery

    • AC adapter

    • EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)

    • Dimensions (W x H x D)

    • Approx. 124 x 98 x 75.5 mm (4.9 x 3.9 x 3 in.)

    • Weight

    • Approx. 445 g (15.7 oz), with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 395 g/14 oz (camera body only)

    • Operating environment - temperature

    • 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F)

    • Operating environment - humidity

    • 85% or less (no condensation)

    • Supplied accessories

    • EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-24 battery charger (plug adapter supplied in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale), DK-25 rubber eyecup, BF-1B body cap, AN-DC3 strap