Nikon’s entry-level DSLR line got an upgrade today with the new D3400. It features the same 24.2MP DX CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image processing found in the D3300 but now with the inclusion of Nikon SnapBridge, a Bluetooth Low Energy technology that automatically transfers images from the camera to a connected smartphone or tablet.
Nikon also claims that with the D3400, the battery is good for 1200 shots, which is more than a 70% improvement over the 700 shots that the same Nikon EN-EL14a battery was capable of in the D3300, which was already very good. Nikon has figured out a way to make their cameras more efficient and this could be a big selling point for DSLRs as most mirrorless cameras aren’t known for their long lasting battery life.
Other specifications include an 11-point autofocus system, 5FPS continuous shooting, 1080p/60fps video and 3.0″ rear LCD.
Four new lenses were also announced as the kit lens and 70-300mm lenses received a Stepping Motor upgrade that not only improves autofocus speed and noise but reduces the overall size and weight of the lens. Both the 18-55 and 70-300 come in Vibration Reduction (VR) and non-VR variants.
The D3400 is expected to arrive in stores in early September in a kit with the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR at $639.95. All four 18-55 and 70-300 lenses are also expected to be available in early September.
AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G – $269.95
AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G ED – $449.95
See the full press release from Nikon Canada below:
Share the moments that matter: Capture stunning images of what you love easily with new lightweight NIKON D3400 D-SLR
Nikon also releases the compact AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G, AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR lenses to capture life in amazing quality
Seamlessly share life’s passions
Transferring photos from the Nikon D3400 is a snap, as the camera makes it easier than ever to share photos wirelessly through Nikon SnapBridge. Using BLE, SnapBridge creates a connection between a camera and a compatible smart device, making it possible to seamlessly upload images. Once paired, the D3400 will remain connected to the smart device and transfer photos automatically, without the need to re-connect the devices each time. Those who want to send photos from their child’s graduation or of a gorgeous sunset from the beach can either set all images to automatically download as they are captured, or tag individual images for transfer in-camera. Nikon SnapBridge users can also access Nikon Image Space4, a free online image sharing and storage service.
Easily capture vibrant photos with stunning detail
Life is full of memories that are meant to be captured with rich, vivid image quality, and the Nikon D3400 makes it easy with the high-speed performance and low-light ability that only a D-SLR can deliver. The Nikon D3400 features a high-resolution 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor to help capture beautiful images,
even in tough lighting scenarios. Nikon’s EXPEED 4 image processing engine offers improved image quality at high ISOs, enhanced auto white balance performance for true colours, faster processing speeds and improved battery life. Whether shooting stylish candids or beautiful landscapes while on vacation, the Nikon D3400 is ready to help deliver magnificent stills and impressive Full HD video.
The Nikon D3400 is loaded with high performance features that help capture images in a variety of shooting situations, including a broad ISO range from 100-25,600, which helps to produce top-quality photos and videos with low noise. This enhanced ISO range makes it easy to capture sharp photos in low-light settings, such as indoor sports, stage performances or festivities that last into the night. An 11-point Autofocus System keeps pace to help create sharp images, whether capturing a backyard soccer game or the most rambunctious toddler. Additionally, the Nikon D3400 is capable of fast continuous shooting at up to 5 frames-per-second (fps), helping to ensure that fleeting moments or precious expressions are not missed. All of these features are incorporated into an extremely compact, lightweight and versatile camera body, ideal for a fast-paced on-the-go lifestyle, and small enough to bring on any family vacation.
For first-time D-SLR users, the D3400 features Nikon’s Guide Mode, an intuitive and informative mode that helps develop photography skills and showcases the best camera settings for any scene. By simply turning the top Command Dial to this mode, users are prompted with a full range of capture options, and the camera guides them through various settings to create the desired image. Additionally, in-camera Scene Modes are an easy way to snap great pictures, without the need to adjust numerous settings. For even more creative shooting options, fun effects modes, such as Silhouette and Miniature Photography, help photographers make images that define their distinct style. When the moment calls for HD video, the D3400 offers Full HD 1080p video recording capability at the press of a button to tell any story with sharpness and clarity.
Capturing the world through a NIKKOR lens
Nikon has also announced two new lightweight zoom lenses, the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G. The ideal companion for DX-format D-SLR cameras like he new D3400, these lenses are equipped with Nikon’s Stepping Motor technology for quick, smooth and quiet autofocus. Designated AF-P NIKKOR, these new lenses provide faster and smoother AF speed during live view (phase-detection AF) and allow for whisper-quiet operation during video recording to minimize camera noise. The Vibration Reduction (VR) technology of the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR offers up to four stops of image stabilization*, helping users capture flawless, blur-free images in challenging light or when handheld.
Affordable telephoto lenses offer endless photography possibilities
The new AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED are telephoto zoom lenses that provide further reach when users need it most. They are equipped with Nikon’s Stepping Motor that helps achieve quick, smooth and quiet autofocus. The adoption of this technology also reduces the overall size and weight of the lens, making it easy to carry on a family vacation or a trip to the zoo. The new AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR also features Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) technology, offering up to four stops of image stabilization*, and helping to create sharp images in challenging light, such as an indoor gymnasium or a dusk soccer game.
Pricing and availability
The Nikon D3400 will be available at Authorized Nikon Canada Dealers in early September 2016 for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $519.95; it will also be available in a kit option including the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VR for an MSRP of $649.95.
The AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VR will be available in early September 2016 for an MSRP of $329.95**.
The AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G will be available in early September 2016 for an MSRP of $269.95**.
The AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3G ED will be available in early September 2016 for an MSRP of $449.95**.
The AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3G ED VR will be available in early September 2016 for an MSRP of $529.95**.
For more information on about the new Nikon D3400 and NIKKOR lenses, please visit www.nikon.ca.