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Newsflash | The Nikon D3400

~ Article by Shawn Marran

Nikon has unveiled their new entry-level DSLR, the Nikon D3400.  Featuring a 24MP CMOS Sensor, that excludes an optical low-pass filter, it sports the Expeed 4 Processor capable of 5 fps continuous shooting and a 3″ LCD screen with  11 phase detect points.

With Its improved battery life, it is now possible to take almost double the amount of shots than its predecessor the D3300.  This is allegedly due to a huge drop in flash strength from 12m down to 7m.Nikon D3400

Its video capability is the usual 1080p at up to 60 frames per second, however, it should be noted that it  lacks the external mic port and Ultrasonic sensor cleaning, that was included in the D3300.

While it lacks Wi-Fi connectivity like most entry level cameras, the star feature of this iteration seems to be its SnapBridge functionality, that allows you to connect with your phone using Bluetooth.

You will be able to get your hands on this nifty entry level DSLR, hopefully from early September, for around R8,750 including the AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55 kit lens.

To read more about this D3400 from Nikon, check out the following links:

About the Author:

Shawn Marran
I am Danie Bester's Personal Assistant and Geek. I live in Centurion and joined the DPC Team as a Web Administrator. I manage the DPC site as well as our Student Network Photo Critic. Current long term goals involve being trained in web design. I frequently get compared to an Owl because of my love for the night. I enjoy Night-time photography as well as urban landscape, architectural and abstract photography.

2 Comments

  1. Danie Bester
    Danie Bester 2017/06/07 at 13:57

    Hi Amal,
    The D3400 is a great start-up camera, but not recommended for Weddings because if does not support High Speed Sync Flash, which is an essential aspect, often needed by Wedding Photographers. However, it is a nifty camera, with loads of features, which should be ample to get you on the way.

  2. MlL 2017/04/16 at 00:20

    I have a Nikon D3400 and want to make wedding pic. Is that possible and on which one should I shoot?

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