Updated 26 Jun 2018

Nikon

D3400 (with 18-55mm lens)

Snapshot: The Nikon D3400 (with 18-55mm lens) DSLR camera has an APS-C CMOS sensor, can shoot full hd video, and has an optical viewfinder. But how's the image quality?

D3400 (with 18-55mm lens)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$699

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Test results

Overall score
65
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

  • OK image quality.
  • Good screen.
  • Very good viewfinder.
  • OK video quality.
  • OK flash.
  • Has a high resolution articulated monitor.
  • Can shoot Full-HD video and manually focus.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Image quality (40%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (40%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.

Prices are from a June 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$699

Specifications

Battery type
Lithium-ion
Megapixels (MP)
24
Sensor
APS-C CMOS
ISO range
100 - 25600
Optical zoom
n/a
Aperture range
3.5 - 5.6
Zoom range
29 - 84
Shutter range
1/4000 - 30
Dimensions (cm)
125 x 78 x 98
Weight (g)
489
Depth (mm)
n/a

Features

Water resistant
n/a
Raw support
Yes
GPS tagging
No
PASM modes
Yes
Manual focus option
n/a

Monitor

Size (inches)
3
Monitor pixels
921,000
Touchscreen
No
Articulated monitor
Yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Optical
Viewfinder pixels
-

Video

Video
1920 x 1080
Microphone input
No

Memory

Memory card
SDHC, SDXC

Flash

Flash type
Pop-up automatic
Connection for external flash
Yes

More info

Notes

Tested with a AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 G VR lens. Optical zoom and closest focal distance varies, depending on the lens.