The time is now. Shoot brilliantly, share instantly with the D3400.
The D3400 makes it spectacularly easy to shoot and share DSLR-quality images. Nikon’s SnapBridge¹ keeps the camera connected to your smart device via Bluetooth®² so you can actually sync photos as you shoot. Pick up your phone and the photos are there, ready to share: no fuss, no waiting.
And these aren’t just any photos. The large 24.2 MP DX-format sensor delivers outstanding low-light results and works together with your NIKKOR lens to achieve artistic-looking background blur. Guide Mode is there to help you develop your photographic skills, while the high-capacity battery ensures the D3400 is always ready to light up your feed.
With the D3400 in your hands, it’s easy to create high-quality images that never fail to impress. Move beyond snapshots and revel in the freedom to achieve dazzling images in low light or to create portraits with smooth background blur. Whether you shoot photos or movies, the large 24.2 megapixel DX-format sensor works with Nikon’s powerful EXPEED 4 image processor and your NIKKOR lens to ensure richly detailed results. The wide ISO light-sensitivity range of 100 to 25600 means you can capture clear results, even in the near-dark of a gig, or when out on a romantic evening walk. Combine all this with the camera’s always-on connectivity, and you’re free to shoot images you’ll be proud to share. Instantly.
Light up your social feeds with DSLR-quality images in seconds! Nikon’s game-changing SnapBridge utilises Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) technology² to let the D3400 maintain a constant, low-power link with your smartphone or tablet. Connecting the camera to your smart device is simple. Once it’s done, the connection is always on. The camera can synch photos to your smart device as you shoot, from wherever you are, without you having to reconnect each time. You don’t need to worry about draining your camera’s battery and you can continue to use your smart device without interruption. SnapBridge works in the background to transfer your images. Simply pick up your smart device and your photos will be there: images synced while you shoot are automatically re-sized so they’re easy to review and quick to upload to social media. The camera can even sync shots to your smart device while it’s in sleep mode. The imaging power of the D3400 lets you create content your followers can’t get enough of. SnapBridge lets you share it right there in the moment.
Small enough to grab and go, the lightweight D3400 is a brilliant camera with which to create unforgettable high-definition photos and movies. You can shoot for longer and capture up to 1200 shots on one charge³ thanks to the camera’s low-energy design and the high-capacity battery. The large 7.5 cm (3.0 in) high-resolution LCD monitor lets you compose or review shots and apply special effects in perfect clarity. And wherever you are, the in-camera Guide Mode is right there to offer step-by-step assistance should you want it. If you’re new to DSLR photography, or want to learn more, Guide Mode is the ultimate assist: like having an expert by your side, this mode shows you exactly how to adjust the camera settings so you can capture great photos and movies.
It’s only when you use a Nikon DSLR that you get the speed, precision and handling to shoot so brilliantly, so easily. Whether you’re up close or shooting from afar, the camera’s razor-sharp autofocus (AF) system will quickly lock onto your subject and keep it in focus. When the action starts, the D3400 can shoot at a swift 5 fps, capturing five beautiful images for every second. Legendary NIKKOR lenses consistently deliver shots that explode with colour and clarity. And Nikon’s world-renowned ergonomics ensure key controls are easily accessible. Thanks to the camera’s optical viewfinder, composing photos is much more rewarding than when shooting with a smartphone or compact camera. This is when photography really feels like photography: put your eye to the viewfinder and you get a clear view through the lens. The viewfinder blocks out sunlight and distractions so you can focus on your subject. Shooting through the viewfinder also means you maintain a stable hold on the camera and can achieve steadier shots, especially when shooting distant subjects with a longer lens.
With the D3400, shooting photos is only half the fun. When the occasion calls for video, the camera’s D-Movie function lets you record smooth, finely detailed Full HD videos at frame rates up to 50p/60p. Continuous autofocus keeps footage perfectly sharp when the action gets going. And you can easily film street scenes at night, or record the fun at indoor parties, thanks to the camera’s wide ISO light-sensitivity range. If you want to add a little drama, Nikon’s range of DX NIKKOR lenses make it easy to create cinematic-looking movies that will be the envy of anyone you show them to. Shoot with a fast DX prime NIKKOR lens like the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G and enjoy the chance to put your subject in the spotlight against beautiful background blur. Shoot with the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm kit lens, and you can capture video footage with virtually no drive noise.
The D3400 is well equipped to help you get creative. Ten different in-camera effects make it easy to capture images with an artistic touch. Simply choose the effect you want to apply before you shoot. The in-camera retouch menu gives you the freedom to quickly add atmospheric effects afterwards. And for more advanced options, you can use in-camera Picture Controls to fine-tune settings like contrast and saturation for images that look just the way you want them to. You can also crop your shots on the spot, simply by pressing the ‘i’ button during zoom playback. And the camera’s SnapBridge connectivity lets you take advantage of your smartphone or tablet to continue the creative process. With seamless photo syncing, it’s easier than ever to review your creations on your smart device, or edit your images further in your favourite app.
When you own a Nikon DSLR, you don’t just own a camera. You have the chance to explore a whole new world of photography. From legendary NIKKOR lenses to easy-to-use Nikon flash units and more, your DSLR is part of an endlessly expandable system that can grow with you. The quality of NIKKOR lenses is a key advantage of a Nikon DSLR over every other type of camera, and the D3400 is compatible with a wide range of DX-format NIKKORs⁴, which cover just about every possible shooting situation. Use a fast prime lens for beautiful background blur, a telephoto lens for distant subjects, or a wide-angle lens for dramatic composition. When you’re ready to explore the creative potential of light, Nikon’s acclaimed Speedlights make it easy to do so. These portable flash units make it simple to diffuse or soften light, add impact to daylight images, enhance twilight shots or expose subject detail in backlit situations.
¹ As the D3400 does not support Wi-Fi, the following SnapBridge features are not available: remote photography with a smart device, still image transfer in original size, movie transfer.
² The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Nikon and its Affiliates is under license.
³ Based on CIPA Standards, in single frame mode, when Bluetooth® is not in use.
⁴ Lenses with an aperture ring are not compatible.
Single-lens reflex digital camera
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
DX, CMOS, 23.5 mm x 15.6 mm
Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
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
SD, SDHC (UHS-I compliant), SDXC (UHS-I compliant)
DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Approx. 0.85 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
18 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
-1.7 to +0.5 m-1
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Instant return, electronically controlled
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
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
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.
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures
Remote release modes
Delayed remote: ML-L3, quick-response remote: ML-L3
TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
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
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)
Can be adjusted by –5 to +5 EV, in steps of 1/3 EV, in P, S, A, M, scene, and night vision modes
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO 100 to 25600, in steps of 1 EV, auto ISO sensitivity control available
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.
–1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
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
Can be selected from 11 focus points
Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points)
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
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
Approx. 7/22, 8/26 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
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
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
-3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV, in P, S, A, M, and scene modes
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System
Nikon CLS supported
AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
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
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
Movie - video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie - audio recording format
Movie - audio recording device
Built-in monaural microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Movie - ISO sensitivity
ISO 100 - 25600
7.5 cm (3–in.) diagonal, TFT LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment, approx. 921k-dot (VGA)
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)
Hi-Speed USB, with Micro-USB connector; connection to built-in USB port is recommended
Type C HDMI connector
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1
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
One EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery
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.)
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)
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
Unless otherwise stated, all measurements are performed in conformity with Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards or guidelines.
All figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery.
Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance and specifications of the hardware and software described in these specifications at any time and without prior notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that these specifications may contain.
Versatile zoom lens kit for great everyday photography. Includes the D3400 camera and the compact AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens. The lens in this kit focuses quickly and smoothly, with virtually no drive noise, which makes it the perfect partner for shooting movies. Nikon’s impressive Vibration Reduction (VR) keeps images sharp even in low light situations.
Portable zoom lens kit for great everyday photography. Includes the D3400 camera and the compact AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G lens. The lens in this kit focuses quickly and smoothly, with virtually no drive noise, which makes it the perfect partner for shooting movies. It’s also easy to control, with the capability to switch between Auto Focus and Manual Focus using the camera menu.
Versatile zoom lens kit for great everyday photography. Includes the D3400 camera in red and the compact AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens. The lens in this kit focuses quickly and smoothly, with virtually no drive noise, which makes it the perfect partner for shooting movies. Nikon’s impressive Vibration Reduction (VR) keeps images sharp even in low light situations.
All-round zoom lens kit that lets you go from wide-angle to telephoto with ease. Includes the D3400 camera and the versatile AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm VR lens with 5.8x zoom range. The broad zoom range is great for everything from portraits to landscapes. Nikon’s impressive Vibration Reduction (VR) keeps images sharp even in low light situations.
Versatile double zoom kit with VR. Includes the D3400 camera, the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR wide-angle zoom lens, and the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm VR super-telephoto zoom lens. Both of these lenses focus quickly and quietly, which makes them ideal for shooting video footage with practically no drive noise. And both lenses feature Nikon’s impressive Vibration Reduction (VR), which keeps images sharp even in low light situations.
Portable double zoom kit. Includes the D3400 camera, the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm wide-angle zoom lens, and the compact AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm super-telephoto zoom lens. Both lenses focus quickly and quietly, which makes them ideal for shooting video footage with practically no drive noise.
The bright lens kit. Includes the D3400 camera and the lightweight AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G prime lens. The natural perspective of the lens in this kit makes it ideal for street shots and candid portraits. The large maximum aperture of f/1.8 offers outstanding low-light performance and soft background blur.