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Nikon Announces D3400, New DX Nikkors Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

17 August 2016

Nikon has announced the new Nikon D3400, a compact DX-format entry-level dSLR with Guide Mode and SnapBridge, plus four new Nikkor zooms. The new lenses offer two focal lengths, 18-55 and 70-300, with or without Nikon's Vibration Reduction image stabilization.

D3400. Shown with 18-55mm kit lens.

The four DX-format zoom lenses that will be paired as kit lenses with the new dSLR include:

  • AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6-GB VR ($249.95)
  • AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6-GB ($199.95)
  • AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-6.3-GB ED VR ($399.95)
  • AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-6.3-GB ED ($349.95)


Highlights of the Nikon D3400 include:

  • Compact and lightweight entry-level DX-Format dSLR
  • Nikon SnapBridge uses Bluetooth Low Energy to create an "always on" connection with a compatible smart device to facilitate quick and easy sharing of images
  • Uses a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 processing engine
  • Expanded ISO range of 100 to 25,600
  • 11-point AF system and 5 frames per second shooting
  • Guide Mode showcases the best camera settings for any shooting scenario
  • Full HD 1080p video


Specifications for the D3400 include:

Sensor 24.2-megapixel (effective) CMOS sensor
DX format (1.4x crop factor)
Bit Depth 12-bit
Lens Mount
Storage SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
Viewfinder Pentamirror with 95% coverage
Dopter adjustment of -1.7 to +0.5m
Monitor 3.0-inch LCD with 921,000 dots
170° angle of view
Shutter 30 to 1/4000 second
Frame Rate Up to 5 fps
ISO ISO 100 to 25,600
Autofocus Phase Detection with 11 AF points
Live View Yes
Movie HD MOV up to 29:59 at 1920x1080
• 1920x1080p at 60/30/24 fps
• 1920x1080p at 50/25 fps
• 1280x720p at 60/50 fps
Built-in mono microphone
Dust Reduction System Yes
Connectivity HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
Power 1x EN-EL14A rechargeable Lithium-ion battery pack
7.2 VDC, 1230 mAh
Dimensions 4.9 x 3.9 x 3.0 inches
Weight 13.93 oz.


Specifications for the two new zooms, each available with or without Vibration Reduction, include:

Mount Nikon F Mount
Focal Length 18-55mm (27-82.5mm equivalent)
Aperture Maximum: f3.5 to 5.6
Minimum: f22 to f38
Angle of View 76° to 28°50'
Minimum Focus 9.84 inches
Magnification 0.38x
Optical Design 12 elements in 9 groups
7 rounded diaphragm blades
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Optional depending on model
Filter Thread 55mm
Dimensions 2.54 x 2.46 inches
Weight 7.23 oz.

70-300mm Zoom. Available as a kit lens option.

Mount Nikon F Mount
Focal Length 70-300mm (105-450mm equivalent)
Aperture Minimum: f4.5 to 6.3 Maximum: f32
Angle of View 22°50' to 5°20'
Minimum Focus 3.61 feet
Magnification 0.22x
Optical Design 14 elements in 10 groups
7 diaphragm blades
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization 7.23 oz
Filter Thread 58mm
Dimensions 2.83 x 4.92 inches
Weight 14.11 oz.


Nikon said the D3400 would be available in black or red models in September in a variety of kit configurations:

  • With AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6-GB VR for $649.95
  • Two Lens Kit with AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6-GB VR and AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-6.3-GB ED for $999.95.

Adorama and B&H are now accepting pre-orders for the various configurations.

For more information see the news release below.

Share the Moments That Matter: Easily Capture Stunning Images of What You Love With the New Lightweight Nikon d3400

Alongside the New Nikon D3400 dSLR, Nikon Releases the Compact AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6-GB VR, AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6-GB, AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-6.3-GB ED VR and AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-6.3-GB ED Lenses to Capture Life in Amazing Quality

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- Nikon has unveiled the compact yet powerful Nikon D3400, an entry-level dSLR that enables users to capture and share amazing images easier than ever before. The new D3400 provides a simple and seamless way to share stellar images from nearly anywhere through Nikon SnapBridge1. Through always-on Bluetooth Low Energy technology2, Nikon SnapBridge allows photographers to transfer images from the camera to a compatible smart device. For those looking to learn more about photography, the D3400 also features Nikon's acclaimed Guide Mode, which provides step-by-step assistance when adjusting camera settings to help individuals learn how to capture the best photos possible.

Nikon also announced four exciting lightweight lens options which are ideal companions for the new D3400, helping budding photographers easily build an all-in-one camera kit3. The AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6-GB VR and AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6-GB, are versatile zoom lenses for everyday shooting, while the new AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-6.3-GB ED VR and AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-6.3-GB ED are compact telephoto options for capturing action from afar. Great for travel, these new portable lenses provide fast, smooth and quiet autofocus operation and help users capture life as it unfolds with stunning clarity and detail.

"Featuring a variety of user-friendly features like Nikon SnapBridge, the new D3400 gives those new to dSLR photography the opportunity to proudly capture what they love and easily share with friends and family," said Kosuke Kawaura, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. "The introduction of the new series of Nikkor lenses demonstrate Nikon's commitment to providing affordable and versatile lens options to DX-format dSLR photographers looking to capture their own unique perspective of the world."

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 Bluetooth Low Energy, SnapBridge creates a connection between a camera and a compatible smart device, making it possible to seamlessly upload amazing 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 that want to send photos from their child's graduation or a gorgeous sunset 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 dSLR can deliver. The Nikon D3400 features a high-resolution 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor to help capture images that photographers love, 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 colors, 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 dSLR 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 amazing 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 f3.5-5.6-GB VR and AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6-GB. The ideal companion for DX-format dSLR cameras like the 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 (contrast-detection AF) and allow for whisper-quiet operation during video recording to minimize camera noise. The Vibration Reduction technology of the AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6-GB 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 f4.5-6.3-GB ED VR and AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-6.3-GB ED are telephoto zoom lenses that provide further reach when users need it most. They are also equipped with a 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 f4.5-6.3-GB ED VR also features Nikon's Vibration Reduction technology, offering up to four stops of image stabilization, helping to create sharp images in challenging light, such as an indoor gymnasium or a dusk soccer game.

Pricing and Availability

The Nikon D3400 kitted with the AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6-GB VR will be available in early September for a suggested retail price of $649.95. The D3400 will also be available in a two-lens kit option, including the AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6-GB VR and AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-6.3-GB ED, for $999.95 SRP. The AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6-GB VR (SRP, $249.95), AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6-GB (SRP $199.95), AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-6.3-GB ED VR (SRP, $399.95) and AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-6.3-GB ED (SRP $349.95) will all be available around the same time and will be sold separately. For more information on about the new Nikon D3400 and Nikkor lenses, please visit

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