5 Stars By Nate on 2017-09-19
11/10 I love this camera
Since i know alot of people are probably asking how capable this camera is, allow me to clarify, this camera is amazing. ive shot on tons of different cameras in the years ive been doing photography, and this one is right up there with some of the best. Obviously, its not going to compete with cameras like the D850 or the 5D Mk iv, but you can still take great photos with this camera.
For the nerds:
ISO management is great, you can still get semi usable photos all the way out to 25600
24.3 mp Sensor is crazy sharp
Still shoots raw
No, this camera doesn't have creature comforts like touch screen and a tilting LCD, but its lightweight and Very good for all kinds of shooting. I can legitimately recommend this camera for literally anyone.
5 Stars By John H on 2016-12-30
Amazing value for the money
The Nikon D3400 with the new 18-55mm and 70-300mm AF-P lenses cannot be beat at the current price ($500). The D3400 camera body and compact and light for a DSLR. The 18-55mm lens is what you would expect from a kit lens and has VR (vibration reduction, the Nikon version of image stabilization). The 70-300mm is great for when you need more reach and is fast focusing. Nikon sells a VR version of the 70-300mm lens, however, they included a non-VR version in this package. That is disappointing, as the image stabilization would be helpful at longer zooms at slower shutter speeds. I plan to use this lens primarily for outdoor sports with faster shutter speeds, so it won't make much of a difference for me, but it would be nice to have the VR for indoor or low light outdoor situations. Also, Nikon has added software to this camera so it will not function with 3rd party batteries installed. I learned this the hard way and will be sending back the 3rd party batteries I purchased. However, I've been told that there are new 3rd party batteries that have found a way around this. I'm waiting for mine to arrive to confirm this.
I've attached some sample images I took from both lenses on the D3400 from a trip to the zoo's Festival of Lights. I used the 70-300mm for most of the outdoor animals while the sun was up, then switched to the 18-55mm for indoor animals and to take pictures of the lights (using a monopod) once the sun went down.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2017-01-20
comfortable to carry it outdoor
This camera as a beginner one, it actually brings you the same sensor quality as D7200, if you don't care about the focusing speed. It's cheap, it's light, comfortable to carry it outdoor. The battery lasts long, convenient wireless transmission. If you don't shoot wildlife or sports, don't think about other APS-C but this. 11 focal points are absolutely enough for non-sports shooting. I know everybody who loves photography has a full-frame dream. However, the truth is, only few of us can afford that price, and many of those few they don't insist to taking photos. I love this camera, it writes down every drop of my life.
4 Stars By Janine on 2017-08-21
Absolutely love this camera
Absolutely love this camera!!! I have been able to capture so much in so little of time. Extremely easy to learn and use!
I do give it 4 stars as that Nikon on the D3400 took away the microphone port, so it does lack a lot of the accessories that are crucial for photography.
5 Stars By Jeffrey L Mabe on 2017-12-03
Don’t listen to the negative reviews, those people don’t have a clue.
This is a fantastic entry level DSLR. I’ve had mine for almost a year now and wanted to get a lot of use out of it before I wrote a review. First off, there’s a lot of people saying the D3400 is a “downgrade” compared to the D3300, and they don’t have a clue what they’re talking about. One of their complaints is a weaker flash. As you learn more about photography, you’ll learn that onboard camera flash ON ANY CAMERA is garbage and not desirable anyway for good quality photos and portraits. And it’s also not true that you can’t remotely take pictures with the D3400. You just have to use a wireless remote which works perfectly fine, or use the 2-10 delay timer. And no, it doesn’t have WiFi, but Bluetooth instead that uses Nikon’s SnapBridge app to receive JPEG on your phone which works fine, if all you want to do is upload to Facebook, Instagram, etc, which compresses your images anyway. But for better quality photos, you’ll want to shoot in RAW anyway (or at least RAW + JPEG) and transfer your pics to your computer via the SD card (not included btw), so you can process the images on Photoshop, Lightroom, or whichever processing software you prefer, to really bring your photos to life and make them more professional.
So basically, Nikon got rid of all of the garbage on the D3300 YOU DON’T NEED, which gives you much better battery life, 500 shots on the D3300 vs 1200 shots on the D3400. Who in their right mind wouldn’t want that? This is a fantastic entry level camera that is capable of taking some AMAZING photos! This camera fit my budget perfectly when I was shopping for one, and I got the bundle with the camera bag and two kit lenses, the 70-300mm and 18-55mm, which are fantastic for kit lenses btw, and give you a lot of versatility for just starting out. You will want to upgrade lenses at some point and invest in some quality prime lenses to get even better pictures. If I had to do it all over again with the budget I had at the time of purchase, I definitely would! And all the self proclaimed experts on here who say this camera isn’t as good as the D3300 are just flat out wrong and don’t know what they’re talking about.
Also, some are saying snapbridge doesn’t work with IPhone. I was using an iPhone 6S Plus, just upgraded to and 8S plus and haven’t had any issues with either phone. Works fine IPhone.
5 Stars By Bruce on 2017-12-18
great price, excellent performance, quick delivery
My daughter, who has a bachelor's degree in photograph, is very pleased with the picture quality and the advanced features of this camera. It arrived one day sooner than expected and was put to work at once, making professional art work and studio portraits
5 Stars By Obaida on 2017-12-21
So far it is working great. I cannot wait till I test it for our next trip to California
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2017-12-12
Bought it for my daughter as a birthday present. She absolutely likes it!
4 Stars By Shelly on 2017-12-19
Like it so far...just trying to get use to it.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2017-12-15
Going from an iPhone to this is great. The good news is that it is easy ...
No complaints. Going from an iPhone to this is great. The good news is that it is easy to use out of the box. After that, there are tons of options to learn.