Nikon introduced Wednesday a new entry level DSLR, the D3400, which is a DX-format camera featuring Full HD 1080 video capture and “SnapBridge” always-on Bluetooth connection.

The Nikon D3400 is a lightweight and compact DSLR incorporating a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor (omitting a low-pass filter) along with Nikon’s EXPEED 4 image processing engine.

It features a 100-25,600 ISO range, capable of capturing low-noise images in darker settings.

The camera will be offered in a choice of black or red body colors and will be available in September in a kit with an AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR zoom lens for a $646.95 suggested retail. Another option includes a two-lens kit along with the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED without image stabilization for a $996.95 suggested retail.

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The D3400 includes an 11-point AF system and 5 frames per second (fps) shooting to capture the best frames of fleeting moments.

The Nikon D3400 also uses “SnapBridge” low-energy Bluetooth for seamless photo and video file sharing. SnapBridge creates an “always on” connection to easily pair with compatible smart devices like smartphones and tablets to quickly and easily transfer image files for storage or sending over the Internet.

Snapbridge first appeared in the D500 introduced earlier this year, and is compatible with select Android phones, excluding some more recent Samsung phones like the S7. An iOS version of the app is still pending.

Also included is Nikon’s Guide Mode, which was developed to help beginner photographers develop photography skills and showcases the best camera settings for various shooting situations.

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Meanwhile, Nikon also introduced four new quiet-focusing DX lenses (some of which are included in the D3400 kits) including the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR ($249.95 suggested retail); AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G without image stabilization ($199.95); the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR ($399.95); and the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED without image stabilization ($349.95).

The 70-300mm f4.5-6.3 telephoto lens, which will be available with or would image stabilization.

By Greg Tarr


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