Nikon D3400 announced, features Bluetooth connectivity and an improved battery


Nikon has announced the D3400, a successor to its very popular entry level DSLR, the D3300. Although Nikon hasn’t added Wi-Fi into its latest entry-level offering as everyone was probably hoping they would, there now is SnapBridge, a new addition that enables an always-on connection with a mobile device over Bluetooth Low Energy technology. Nikon promises that thanks to this, you won’t have to manually reconnect the camera to your smart device for each image transfer, and connection will be maintained even with the camera turned off. However, SnapBridge doesn’t support the transfer of RAW/TIFF or movie data.

Nikon D3400

A lot of the main specifications, it seems, has remained the same. Like its predecessor, the Nikon D3400 too offers a 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor without a low-pass filter for crisper shots with greater detail. The camera’s ISO sensitivity has now been boosted to a maximum of 25600. Aside from this, the D3400 features an upgraded battery, rated at 1200 shots per charge, which improves on the D3300’s already impressive 700 shots per charge.

In line with its predecessor, the Nikon D3400 features a 11-point AF system, allows for a continuous shooting speed of 5 fps, and sports a 3-inch 921k-dot LCD. It uses the same EXPEED 4 image processor seen in the D3300 as well. The new D3400 lacks 4K video support but will let you shoot Full HD video at 60fps.

The Nikon D3400 is expected to be available in the country from the last week of September. It is expected to be available with the DX format 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 VR lens for a price of USD 649.95 or approximately Rs. 43,600.