Nikon has just revealed the D3400 DSLR, like the rumor mill expected. The new entry-level camera comes alongside four lenses, two of which were confirmed earlier this year.
At the beginning of 2016 it became clear that Nikon was going to launch a new D3000-series camera this year. After being mentioned within the gossip mill a few times, the so-called Nikon D3400 is finally official.
The shooter is joined by four optics, as follows: AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G, AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR, and AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED.
The former pair was introduced in early 2016, but its price and release date were not confirmed. Now, everything is official and here is what you can expect from all these new products!
Nikon D3400 DSLR camera becomes official
From the get go, we have to say that the company’s new entry-level DSLR is not a major improvement over its predecessor. However, there are some notable changes compared to the D3300. According to Nikon, the D3400 has a new 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor without an anti-aliasing filter. Still, the megapixel count is identical to the one of it sheir.
A battery life of 1,200 shots on a single charge is now available, compared to the previous version’s 700 shots on a single charge. The SnapBridge technology has also been added to the D3400, allowing the camera to connect to a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth.
The new unit is lighter than the old one, while the Guide Mode has been revamped in order to be better and easier to use. Unfortunately, the Japanese manufacturer has decided to remove the ultrasonic sensor cleaning system as well as the external microphone port.
Other than that, the device has a maximum ISO of 25,600, 12-bit RAW support, 11 autofocus points, 3-inch LCD, 1/4000th of a second maximum shutter speed, built-in flash, and a continuous mode of 5 fps.
Nikon D3400 records up to full HD videos at 60fps and will be released alongside the AF-P DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens this September for a price of $649.99.
AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm and 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G revealed alongside their non-VR versions
As stated above, Nikon has confirmed the price and release date details of four new lenses. The AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and the non-stabilized version were unveiled in January 2016.
Now we know that they will be available for purchase as standalone products as of September 2016 for $249.95 for the stabilized unit and, respectively $199.95 for the non-VR version. Both have stepping motors, a first for a Nikon DSLR lens, while the VR model will provide up to 4-stop stabilization.
The AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR and non-VR version lenses also come packed with stepper motors. The VR model will also be $50 more expensive than the non-VR one, whose Vibration Reduction technology will offer 4-stop stabilization when active.
Users will have to pay $399.95 for the VR version when it becomes available in September. All of them, including the Nikon D3400 DSLR, will be on display at Photokina 2016, but we are expecting to see many more at the event, so stay tuned!