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Nikon - D3400 DSLR Camera with AF-P DX 18-55mm G VR and 70-300mm G ED Lenses - Red

Truly discover photography with the Nikon D3400. While smartphones are great for quickly taking shots in bright light, only a true DSLR can achieve the same results in low-light conditions. A powerful 24.2-megapixel sensor provides incredible photos in challenging conditions, and video is included, too. Increase the sensitivity of the Nikon D3400 to achieve photographic perfection.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Nikon D3400 DSLR Camera with AF-P DX 18-55mm G VR and 70-300mm G ED Lenses
    • Rechargeable Li-ion battery (EN-EL14a)
    • Quick charger (MH-24)
    • Rubber eyecup (DK-25)
    • Camera strap (AN-DC3)
    • Body cap (BF-1B)
    • Snap-on front lens cap (LC-55A)
    • Snap-on front lens cap (LC-58)
    • Rear lens cap (2 pcs)

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2893 out of 2938)

    Included Free


    Nikon - Digital SLR Camera Bag - Black
    Nikon - Digital SLR Camera Bag - Black
    Carry your Nikon digital SLR camera in style with this bag. The rugged nylon construction and padded shoulder strap combine for comfortable portability.
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    Features


    AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens

    Versatile zoom range and VR image stabilization ideal for wide-angle shots, portraits, fast action, HD video and enhanced low-light capabilities.

    AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED lens

    Super-telephoto zoom power brings faraway subjects within reach. Captures sports, wildlife, concerts, landmarks and more with phenomenal clarity and precision.

    24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements

    The APS-C sensor produces great edge-to-edge clarity with incredible detail and sharpness.

    ISO 100 - 25,600 for crisp, clear photos even in ultralow light

    Enhances shooting in varied and fast-changing lighting situations, including extremely low light.

    Capture fast-action shots at up to 5 fps (frames per second)

    From joyous facial expressions to fast-paced sports action, burst mode ensures you get the shot even if it only lasts a fraction of a second.

    11-point autofocus quickly tracks and locks onto your subject

    Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection provide impressive autofocus performance with accurate results.

    Capture spectacular movies in full 1080p HD

    Choice of frame rates from super-smooth 60p to cinematic 24p.

    SnapBridge to instantly share your pictures

    SnapBridge app allows connect your camera to the compatible smart device, thus making automatic upload of your images possible. Smart device not included.

    3.0" wide viewing angle TFT-LCD monitor makes it easy to frame the shot

    Features 170° viewing, and renders bright, crisp images, plus precise Live View and movie shooting, lets you accurately preview the shot before taking it.

    EXPEED 4 image-processing engine delivers blazing speed and performance

    From shooting images and videos, to playback and data transfer, this processor handles even the most demanding tasks with ease.

    Optical viewfinder helps you frame the shot

    Provides 95% coverage and approximately 0.85x magnification.

    TTL (Through the Lens) exposure metering system

    Uses 420-pixel RGB sensor to obtain the correct exposure.

    Built-in, pop-up flash for proper illumination

    Ensures properly illuminated photos, and features integrated hot shoe for addition of an external flash, sold separately.

    HDMI type-C output makes HDTV hookup a snap

    Easily connect your camera to an HDTV for immediate movie playback. HDMI cable required, sold separately.

    Multiformat memory slot for storing or transferring data

    Accepts SD, SDHC and SDXC. Memory cards not included.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 2938 reviews

    99%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Probably the best intro camera on the market.

      Posted
      KissMyBokeh
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      ...and I searched through a ton! I have to admit, I've always been a Canon guy. I would describe my interest in photography as amateur but mildly passionate. This camera comes with 2 kit zoom lenses, both of which are amazing DX (crop sensor) lenses, probably best used for well lit situations like sports. I will tell you that the first thing I bought after this camera is a DX 35mm 1.8G prime lens, also sold by Best Buy. The DX (crop sensor) cameras above this price point, in my opinion have more features, but are not any better as far as quality is concerned. This is of course not true once you get into the realm of full frame Nikons, but good luck getting one for under $1000. For photography you're not planning on getting paid for, you can't get much better than this. Rich colors, stunning clarity, and enough customizable features for you to get lost in, this is a wonderfully versatile camera. With this package, you're getting hundreds of $$$'s in lenses for next to nothing. If you're just getting into photography, you'll find this more than meets your needs. My advice... get a 1.8 (aperture) prime lens as soon as you can. You can take stunning pictures with high shutter speeds in extremely low light situations so you're not forced to use high ISO to compensate (makes the pic grainy). Nikon makes 2 great ones for VERY cheap... a 35mm and a nifty 50. I've taken great quality photos in a large room by the light of a TV where it was too dark for autofocus. No kidding. I had to turn on the autofocus light just so it could see. Questions I've been asked: Yes, you can take pics in RAW. Yes, it has great video for movies. You can do 24fps for that "movie" look. With the cheaper lenses, auto focus motor can sometimes be heard in quiet situations. Yes, you can use professional full frame lenses... but the picture will be cropped (appears zoomed in). Yes, you can use the SnapBridge app to sync your camera to your smartphone via bluetooth. It sends a scaled down 2MP version of your image to your phone for Facebook, Instagram uploads. You CAN send the full sized pic, but I don't. (Heard of some connection issues, but none with my Galaxy S4. User error? You have to make sure both your camera and your phone app have complimentary settings). Yes it does have some image retouch and filters built in, but I don't use them. That's what Lightroom is for. Yes, you should get a prime lens. I recommend the 35mm, 1.8G. Great for portrait photography and getting good bokeh (blurred background that makes foreground stand out). Could not be more pleased!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great SLR for beginners or getting back into it.

      Posted
      forkmarc
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      It's been 20 yrs since I used an SLR. Of course it was regular film back then, but for the most part not much has changed, except everything. I bought this camera for an African safari, knowing that my point and shoot camera might now be able to very effectively deal with low variations in contrast and low light. The camera was very easy to set up and get ready for automatic shooting. I rarely adjusted anything more than the iso and depth of field. I was impressed with many features of this camera. The battery life is phenomenal. I could turn it on in the morning and leave it on Auto, then pick it up in an instant when animals came into view. No waiting on startup or warm up. Focus is fast, and usually pretty accurate, unless there is a lot of vegetation or fences in the way. Low light performance wasn't too bad, and a tripod wasn't necessarily required to get shots at dusk, or sunset pictures. It can take 5 fps, which is not fast, but the shots look good. Holding down the shutter gets you about 3 to 4 seconds of photos before it has to stop and catch up to writing on the memory card (I used sandisk ultra, an extreme might work much better). Other new cameras have built in wifi to transfer photos to other devices. This one uses Snapbridge, which is a Bluetooth connection. It can be set to automatically upload photos to your device, or manually. You can't control the camera functions like you may be able to with wifi cameras, but the Bluetooth uses far less power. Everything else works as you might expect from a SLR. The lenses attach and detach easily, the LCD screen is bright (non touch screen), and the buttons and dials are easy to use. The main dial and shutter are large enough to use with gloves. The built in flash is sufficient for most short range shooting. All in all I really like the camera. It takes good pictures for hobbyists and travelers, and has enough advanced features for those getting into or getting back into photography.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good starter kit!

      Posted
      havanajoe8
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      I've been using a mirrorless system (Samsung NX300) for the last few years and I like it, but now that it appears that Samsung has discontinued the line I wanted to get back into Nikon. I used to have a D40 and some lenses, which I sold a few years ago, and I miss it. This is a very good bundle for someone starting out- you get the camera and two lenses to start! The camera works well, focus is fast, quality is quite good, and it's easy to learn. My only complaint is that there is no sensor cleaning built in, which is important, because over time your sensor WILL get dusty, especially if you change lenses a lot. Four stars for the camera! The 18-55 kit lens is excellent, It's small and light and covers a very usable range, and the pictures I took with it came out excellent. Five stars for this lens! The 70-300 lens is a bit of a disappointment as it does NOT have Vibration Reduction (VR). Unless you use a big flash or take pictures outside in bright sunlight you will need a tripod to avoid blur. With a flash and tripod the picture quality is very good. It's extra disappointing because at 70mm it makes a good portrait lens with good bokah, but a tripod is a must which cuts down on usability. Three stars for this lens. Overall four stars for the kit, it's a good starting point for the new photographer at a great price, but the 70-300 lens probably won't get a lot of use and the lack of sensor cleaning is a concern.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Entry Level DSLR Camera

      Posted
      Steve
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      As someone who has used a variety of camera's from a 35mm Pentax to a Point and Shoot Canon I have some experience but am by no means a pro with years of photography in different situations. I will try to review the D3400 as an entry level DSLR and nothing else. Ease of use can vary from using the AUTO mode or specific scene settings and letting the camera decide what to adjust or you can shoot manual and make all the adjustments. The D3400 does really well in low light with the kit lens that are provided, the 18-55mm does great for a variety of shots from scenery to individuals. I have found Snapbridge to work with no issues at bluetooth connecting to my phone and moving pictures to it automatically. Personally I do not post a lot of photo's to social media so don't feel a need for this, but it does work. Keep in mind it will not move a large file JPEG to your phone but reduces it to about two meg. The camera has enough complexity to allow me to do a lot of things with out spending a ton of money or having so much complexity it takes a lot to learn. It does not have WiFi, GPS or a tilt touch screen but I don't feel a need for those at this point. The camera is small, light but well made even if it is plastic compared to the higher priced models. I do find that accessories such as lens and flash are more expensive than those for Canon cameras and that everything the Best Buy rep told me concerning Nikon vs Canon in the store to be true and would give a Big Thank you to him. If you want a new DSLR with plenty of features and great color this is easy to recommend.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great camera for any level photographer

      Posted
      Spartacus
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      Whether you're just starting out with photography, or you're adding another camera to your bundle, this camera is great for any level of photography you're at! I myself am a professional with years under my belt. But when I saw this on sale I decided it was time to make an investment and I haven't been disappointed. The bundle I bought came with two lenses, a 18-55mm, and 70-300mm. If you're experienced with photography you're aware that's a pretty good deal. And if you're not, you'll have fun learning how to play around and learn what different lenses can do. Some very cool features of this camera include a built in Guide for learning more advanced photography skills such as shooting night scenes, sunsets, and portrait style photos. There's a feature for shooting in burst mode, for when you need to capture the perfect picture of the kids running around or the birds and squirrels playing in the front yard! Or turn the dial and play around with Manuel Mode to learn how to capture a still object with a blurred background. Whatever you're style, you'll find it in this camera! The two biggest down sides I've found so far (after having the camera for about a month) is, first, that it's not easy to find accessories for this model. Whether its an extra battery or even a remote, I've had to search online to find what I'm looking for. But a plug in wall charger is included with this camera. The second is this; this camera comes with the built in SnapBridge app. When checking it out on the Play Store I saw it got very low reviews. And for me personally, that was enough for me not to use it. But investigate for yourself and maybe you'll find that it works and you love it. Would I recommend this to a friend? Yes, actually I did. And he loves it! Overall I'm very satisfied with this camera and I'm sure you will be to!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Beats my best cell phone pics

      Posted
      PicSnapper
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      I bought my first SLR camera, a Mamiya Sekor 1000 DTL, while on R&R in Hong Kong in 1969. Later, my first digital camera offered a whopping 1.2 MP of resolution, woo hoo!. Unfortunately, even for an amateur like me, the resulting digital pictures were seriously inferior to those taken with film cameras. In those days digital cameras were slow and offered neither the feel of nor the features available on film cameras. They were of little use in low light, and prints larger than 4x6 were always pixelated. Years later, having upgraded to a Canon SX20 12.1 MP digital that actually felt like an SLR and produced pictures as good or better than film, I still found myself missing shots. Even with 10x memory cards the camera, snap to store time, was just too slow. More often than not I found myself snapping shots with my cell phone, and usually ended up being disappointed with the results. Yes, I had to spend a little more to step up to this level but today I find the Nikon D3400 has the feel of, is faster than, and offers print quality superior to my old SLR. It took me almost 50 years but except for the fact that it is now digital, and not as convenient as a cell phone, I finally got back to where I started. I am once again the proud owner of a fast, high quality, full featured, interchangeable lens, single lens reflex camera. I would recommend the D3400 to anyone who is ready to put down their cell phone, "up their game", and get serious about their, "amateur", photography with a real camera.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Beginner Camera

      Posted
      Dorim
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      Let me preface this review with this is my first DSLR camera. I've only ever used point and shoot cameras before. I bought this camera for use during an upcoming Yellowstone Vacation. Since I am not a photographer and don't know anything about SLR cameras I used only settings I was familiar with from my point and shoot cameras. Using only the auto, scenery, action and macro settings I was able to take some amazing photographs. I found that using the 70-300mm lense I was able to get some amazing closeups of the animals at the park. The 18-55mm gave me some amazing shots of the scenery. I found myself wishing I had a telephoto lense that had a wider field of focus than the 70-300mm. Oh well. That's an opportunity for an upgrade :-). While swapping out lenses all the time was kind of a pain, my husband was very patient while he acted as my grip. All in all the camera delivered with ease of use for a newbie like me and performance with some beautiful photos.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Nikon does it again!

      Posted
      MissD

      A recent trip to the Southwest U.S. pushed me over the edge to buy this camera with both 15-55 and 75-300 lens as a kit. No way was I bringing a bazillion rolls of color film with me as I had decades ago to the same area - yet I wanted the same ability to change lenses and eventually learn how to take special photographs with all its features. I just did what came naturally by setting the camera on 'Auto' and ended up taking some of the best photos of my life! While my finished product no longer involves flipping through hard copy of photos, there's an added bonus if one has a 'touch screen' with their laptop which allows you to 'zero in' on crisp detail. Love the light weight of the camera and comfortable 'hand hold' around its body. Also, quiet and fast shutter speed - great for nature shots. And very satisfied with battery life. All & all, same or better Nikon ingenuity and quality! AAA+++

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about exposure, low-light, optics and stabilizer . Editors are less positive about contrast and storage and have mixed opinions about memory. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 93/100 = Excellent quality.
    • Expert Reviews (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5Ben Pitt on July 31, 2018
      Nikon D3400 review: A fantastic budget DSLR
      Small but welcome improvements make the Nikon D3400 the best entry-level SLR on the marketFull Review
    • TechRadar (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Matt Golowczynski on July 20, 2018
      Nikon D3400 review
      Nikon's most junior DSLR gets a boost with the D3400Full Review
    • The WirecutterMike Perlman on June 29, 2017
      The Best DSLR for Beginners
      The Nikon D3400 is the best entry-level DSLR for those looking to improve their photography and learn the ins and outs of tweaking camera settings.Full Review
    • Trusted Reviews (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Amy Davies on January 19, 2017
      Nikon D3400
      The Nikon D3400 is the company's entry-level model, which is designed to get those who are new to DSLR photography on the bandwagon – and in theory, to potentially make them customers for life.Full Review
    • Tom's GuideRating, 4 out of 5Theano Nikitas on November 18, 2016
      Nikon D3400 Camera Review: Superior Shooter for Beginners
      Get the Nikon D3400 if you're a new photographer and want to up your shooting skills.Full Review
    • PCMagRating, 3.5 out of 5Jim Fisher on November 10, 2016
      Nikon D3400
      The Nikon D3400 is a solid entry-level SLR camera with wireless transfer capability and a Guide Mode to help you get better shots.Full Review
    • CameralabsKen McMahon on October 24, 2016
      Nikon D3400 review
      The D3400 is Nikon's latest entry-level DSLR. Announced in August 2016, it comes two and a half years after the best-selling D3300 and like that model is aimed at beginners or those looking for a step-up in quality and control over aFull Review
    • ePHOTOzine (UK)Joshua Waller on October 17, 2016
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      We review the new Nikon D3400, the entry level DSLR from Nikon, with built-in Bluetooth for instant image transfer.Full Review



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