Nikon D3400 Sample Photos

A collection of high-resolution photos I've taken with a Nikon D3400 under real-world shooting conditions.
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The Nikon D3400 has a 24.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor which produces images that are 6000 by 4000 pixels. The DX is Nikon’s designation for their APS-C cropped sensors. So if you put a 50mm lens on this camera, you’ll get the focal length equivalent of a 75mm lens on a full-frame camera.

The sensor offers a native ISO range from ISO 100 to ISO 25600, which gives it quite a lot of versatility under various lighting conditions, something that comes in very handy in general shooting and especially when traveling. And even at relatively high ISOs in low light, the lack of noise is impressive, and the images are usable even at the highest ISO settings.

Nikon D3400 w/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Black)
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The samples below were shot mostly with the standard kit lens, the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR zoom lens. Some were shot with the AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G prime lens. The lens, focal length, and exposure settings are included with each image. I’ve tried to include a range of different scenes under different lighting and with different settings.

These were mostly shot in RAW mode and only lightly processed in Lightroom. I haven’t applied any corrections like fixing chromatic aberration, vignetting, or lens barrel distortion.

If you’d like to see the images at full resolution, you can click to open the high-resolution version. And if you’d like to dive deeper, I’ve posted separately on Nikon D3400 low light performance and picture quality settings.

Nikon D3400 Sample Photos

You can click on each image to open a full-resolution version.

Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 35.0 mm f/1.8 at 35 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₃₂₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 1.8 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 34 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₅₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 11 | ISO 1100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 55 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₁₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 8.0 | ISO 640
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 55 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₁₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 25 | ISO 160
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 35.0 mm f/1.8 at 35 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₆₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 8.0 | ISO 900
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 18 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₃₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 4.0 | ISO 125
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 36 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₁₂₅₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 4.8 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 26 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₂₅₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 8.0 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 55 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₁₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 7.1 | ISO 560
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 35.0 mm f/1.8 at 35 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₄₀₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 1.8 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 55 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₁₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 5.6 | ISO 200
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 35.0 mm f/1.8 at 35 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₆₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 1.8 | ISO 360
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 29 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₈₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 4.2 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 35.0 mm f/1.8 at 35 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₆₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 3.5 | ISO 2000
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 18 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₅₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 6.3 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 35.0 mm f/1.8 at 35 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₆₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 1.8 | ISO 180
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 18 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₃₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 11 | ISO 900
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 35.0 mm f/1.8 at 35 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₆₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 1.8 | ISO 500
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 18 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₁₆₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 9.0 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 55 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₂₅₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 8.0 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 35.0 mm f/1.8 at 35 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₆₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 2.5 | ISO 500
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 26 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₅₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 8.0 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 22 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₆₄₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 6.3 | ISO 100
Washington DC Cherry Blossoms February 6, 2017
A stitched panorama. The Nikon D3400 doesn’t have in-built stitching–that has to be handled by third-party software. NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 18 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₂₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 11 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 55 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₅₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 6.3 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 55 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₃₂₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 11 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 18 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₄₀₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 11 | ISO 2000
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 55 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₁₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 11 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 55 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₁₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 11 | ISO 160
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 38 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₈₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 4.8 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 35.0 mm f/1.8 at 35 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₁₀₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 4.0 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 55 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₁₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 5.6 | ISO 250
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 18 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₅₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 4.5 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 23 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₆₄₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 5.6 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 48 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₂₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 5.3 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 42 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₃₂₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 5.6 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 18 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₁₆₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 7.1 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 55 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₁₀₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 5.6 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 55 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₁₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 5.6 | ISO 900
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 35.0 mm f/1.8 at 35 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₂₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 8.0 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 35.0 mm f/1.8 at 35 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₄₀₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 1.8 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 18 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₁₀₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 5.6 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 50 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₃₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 5.6 | ISO 25600
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 55 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₁₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 5.6 | ISO 450
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 21 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₃₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 5.0 | ISO 800
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 40 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₈₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 8.0 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 18 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₈₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 4.0 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 34 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₃₂₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 4.5 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 55 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₅₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 5.6 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 18 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₁₂₅ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 7.1 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 40 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₈₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 7.1 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 55 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₁₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 5.6 | ISO 280
Another stitched panorama. NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 42 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₂₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 11 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 18 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₅₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 9.0 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 55 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₁₆₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 5.6 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 55 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₄₀₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 5.6 | ISO 100
Nikon D3400 Photo
NIKON D3400 | Lens: 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 at 20 mm | Shutter speed: ¹⁄₃₂₀ sec | Aperture: ƒ / 4.5 | ISO 100

Q&A on Nikon D3400 Sample Photos

What is the ISO range available on the Niko D3400? The Nikon D3400 has an ISO range from 100 to 25,600.

What resolution is the Nikon D3400? The Nikon D3400 shoots 24MP images with dimensions of 6000 by 4000 pixels. If you’re shooting in JPG, you can also select the option to save images of smaller dimensions.

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8 Responses

  1. The 35mm at f 4 is just insanely sharp, I am loving it too, it’s really baffling what results you get with a 24MP sensor, it seems the lens has almost infinite resolution.

  2. How do you decide when to switch from the kit lens to prime (35mm) and other way round for landscapes? I like taking landscape photos but I get confused as to which lens I should use.

    1. Good question. There’s no hard and fast rule–it depends entirely on what you’re trying to fit in the frame. The classic landscape lenses tend to be wider angle lenses–around the 20mm to 28mm on full-frame sensors, for example. But there are obviously many scenes where that’s going to be far too wide, and the reality is that pretty much any focal length can be used for great landscape photos. You might find [this](http://www.mountainlight.com/rowell/gr_camera_bag.html) interesting–it’s an explanation of the lenses and gear that Galen Rowell used, one of the best landscape photographers to ever shoot.

      1. Thank you so much David. I had read about wide angle lens, but I had never thought of using my kit lens as wide angle at low focal length for landscape shots. Because the shots you have taken with the kit lens at a wider angle are awesome.

  3. Do you have a hard time importing RAW photos into Lightroom with the D3400? If not, can you explain your process?

    1. No, not at all–it’s just a standard import without anything distinctive. What issues are you running into?

      1. It just gives me an error saying it can’t upload the image, I’m using an older Mac so that might have something to do with it. But I have to most updated Lightroom version.

        1. That’s odd. Nikon D3400 support was added to Lightroom CC 2015.7 and Camera Raw 9.7 in September 2016, so if you’re using the newest version there should be no problem. The current version is 2015.10 with Camera Raw 9.10. If that’s not the issue, the next thing to check would be the memory card. Perhaps it’s corrupted. You could try copying the files to your hard drive through a normal process (like Finder on Mac or Explorer in Windows) and then try importing them from there.

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