Nikon D3400 DSLR

The Nikon D3400 is a 24-megapixel DX format DSLR from Nikon. It's designed as an entry-level DSLR, and was released in August 2016. It uses Nikon F-mount lenses.

It is available with either a standard black body or a red one. It’s often sold with a Nikon AF-P 18-55mm kit lens that has optical image stabilization.

When Was the Nikon D3400 Released?

The Nikon D3400 was launched in August 2016.

It replaced the D3300, and the D3400 was in turn superseded by the D3500 in August 2018.

How to Use the Nikon D3400

These are the posts on this site that are mostly or substantially about shooting with the Nikon D3400.

Nikon D3400 Video Modes Explained

Here's a rundown of the various features and modes of the Nikon D3400 for shooting video.
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How to Download Nikon D3400 Photos & Videos to a Desktop or Laptop Computer

Here's a rundown of how to download photos and videos from a Nikon D3400 to a desktop or laptop.
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How to Find the Shutter Count of a Nikon D3400

Here are some quick, easy, and free ways to find the shutter count of a Nikon D3400 without installing new software or learning new command-line code.
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How to Change the Live View Auto-Off Timer on a Nikon D3400

By default, the Nikon D3400's Live View will turn itself off after 10 minutes. You can bump that up to a maximum of 30 minutes.
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How to Use a Nikon D3400 as a Webcam or for Live Video Streaming

Whether you're looking to upgrade your home office for Zoom meetings or building a basic home vlogging studio, you can use a Nikon D3400 as a webcam or for real-time video capture to a computer. But it's not quite as simple as just plugging your camera in with a USB cable. Here's a guide on how to do...
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How to Charge Nikon D3400 Batteries

You can’t charge the Nikon D3400’s battery by leaving the battery in the camera and connecting the camera to a USB power source. So here’s how you do it instead.
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How to Change Aperture on a Nikon D3400

The method for changing the aperture, or size of the opening to let the light in, varies according to the lens you're using. Here's how to do it with the lenses most commonly used on the Nikon D3400.
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How to Turn on Bluetooth on Nikon a D3400

A guide on how to turn on Bluetooth on the Nikon D3400 DSLR.
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Nikon D3400 Questions and Answers

Here are the answers to various questions readers have asked me about the Nikon D3400 DSLR.
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How to Turn Off the Date Stamp on the Nikon D3400

Just like old-school film cameras, the Nikon D3400 has options for imprinting date and time information in the bottom corner of the photo. Here's how it works.
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Nikon D3400 Low-Light Performance | High ISO Image Samples

A collection of images taken across the Nikon D3400's ISO range (ISO 100 through ISO 25600) to provide examples of the D3400's high-ISO performance.
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Nikon 18-55mm VR Lens Sample Photos

Here are some samples of photos I've taken with Nikon's AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.
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How to Change the Aspect Ratio of Photos with the Nikon D3400

The Nikon D3400 doesn't offer the option to choose a different aspect ratio when taking photos, but here's a partial workaround that works for small numbers of images at a time.
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Nikon 18-55mm Lens Zoom Range

Here are some practical examples that show the zoom range of the Nikon 18-55mm lens in case you're trying to decide which lens bundle to go with.
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Nikon D3400 Battery & Charger Options

A rundown of some of the good options for batteries and chargers that are compatible with the Nikon D3400, including Nikon's own as well as some good ones from aftermarket manufacturers.
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How to Change ISO on a Nikon D3400

A practical guide on how to change ISO on a Nikon D3400, including manual and Auto ISO options.
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Best Books on the Nikon D3400

If you've just bought yourself a Nikon D3400, or even if you've had one for a while and are looking to make use of more of its features, here's a quick rundown of what I think are the best books on using this camera.
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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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How to Shoot a Panorama with the Nikon D3400

The Easy Panorama mode that was in its predecessor has gone. Here's a guide to shooting panoramas with the Nikon D3400.
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Which Color Space to Use on the Nikon D3400? sRGB or Adobe RGB?

The Nikon D3400 DSLR has two color space options in its settings. Here's an explanation of which to use when.
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Picture Quality, File Formats, & Size Settings on the Nikon D3400

The Nikon D3400 has a number of options you can choose relating to image quality, image file formats, and size. Here's a rundown of what they mean and which is best for what.
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Nikon D3400 Memory Card Recommendations

Wondering which memory cards will work best in the Nikon D3400? Here are some practical recommendations.
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