Aimed squarely at "aspiring" and smartphone photographers, Nikon's D3400 is the first entry-level DSLR enabled with SnapBridge -- which automatically syncs images to the your tablet or smartphone as they are captured. With both devices in constant connection, you'll no longer need to manually pair the devices each time to select and transfer images, enabling immediate and on-the-go sharing on social media.
The Snapbridge connectivity also allows automatic sync and embedding of of location, time and date, copyright, exposure, and other image information.
The D3400 incorporates a DX-format CMOS sensor which has expanded the camera's ISO sensitivity to a maximum of 25600, translating into sharp images even in low-light with less shake. You're looking at video capabilities with Full HD footage in 1080/60p format, and it's compatable with the NIKKOR DX-format interchangeable lenses.
You can capture up to 16 shots in RAW format during continuous shooting at a speed of up to 5 frames per second, ideal for those of us wanting to experiment with post-processing, while preserving the original file in case we need to start from scratch.
Nikon calls this new DSLR is "an image creation tool" that is both easy to use and a great introduction to photography with an intuitive and user-friendly interface. There's a dedicated Guide Mode, and a suite of retouch and special effects options and a trim function during zoom playback, all designed for you to easily capture and create based on your own aesthetic preferences in a few simple steps.
The battery claims to be able to capture up to 1,200 shots on a full charge, and the new design and improved body construction -- compact, lighter and more comfortable -- is inspired by Nikon's most advanced DSLR, the D5 and D500.
You'll be able to pick one up mid-September 2016 along with the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm kit lens.