Nikon D3400 Specifications


A Detailed Look at the Nikon D3400 Specifications


Single-lens reflex digital camera

Lens Mount
Nikon F bayonet mount

Picture Angle
Approx. 1.5x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent); Nikon DX format

Effective Pixels
24.2 million

Sensor Size
23.2 x 15.4 mm CMOS sensor

Image Sensor Type

Total Pixels
24.7 million

Dust-reduction system
Image Sensor Cleaning
Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)

Image Area (pixels)
6,000 x 4,000 (L), 4,496 x 3,000 (M), 2,992 x 2,000 (S)

File format
Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
Picture Control
selected Picture Control can be modified

Storage Media

File System
Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras

Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder

Viewfinder Frame Coverage
95% horizontal
95% vertical Approx

Viewfinder Magnification

Viewfinder Eyepoint
18mm (-1.0m-1)

Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment
-1.7 to +0.5m-1

Focusing Screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen

Reflex Mirror
Quick-return type

Lens Aperture
Instant-return type
Electronically controlled

Compatible Lenses
Autofocus is available with AF-P and type E and G AF-S lenses
Other AF NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except 3D Color Matrix Metering II.
Type D PC NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except Autofocus and some Shooting Modes.
Type G or D AF NIKKOR not equipped with an autofocus motor: all functions supported except autofocus.
Non-CPU: Autofocus not supported. Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function.

Shutter type
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane

Shutter Speed
1/4000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 EV, Bulb

Flash Sync Speed
Up to 1/200 sec, Synchronizes with shutter at 1/200s or slower

Shutter Release Modes
Delayed Remote
Quick Response Remote Mode
Quiet shutter-release
Self-timer Mode
Single-frame [S] mode

Frame Advance Rate
Up to 5 fps (manual focus, mode M or S, shutter speed 1/250 sec or faster, and other settings at default values)

2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures

Exposure Metering System
TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor

Metering Method
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame
Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type E and G lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
Spot: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point

Metering Range
0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20 deg.C/68 deg.F)
2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens at 20 deg.C/68 deg.F)
Exposure Meter Coupling

Exposure Modes
Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P) – Shutter-Priority Auto (S) – Aperture-Priority Auto (A) – Manual (M) – Auto – Auto (flash off)

Scene Modes
Auto [Flash Off]
Night Portrait
Special Effects Modes (night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key

Exposure Compensation
+/-5 EV in increments of 1/3EV

Exposure Lock
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button

ISO Sensitivity
ISO 100 – 25,600

Active D-Lighting

Dynamic AF Mode
Number of AF points: 11 (3D-tracking)

Auto-area AF Mode

Autofocus System
Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection

Detection Range
-1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68 deg.F/20 deg.C)

Lens Servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); Predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status

Focus Point
Can be selected from 11 focus points

Focus Lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

Focus Modes
Single-servo AF (AF-S) – Continuous-servo (AF-C) – Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A) – Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View and D-Movie only – Face-Priority AF available in Live View and D-Movie only – Wide area available in Live View and D-Movie only – Normal area available in Live View and D-Movie only – Predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status – Manual focus (M) with electronic rangefinder

Built-in Flash
Auto flash with auto pop-up
P, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release

Guide Number
39/12, 43/13 with manual flash (ft/m, ISO 100, 68 deg.F/20 deg.C) Approx.

Flash Control
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 420-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600 or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering

Flash Mode
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with redeye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off

Flash Compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV

Flash-ready indicator
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit such as SB-910, SB-700, SB-400, SB-300 is fully charged

Accessory Shoe
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock

Nikon Creative Lighting System
(CLS)CLS Supported

Flash Sync Terminal
Sync Terminal Adapter AS-15 (available separately)

White Balance
Direct Sunlight
Fluorescent (7 types)
Preset Manual

Live View Shooting

Live View Lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (MF)

Live View AF-area mode
Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF

Live View Autofocus
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected

Live View Scene Auto SelectorAuto mode
Auto (flash off) mode

Movie Metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor

Movie Metering method

Movie Maximum recording time
20 min

Movie File Format

Movie Audio recording format
Linear PCM

Movie Audio
Audio Built-in microphone, monaural
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted

Monitor Size
3-in./7.5-cm, approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD with 160┬░ viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment

Playback Functions
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation and image comment (up to 36 characters)

HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Hi-Speed USB; connection to built-in USB port is recommended

Wi-Fi Functionality
Eye-Fi Compatible

Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1
Connects camera and a smart device via the SnapBridge app

Supported Languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

Battery / Batteries
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14a

AC Adapter
EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)

Tripod Socket
1/4in (ISO1222)

Operating Environment
32 to 104 deg.F (0 to 40 deg.C)
Less than 85% (no condensation)

Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.9 in. (124 mm) x 3.9 in. (98 mm) x 3.0 in. (75.5 mm)

14 oz. (395 g) camera body only


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