As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Nikon D3400 is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, super zooms and travel zooms. The Nikon D3400's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS R and the EOS Rebel T6) and Nikon (such as the D5600 and the D5300)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3400 compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 17.9 MP), has a significantly longer battery life (1200 shots vs 600 shots), is newer (august 2016 vs january 2014) and has a built-in focus motor.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,037k dots), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and lacks and external mic jack.

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
5 months older
$290 - $749 (body only)
$332 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the D3400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the D3400)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 500 shots vs 1200 shots

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and D3400

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $289.99 vs $318.00
  • Popularity: 223 vs 274

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
similar age
$580 - $597 (body only)
$569 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (vs the D3400)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the D5600 (vs the D3400)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5600 and D3400

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Great battery life: 970 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
2 years older
$471 - $500 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D3400)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 921k dots
  • Many more focus points: 39 vs 11

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the D3400)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 600 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the D5300 and D3400

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Popularity: 275 vs 274

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
2 years older
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the D3400)

  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the D3400)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 700 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the D3300 and D3400

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 395 g

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
3 years older
$428 (body only)
$576 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the D3400)

  • Many more focus points: 39 vs 11
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the D3400)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 500 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Heavier: 555 g vs 395 g

common strengths of the D5200 and D3400

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
3 years older
$500 (body only)
$539 - $859 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the D3400)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the D3400)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • Much shorter battery life: 440 shots vs 1200 shots

common strengths of the T5i and D3400

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3400 compared to boutique competitors include: it is slightly smaller (prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs professional size (136×98×84 mm)), has a much longer battery life (1200 shots vs 370 shots), is significantly lighter (395 g vs 660 g), has interchangeable lenses and is significantly less expensive ($318.00 vs $2,299.00).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 2,100k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (24 MP vs 30.1 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS R

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2 years newer
$2,299

Significant advantages of the EOS R (vs the D3400)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Many more focus points: 5,655 vs 11

Significant disadvantages of the EOS R (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 370 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly heavier: 660 g vs 395 g

common strengths of the EOS R and D3400

  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3400 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs none), much more lenses available (230 lenses vs 13 lenses), has a built-in focus motor, has a much longer battery life (1200 shots vs 295 shots) and is newer (august 2016 vs february 2015).

However, on average it slightly smaller viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.70x), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out, much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and lacks and external mic jack.

Canon EOS M100

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1 year newer
$399 - $599 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M100 (vs the D3400)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M100 (vs the D3400)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 295 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the EOS M100 and D3400

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Light weight: 302 g vs 395 g
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $318.00

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
2 years older
$398 (body only)
$460 - $498 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the D3400)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A5100 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the A5100 and D3400

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Light weight: 224 g vs 395 g
  • Inexpensive: $398.00 vs $318.00

Fujifilm X-A5

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1 year newer
$540 - $549 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-A5 (vs the D3400)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the X-A5 (vs the D3400)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 450 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the X-A5 and D3400

  • Great battery life: 450 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Light weight: 361 g vs 395 g

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$428 - $448 (body only)
$518 - $548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the D3400)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the A6000 and D3400

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 395 g
  • Inexpensive: $427.90 vs $318.00

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
1 year older
$679 (body only)
$449 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the D3400)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the M3 and D3400

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $449.09 vs $318.00

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3400 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs large (130×95×122 mm)), takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and much larger viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.26x).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%), lacks and external mic jack and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
4 months newer

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the D3400)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 and D3400

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Light weight: 652 g vs 395 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 3"

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530
2 years older
$275

Significant advantages of the P530 (vs the D3400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P530 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the P530 and D3400

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×84×98 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Light weight: 494 g vs 395 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3"

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year older
$461 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the D3400)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Significantly larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)

common strengths of the P900 and D3400

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400
2 years older
$287

Significant advantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the D3400)

  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the DSC-H400 and D3400

  • Light weight: 628 g vs 395 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
6 years older
$598 - $798

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the D3400)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and D3400

  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 20.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Each supports an external flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3400 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), takes significantly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and much larger viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.22x).

However, on average it is slightly larger (prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs compact (95×57×24 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 24 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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1 year newer
$1,198

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the D3400)

  • Shoots much faster: 24 fps vs 5 fps
  • Many more focus points: 315 vs 11
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.22x vs 0.55x
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and D3400

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus which is uncommon: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Popularity: 370 vs 274

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS
2 years older
$314

Significant advantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the D3400)

  • Smaller: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 150 IS (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the ELPH 150 IS and D3400

  • Inexpensive: $314.08 vs $318.00