As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Nikon D3400 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, super zooms and mirrorless. The Nikon D3400's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6 and the EOS Rebel T6i) and Nikon (such as the D5300 and the D3300)

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), slightly larger viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.52x), takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 17.9 MP), shoots faster continuously (5 fps vs 4 fps) and has a significantly longer battery life (1200 shots vs 540 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,037k dots), 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
$258 - $549 (body only)
$361 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the D3400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the D3400)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots significantly slower: 3 fps vs 5 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and D3400

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $258.00 vs $309.45

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year older
$549 (body only)
$729 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the D3400)

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

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the D3400)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 440 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the T6i and D3400

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
2 years older
$397 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D3400)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly 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

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $397.00 vs $309.45

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
2 years older
$475 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the D3400)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 24 MP
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the D3400)

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

common strengths of the D3300 and D3400

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $309.45

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
5 years older
$362 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the D3400)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the D3400)

  • Much lower true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 24 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 660 shots vs 1200 shots

common strengths of the D5100 and D3400

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $361.68 vs $309.45

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
4 years older
$475 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the D3400)

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 24 MP
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the D3400)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 540 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the D3200 and D3400

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3400 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs none), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), takes significantly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 10 MP), lets you preview your photos on the screen and has a significantly longer battery life (1200 shots vs 340 shots).

However, on average it slightly smaller viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.70x), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 8 fps), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs pentaprism) and lacks and external mic jack.

Nikon D400

Nikon D400
4 years older

Significant advantages of the D400 (vs the D3400)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Shoots much faster: 8 fps vs 5 fps
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the D400 (vs the D3400)

  • Significantly heavier: 800 g vs 395 g

common strengths of the D400 and D3400

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D600

Nikon D600
4 years older
$1,578 (body only)
$2,172 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D600 (vs the D3400)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.55x
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the D600 (vs the D3400)

  • Fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (141×113×82 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Much heavier: 850 g vs 395 g

common strengths of the D600 and D3400

  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D200

Nikon D200
10 years older
$323 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D200 (vs the D3400)

  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the D200 (vs the D3400)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • No live view
  • Much lower true resolution: 10 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the D200 and D3400

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Built-in flashes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3400 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), 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 has a much longer battery life (1200 shots vs 350 shots).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out and much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%).

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
5 months older
$339 - $399

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the D3400)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and D3400

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 395 g

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
5 months older
$199 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the D3400)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 600 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and D3400

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 395 g

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
1 year older
$368 - $449

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the D3400)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 340 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 SX60 HS and D3400

  • Light weight: 650 g vs 395 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320
3 years older
$361

Significant advantages of the L320 (vs the D3400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L320 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 310 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the L320 and D3400

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 395 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3"

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
3 years older
$216

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the D3400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the D3400)

  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the L820 and D3400

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 395 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3"

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3400 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 17.9 MP), much more lenses available (230 lenses vs 13 lenses) and has a built-in focus motor.

However, on average it significantly smaller viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.76x), 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.

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$365 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 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 fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 1200 shots

common strengths of the A6000 and D3400

  • Light weight: 285 g vs 395 g
  • Inexpensive: $365.00 vs $309.45
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2
similar age
$939 - $1,099 (body only)
$1,404 - $1,499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T2 (vs the D3400)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.76x vs 0.55x

Significant disadvantages of the X-T2 (vs the D3400)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 1200 shots

common strengths of the X-T2 and D3400

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $939.00 vs $309.45

Fujifilm X-A10

Fujifilm X-A10
3 months newer
$413 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-A10 (vs the D3400)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (117×67×40 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.6" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the X-A10 (vs the D3400)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the X-A10 and D3400

  • Light weight: 331 g vs 395 g
  • Inexpensive: $413.35 vs $309.45
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
10 months older
$349 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (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 M10 (vs the D3400)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Much shorter battery life: 255 shots vs 1200 shots

common strengths of the EOS M10 and D3400

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Light weight: 301 g vs 395 g
  • Inexpensive: $349.00 vs $309.45