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

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 0.51x), has a significantly longer battery life (1200 shots vs 600 shots), is newer (august 2016 vs february 2015) 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
$335 - $699 (body only)
$370 - $399 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
  • Much 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: $334.64 vs $299.99
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 395 g

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
2 years older
$445 - $597 (body only)
$519 - $529 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D3400)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has an external mic jack

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
  • Light weight: 480 g vs 395 g
  • Inexpensive: $445.00 vs $299.99

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
2 years older
$405 (body only)
$349 - $397 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

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 395 g
  • Inexpensive: $349.00 vs $299.99

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
similar age
$529 - $647 (body only)
$629 - $797 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (vs the D3400)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly 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

  • Great battery life: 970 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Built-in focus motor

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year older
$649 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the D3400)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the D3400)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 440 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Larger: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)

common strengths of the T6i and D3400

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Popularity: 1,361 vs 1,618

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
1 year older
$496 (body only)
$549 - $569 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the D3400)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the D3400)

  • Shorter battery life: 820 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the D5500 and D3400

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Light weight: 420 g vs 395 g
  • Inexpensive: $496.00 vs $299.99

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), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 16 MP), much more lenses available (230 lenses vs 62 lenses), has a built-in focus motor and has a much longer battery life (1200 shots vs 320 shots).

However, on average it slightly smaller viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.67x), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out, much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and has slightly fewer focus points (11 vs 179).

Fujifilm X-A10

Fujifilm X-A10
3 months newer
$349 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 shorter battery life: 410 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the X-A10 and D3400

  • Great battery life: 410 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Inexpensive: $349.00 vs $299.99
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$445 - $448 (body only)
$409 - $498 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
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP
  • 24p support

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
2 years older
$398 (body only)
$448 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the D3400)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly more focus points: 179 vs 11

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
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the A5100 and D3400

  • Capture very high resolution images: 24.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • 24p support
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 1200 shots

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
2 years older
$379 - $399 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the D3400)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the A5000 and D3400

  • 24p support
  • Great battery life: 420 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $299.99

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
1 year older
$763 (body only)

Significant advantages of the E-M10 II (vs the D3400)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 II (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the E-M10 II and D3400

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • 24p support
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80
4 months older
$556 - $572 (body only)
$852 12-32mm, 35-100mm lenses

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the D3400)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 290 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the DMC-GX80 and D3400

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • 24p support
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3400 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 17.9 MP), is newer (august 2016 vs august 2010), is slightly smaller (prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs professional size (147×114×74 mm)), has a built-in focus motor and is slightly lighter (395 g vs 925 g).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.70x), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs pentaprism).

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
1 year older
$1,376 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,956 - $1,997 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (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 D750 (vs the D3400)

  • Fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Heavier: 750 g vs 395 g

common strengths of the D750 and D3400

  • Fairly small: Professional size (141×113×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Built-in focus motor
  • Light weight: 750 g vs 395 g

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
6 years older
$699 (body only)
$1,223 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the D3400)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the D3400)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Heavier: 755 g vs 395 g

common strengths of the 60D and D3400

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 395 g

Nikon D300

Nikon D300
9 years older
$1,299 (body only)
$1,499 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the D300 (vs the D3400)

  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the D300 (vs the D3400)

  • Much lower true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 24 MP
  • Significantly heavier: 925 g vs 395 g

common strengths of the D300 and D3400

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (147×114×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Built-in focus motor

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 (130×94×119 mm)), takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), records movies in 24p and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%), much smaller viewfinder (0.55x vs 1.39x), lacks and external mic jack and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
4 months newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the D3400)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and D3400

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Announced: January 2017 vs August 2016
  • Each supports an external flash

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
5 months older
$339 - $447

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the D3400)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 1200 shots
  • No 24p support
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and D3400

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Popularity: 587 vs 1,618

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
2 years older
$398

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the D3400)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and D3400

  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Each supports an external flash

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year older
$469 - $697

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
  • No 24p support
  • Significantly larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)

common strengths of the P900 and D3400

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Popularity: 419 vs 1,618

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
1 year older
$190

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the D3400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the D3400)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the L340 and D3400

  • Very long battery life: 960 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 395 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3"