As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Nikon D3400 is also often compared to mirrorless and super zooms. The Nikon D3400's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D5300 and the D5600) 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 0.52x), 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 600 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a significantly 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.

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
2 years older
$474 (body only)
$458 - $500 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"
  • 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

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $439.00 vs $329.00

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
5 months older
$272 - $550 (body only)
$345 - $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 much slower: 3 fps vs 5 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and D3400

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $272.00 vs $329.00

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
similar age
$582 - $597 (body only)
$569 - $647 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (vs the D3400)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D5600 (vs the D3400)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5600 and D3400

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Great battery life: 970 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year older
$549 (body only)
$785 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T6i (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 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

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Popularity: 217 vs 244

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
1 year older
$469 - $499 (body only)
$549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the D3400)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the D3400)

  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the D5500 and D3400

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Light weight: 420 g vs 395 g

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
4 years older
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the D3400)

  • Much 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
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $329.00

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 20.2 MP), records movies in 24p, much more lenses available (230 lenses vs 62 lenses) and has a built-in focus motor.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), doesn't have a touch screen, it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 60 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1
2 years older
$480 (body only)
$1,700 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T1 (vs the D3400)

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

Significant disadvantages of the X-T1 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 1200 shots
  • No 24p support
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the X-T1 and D3400

  • Inexpensive: $479.95 vs $329.00

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
similar age
$1,479 - $1,599 (body only)
$1,999 12-40mm lens

Significant advantages of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II (vs the D3400)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 5 fps
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 95%

Significant disadvantages of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II (vs the D3400)

  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Smaller viewfinder: 0.36x vs 0.55x

common strengths of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and D3400

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$398 - $448 (body only)
$490 - $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

  • Light weight: 285 g vs 395 g
  • Inexpensive: $398.00 vs $329.00
  • Popularity: 271 vs 244

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
6 months older
$736 - $748 (body only)
$834 - $848 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D3400)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (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 Alpha a6300 and D3400

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $735.79 vs $329.00
  • Light weight: 404 g vs 395 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80
4 months older
$473 (body only)
$522 12-32mm lens

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

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

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

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $472.57 vs $329.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
2 years older
$348 (body only)
$400 - $448 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
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror

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: $348.00 vs $329.00

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3400 compared to super zoom competitors include: it 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), much larger viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.08x) and has a much longer battery life (1200 shots vs 370 shots).

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

Nikon Coolpix L330

Nikon Coolpix L330
1 year older
$859

Significant advantages of the L330 (vs the D3400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L330 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 370 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the L330 and D3400

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 395 g

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
5 months older
$218 - $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

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
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

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

  • Light weight: 616 g vs 395 g
  • Each supports an external flash

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
  • Built-in lens only

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"