As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Nikon D3400 is also often compared to mirrorless, pro DSLRs, super zooms, boutiques, waterproofs and travel 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), takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 17.9 MP), has a significantly longer battery life (1200 shots vs 600 shots) and is newer (august 2016 vs january 2014).

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
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the D3400)

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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: $299.00 vs $309.45
  • Popularity: 243 vs 177

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
2 years older
$474 (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
  • Popularity: 225 vs 177

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
2 years older
$473 (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

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
  • Popularity: 190 vs 177

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
similar age
$468 - $597 (body only)
$500 - $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"
  • Significantly more focus points: 39 vs 11

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
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Popularity: 181 vs 177

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
3 years older
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (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 T5i (vs the D3400)

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

common strengths of the T5i and D3400

  • 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), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 15.8 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 295 shots).

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.

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$379 - $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
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.55x

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: $379.00 vs $309.45
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X-T100

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1 year newer
$499 - $500 (body only)
$569 - $600 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T100 (vs the D3400)

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

Significant disadvantages of the X-T100 (vs the D3400)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 430 shots vs 1200 shots

common strengths of the X-T100 and D3400

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $499.00 vs $309.45
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90)

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) (vs the D3400)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (107×65×33 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 1200 shots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) and D3400

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Light weight: 270 g vs 395 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon EOS M100

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1 year newer
$379 (body only)
$449 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
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Much shorter battery life: 295 shots vs 1200 shots

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: $379.00 vs $309.45

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)
4 months newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) (vs the D3400)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (107×65×33 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 1200 shots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentamirror
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) and D3400

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 395 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

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 720p @ 24fps), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 20 MP), is newer (august 2016 vs august 2010), is significantly smaller (prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs large (146×123×82 mm)) and has a built-in focus motor.

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 shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 6.5 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon D810

Nikon D810
2 years older
$1,999 - $2,797 (body only)
$2,583 - $3,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D810 (vs the D3400)

  • Much higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 24 MP
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.55x

Significant disadvantages of the D810 (vs the D3400)

  • Much larger: Large (146×123×82 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much heavier: 880 g vs 395 g

common strengths of the D810 and D3400

  • Great battery life: 1200 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
7 years older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,418 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the D3400)

  • Shoots much faster: 8 fps vs 5 fps
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the D3400)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • Shorter battery life: 800 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)

common strengths of the 7D and D3400

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $1,099.00 vs $309.45

Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S
7 years older
$1,755 (body only)
$2,299 18-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the D300S (vs the D3400)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Weather sealed
  • Shoots significantly faster: 7 fps vs 5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the D300S (vs the D3400)

  • Much lower true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 24 MP
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (147×114×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Much heavier: 938 g vs 395 g

common strengths of the D300S 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
  • Inexpensive: $1,755.00 vs $309.45

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
6 years older
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the D3400)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the D3400)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the 60D and D3400

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Great battery life: 1100 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
1 year older
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 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
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (141×113×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 750 g vs 395 g

common strengths of the D750 and D3400

  • Great battery life: 1230 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Inexpensive: $1,149.00 vs $309.45

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
3 years older
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the D3400)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a touch screen
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the D3400)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the 70D 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)
  • Inexpensive: $1,099.69 vs $309.45

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 (128×93×114 mm)), takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), much larger viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.26x) and has a much longer battery life (1200 shots vs 360 shots).

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 12 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and lacks and external mic jack.

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
5 months older
$242 - $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
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

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
$431 - $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

  • Fairly small: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 395 g
  • Thin: 4.5" vs 3"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
6 years older
$496 - $498

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

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Shoots faster: 12 fps vs 5 fps

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
  • Inexpensive: $492.19 vs $309.45

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3400 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a much longer battery life (1200 shots vs 200 shots), is slightly lighter (395 g vs 610 g), has interchangeable lenses and is slightly less expensive ($309.45 vs $1,099.00).

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen, it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 9 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%).

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

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1 year newer
$1,099

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III (vs the D3400)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Smaller: Standard size (115×78×51 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentamirror

common strengths of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III and D3400

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Light weight: 399 g vs 395 g
  • Built-in flashes

Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68
9 months older

Significant advantages of the SLT-A68 (vs the D3400)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SLT-A68 (vs the D3400)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Built-in lens only
  • Heavier: 610 g vs 395 g

common strengths of the SLT-A68 and D3400

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in flashes

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3400 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a built-in flash, focuses automatically (phase detection vs contrast detection), is newer (august 2016 vs october 2012), has interchangeable lenses and has a viewfinder (pentamirror vs none).

However, on average it is slightly larger (prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 30 fps), lacks and external mic jack and is thicker (3" vs 1.2").

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
2 years older
$429

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the D3400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the D3400)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and D3400

  • None found

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition
3 years older

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the D3400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the D3400)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and D3400

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3400 compared to travel 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 much longer battery life (1200 shots vs 295 shots), focuses automatically (phase detection vs contrast detection) and is newer (august 2016 vs february 2015).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is slightly larger (prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs compact (97×57×28 mm)), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is thicker (3" vs 1.1") and is slightly heavier (395 g vs 182 g).

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
3 months older
$179 - $249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the D3400)

  • Smaller: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Thinner: 1.1" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 295 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 PowerShot SX620 HS and D3400

  • Inexpensive: $179.49 vs $309.45

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
1 year older
$600

Significant advantages of the S9900 (vs the D3400)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the S9900 (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 S9900 and D3400

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second