As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Nikon D3400 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, mirrorless, super zooms and ultra compacts. 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 0.51x), 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
$289 - $549 (body only)
$329 - $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: $289.00 vs $325.99
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 395 g

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
2 years older
$445 (body only)
$500 - $549 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 a flip-out screen

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 $325.99

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
similar age
$597 (body only)
$599 - $697 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

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
2 years older
$402 (body only)
$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: $396.95 vs $325.99

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 a flip-out screen

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: 353 vs 376

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
3 years older
$359 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the D3400)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the D3400)

  • Much 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

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $359.00 vs $325.99

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3400 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it slightly more lenses available (230 lenses vs 171 lenses), is newer (august 2016 vs march 2013), is slightly smaller (prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs professional size (141×113×78 mm)), has a built-in focus motor and is slightly lighter (395 g vs 755 g).

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

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
3 years older
$1,345 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the D3400)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the D3400)

  • 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)
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 395 g

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
1 year older
$1,419 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,899 - $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

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

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), records movies in 24p, much more lenses available (230 lenses vs 13 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, doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%).

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
2 years older
$348 (body only)
$448 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the D3400)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a touch 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
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the A5100 and D3400

  • 24p support
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Light weight: 224 g vs 395 g

Canon EOS M100

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1 year newer
$993 (body only)
$449 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M100 (vs the D3400)

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

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M100 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 295 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 EOS M100 and D3400

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Light weight: 302 g vs 395 g
  • Inexpensive: $449.00 vs $325.99

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$444 - $448 (body only)
$525 - $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
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the A6000 and D3400

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • 24p support
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 395 g

Samsung NX30

Samsung NX30
3 years older
$846 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX30 (vs the D3400)

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

Significant disadvantages of the NX30 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 55 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the NX30 and D3400

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Light weight: 375 g vs 395 g

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
1 year older
$403 - $679 (body only)
$587 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the D3400)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a touch 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
  • 24p support
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

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 (132×92×117 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 much longer battery life (1200 shots vs 360 shots).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 10 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
5 months older
$333 - $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
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and D3400

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 395 g
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
4 years older
$498

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the D3400)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 540 shots vs 1200 shots
  • No 24p support
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and D3400

  • Very long battery life: 540 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Support external flash

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year older
$479 - $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 larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the P900 and D3400

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

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
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

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
  • Support external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
1 year older
$398 - $435

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the D3400)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 380 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 DMC-FZ300 and D3400

  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

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

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Support external flash
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3400 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 7.1 MP) and much higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 12fps), is much larger (prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), it's body is not weather sealed and lacks and external mic jack.

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
2 years older
$351

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

Canon PowerShot SD1000

Canon PowerShot SD1000
9 years older
$662

Significant advantages of the SD1000 (vs the D3400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1000 (vs the D3400)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1000 and D3400

  • None found