As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Nikon D3400 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, mirrorless and super zooms. 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 0.51x), 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 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.

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
5 months older
$307 - $649 (body only)
$379 - $549 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: $269.99 vs $366.93
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 395 g

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
2 years older
$399 (body only)
$499 - $500 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: $399.00 vs $366.93

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 $366.93

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
similar age
$569 - $647 (body only)
$614 - $747 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
$484 (body only)
$749 - $798 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: 864 vs 1,008

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
1 year older
$499 - $529 (body only)
$549 - $564 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

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 october 2013), is slightly smaller (prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs professional size (141×113×82 mm)), has a built-in focus motor and is thinner (3" vs 3.2").

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), significantly 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
$799 (body only)
$899 - $999 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the D3400)

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

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 D610

Nikon D610
2 years older
$1,099 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,900 - $2,447 28-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (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 D610 (vs the D3400)

  • Fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the D610 and D3400

  • Fairly small: Professional size (141×113×82 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Built-in focus motor
  • Light weight: 760 g vs 395 g

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
1 year older
$1,370 - $1,797 (body only)
$1,956 - $2,297 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), takes significantly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 16 MP), records movies in 24p, much more lenses available (230 lenses vs 58 lenses) and has a built-in focus motor.

However, on average it slightly smaller viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.70x), doesn't have a screen which flips out, much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%), lacks and external mic jack and has slightly fewer focus points (11 vs 179).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$440 - $498 (body only)
$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 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
  • Great battery life: 420 shots vs 1200 shots

Fujifilm X-A10

Fujifilm X-A10
3 months newer
$499 16-50mm lens

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

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Mid size (117×67×40 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Much 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
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the X-A10 and D3400

  • Great battery life: 410 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Inexpensive: $499.00 vs $366.93
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5
6 years older
$450 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-5 (vs the D3400)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.5" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-5 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 330 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 NEX-5 and D3400

  • Inexpensive: $449.95 vs $366.93

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 (130×95×122 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.

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
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and D3400

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror

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
  • No 24p support
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and D3400

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year older
$430 - $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

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror

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

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and D3400

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400
2 years older
$268

Significant advantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the D3400)

  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the DSC-H400 and D3400

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
2 years older
$798 - $1,198

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the D3400)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the DSC-RX10 and D3400

  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP