As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Nikon D3400 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, super zooms and mirrorless. 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 D5600)

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
$305 - $649 (body only)
$345 - $449 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: $304.99 vs $399.00
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 395 g

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
2 years older
$400 (body only)
$500 - $525 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: $399.95 vs $399.00

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
similar age
$569 - $647 (body only)
$599 - $750 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
$519 (body only)
$629 - $749 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: 1,006 vs 1,095

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
2 years older
$402 (body only)
$369 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: $369.00 vs $399.00

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
1 year older
$489 - $499 (body only)
$579 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: $489.00 vs $399.00

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 (141×113×82 mm)), has a built-in focus motor and is slightly lighter (395 g vs 860 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 has a lower quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs pentaprism).

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
3 years older
$1,000 18-135mm 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

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
similar age
$2,949 - $3,299 (body only)
$3,399 - $4,199 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the D3400)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.55x
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the D3400)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Significantly heavier: 890 g vs 395 g

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and D3400

  • Announced: August 2016 vs August 2016
  • Fairly small: Professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Light weight: 890 g vs 395 g

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
2 years older
$1,497 (body only)
$1,646 - $1,997 24-85mm 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

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
7 years older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,798 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the D3400)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the D3400)

  • Lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Significantly heavier: 860 g vs 395 g

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)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 3"

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 6,400 ISO), records movies in 24p and much larger viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.08x).

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 have a screen which flips out and much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%).

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: 368 vs 1,095

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
1 year older
$448 - $458

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

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

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 380 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 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

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year older
$449 - $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
  • 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: 261 vs 1,095

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
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and D3400

  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Popularity: 365 vs 1,095

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
1 year older
$378 - $449

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (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 SX60 HS (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 1200 shots
  • No 24p support
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the SX60 HS and D3400

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3400 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentamirror vs none), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 16,000 ISO), much more lenses available (230 lenses vs 62 lenses) and has a built-in focus motor.

However, on average it significantly 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
$444 - $448 (body only)
$500 - $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
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the A6000 and D3400

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.70x vs 0.55x
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24 MP

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
  • 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
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

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
$373 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
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the A5000 and D3400

  • 24p support
  • Great battery life: 420 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Inexpensive: $372.62 vs $399.00