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 Nikon (such as the D5600 and the D5300) and Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6 and the EOS 6D)

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 slightly 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
$289 - $549 (body only)
$318 - $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: $274.00 vs $325.99
  • Light weight: 485 g vs 395 g

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
similar age
$597 - $625 (body only)
$579 - $719 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 D5300

Nikon D5300
2 years older
$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

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

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
2 years older
$399 (body only)
$395 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: $395.00 vs $325.99

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
3 years older
$787 (body only)
$539 - $683 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)

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

common strengths of the T5i and D3400

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D3400 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 17.9 MP), is newer (august 2016 vs august 2010), is slightly smaller (prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs large (147×115×81 mm)), has a built-in focus motor and is slightly less expensive ($325.99 vs $1,496.72).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 2,359k dots), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.55x vs 0.65x), doesn't have a touch screen, it's body is not weather sealed and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
4 years older
$999 - $1,449 (body only)
$1,499 - $1,999 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the D3400)

  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.55x
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the D3400)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Heavier: 770 g vs 395 g

common strengths of the 6D and D3400

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 3"
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 395 g

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
7 months older
$1,549 - $1,897 (body only)
$2,497 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the D3400)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Many more focus points: 153 vs 11

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the D3400)

  • Significantly heavier: 860 g vs 395 g
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the D500 and D3400

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Fairly small: Large (147×115×81 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Built-in focus motor

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
6 years older
$1,497 (body only)
$1,570 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the D3400)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the D3400)

  • Lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the 60D 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 70D

Canon EOS 70D
3 years older
$930 18-55mm 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

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
7 years older
$1,660 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 (140×103×137 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 300 shots).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%), much smaller viewfinder (0.55x vs 1.39x) and lacks and external mic jack.

Nikon Coolpix P1000

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1 year newer
$997

Significant advantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the D3400)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Much larger: 146×119×181 mm vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the Coolpix P1000 and D3400

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Popularity: 252 vs 406
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

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 lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Significantly larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)

common strengths of the P900 and D3400

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Inexpensive: $479.00 vs $325.99
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
5 months older
$339 - $450

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the D3400)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 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 B700 and D3400

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 395 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 3"

Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600
2 years older
$511

Significant advantages of the P600 (vs the D3400)

  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P600 (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 1200 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the P600 and D3400

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 395 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 3"

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

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and D3400

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Light weight: 660 g vs 395 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 3"

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

  • Fairly small: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)
  • Light weight: 616 g vs 395 g
  • Each supports an external flash

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), much more lenses available (230 lenses vs 13 lenses), has a built-in focus motor, has a much longer battery life (1200 shots vs 295 shots) and uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection).

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.

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the D3400)

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

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 235 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 M50 (EOS Kiss M) and D3400

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Light weight: 390 g vs 395 g

Canon EOS M100

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1 year newer
$449 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M100 (vs the D3400)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out 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

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
4 years older
$629 (body only)
$699 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the D3400)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Much smaller: Compact (109×66×32 mm) vs Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 230 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 M and D3400

  • 24p support
  • Light weight: 298 g vs 395 g
  • Inexpensive: $449.96 vs $325.99

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
1 year older
$376 (body only)

Significant advantages of the E-M10 II (vs the D3400)

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

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 II (vs the D3400)

  • Much shorter battery life: 320 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 E-M10 II and D3400

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentamirror
  • 24p support
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 230 lenses

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$444 - $448 (body only)
$448 - $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