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Nikon D3400 Digital SLR Camera + 18-55mm VR AF-P Lens Kit

Product Code: 3010248B
The perfect entry-level kit to get started in DLSR photography and videography - enabling Full HD video capture with quiet AF and vibration reduction at great value.

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Nikon D3400 Digital SLR Camera + AF-P 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR Lens Kit Summary

Nikon D3400 DSLR Summary

  • 24.2 Megapixel DX-format (APS-C) CMOS Sensor
  • Low energy bluetooth (BLE) technology to connect to 'SnapBridge' app on smartphones.
  • 3.0-inch LCD monitor
  • Guide mode - offers step by step instructions to help learner photographers.
  • 5fps continuous shooting
  • Full HD movie capture in 50/60p
  • ISO range of 100 to 25,600
  • Battery life capable of 1200 shots without BLE active
  • 10 camera effects that can be applied and retouched in-camera
  • Compatible with Nikon F-mount lenses (in particular Nikkor DX)

Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens Summary

  • Multipurpose ‘AF-P’ lens ranging from 18-55mm
  • Maximum aperture of f/3.5-5.6
  • Includes a stepping motor
  • Incorporates Nikon’s Vibration Reduction technology
  • Retractable lens mechanism which retracts when not in use
  • Option to switch between auto and manual focus in the camera menu
  • Aspherical elements minimise spherical aberration and distortion
Our Verdict

The Nikon D3400 is designed to be the ideal starter DSLR with a host of features included to help users not only get the most from their pictures, but also to learn more on how to capture the moment.

This kit is a convenient bundle to ensure you have all you need to start off in DLSR photography with an 18-55mm NIKKOR lens which uses a stepping motor for quiet autofocus - ideal for getting the most from the Full HD video the D3400 is capable of capturing.

This particular lens also includes Nikon's VR - or vibration reduction - technology to counteract any negative effects from camera shake and making it easier to use slower shutter speeds - thus making it even better in low-light.

Better yet, the addition of the BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) means that you can wirelessly connect to Nikon's SnapBridge smartphone app. This provides a seamless connection between camera and phone and enables functions such as automatic picture transfer, location and time tagging from phone to camera and remote camera control. A killer feature for a Digital SLR camera of this class.

A feat of energy consumption by the bods in the white suits at Nikon has somehow managed to produce a camera which can manage 1200 shots on a single charge provided BLE is inactive. 

The ISO range is one that ensures low light photography is accessible to even entry level photographers, and 5 frames per second in burst mode is a respectable figure too.

This camera is unashamedly targeted towards getting people to make the leap to DSLR photography, whereas the specs defy it's entry level tag - compared to similar models of the past, this is feature hungry and contains everything and more to encourage you to get more from your pictures with a DSLR camera.

We Love
  • Incredible battery life capable of up to 1200 shots
  • ISO range is really impressive for an entry level DSLR
  • Replacing the need for Wi-Fi with low energy bluetooth meaning smartphone connectivity is possible!
  • VR technology in the lens helps to reduce camera shake
Nikon D3400 vs Nikon D5600 Comparison
Nikon D3400 Digital SLR Camera + AF-P 18-55mm VR Lens Kit Features in Detail

Nikon D3400 Camera Features in Detail

BLOW YOUR FRIENDS AWAY: DSLR IMAGE QUALITY

With the D3400 in your hands, it’s easy to create high-quality images that never fail to impress. Move beyond snapshots and revel in the freedom to achieve dazzling images in low light or to create portraits with smooth background blur.

Whether you shoot photos or movies, the large 24.2 megapixel DX-format sensor works with Nikon’s powerful EXPEED 4 image processor and your NIKKOR lens to ensure richly detailed results.

The wide ISO light-sensitivity range of 100 to 25600 means you can capture clear results, even in the near-dark of a gig, or when out on a romantic evening walk. Combine all this with the camera’s always-on connectivity, and you’re free to shoot images you’ll be proud to share. Instantly.

SHARE INSTANTLY WITH SNAPBRIDGE: THE CONSTANT CONNECTION WITH YOUR SMART DEVICE

Light up your social feeds with DSLR-quality images in seconds! Nikon’s game-changing SnapBridge utilises Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) technology to let the D3400 maintain a constant, low-power link with your smartphone or tablet.

Connecting the camera to your smart device is simple. Once it’s done, the connection is always on. The camera can synch photos to your smart device as you shoot, from wherever you are, without you having to reconnect each time.

You don’t need to worry about draining your camera’s battery and you can continue to use your smart device without interruption. SnapBridge works in the background to transfer your images.

Simply pick up your smart device and your photos will be there: images synced while you shoot are automatically re-sized so they’re easy to review and quick to upload to social media. The camera can even sync shots to your smart device while it’s in sleep mode. The imaging power of the D3400 lets you create content your followers can’t get enough of. SnapBridge lets you share it right there in the moment.

TAKE BETTER IMAGES EVERYWHERE: THE SMALL DSLR THAT KEEPS ON SHOOTING

Small enough to grab and go, the lightweight D3400 is a brilliant camera with which to create unforgettable high-definition photos and movies. You can shoot for longer and capture up to 1200 shots on one charge thanks to the camera’s low-energy design and the high-capacity battery.

The large 7.5 cm (3.0 in) high-resolution LCD monitor lets you compose or review shots and apply special effects in perfect clarity. And wherever you are, the in-camera Guide Mode is right there to offer step-by-step assistance should you want it. If you’re new to DSLR photography, or want to learn more, Guide Mode is the ultimate assist: like having an expert by your side, this mode shows you exactly how to adjust the camera settings so you can capture great photos and movies.

THE NIKON DSLR ADVANTAGE: PRECISION AND BEAUTY

It’s only when you use a Nikon DSLR that you get the speed, precision and handling to shoot so brilliantly, so easily. Whether you’re up close or shooting from afar, the camera’s razor-sharp autofocus (AF) system will quickly lock onto your subject and keep it in focus. When the action starts, the D3400 can shoot at a swift 5 fps, capturing five beautiful images for every second.

Legendary NIKKOR lenses consistently deliver shots that explode with colour and clarity. And Nikon’s world-renowned ergonomics ensure key controls are easily accessible. Thanks to the camera’s optical viewfinder, composing photos is much more rewarding than when shooting with a smartphone or compact camera.

This is when photography really feels like photography: put your eye to the viewfinder and you get a clear view through the lens. The viewfinder blocks out sunlight and distractions so you can focus on your subject. Shooting through the viewfinder also means you maintain a stable hold on the camera and can achieve steadier shots, especially when shooting distant subjects with a longer lens.

GO CINEMATIC: FULL HD MOVIES

With the D3400, shooting photos is only half the fun. When the occasion calls for video, the camera’s D-Movie function lets you record smooth, finely detailed Full HD videos at frame rates up to 50p/60p.

Continuous autofocus keeps footage perfectly sharp when the action gets going. And you can easily film street scenes at night, or record the fun at indoor parties, thanks to the camera’s wide ISO light-sensitivity range.

If you want to add a little drama, Nikon’s range of DX NIKKOR lenses make it easy to create cinematic-looking movies that will be the envy of anyone you show them to. Shoot with a fast DX prime NIKKOR lens like the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G and enjoy the chance to put your subject in the spotlight against beautiful background blur.

Shoot with the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm kit lens, and you can capture video footage with virtually no drive noise.

GET CREATIVE: IN-CAMERA SPECIAL EFFECTS AND PICTURE CONTROLS

The D3400 is well equipped to help you get creative. Ten different in-camera effects make it easy to capture images with an artistic touch. Simply choose the effect you want to apply before you shoot.

The in-camera retouch menu gives you the freedom to quickly add atmospheric effects afterwards. And for more advanced options, you can use in-camera Picture Controls to fine-tune settings like contrast and saturation for images that look just the way you want them to.

You can also crop your shots on the spot, simply by pressing the ‘i’ button during zoom playback. And the camera’s SnapBridge connectivity lets you take advantage of your smartphone or tablet to continue the creative process. With seamless photo syncing, it’s easier than ever to review your creations on your smart device, or edit your images further in your favourite app.

YOUR NIKON DSLR: THE BEGINNING OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC ADVENTURES

When you own a Nikon DSLR, you don’t just own a camera. You have the chance to explore a whole new world of photography. From legendary NIKKOR lenses to easy-to-use Nikon flash units and more, your DSLR is part of an endlessly expandable system that can grow with you.

The quality of NIKKOR lenses is a key advantage of a Nikon DSLR over every other type of camera, and the D3400 is compatible with a wide range of DX-format NIKKORs, which cover just about every possible shooting situation. Use a fast prime lens for beautiful background blur, a telephoto lens for distant subjects, or a wide-angle lens for dramatic composition.

When you’re ready to explore the creative potential of light, Nikon’s acclaimed Speedlights make it easy to do so. These portable flash units make it simple to diffuse or soften light, add impact to daylight images, enhance twilight shots or expose subject detail in backlit situations.

Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens Features in Detail

A compact, lightweight DX-format zoom lens — for great everyday photography.

With its wide-angle to normal zoom range and compact build, this is an excellent walk-around lens. You’ll always be ready to tackle a whole host of subjects, from city shots and landscapes to family sporting events and action-packed HD movies.

Whatever your subject, Nikon’s Vibration Reduction keeps images sharp even in low light situations. The streamlined design keeps the lens compact and comfortable for everyday carry.

EVERYDAY LIFE: COMPACT, LIGHTWEIGHT 3.1X ZOOM LENS

Covers the popular 18–55mm focal length range (35mm equivalent: 27–82.5mm) with f/3.5–5.6 maximum aperture. From portraits to landscapes, this lens is perfect for capturing all kinds of photos. It’s also ideal for shooting HD movies.

SMOOTH, FAST AUTOFOCUS: NIKON’S STEPPING MOTOR

Nikon’s new Stepping Motor focuses quickly and is ideal for shooting movies. Thanks to the new motor, this lens performs more quietly and is even faster than its predecessor. When zooming in to capture a photo, you can bring subjects into focus instantly and with absolute precision. When you’re shooting video footage, the motor allows you to smoothly shift focus from subject to subject with practically no drive noise.

NIKON QUALITY IMAGES

This DX-format lens is specifically designed to make the most of your Nikon D-SLR’s high pixel count and advanced image sensor. Two aspherical lens elements minimise spherical aberration and other forms of distortion, so you can enjoy high-resolution photos and movies with vivid colour, striking contrast, and crisp detail.
 

VIBRATION REDUCTION (VR)

Nikon’s impressive Vibration Reduction keeps images sharp, even in low light situations. Designed to enable more stable handheld shooting, VR lets you shoot at up to four stops slower. Whether you’re taking portraits, group shots, or capturing a stunning landscape, this means you’ll be able to capture blur-free images time after time. You can turn VR on or off using the camera menu.

SIMPLIFIED CONTROL

Switch between Auto Focus and Manual Focus, and turn VR on and off using the camera menu*. With no switches on the lens barrel itself, there’s no chance of accidentally changing settings when you want to take the shot.

THE PORTABLE LENS FOR EVERYDAY USE

Ultra-compact and lightweight, this is an ideal walk-around lens. The lens body weighs just 205 g, and you can retract it to a mere 62.5 mm when it’s not in use, making it easier to carry with you everywhere you go.

Buy Nikon D3400 Digital SLR Camera + 18-55mm VR AF-P Lens Kit - price £389.00

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