Nikon has announced the release next month of its latest entry-level DSLR, the Nikon D3400 plus two new telephoto zoom lenses.


Angled view of the new Nikon D3400 with the 18-55mm kit lens. (Source: Nikon.)

Offering an effective resolution of 24.2 megapixels and equipped with an Expeed 4 image processor, the D3400 also includes SnapBridge connectivity for sharing images via a smart device. The new camera includes an 11-point autofocus system, supports an improved ISO range of 100-25600 and features the ability to shoot Full HD 1080/50p videos.   Continuous shooting is available at up to five frames per second for up to 16 shots in RAW format. The built-in Guide Mode can help novice users to learn the basics of operating the camera and take advantage of Picture Control functions for customising images in the camera. Other options include 10 different Special Effects, including the popular Night Vision and Miniature Effect, for creating eye-catching photographs.

The D3400 weighs only 395 grams and features a compact monocoque body design that is compatible with a comprehensive system of DX-format interchangeable lenses. Improved battery capacity supports up to 1,200 shots on a full charge. For full details, visit


The new AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED lens. (Source: Nikon.)

Nikon has also announced two compact and lightweight versions of its new AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED 4.3x telephoto zoom lens, one with and the other without VR stabilisation. Both lenses have maximum apertures of f/4.5-6.3 and cover effective angles of view equivalent to105-450mm in 35mm format. Autofocusing is driven by a stepping motor, ensuring fast and quiet AF and minimum noise with movie recording. Both models include an ED lens element for suppressing all types of aberration to achieve excellent optical performance.  The AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR is equipped with a Vibration Reduction (VR) function that offers up to four stops of image-stabilisation compensation.
The D3400 and 70-300mm Nikkor lenses will be available in mid-September, the camera being offered with the AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm kit lens. Consult local dealers for pricing information.  To learn more, visit