Best entry-level camera
Wouldn’t it be great if a full-blown D-SLR camera could integrate seamlessly with the rest of your digital life? Well, now it can, and that’s the headline attraction of the new D3400. With Bluetooth connectivity working in sync with Nikon’s SnapBridge software, the D3400 can maintain a constant connection to a smartphone or tablet, so you can download images immediately and effortlessly while you’re shooting, and even upload them straight to social media.
But it’s not just about connectivity. Inheriting all the best bits of the D3300, the D3400 delivers superb image quality, and is impressively beginner-friendly: a leading attraction for novices is Nikon’s ‘Guide’ shooting mode, which is like having your own personal photography tutor inside your camera.
BUY if… You want to take the step up from a smartphone or compact camera, and experience the creative delights of SLR photography combined with hassle-free connectivity.