Product Comparison: Nikon D3400 vs Nikon D5500
- ISO management is great, you can still get semi usable photos all the way out to 25600. 24.3 mp Sensor is crazy sharp.
- Any lenses you buy for this will work with any other crop sensor nikon when I upgrade.
- The sensor is much improved. Shots taken at ISO 12,000 are very usable. Makes shots in darker scenes possible which is a big improvement over the D-3200.
- The 18-55mm lens is what you would expect from a kit lens and has VR (vibration reduction, the Nikon version of image stabilization).
- This is the only Nikon SLR without a sensor cleaner inside. This missing feature vibrates the sensor cover to shake off dust so spots do not show up in the photos.
- Night time photography is great despite the smaller sensor and aperture w/ the 18-55mm lens.
- Light camera and good sensor. Fully articulated screen. Good ergonomics despite the small form factor.
- The increased sensor resolution (16 MP to 24 MP) and number of focus points are the biggest benefits for me.
- The 24MP filterless sensor and the Nikons latest imaging engine are amazing. You cannot expect better quality across a wide ISO range, from any DX camera. But...This camera needs a very good lens. The Sigma 17 50 2.8 OS is great bargain.
- Great camera. Pictures look wonderful, easy to use and light weight.
- I really like this camera. Great functionality for an enter level DSLR and light weight.
- Pretty all black matte finish, light weight, and quiet camera!
- Lighter weight than my last Nikon, but still provides excellent pix.
- I like the size and weight, not as heavy as my Nikon D200.
- Lightweight... Especially compared to the D4S
- The size and weight is now comparable to the D3300.
- Due to its size and weight, it's particularly great for anyone who does a lot of outdoor work and/or has to lug their gear around a lot.
- Smaller body means controls are somewhat cramped.
- The grip is not very comfortable
- It is WAY better than my phone or point and shoot camera. The d3400 allowed me to be able to be in full control of my exposure settings. I love that.
- The image quality with the 18-55mm VR lens is spectacular, and you can go from no experience with photography to taking some pretty epic shots in no time.
- This camera is able to take high quality photos with minimal effort. I still only know the basics of this camera and we love what we are able to do so far.
- The photos are very sharp and then quality is awesome.
- It doesn't have the easy panorama mode that the D3300 has. As a beginner, I do not own lightroom or photoshop and it would be nice to be able to make a panorama without post processing software.
- Solid detail at high ISOs. 5fps continuous shooting. 39-point AF system. Quick startup. 1080p60 video.
- Great ISO performance... Low noise at ISO3200
- A truly fantastic camera! Amazing picture quality with Nikkor lenses. Great for astrophotography as well as vacation/landscape photos.
- Truly brilliant little camera, image quality as good as my Sony a6000 (now sold), and with an articulated touch screen.
- The picture quality was outstanding, even for pictures taken without flash. The museum pictures might be copyright protected, but here's a sample hand-held picture taken after dark with only street lighting.
- When shooting video the IS of the lens makes a lot of noise and if you try focusing forget it, you will have very noisy videos.
- I’ve actually been very impressed with the screen on the back of the Nikon D3400. For a beginner level DSLR It’s got very good brightness and detail.
- The lack of a touch screen doesn't bug me as much as I thought it might and the features included are all very solid.
- No, this camera doesn't have creature comforts like touch screen and a tilting LCD, but its lightweight and Very good for all kinds of shooting.
- The screen does not move.
- Touch Screen with Adjustable touchscreen (Amazing for vlogging)
- The LCD screen is noticeably larger, easier to see, and display of higher quality visually. The touch screen works well and makes quick operation easier.
- The touch screen is responsive and the tilt comes in handy when either shooting low down and especially when on a monopod shooting high up.
- The touch screen allows for quick adjustments to settings as well as scrolling and zooming in review mode.
- The only added feature I have spotted is the new touch screen. I am not personally a touch screen fan so this is not that big a deal for me. Obviously for those that do prefer a touch screen interface, this would be an important feature.
- I love the "bridge" feature which was easy to set up after checking the instructions.
- It comes with enough "auto" features to help you gradually get familiar with photography and how the basic camera functions.
- I liked the wireless transfer feature, which is actually very nice .
- I'll ever need. RAW output means I can use the best capabilities of my editing program.
- I love this camera, so many features and Bluetooth straight to my phone say what!!!! I love it 100%.
- They removed the external mic jack for snapbridge a completely useless feature. When GoPro did something similar they made an adapter so you could still use an external microphone. Nikon has yet to make such an adapter.
- Great camera! Beautiful quality and lots of great settings. If I'm too lazy or pressed for time to configure the settings myself I can just switch it to Auto and the pics turn out great!
- Autofocus is decent and doesn't hunt too much.
- You can take great pictures right out of the box and learn your way through the various modes and settings.
- The controls were all very intuitive and it only took a day or so to pick up the basics of utilizing the manual modes.
- My only problem with it is that there is no designated ISO button or switch, you have to go into the menu to change ISO.
- However...the bluetooth on it sucks! Will not connect to snapbridge. Tried everything....zip, nada, nothing. Very frustrating. **EDIT** won’t work with my iPad Pro but works great with my Samsung S8. So I am pleased!
- You will want extra sd cards and Battery most likely if you do go on a long shoot.
- The SnapBridge feature is great and relatively bug-free, with few exceptions.
- The camera does not have WiFi and an external mic.
- It doesn't have port to connect a cable release. It does have an IR remote shutter release, but I found that it did not work well at all. I found myself wanting a cable release and not being able to have one.
- It doesn't have an external mic port. Not a huge deal but the mic in camera is poor. It would be nice to have the option of using a different microphone when recording video.
- The Bluetooth connectivity didn't work well and I found that I didn't really use it.
- Wifi feature that connects to your phone sounds interesting
- The thing I liked the best is the wireless feature. I often travel to places with no data plan and sketching wifi, so having that feature will allow me to upload and share pictures with family and friends easily.
- Wifi feature is so nice too!
- Only one SD card slot.
- Wi-fi is pretty much irrelevant in usage.
- The battery lasts long, convenient wireless transmission.
- Controls are easy to learn, battery life is good.
- The battery life is even long and the bluetooth transfer makes uploading photos a million times easier.
- Battery life is very good - almost a full day of use per battery charge.
- Battery efficiency is excellent even in near freezing weather.
- It came with a battery and charger for car, extra I did not think it had.
- The camera battery is rated for over 800 pictures (a large percentage with flash.) I took 555 mostly without flash, and the battery indicator is still at 100%. I brought along the charger but never used it.
- The battery life is also excellent as I took about 600 photos on it before the battery died.