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Photo enthusiasts behold, Nikon has a new entry level DSLR for you

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The D3300 DSLR camera by Nikon has finally got a successor after two long years. But fret not D3300 users, because the refreshed entry-level model doesn’t have anything significant over the D3300 other than the design and an always-on Bluetooth sensor, to connect the camera with smartphones.

The D3400 will start shipping in India from September. The price of the camera has not been formally announced but it is expected to be about Rs 35,000.

The D3400 is lighter than its predecessor and claims to have better battery of around 1200 shots. It has the same 24-megapixel image sensor found in the D3300 along with the same auto-focus mechanism. The image processor also is the same, but the ISO range has been peaked up to 25,600 as compared to D3300’s 12,800. With the image sensor remaining the same, the higher ISO is basically the result of some software optimizations allowing for better low-light photography. The camera lacks the low-pass filter this time as well, which allows for more detailed photographs.

It’s not surprising that Nikon decided to keep the internal specs of the D3400 more or less the same as that of the D3300. This is because the image sensor in the D3300 is one of the best in the entry-level DSLR category. It deals in great dynamic range and can reproduce colors fairly well.

With the D3300, Nikon had gone way ahead of Canon’s DX cameras and it is probably this lack of competition that kept Nikon from adding anything significant to the new D3400.

The D3400 will ship with Nikon’s standard 18-55mm kit lens.

Apart from this, Nikon also launched two new telephoto lenses aimed at wildlife photographers- the 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G VR.

The lenses work only with Nikon’s DX cameras like the D3300 and not with FX cameras like the D750. One of them come with Vibration Reduction (VR) which comes handy when shooting at the higher range of the zoom.

The two new lenses will be available from September as well. The pricing is not yet available for the lenses.

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