Planning to invest in your photography gear in 2018? The all-new Nikon D3400 can be a great option if you’re looking for something lightweight, compact, and easy to use – even for someone new to DSLRs. The camera comes with a 24.2MP image sensor, constant SnapBridge connectivity, and access to the innovative ‘Guide Mode’ – so that you learn as you go!
Should You Buy the Nikon D3400 Bundle?
The Nikon D3400 bundle comes in two different kits – one with 18-55mm VR lens or 18-55mm non-VR lens. The other one being a dual lens kit, that has an 18-55mm VR lens and 70-300mm non-VR lens. The biggest advantage of pairing your Nikon D3400 with these AF-P lenses is that they incorporate stepper motors (similar to the STM lenses by Canon), resulting in a quieter and smoother Live View. The Live View in a DSLR refers to the LCD screen used for focusing and composing an image.
The VR (Vibration Reduction) lenses in the Nikon D3400 bundle offer optical image stabilization, which prevents blurry images, resulting from low shutter speed, or a simple hand-shake. A VR lens makes for a great addition to your photo-making equipment, by allowing more light to enter the camera and a fast shutter speed. If Nikon is to be believed, a VR lens will make your photos sharp, even at a shutter speed that’s at least 4 stops lower than normal.
However, it’s worth noting that VR lens is rendered useless when coupled with a camera that has wide apertures. This generally includes cameras with lenses that have a fixed focal length, like the Nikon D3400. Knowing this, the Nikon D3400 lenses might be an odd choice, as it pairs a VR lens with a camera that doesn’t require stabilization while pairing a non-VR lens with a camera that does.
Overall, the bundle gives Nikon a great chance to price a photography gear complete with camera and lens under $1000. Nikon D3400 can be a great choice if you’re looking for a competent, inexpensive, first DSLR. Add the lens kit of your choice with the Nikon D3400 bundle, and you’re looking at a lifetime of breathtaking images quality, flawless low light photos, and easy sharing options.