This Nikon camera review compares the D3400 and D5300, two popular Nikon models that will be at the forefront of camera buyers’ mind as the season for giving comes into focus. Late November is naturally a peak time for DSLR sales, and deals and offers on models new and old can make for a bewildering marketplace.
Two models that we believe Nikon will offer incentives on in the coming weeks are compared in this Nikon D3400 vs D5300 review. $500 off the respective ticket prices of $497 and $697 would make them a more worthwhile option.
Both the Nikon D3400 and Nikon D5300 are 24.2 megapixel DSLRs with an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens. The fine details in the spec may make up your mind between these two (and other alternatives), along with what your budget will comfortably stretch to and the exact deals you can uncover and negotiate from the retailers.
The user reviews are well worth checking out, as well. Both have been on the market long enough to generate a decent number of experienced users, and both models also replaced well-regarded predecessors. The balance of these reviews, particularly on Amazon, reveals a difference in reaction to the two SLRs: the D3400 isn’t universally well received, with some owners even suggesting it’s a backward step from the D3300.
The D5300 has had a warmer welcome, and among those who have used and reviewed it seems to represent a significant improvement over the D5100. That was already a fantastic DSLR camera to many users.
Best Price: $497
Best Price: $697