Nikon D3400 vs Canon EOS 400D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D3400 and Canon EOS 400D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D3400
Canon EOS 400D


Nikon D3400 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 400D is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D3400 were released 2016 and Canon EOS 400D was released 2006. That is a 10 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D3400 Nikon 2016
Canon EOS 400D Canon 2006

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D3400 has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS 400D has a "APSC"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Nikon D3400 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Canon EOS 400D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)


Nikon D3400 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 400D has 10,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon D3400 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000
Canon EOS 400D 10,1 MP 10077696 3888 2592

Nikon D3400 has a 138 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 400D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D3400 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 400D. Nikon D3400 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS 400D has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D3400 100-25600
Canon EOS 400D 100-1600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Canon EOS 400D has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D3400 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D3400 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3400
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 400D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D3400 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 400D can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D3400 5
Canon EOS 400D 3

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Nikon D3400. Unfortunately Canon EOS 400D does not support recording movies and movie clips.


The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Canon EOS 400D weighs 556 gr (equal to 1,23 lb) which is 41% heavier than Nikon D3400 and its 395 gr (or 0,87 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D3400 395 gr 0,87 lb
Canon EOS 400D 556 gr 1,23 lb