Nikon D3400 vs Nikon D800
These cameras are both manufactured by Nikon.Nikon D3400 were released 2016 and Nikon D800 was released 2012. That is a 4 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
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 Nikon D800 has a "FX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **|
|Nikon D3400||75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
|Nikon D800||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
6000 x 4000
7360 x 4912
Nikon D800 has a 51 % larger resolution than Nikon D3400. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
Both of these cameras offer the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 25600.
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big difference between these two cameras. Nikon D800 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.
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D3400 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D800 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.
|Nikon D3400||395 gr
|Nikon D800||900 gr