Nikon D3400 vs Nikon D800
These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.Nikon D3400 were released 2016 and Nikon D800 was released 2012. That is a 4 years difference. In tech, this period of time 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 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)|
|Nikon D800||50 mm||(a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)|
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
|Camera||Megapixels||Pixel (total)||Pixels (width)||Pixels (height)|
|Nikon D3400||24 MP||24000000||6000||4000|
|Nikon D800||36,3 MP||36152320||7360||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, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
Both of these cameras offers the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 25600.
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big diffence 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 definately 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, carried around, for several hours at the time.
|Camera||Weight (in gram)||Weight (in pounds)|
|Nikon D3400||395 gr||0,87 lb|
|Nikon D800||900 gr||1,98 lb|