Nikon D780 vs Nikon D3400
This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D780 and Nikon D3400. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
These cameras are both manufactured by Nikon.Nikon D780 were released 2020 and Nikon D3400 was released 2016. 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 D780 has a "FX"-sensor while Nikon D3400 has a "DX"-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 D780||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
|Nikon D3400||75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
** 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)
Nikon D780 has a 25 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D3400 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
6048 x 4024
6000 x 4000
Nikon D780 has a 1 % 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.
Nikon D780 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D3400. Nikon D780 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Nikon D3400 has 100 to 25600.
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big difference between these two cameras. Nikon D780 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 work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D780
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3400
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D780 can shoot up to 12 pictures per seconds and Nikon D3400 can shoot up to 5 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.
In this case, both Nikon D780 and Nikon D3400 can shoot movies.
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 D780 weighs 840 gr (equal to 1,85 lb) which is 113% heavier than Nikon D3400 and its 395 gr (or 0,87 lb).
|Nikon D780||840 gr
|Nikon D3400||395 gr