Nikon D3200 vs D3300 vs D3400 vs D3500 Comparison

February 2019

The D3200 is 10 years old. The D3300 is 8 years old. The D3400 is 6 years old. The D3500 is 4 years old. These cameras are all very alike, but their differences and similarities are noted below.

Sensors

All models are 24 megapixel DX sensor cameras. The D3200 has an anti-aliasing filter while this has been removed from the others (and probably all future cameras in this category).

Card Slot

All have one SDXC card slot.

File Formats

All models support JPEG and 12-bit RAW images. None support 14-bit RAW images.

Metering

All have spot, matrix and center-weighted metering.

Bracketing

None support bracketing.

Shutters

All support 30s-1/4000th sec. shutter speeds. All shutters have a life expectancy of at least 100,000 actuations.

View Finders

All have optical view finders with 90% coverage.

Autofocus System

All have 11 focus points (including one cross-type), and all have single-point, dynamic-area, auto-area, and 3D-tracking. All use contrast detect AF in Live View.

Monitors

All have a 921k-dot 3 inch TFT monitor. All models have monitors that are fixed. None has a touchscreen.

Connectivity

The D3400 and D3500 support SnapBridge which is junk. The D3200 and D3300 support Nikon WMU (Wireless Mobile Utility) and require the WU-1a wireless adapter.

ISO Sensitivity

The rated native ISO sensitivity for these cameras all begin at 100. The differences are in how high they go.

D3200: 100-6400

D3300: 100-12800

D3400: 100-25600

D3500: 100-25600

Panorama Mode

Only the D3300 has panorama mode.

High Dynamic Range Mode

None of these cameras can do HDR images.

Video

All models support H.264 1080p video. The D3200 supports 30fps video. The D3300, D3400 and D3500 support 60 fps.

D3200 ISO: 200-6400

D3300 ISO: 100-12800

D3400 ISO: 100-25600

D3500 ISO: 100-25600

Flashes

All models have built-in flashes with 1/200th sec. sync speed. The D3200 has a flash with a GN of 43 ft. (manual at ISO 100). The D3300 has a flash with a GN of 39 ft. The D3400 and D3500 have a flash with a GN of 26 ft. (manual). All cameras require expensive Nikon flash units (SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700 or SU-800) to function as a master in the Nikon Creative Lighting System.

Frames-per-sec

D3200: 4 fps

D3300: 5 fps

D3400: 5 fps

D3500: 5 fps

Lenses

The D3200 does not support AF-P Nikkor lenses.

Shots per Charge

D3200: 540 shots per charge

D3300: 700 shots per charge

D3400: 1200 shots per charge

D3500: 1550 shots per charge

Dimensions (W x H x D)

The D3500 is considerably smaller than the D3200.

D3200: 5.0 x 3.8 x 3.1 in.

D3300: 4.9 x 3.9 x 3.0 in.

D3400: 4.9 x 3.9 x 3.0 in.

D3500: 4.9 x 3.9 x 2.8 in.

Additional Notes

The D3500 has removed the useful Fn button and optional ML-L3 remote that the D3200, D3300 and D3400 have, plus its button layout on the back panel is different. For "Time" exposures on the D3200, the ML-L3 remote is required.

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