Category: Nikon Cameras

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400: A Top Rated DSLR for New Photographers [Review]

  The Nikon D3400 is consistently rated as one of the very best DSLRs for new photographers. DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras use a system of mirrors to direct light from the lens to an optical viewfinder. With the viewfinder, you can see the subject without the camera using any power. And when it’s time to snap a photo, the first mirror behind the lens flips back, exposing the image sensor. Successor to the immensely popular D3300, the D3400 builds on all of its strengths as an entry level DSLR. The price is well in line with what a new user is willing to spend. And the base specifications (megapixels, sensor size, battery life, etc) are average to excellent across the board. The D3400 also provides plenty of features to help a beginner grow into an intermediate photographer. Let’s take a closer look at what this camera has to offer.

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5: A Budget-Friendly Mirrorless Camera [Review]

  Mirrorless cameras are the next generation of digital camera technology. They take the interchangeable lens system of DSLR cameras and do away with the internal mirrors. Instead, the image sensor acts as autofocus system, image generator, and viewfinder all at once. Nikon is better known as a DSLR-brand in the photography world. However, the company’s Nikon 1 series of cameras is growing as interest in mirrorless technology grows. The Nikon 1 J5 is the newest entry-level model available, and has a very modest MSRP of $499.95 with kit lens. But entry-level does not mean boring or low-quality. The Nikon 1 J5 has some unique features sure to tempt just about any photographer. Let’s explore those features below!