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10% off with code, great camera bundle and good value.
Lightweight and small, the D3400 is your ideal grab and go DSLR. Shoot for longer, thanks to the camera's low-energy design and the high-capacity battery, you can capture up to 1200 shots on one charge.

The included 18-55mm lens can be used for wide-angle photography or everyday shots, this makes it an excellent walk-around lens. Keep it with you and you'll be ready to tackle a whole host of situations.

Camera model number d3400 + af-p 18-55 non vr.

Sensor:

  • CMOS sensor type.
  • 24.2 megapixels.
  • Sensor size 23.5 x 15.6mm.
Shooting:

  • Continuous shooting up to 5 frames per second (JPEG).
  • Continuous shooting up to 5 frames per second (RAW).
  • Shutter speed of 30 to 1/4000 sec.
Screen information:

  • 3in screen with TFT LCD technology and live view.
Flash:

  • Hot shoe for additional flash.
  • Built-in flash.
Exposure:

  • ISO range from 100 to 25600.
Focusing:

  • with 11 focus points in the viewfinder, .
Connectivity:

  • Bluetooth.
  • PictBridge compatible.
File types:

  • Records at 1080p with sound.
Power:

  • Rechargeable battery.
Lens information:

  • Standard lens included.
  • Lens focal length 18 - 55mm.
  • Aperture f/5.6-38.
  • 55mm filter.
Memory card:

  • SD, SDHC, SDXC, .
Physical specification:

  • Weight 445g.
  • Shoulder strap, battery charger.
  • Size H9.8, W12.4, D7.55cm.
  • Viewfinder optical adjustment.
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Master0fNone16/08/2019 18:04

Been researching months to buy a camera for some travels. Stuck between …Been researching months to buy a camera for some travels. Stuck between this (great value and good starter) / Sony A6000 (altho have heard issues with it packing up after a year or so) and the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II (not 100% convinced and preferred feel of the Sony).Can anyone sway me? Not looking to spend more than £4-500


Have you considered Fuji? They make excellent travel cameras. The X-T20 with the 15-45 kit lens from Fuji refurb store is within your budget.

shop.fujifilm.co.uk/dig…hed
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Great cameras these, I have the d3200 and hard to beat the quality of them at this price point if at all.
This is a good price. I've got the D3300 and 3 years on I still love it. Do you know how long this discount code will last, I might get my dad to get one. Thanks
Great deal, I've had a D3300 for 4 years and can recommend the 18-140 lens which I bought separately. I plan to keep using it for many years!
According to description small print "Camera model number d3400 + af-p 18-55 non vr" which is a different lens?
reallybigmisterbig16/08/2019 17:55

According to description small print "Camera model number d3400 + af-p …According to description small print "Camera model number d3400 + af-p 18-55 non vr" which is a different lens?


You might be wright, will amend
Been researching months to buy a camera for some travels. Stuck between this (great value and good starter) / Sony A6000 (altho have heard issues with it packing up after a year or so) and the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II (not 100% convinced and preferred feel of the Sony).

Can anyone sway me? Not looking to spend more than £4-500
Master0fNone16/08/2019 18:04

Been researching months to buy a camera for some travels. Stuck between …Been researching months to buy a camera for some travels. Stuck between this (great value and good starter) / Sony A6000 (altho have heard issues with it packing up after a year or so) and the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II (not 100% convinced and preferred feel of the Sony).Can anyone sway me? Not looking to spend more than £4-500


I highly recommend the Nikon, I have an almost identical D3300. Fantastic picture quality in all light conditions and very easy to use. The only negative is the auto-focus is very slow when in live view, but is perfectly fast using the viewfinder which I always use to take images. For videos, you're forced to use live view so the auto-focus is a bit clunky - it's best to use manual focus for videos.
m3racer12316/08/2019 18:18

I highly recommend the Nikon, I have an almost identical D3300. Fantastic …I highly recommend the Nikon, I have an almost identical D3300. Fantastic picture quality in all light conditions and very easy to use. The only negative is the auto-focus is very slow when in live view, but is perfectly fast using the viewfinder which I always use to take images. For videos, you're forced to use live view so the auto-focus is a bit clunky - it's best to use manual focus for videos.


Thanks for the response. Literally my only reservation is the size, I'm going to be 'backpacking' around a very humid country and I'm concerned it will be an inconvenience. Do you think it'll be much of an issue? Have you taken the 3300 on hols?
Master0fNone16/08/2019 18:32

Thanks for the response. Literally my only reservation is the size, I'm …Thanks for the response. Literally my only reservation is the size, I'm going to be 'backpacking' around a very humid country and I'm concerned it will be an inconvenience. Do you think it'll be much of an issue? Have you taken the 3300 on hols?


I have a much bulkier lens than this and have managed perfectly fine. I do usually carry around a dedicated camera case with spare batteries, filters etc, but they could be carried in a backpack instead.
Master0fNone16/08/2019 18:04

Been researching months to buy a camera for some travels. Stuck between …Been researching months to buy a camera for some travels. Stuck between this (great value and good starter) / Sony A6000 (altho have heard issues with it packing up after a year or so) and the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II (not 100% convinced and preferred feel of the Sony).Can anyone sway me? Not looking to spend more than £4-500


Have you considered Fuji? They make excellent travel cameras. The X-T20 with the 15-45 kit lens from Fuji refurb store is within your budget.

shop.fujifilm.co.uk/dig…hed
e-infin.com/uk/…BwE

For £30 more you'll get the newer version - D3500 and a fetter lens.
m3racer12316/08/2019 18:37

I have a much bulkier lens than this and have managed perfectly fine. I do …I have a much bulkier lens than this and have managed perfectly fine. I do usually carry around a dedicated camera case with spare batteries, filters etc, but they could be carried in a backpack instead.


If you could pick one lens for travel, what would it be?

Thinking the Nikon 35mm 1.8G. But I appreciate it would limit me.
tempt16/08/2019 18:41

Have you considered Fuji? They make excellent travel cameras. The X-T20 …Have you considered Fuji? They make excellent travel cameras. The X-T20 with the 15-45 kit lens from Fuji refurb store is within your budget.https://shop.fujifilm.co.uk/digital-cameras/refurbished-digital-cameras/fujifilm-x-t20-kit-xc15-45mm-lens-refurbished


Yeah, have looked into the Fuji T range. They are very decent cameras and definitely worth consideration. That's a really good price
suduck6816/08/2019 19:03

https://www.e-infin.com/uk/item/3697/nikon_d3500_digital_slr_camera_+_af-p_18-55mm_f/3.5-5.6g_vr_lens?gclid=CjwKCAjwqNnqBRATEiwAkHm2BAEs3aBFTTHlmpv2zD8VnyZwD3jtN6h_zc2-CYgWzFerEEvcFIqK8hoCSAAQAvD_BwEFor £30 more you'll get the newer version - D3500 and a fetter lens.


Good find, very good price
Master0fNone16/08/2019 19:09

If you could pick one lens for travel, what would it be?Thinking the Nikon …If you could pick one lens for travel, what would it be?Thinking the Nikon 35mm 1.8G. But I appreciate it would limit me.


I've only ever used zoom lenses so can't really comment on how restrictive a prime lens is. An 18-55 lens would be compact and light enough for travel, but personally I like having the extra range of my 18-140.
NEVER BUY TECH FROM ARGOS. I got a laptop, and was told to return through them to manufacturer. They sent to a sketchy third party repair team who broke it and I’m now facing hundreds of pounds to repair it- and they’ve voided the legal hp warranty. I’ve spoken for hours on the phone , in store and on social media and have literally been laughed at. I’m absolutely shocked. Turns out this is super common- they’re just flooding their trustpilot reviews with paid bot ones so it hides the 1 stars. I was told it was being returned to hp (it wasn’t and they’ve smashed my laptop) I have a video of it in store as I handed it in showing it was ok minus the minor screen fault and yet they still refuse to do anything.
Master0fNone16/08/2019 18:32

Thanks for the response. Literally my only reservation is the size, I'm …Thanks for the response. Literally my only reservation is the size, I'm going to be 'backpacking' around a very humid country and I'm concerned it will be an inconvenience. Do you think it'll be much of an issue? Have you taken the 3300 on hols?


If you've not used an SLR before, I don't think it's the camera for your trip. As others have suggested go for a good compact travel camera.
Master0fNone16/08/2019 18:04

Been researching months to buy a camera for some travels. Stuck between …Been researching months to buy a camera for some travels. Stuck between this (great value and good starter) / Sony A6000 (altho have heard issues with it packing up after a year or so) and the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II (not 100% convinced and preferred feel of the Sony).Can anyone sway me? Not looking to spend more than £4-500


If your starting a new system mirror less is the way to go especially for travel but the camera is just the start see what lenses you are likely to want/ afford and go from there.

Sony looks they way to go if it was me personally
Master0fNone16/08/2019 19:09

If you could pick one lens for travel, what would it be?Thinking the Nikon …If you could pick one lens for travel, what would it be?Thinking the Nikon 35mm 1.8G. But I appreciate it would limit me.


Get some. Heap primes on eBay. Handy to have a zoom as well.
Classic travel camera is surely a wide to massive zoom? 35mm prime is not going to capture those lions, etc in the distance (or choose you particular subject). To get full frame lions you are going to be eaten!

Never done backpacking so cannot comment on suitability but wife likes the Lumix TZ-80 for compactness, weight and zoom. My preference is DSLR kit that offers similar flexibility but too heavy for backpacking; D7100 + 18-300 zoom.


Edit: budget comes into all this as well! For this deal the non-VR lens doesn't add a lot. Body onlyand buy the VR lens you want.
Edited by: "Ian2014" 16th Aug
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Master0fNone16/08/2019 18:04

Been researching months to buy a camera for some travels.


For what it's worth, I was "Olympus all the way" for about 40 years, amassed a respectable number of "steam powered" speciality lenses, and then they went "four thirds" format which are entirely incompatible! (even with adapter rings) tried their "new fangled digital" line which was singularly unimpressive, eventually turned to the "dark side" and went Nikon and never looked back!

Nikon and Canon lens mounts still have "backwards compatibility" so your grandad's will physically fit, although probably won't support auto exposure and/or electronic focusing, saying that for that "genuine 1970s experience" you can still use "genuine 1970s lenses"

favourite lens? Nikon 10-24mm AF-S Nikkor may or may not be compatible with this particular model, and cost more than the camera itself, but I can genuinely say I've never taken a bad picture with it (just as long as you an get the right angle)

Use when travelling? - that's debatable - but I'd far sooner sacrifice several t-shirts and a couple of spare pairs of jeans for a "grown up" camera, but then again I'm "old school"

As a compromise, check second hand Olympus C8080 "bridge" cameras, yes the compact flash memory is a bit of a pain to source, as are the "xd" format ones, and many will say "8 megapixels are rubbish" but some of my best pictures were taken with one - upside is that it's a lot lighter than an SLR and can be picked up for next to nothing - just a thought.
Master0fNone16/08/2019 19:09

If you could pick one lens for travel, what would it be?Thinking the Nikon …If you could pick one lens for travel, what would it be?Thinking the Nikon 35mm 1.8G. But I appreciate it would limit me.


Great lens. This pretty much lives on my d5500. ?5 series is smaller i think is size is a concern
Master0fNone16/08/2019 19:10

Yeah, have looked into the Fuji T range. They are very decent cameras and …Yeah, have looked into the Fuji T range. They are very decent cameras and definitely worth consideration. That's a really good price


The great thing about Fuji is that the JPGs are superb, and need little to no post-processing.
Regarding travel lenses, I would not recommend just a single prime unless you know in advance that you like that particular fov (field of view). On your budget, I think a short zoom would be ideal, unless, of course, you are going on safari! By the way, where are you going?

Before you decide, have a look at this photography site, best on the web, and have sections on best travel cameras etc. and lots of really good reviews and advice.

m.dpreview.com/
Edited by: "freyabo" 17th Aug
Master0fNone16/08/2019 18:04

Been researching months to buy a camera for some travels. Stuck between …Been researching months to buy a camera for some travels. Stuck between this (great value and good starter) / Sony A6000 (altho have heard issues with it packing up after a year or so) and the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II (not 100% convinced and preferred feel of the Sony).Can anyone sway me? Not looking to spend more than £4-500


Unless you are a serious pro carrying a 5d or d850, travelling or even more backpacking with a dslr, find it outdated. Mirrorless is the way to go imo, from the options above I ll go for the olympus and couple of lenses, or a fuji xt-xx series and just the 18-55, as other said, I use it on a trip, very versatile and good results. My main camera when backpacking is canon m-mount, but it's a little niche system to suggest to everybody. Sony its a good system too, but you have to spend some money on lenses, and it's not as compact as others.
And this is why the decision is so tough. Varying but all valid views and opinions. Appreciate the responses, will feedback as soon as I make a decision.

@freyabo SE Asia
Master0fNone17/08/2019 08:05

And this is why the decision is so tough. Varying but all valid views and …And this is why the decision is so tough. Varying but all valid views and opinions. Appreciate the responses, will feedback as soon as I make a decision.@freyabo SE Asia


Not making it any easier, but a few more choices around you budget:

TZ100 @£374 (+ Zoom range of 25 to 250mm)
amazon.co.uk/Pan…M2/

A7 with 28-75 @£509 after cashback (+Full frame)
amazon.co.uk/dp/…EC/

RX100m4 £399 after cashback
amazon.co.uk/dp/…0Y/
Master0fNone16/08/2019 18:04

Been researching months to buy a camera for some travels. Stuck between …Been researching months to buy a camera for some travels. Stuck between this (great value and good starter) / Sony A6000 (altho have heard issues with it packing up after a year or so) and the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II (not 100% convinced and preferred feel of the Sony).Can anyone sway me? Not looking to spend more than £4-500


The Nikon lumix g9 .. Posted earlier for £599
Ian201416/08/2019 20:48

Classic travel camera is surely a wide to massive zoom? 35mm prime is not …Classic travel camera is surely a wide to massive zoom? 35mm prime is not going to capture those lions, etc in the distance (or choose you particular subject). To get full frame lions you are going to be eaten!Never done backpacking so cannot comment on suitability but wife likes the Lumix TZ-80 for compactness, weight and zoom. My preference is DSLR kit that offers similar flexibility but too heavy for backpacking; D7100 + 18-300 zoom.Edit: budget comes into all this as well! For this deal the non-VR lens doesn't add a lot. Body onlyand buy the VR lens you want.



Lumix TZ-80 is a good call.
If backpacking, I wouldn’t take an SLR, especially not a cheap digital slr unless you have a bunch of specialist lenses you need to use, and those wont work on these cheap Nikon bodies. There are compact cameras now in a similar price range that take excellent images that will certainly outclass a cheap kit lens. Look at things like the Sony RX100 earlier models. I recently bought the M4 for only £440 in a sale recently, for example, and that is outstanding. When travelling you want to be small, discrete and lightweight. Something you can easily carry rather than a heavy slr swinging from your neck. What you save in bulk in the camera, use to carry a small tripod which will make more difference to the quality of your pictures than anything else.
Master0fNone16/08/2019 18:32

Thanks for the response. Literally my only reservation is the size, I'm …Thanks for the response. Literally my only reservation is the size, I'm going to be 'backpacking' around a very humid country and I'm concerned it will be an inconvenience. Do you think it'll be much of an issue? Have you taken the 3300 on hols?


If you are going “backpacking” is weight important to you? Look for something that will charge from the usb. The more expensive the camera looks the more desirable it may be to those of a less charitable disposition. Some travel cameras come with an f1.8 lens. Secondhand will keep the cost down leaving room for a second battery. Climbing up some muddy hill in the heat? A kilo of camera is a drag
Master0fNone16/08/2019 18:32

Thanks for the response. Literally my only reservation is the size, I'm …Thanks for the response. Literally my only reservation is the size, I'm going to be 'backpacking' around a very humid country and I'm concerned it will be an inconvenience. Do you think it'll be much of an issue? Have you taken the 3300 on hols?


You can pick up some really cheap body harnesses for carrying one or two cameras hands free.Choosing one with a decent waist strap allows you to put spare lenses in pouches as well [ and maybe a flash too]. amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1
I would recommend an extra lanyard between camera and belt as a hanging camera is slowly going to unscrew itself.
amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1
If you can run to it I think the extra features of the D5600 are well worth the extra.
What’s the difference between this and the D3500 please?
i have got a D3100 NIKON , will this work with all the kit i have ? ie, lens and flash and so on ? ty for any info
emilyyC16/08/2019 19:20

NEVER BUY TECH FROM ARGOS. I got a laptop, and was told to return through …NEVER BUY TECH FROM ARGOS. I got a laptop, and was told to return through them to manufacturer. They sent to a sketchy third party repair team who broke it and I’m now facing hundreds of pounds to repair it- and they’ve voided the legal hp warranty. I’ve spoken for hours on the phone , in store and on social media and have literally been laughed at. I’m absolutely shocked. Turns out this is super common- they’re just flooding their trustpilot reviews with paid bot ones so it hides the 1 stars. I was told it was being returned to hp (it wasn’t and they’ve smashed my laptop) I have a video of it in store as I handed it in showing it was ok minus the minor screen fault and yet they still refuse to do anything.


That's bonkers! Cant believe they've got away with this. Can't think of who could help...trading standards?
Sonya78678617/08/2019 22:22

That's bonkers! Cant believe they've got away with this. Can't think of …That's bonkers! Cant believe they've got away with this. Can't think of who could help...trading standards?


It will be an issue for small claims court, but it will cost hundreds more before resolved and even then they’ve breached the data protection act by sending a company laptop to a scumbag tech site will probably be years before it’s dealt with- until then I’m down a laptop and hundreds on top. The worrying thing is from reviews I’ve read- I’m not one of a handful of people (seems to be pretty common with argos)
scedwar17/08/2019 09:44

If backpacking, I wouldn’t take an SLR, especially not a cheap digital slr …If backpacking, I wouldn’t take an SLR, especially not a cheap digital slr unless you have a bunch of specialist lenses you need to use, and those wont work on these cheap Nikon bodies. There are compact cameras now in a similar price range that take excellent images that will certainly outclass a cheap kit lens. Look at things like the Sony RX100 earlier models. I recently bought the M4 for only £440 in a sale recently, for example, and that is outstanding. When travelling you want to be small, discrete and lightweight. Something you can easily carry rather than a heavy slr swinging from your neck. What you save in bulk in the camera, use to carry a small tripod which will make more difference to the quality of your pictures than anything else.


I agree: if you can sacrifice the zoom the RX100 Mk3 ( 4x zoom) is a good compromise in the range between the pricier newer models, and the lower spec older models. It is lightweight and portable, has a large sensor, a viewfinder, a tilting screen and a quality lens. Ideal for backpacking, or a phone with a highly rated camera is always an option of course.
A smaller camera is also more readily concealed too, an expensive looking DSLR can draw the attention of the local thieves, wherever you are.
Edited by: "apear" 18th Aug
I rarely miss the zoom etc from my old bridge camera (panasonic fz200). My nikon d5500 is so much nicer to use with far better IQ.

But its personal choice of course. I would probably favour a compact with large sensor over a bridge.
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