Dubai: Nikon has launched its first entry-level DX-format DSLR — called the D3400 — that connects easily to smart devices.

“The 24.2MP device is an excellent introduction to DSLR photography for the always-connected user. Combining the best of both worlds, users can now create with DSLR imaging innovation for excellent image quality throughout the day, while enjoying the always-on connectivity of their smart devices to upload and share images,” said Narendra Menon, General Manager of Nikon Middle East.

The D3400 incorporates a DX-format CMOS sensor which has expanded the camera’s ISO sensitivity to a maximum of 25,600, translating into sharp images even in lowlight with less shake.

With its improved intuitive user interface, and upgraded kit lenses, Menon said the D3400 is a natural fit for smartphone users looking to capture and explore the possibilities of visual content creation.

SnapBridge, powered by Bluetooth Low Energy, turns photography into a social activity with an always-on connection between the camera and paired smart devices

With both devices in constant connection, he said that users no longer need to manually pair the devices each time to select and transfer images, facilitating immediate and on-the-go sharing on social media.

The device can capture up to 1,200 shots on a full charge and up to 16 shots in RAW format during continuous shooting at a speed of up to 5 frames per second.

Create videos with smooth Full HD movies at 60, 50, 30, 25 and 24 frames per second, 720p at 60 and 50 frames per second formats.

The body weighs only 395 grams. It is priced at Dh1,799 with 19-55mm lens.