Nikon has just announced their new entry-level DSLR, the D3400. The successor to the D3300, the major upgrade with the new camera is the implementation of the company’s Snapbridge software, an always-on Bluetooth Low Energy connection that allows it to automatically transfer images to a smartphone, without Wi-Fi.

The D3400 is also noticeably lighter than the D3300, as it uses the same 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor, in addition to having no low pass filter, just like the D3300. The new entry-level DSLR also boasts an ISO range of 25,600, and the battery life is almost twice that of the D3300.

Optioned in black as well as red — as a kit with Nikon’s new image-stabilized and quiet-focusing 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 lens ($649 USD total with the camera) — the Nikon D3400 is scheduled to go on sale next month.

Earlier this year Nikon launched a new DL series of premium compact cameras.

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