Best Accessories for Nikon D3400: The Must-Have Gear for Your New DSLR

Nikon’s entry-level DSLR, the 24-megapixel D3400, is a great camera that can capture high-quality images with little effort. To help you get the most out of your camera, we’ve gathered the best add-ons and accessories to complement it. These will help you take great pictures and control your camera remotely, and some will even aid you in post-processing them.

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1 3FT Replacement USB Nikon Photo Transfer Cable Cord for Nikon D3400 D3500 D5600 D7500 Camera9.3Check Price
2 D3200 Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nikon D3500 D3400 D3100 D3200 D3300 DSLR Camera9.3Check Price
3 Screen Protector for Nikon D35008.6Check Price
4 Foto&Tech FTML-L3 Wireless Remote Control8.0Check Price
5 BESTON 2-Pack EN-EL14 / EN-EL14a Battery Packs7.9Check Price

How We Tested

We considered the D3400 to be a decent everyday camera, but it didn’t really wow us. So we also used some of its competitors as part of this comparison: The Canon T6i and the Nikon D5600.

We used each camera for multiple weeks, taking them on hikes to shoot landscapes, out with friends to take candid photos, and even around the house to check out their video and still-photo capabilities.

We used each camera’s automatic scene modes—including landscape, sunset, pet portrait, and food—and we took note of any issues that came up during testing.

For video tests, we recorded a two-minute clip in each camera while walking through an urban environment with the lens set at 24mm (the widest setting). We looked at how clear the image was when walking past trees or buildings that blocked our view of the subject. We also watched how well each camera dealt with quick movements (for example, when recording a toddler running around) or low light conditions. For photo tests, we simply shot scenes using manual mode and noted differences between cameras.

3FT Replacement USB Nikon Photo Transfer Cable Cord for Nikon D3400 D3500 D5600 D7500 Camera

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What We Think About This

The Replacement USB Cable Cord for Nikon Digital SLR DSLR D3400 D3500 D5600 D7500, Nikon 1 J5 1J5 UC-E20,Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Camera Charge Charging Cable is a great, inexpensive choice for anyone who needs a replacement cord for their newer Nikon camera.

It’s a simple, sturdy design, and it should work with a wide variety of Nikon DSLRs. We think it’s the best option for someone who just needs a simple replacement for their existing USB cable.

The Nikon Usb Cord is a USB 2.0 cable that’s 3 feet long. It’s made of premium Environmentally-friendly PVC jacket which has the features of great durability and flexibility, not easy to be tangled.

The Nikon Camera Cord is a USB 2.0 cable that’s 3 feet long. It’s made of premium Environmentally-friendly PVC jacket which has the features of great durability and flexibility, not easy to be tangled.

The Nikon Charging Cable is a USB 2.0 cable that’s 3 feet long. It’s made of premium Environmentally-friendly PVC jacket which has the features of great durability and flexibility, not easy to be tangled.

Instead of including a charger, the company simply includes a spare cord for your existing charger, allowing you to replace the cord without having to replace the charger. This option is a great way to save a few bucks, especially if you already have a charger you like.

It’s also ideal for anyone who travels often and prefers to pack light. The package include: 1 x 3FT USB Charger Cable,Length: 3FT,Brand New High Quality USB 2.0 Camera Data Transfer Cable/Lead(Non-OEM).

30 Days Money Back Guarantee. We think this is an excellent option for photographers who already own a USB charger and just need a replacement cord.

D3200 Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nikon D3500 D3400 D3100 D3200 D3300 DSLR Camera

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What We Think About This

Our top pick for the D3400, the D3500, and the D3200 is the PCTC Tempered Glass Film from Protektor (or the equivalent product from one of Protektor’s other brand names, such as ECS or Saindon). This screen protector is the most expensive we tested, but it’s also the toughest, with 9H hardness and 0.3mm thickness.

It offers great daily protection for the camera screen from high-impact drops, scratches, sharp objects, and even keys and knives. It’s also 99.99% high-transparency, which means the pixels aren’t distorted, and the glass itself is bubble free, so it should be easy to install.

Based in the United Kingdom, Protektor offers a full refund, including shipping, for up to 30 days after you buy the screen protector, if you aren’t fully satisfied with it.

Screen Protector for Nikon D3500

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What We Think About This

The JTJY Screen Protector for Nikon D3400 D3500 D3300 D3200 D3100 Camera(for accessories) is the best screen protector we’ve tested. It’s super-tough, at 0.3mm thick, yet still manages to be nearly invisible and is easy to install—it even works with touch screens.

The JTJY’s screen protectors are 99.99% HD-transparent and hydrophobic, so they prevent the buildup of sweat and oil on the screen, which can cause a screen to appear hazy. The JTJY also offers a three-pack of screen protectors, which helps you replace them more frequently than other brands’ one-screen-protectors-per-pack offerings.

The JTJY’s screen protectors are the toughest we tested, and they have edge coverage that prevents bubbling. They’re also fingerprint-resistant, and they’re the toughest to scratch, thanks to a 9H hardness coating.

Our testers found that the electrostatic adsorption process of installing the screen protector was easier than other brands’ methods, which involved either gluing or a plastic frame.

Overall, we think that the JTJY’s screen protectors are the best choice for most people’s needs.

Foto&Tech FTML-L3 Wireless Remote Control

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What We Think About This

We think the Foto&Tech Wireless Remote Control is the best accessory for a Nikon D3400 camera because it offers the most functionality for the lowest price.

The Foto&Tech remote release lets you fire the camera’s shutter from up to 16 feet away, eliminating the often-shaky results you get from pressing the shutter button on the camera itself.

It’s powered by a CR-2025 3v battery (included) and is officially compatible with Nikon cameras (and many other brands).

We found that it worked with all the Nikon DSLRs we tested, and it’s one of the least expensive accessories we recommend. It’s also one of the easiest to set up and use, since you won’t have to worry about pairing it with your camera.

BESTON 2-Pack EN-EL14 / EN-EL14a Battery Packs

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What We Think About This

The Beston 2000mAh EN-EL14a and 1100mAh EN-EL14 batteries are the best choice for the Nikon D3400 (and other cameras that use the EN-EL14 or EN-EL14a battery). They’re built with 5 layers of protection, so you can charge them without worrying about anything bad happening.

These batteries are rated for up to 1700 shots per full charge and have a micro-USB input, so you can charge them with any USB 5V power source, including wall chargers, power banks, car chargers, and laptop ports.

The BESTON EN-EL14a and EN-EL14 batteries should fully recharge in about two and a half hours, and they each have an independent charging slot that allows you to charge them simultaneously.

They’ve been fully tested by the camera and battery manufacturers and are guaranteed to work with any Nikon camera that uses the EN-EL14 or EN-EL14a batteries, including the D3100, D3200, D3300, D3400, D3500, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600, DF, Coolpix P7000, P7100, P7700, P7800, and more.

Things to Keep in Mind

We considered a wide range of accessories and decided which to call in for testing based on the following criteria:

Usefulness

The accessory should be useful and make your photography better. For example, while wireless remote triggers are great, they aren’t as necessary as a good telephoto lens or macro lens.

Affordability

While we don’t think that price should prevent anyone from buying any accessory, we did look for accessories that wouldn’t break the bank. We figured that if an accessory is expensive but offers no benefit over a cheaper alternative, it isn’t worth recommending.

Compatibility

Our top priority is ensuring that any accessory we recommend will work with the newest version of Nikon’s camera software—that means shooting in RAW mode and using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connections—and with all currently available lenses (including autofocus on older lenses).

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the best accessories for a Nikon D3400?

The best accessories for a Nikon D3400 are a tripod, a remote shutter release, and a lens cleaning kit.

2. What camera accessories do professionals use?

Many professional photographers use camera accessories such as tripods, filters, and lens hoods to improve their photography. Tripods help to keep cameras stable in low light or windy conditions, while filters can improve photos by blocking unwanted light or correcting color. Lens hoods help protect lenses from scratches and other damage.

3. What lens should I get for my Nikon D3400?

A lens is a piece of equipment that attaches to the camera body to provide additional functionality. The most popular lens type is the zoom lens, which allows the photographer to change the focal length of the lens to suit the shooting situation. The Nikon D3400 does not come with a lens, so you will need to purchase one separately. There are many different lenses available on the market, so it is important to do your research to find the right one for your needs.

4. Which camera has best image quality?

All three cameras have great image quality, but the Canon T6i has the best image quality overall.

5. Why do photographers use Nikon?

There are a number of reasons why photographers might choose to use Nikon cameras and lenses. Nikon has a long history of making quality imaging products, and its cameras and lenses are often praised for their performance and durability. Additionally, Nikon offers a wide range of products that caters to a variety of needs, from entry-level shooters to professional photographers. Finally, Nikon’s camera systems are often compatible with a wide range of lenses and accessories, making it easy to build a custom kit.

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