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Nikon D3400 w/18-55 & 70-300 lens, 32GB card and carry case, $400 @Costco (in-store)

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Nikon D3400 w/18-55 & 70-300 lens, 32GB card and carry case, $400 @Costco (in-store)
Seems to be clearance as they are stocking the d3500 now. seems like a great deal. Saw at Costco in North Phoenix (zip 85027)
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Created 09-25-2018 at 08:42 PM by kuttoosan
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Costco item number please? Should be on your receipt. Thanks!
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Not too slick, with the D3500 set to replace this at a lower starting price point this should be even lower. The D3500 has a newer sensor and weights just a tad less. Physical redesign should be welcoming as well. That is more then enough to heavily discount these to under $300 by now. I know that some will argue that the lens is interchangeable but what will you do with the body?
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Not too slick, with the D3500 set to replace this at a lower starting price point this should be even lower. The D3500 has a newer sensor and weights just a tad less. Physical redesign should be welcoming as well. That is more then enough to heavily discount these to under $300 by now. I know that some will argue that the lens is interchangeable but what will you do with the body?
Don't think so. Same d3500 bundle is sold for $600+
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Not too slick, with the D3500 set to replace this at a lower starting price point this should be even lower. The D3500 has a newer sensor and weights just a tad less. Physical redesign should be welcoming as well. That is more then enough to heavily discount these to under $300 by now. I know that some will argue that the lens is interchangeable but what will you do with the body?
$300? That's a fire sale, why? These are no better than D3500, D3300, which will produce identical quality images. The rest is marketing.
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$300? That's a fire sale, why? These are no better than D3500, D3300, which will produce identical quality images. The rest is marketing.
This. This camera is an incredible value and there are still tons of people that prefer the d3300 to the D3400. They basically remove features with each iteration. The D3400 is arguably a better camera than the new d3500 and the d3300 is better than both. I bought a 3400 recently after about 10 hours of research and have been loving it
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Bought the D3400 a couple months back for 499, any way to price match?
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Bought the D3400 a couple months back for 499, any way to price match?
If from Costco, why not return and rebuy?
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If from Costco, why not return and rebuy?
This was back in May/June...guess that was too long ago
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Think twice, this isn't the best time to buy an DSLR. The whole market is in the midst of a shift. Yes, this is a great camera, but no idea what Nikon's future plans are for DX. The lower end is moving away from DSLR and moving towards mirrorless (Sony A5100). Canon's shifted more or less and so has everyone else except Nikon.

While you can use more expensive Nikon full frame (FX) lenses, it's highly unlikely that Nikon will push out any more crop DX lenses.

Lots of stuff happened in the camera industry in the last few weeks with basically Canon, Nikon, and Panasonic jumping into mirrorless at the high end. Eventually this will trickle down to consumer DSLR.

Nikon's D3X00 and D5X00 are great cameras, but haven't seen many improvements in about 6 years. Can this camera take great photos? Yes.
Does this camera necessarily have a future (lenses)? I don't know.

What should you consider instead? Sony A5100 or A6000. If you like video, consider Panasonic GX85 (smaller sensor, but still quite good)

If you can up your budget a bit, consider either the higher end Sonys, FujiFilm for photos (x-e3) or Panasonic G85 for more serious video. Canon's EOS-M also seems like a decent option ... but 4k video a bit crippled with Canon.
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Not too slick, with the D3500 set to replace this at a lower starting price point this should be even lower. The D3500 has a newer sensor and weights just a tad less. Physical redesign should be welcoming as well. That is more then enough to heavily discount these to under $300 by now. I know that some will argue that the lens is interchangeable but what will you do with the body?
I'd love to see if anyone can tell the difference between sensors in the real world. Still a 24MP APS-C sensor, and 99% probably still either a Sony or Toshiba.
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Think twice, this isn't the best time to buy an DSLR. The whole market is in the midst of a shift. Yes, this is a great camera, but no idea what Nikon's future plans are for DX. The lower end is moving away from DSLR and moving towards mirrorless (Sony A5100). Canon's shifted more or less and so has everyone else except Nikon.

While you can use more expensive Nikon full frame (FX) lenses, it's highly unlikely that Nikon will push out any more crop DX lenses.

Lots of stuff happened in the camera industry in the last few weeks with basically Canon, Nikon, and Panasonic jumping into mirrorless at the high end. Eventually this will trickle down to consumer DSLR.

Nikon's D3X00 and D5X00 are great cameras, but haven't seen many improvements in about 6 years. Can this camera take great photos? Yes.
Does this camera necessarily have a future (lenses)? I don't know.

What should you consider instead? Sony A5100 or A6000. If you like video, consider Panasonic GX85 (smaller sensor, but still quite good)
Yep, with every major manufacturer jumping in full force into mirrorless, DSLR cameras are effectively on the way out. It will take some time but I'm guessing within 5 years it will be completely phased out for the most part.
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Bought the D3400 a couple months back for 499, any way to price match?
If you used a credit card they may have a price match feature where the card issuer will refund you the difference
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Think twice, this isn't the best time to buy an DSLR. The whole market is in the midst of a shift. Yes, this is a great camera, but no idea what Nikon's future plans are for DX. The lower end is moving away from DSLR and moving towards mirrorless (Sony A5100). Canon's shifted more or less and so has everyone else except Nikon.

While you can use more expensive Nikon full frame (FX) lenses, it's highly unlikely that Nikon will push out any more crop DX lenses.

Lots of stuff happened in the camera industry in the last few weeks with basically Canon, Nikon, and Panasonic jumping into mirrorless at the high end. Eventually this will trickle down to consumer DSLR.

Nikon's D3X00 and D5X00 are great cameras, but haven't seen many improvements in about 6 years. Can this camera take great photos? Yes.
Does this camera necessarily have a future (lenses)? I don't know.

What should you consider instead? Sony A5100 or A6000. If you like video, consider Panasonic GX85 (smaller sensor, but still quite good)

If you can up your budget a bit, consider either the higher end Sonys, FujiFilm for photos (x-e3) or Panasonic G85 for more serious video. Canon's EOS-M also seems like a decent option ... but 4k video a bit crippled with Canon.
I just spent $300 on a new in box Canon Vixia G20, was that or Sony AX53 for $500

What should I do? High quality video is my absolute main purpose. I have a Nikon J3 and my Galaxy phone for quick pictures
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If you used a credit card they may have a price match feature where the card issuer will refund you the difference
Citi has stopped price protection with warehouse clubs and discover is stopping price protection alltogether in October.
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