The Nikon D3400 and ISO settings

Why ISO is important and how to set it.

Nikon-D3400 ISO settings here

It is really useful to understand the Nikon D3400 ISO settings. In very basic terms, ISO is simply a camera setting that sets the sensitivity of the sensor in the camera and that in turn will brighten or darken your photograph. As you increase your ISO number, your photos will grow progressively brighter. For that reason, ISO is a good tool to help you capture images in dark environments or be more flexible about your aperture and shutter speed settings. For this reason The ISO is one of the main pillars of photography. In the days of film, the decision about ISO – or the film sensitivity – were taken before you went out to take the pictures. Now you can change ISO picture by picture if you wish.

As we are in the shooting menu, why don’t we go down one more from IMAGE SIZE to ISO SENSITIVITY settings . When you switch the camera on for the first time then the settings are set so that the auto ISO sensitivity control is on. That means that when you are in the basic presets, the camera will choose the ISO setting and if you look below the auto ISO sensitivity control, it will set the maximum sensitivity according to what is chosen there. When you get the camera and you switch it on for the first time the maximum is 25600 . I would say that when you are taking normal pictures you probably don’t want to go above 1600 probably 3200. By leaving it as it is, you allow the Nikon D3400 to choose far higher ISO than you otherwise might wish, so if you go into this setting I would suggest that you make the maximum setting as I say 6400 probably, and I would also switch the ISO sensitivity control off because that then means that you have more control over the ISO in the basic settings and also in the manual settings.

The “normal” range of ISO is about 200 to 1600. With The Nikon D3400 ISO settings you can go as low as 100 or as high as 25,600. The number chosen has two important qualities associated with it. First, it sets the amount of light needed for a good exposure. The lower the number, the more light required. The more light that’s required, the more likely a slow shutter speed will have to be used. That means low ISOs, like 100 or 200, are most often used in bright situations (like sunlight) or when the camera is mounted on a tripod. If you don’t have a lot of light, or need a fast shutter speed, you would probably raise the ISO. Each time you double the ISO (for example, from 200 to 400), the camera needs only half as much light for the same exposure. So if you had a shutter speed of 1/250 at 200 ISO, going to 400 ISO would let you get the same exposure at 1/500 second (providing the aperture remains unchanged). This is why high ISOs are so often used indoors, especially at sporting events. Needing a fast shutter speed to stop action, photographers regularly choose ISO 1600 or above.

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