It’s a topic many people don’t realize exists the ability to change your ISO on a Nikon D3400. Most people don’t realize it until the moment they accidentally set an ISO of 1600, only to discover that grainy photos are not what they had in mind. The truth is, changing your ISO is easy and can drastically alter the look of your camera.
So, do you want to change the ISO setting on your Nikon D3400 camera? It’s easy, but if you don’t know what you’re looking at, it can seem intimidating. Don’t worry! I’ll break it down so it makes sense and you feel confident doing it.
What is iso?
Iso is the sensitivity of your camera’s sensor to light. The higher the iso, the more sensitive the camera is to light, and the more “noise” or grain will appear in your images. Most cameras have a base iso of 100. If you want to use a higher setting like 800, 1600, or 3200, it will require a brighter scene.
Soft images with less noise can be captured at lower ISO values such as 100 or 200. As you increase the ISO, you also increase the shutter speed needed to compensate for the added light. For example: if you are shooting at ISO 100 and 1/125 of a second, increasing your ISO to 400 may require you to shoot at 1/800 of a second. This can cause blurriness and is not recommended for moving subjects or low-light shots.
Sometimes this is desirable for artistic effect but most often it is not. It all depends on what look you are going for and how much noise you are willing to tolerate in your image.
How to Change iso on Nikon D3400
Here’s how to change the ISO on a Nikon D3400. The ISO value is an indication of how sensitive your camera’s sensor is to light. The higher the ISO, the more sensitive it is and the more “noise” will show up in your photos. In photography, noise can look like speckles or grain.*The steps below apply to the Nikon D3400 and all other cameras using the same menu structure.*
To change the ISO setting, you need to open up the camera’s main menu. Press the “Menu” button to get started.
The first option you should see is “Shooting Menu 1.” Select that by pressing it with your finger or the arrow keys on your camera’s control dial.
Now scroll down until you see an option labeled “ISO sensitivity settings.” Select this option by pressing it one time with your finger or again using the arrow keys on your camera’s control dial.
You’ll now see a screen showing a series of numbers, which are meant to represent different levels of sensitivity. To change them, simply use your finger to select a number between 100 and 25600. You can select a lower number if you want less sensitivity (with more graininess) or a higher number if you’re shooting in low.
Nikon D3500 change iso in manual mode
If you can’t control your camera’s settings, you’re not doing it right. For the most part, I’m talking about changing your ISO setting.
The ISO setting is a very powerful setting that can make or break a shot. The higher the ISO, the more sensitive the sensor to light; this gives you more range in low light situations, but also adds noise and grain to your photos.
Trying to take a picture indoors with too little light? Crank up your ISO! Trying to take a picture of something that’s moving quickly? Lower your ISO (and preferably stabilize your camera) to avoid motion blur.
Here’s how to change the ISO on your Nikon D3500:
Set Mode Dial to M: To access manual mode, turn the dial on top of the camera until “M” is selected. Use the command dial in front of the lens to change the aperture and shutter speed; use the rear command dial under the LCD screen to change ISO. Turn the rear command dial until “ISO” appears on display; then use the front command dial to change the value.