No clue. What are your needs? You buy the tool that best meets your needs. Without knowing your needs, it's anyone's guess.
Don't fall for the marketing that tries to get you to believe that if, and only if, you buy "our" brand, then you'll take better pictures than the other...
Best answer: No clue. What are your needs? You buy the tool that best meets your needs. Without knowing your needs, it's anyone's guess.
Don't fall for the marketing that tries to get you to believe that if, and only if, you buy "our" brand, then you'll take better pictures than the other guy's camera. That's total BS. Anyone who knows what they're doing can take a smartphone and get better photos than a novice with a $10,000 DSLR/lens combo. It's not until you get that really expensive gear, and take a look at your photos that you realize that it's not the gear, but what you do with it that matters. When I was taking photo classes, there was one guy who bought the top-of-the-line Nikon, and he was the worst photographer in the class.
From my perspective, as someone who's won national awards for his work, I know what my specific needs are. And for me, I would get the A6000 over the D3400 simply because the D3400 doesn't have an internal AF motor which means a lot of lenses that are made for or by Nikon simply won't auto focus.
The A6000 is smaller and lighter which for someone over 50 like me, it's a good thing. I like the EVF and it's capabilities to show me the focusing points. However, never shooting with an EVF in real-world situations, I'm doing just fine without it.
If you want a good DSLR, and one that is NOT incompatible with so many lenses, then go with a Canon T series, or better yet, get yourself a Pentax. Right now, and for some time, Pentax APS-C bodies have out performed Canon and especially Nikon. You have to realize that you pay extra for the Nikon and Canon name. Pentax doesn't have the market share like Canon or Nikon, so they have to put more into their cameras (e.g. in-body image stabilization, weather/dust proofing) to attract people away from Canon and Nikon. As it is, a used Pentax K-50 is a better camera than either the D3400 or the A6000 specifically for those who shoot hand-held in low light. IBIS allows for 3.5-5 stops lower ISO than any Nikon DSLR.
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