Nikon D3500 inc AF-P DX 18–55 VR Lens
With the great success of the D3400, Nikon have seen the importance of the entry-level D-SLR market and released the D3500 with the right upgrades to bring it on par with other higher-level D-SLRS and Mirrorless cameras.
So what are the D3500 main features?
The D3500 features the tried and tested large 24.2 MP DX-format sensor that is proven to capture richly detailed photos. This sensor is also able to capture Full HD movies at frame rates of up to 60p.
To make this a truly versatile camera, Nikon have given it a razor-sharp autofocus system, 5 frames per second and an ISO light-sensitivity range of 100–25600.
How is this different to the D3400?
The D3500 has the same internals as the D3400, a tried and tested entry-level DSLR, but one area the D3500 improves on externally. The handling has been improved, weighing just 365g and measuring in at 124×97×69.5 mm. The other noted area is the battery life. Using the viewfinder you can get up to 1550 shots per charge.
All of this points at the perfect camera for travelling students and new DLSR photographers.
Is this camera suitable for a beginner?
Yes, very much so. The D3500 is based on the proven D3400, our most popular selling entry-level D-SLR. Entry-level on price that is as the features are equal to D-SLRs a double the price. With a intelligent Auto mode, along with other pre-set modes, the D3500 also feature a Guide Mode to help you create a range of creative images with ease.
What lenses will work with the D3500?
The D3500 will work with all the DX and FX lenses feature the AF-S (Auto Focus Silent) motor.
Can the D3500 transfer images to a mobile device?
Yes, the SnapBridge app for iOS and Android enables an always-on connection between your camera and your smartphone/tablet
Our thoughts on the Nikon D3500
The Nikon D3500 is based on the D3400, our best selling entry-level D-SLR, so you can't go wrong with this camera. Anyone looking at getting a DSLR to setup away from using their phone or a compact camera this is the one to look at. Priced perfectly but offer a long more bang for your buck. Images are clear and colourful, pre-set modes and picture settings are spot on and that Guide Mode just makes this a hell of a all-round camera package.