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Nikon D3500

Nikon D3500
alaScore 96

60 reviews

Jan, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Nikon D3500. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and portability. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. The contrast and viewfinder get less positive comments. There are mixed views on the size and focus.

price, usability, performance, portability, image quality

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D3500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Rod Lawton (

Nikon D3500 Review | Trusted Reviews


Nikon D3500 review: Nikon has hit a winning formula with this cheap-but-great starter DSLR, which is an ideal first 'proper' camera for beginners.

Good quality kit lens ; Very good image quality ; Fast and silent autofocus ; Unexpectedly snappy live view ; Great for keen learners ; Value for money

Fixed rear screen ; Video is HD rather than 4K ; Chunky compared to a mirrorless camera

The D3500 is a solid, well-specified entry-level DSLR that gives beginners good handling, great performance and real value for money

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Nikon D3500 review


Does this entry-level digital SLR deserve its ‘classic' tag? Find out in T3's review of the Nikon D3500

Nov, 2020

Expert review by : Phil Hall (

Nikon D3500 review


The Nikon D3500 is the best DSLR for beginners looking to take the next step up from their smartphone or point-and-shoot.

Excellent image quality Remarkable 1,550-shot battery life Handy Guide mode Compact for a DSLR Easy to use

No 4K video No touchscreen control Bluetooth, but no Wi-Fi

If you're looking to take your first steps into the world of creative, manual photography, then the Nikon D3500 is still the best DSLR you can buy right now. It has intuitive menus, a superb battery life and great image quality. It's worth considering...

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Dave Stevenson (

Nikon D3500 review: The budget DSLR king now has £90 off


A superb budget DSLR that's tailor-made for beginners, but it's not a huge improvement on the D3400

Lightweight ; Great for beginners ; Good image quality

ISO controls are finicky ; No audio-in jack ; No manual/autofocus button

If you already own the D3500’s predecessor, the D3400, this is not a worthwhile upgrade. There simply aren’t enough improvements to justify the faff. Indeed, it’s hard to name many DSLRs from which this would be a significant upgrade. However, with...

Dec, 2019

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Nikon D3500 dslr and mirrorless camera review

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The Nikon D3500 is an entry-level DSLR camera that promises high-quality images at an attractively low price. It has the potential to be the ideal DSLR for beginners, but does the Nikon D3500 live up to expectations or does it fall short? Read our full...

Nov, 2018


Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

Nikon D3500 Review


We review the new Nikon D3500 - the compact entry-level DSLR from Nikon, with a 24mp APS-C CMOS sensor, and built-in Bluetooth for easy image transfer.

The Nikon D3500 is a very compact Digital SLR, and offers DSLR quality images, thanks to a large APS-C CMOS sensor. The 18-55mm kit lens performs reasonably well for a kit-lens. For better results, there are a number of affordable prime lenses...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

Nikon D3500 Hands-On Photos


We take a look at the new Nikon D3500, Nikon's entry level DSLR, at Photokina 2018.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Jeanette D Moses (

Nikon D3500 review


It's inexpensive, lightweight and will keep going for days on a single battery charge. While it's not great for video and its wireless image transfer is slow, the D3500 is a simple and un-intimidating camera that's a great starting point for beginners.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Nikon D3500


The Nikon D3500 doesn't offer a lot of upgrades, but cements its value as a strong entry-level camera thanks to a lower price point.

Compact. Affordable. 24MP resolution. 5fps continuous shooting. Automatic image transfer via Bluetooth. In-camera shooting guide for beginners.

Fixed LCD omits touch support. Contrast-based live view focus not ideal for video. No mic input.

Bottom Line: The Nikon D3500 doesn't offer a lot of upgrades, but cements its value as a strong entry-level camera thanks to a lower price point.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (

Nikon D3500


Nikon is doing everything it can lately to regain its position in the camera world with the announcement of their new flagship mirrorless cameras the Z7 and the Z6. But those are specialty items, cameras that are targeted for professionals and...

Aug, 2018

Price comparison for Nikon D3500

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Nikon D3500 + AF-P DX 18–55 VR Kit - Black
24.2 MP DX-format sensor
£429.00 TO SHOP
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Brand New Sealed Box, NOT Used.
£419.00 TO SHOP
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£799.00 TO SHOP
Nikon D3500 24MP DSLR Camera (Full HD, ISO 100-25600...
The D3500’s powerful 24MP DX format sensor captures crisp details and high-definition (Full HD) videos...
£549.00 TO SHOP
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24.2 MP DX-format sensor
£489.00 TO SHOP
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