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Nikon D3500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of Nikon D3500. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the image quality and performance are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the focus. There are some negative views about the contrast and viewfinder.

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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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Rod Lawton (

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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 : Phil Hall (

Nikon D3500 review


The Nikon D3500 is a brilliant and affordable way for beginners to step up from a smartphone or compact camera.

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

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

If you're looking to get more creative with your photography, and are on the hunt for your first DSLR, then the Nikon D3500 is hard to beat. It combines great value, intuitive menus and a fantastic battery life to create a compelling, beginner-friendly...

Nov, 2019

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

Expert review by : Roland Moore-Colyer (

The Nikon D3500 is the best DSLR deal this Black Friday


For under £300 you can get an excellent beginners' DLSR with a kit lens included

It’s not the most feature-heavy of DSLR cameras, but it still has some neat touches like Bluetooth 4.1 and a handy ‘Guide’ mode which instructs beginners on which settings to use to capture portraits or pictures of things in motion, for instance. In...

Nov, 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

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