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Nikon D3500

We have collected and analysed 13 expert reviews and 25 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 85/100 and users rate it 98/100. The average review date is 24-02-2018. We have compared these reviews to 1152823 reviews from other Digital Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 97/100 = Excellent. Last update: 22-03-2019.

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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 : 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 : 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

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Nikon D3500 Review


The new Nikon D3500 retains the same core feature-set as its predecessor, the D3400, but presents it in a smaller, lighter and more logical design that's very reminiscent of the mid-range D5600 camera. A couple of things have been sacrificed along the...

Oct, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (

Nikon D3500 Review: Best DSLR for Beginners


Although Nikon hasn't made any major updates to the Nikon D3500, this camera can hold its own among such competition as the $500 Canon EOS Rebel T7 . With a solid feature set for its class, the D3500 really is a bargain at $400 with the 18-55mm...

Affordable ; Good image quality ; Feature-rich ; Excellent battery life ; In-camera raw processing

Fixed LCD ; No touch capabilities ; Modest video AF performance

Like its D3400 predecessor, the new Nikon D3500 is a modestly priced but well-equipped camera that takes really good pictures and is an excellent learning tool for those new to DSLRs.

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (

fantastic picture's


bought this for my husband and the quality of the pictures is fantastic much better than his old camera

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (

Great camera


Bought as a first step into the world of DSLR. Very easy to set up and use. Been using for the last few weeks and must say I'm very impressed with it, so impressed that I've just ordered another one for my partner so we can both take photos together. I...

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (

Fantastic Entry-Level DSLR


The clue is in the title. Entry-level. This is great value for an entry-level camera and can produce some stunning images. Sure, there are features that are missing, and some that you wouldn't expect on such a low-priced piece of kit. Overall, it's a...

Jan, 2019

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:LPCM / PCM
Audio system:Mono
Built-In Microphone:Y
Voice Recording:Y


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:EN-EL14a
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Power source type:AC / AC, Battery / Battery


Anti-dust function:Y
Built-in processor:Y
Camera file system:DCF 2.0,Exif 2.3 / DCF,Exif 2.3
Camera playback:Highlights,Movie,Single image,Slide show / movie, single image, slide show
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-1.7 - 0.5
Dioptre correction:Y
Eye Relief:1.8
GPS (satellite):N
Image editing:crop
Image processor:EXPEED 4
Live view:N / Y
Multi burst mode:Y
Photo effects:black&white, Neutral / black&white, Neutral, Vivid / Neutral,Vivid
Scene modes:Close-up (macro), Night, Panorama, Portrait, Sports / Landscape, Portrait
Self-timer delay:2,5,10,20
Tripod mounting supported:Y
Tripod thread:1/4
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Direct sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade / Auto, Cloudy, Direct sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade / Auto, Cloudy, Direct sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Tungsten / Cloudy,Direct sunlight,Fine,Flash,Fluorescent,Incandescent,Shade


Product colour:Black


Display:LCD / TFT
Display diagonal:7.62
Display diagonal (metric):7.5
Display resolution (numeric):921000
Field of view:100
Flip-out screen:N
Vari-angle LCD display:N


External flash connector:Y
Flash exposure compensation:Y
Flash exposure correction:-3EV - +1EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash guide number:26 / 8
Flash Modes:Auto / auto, fill-in, manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / auto, Flash off / Auto,Fill-in,Flash off,Red-eye reduction,Second curtain synchro,Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:1/200
Shoe mounting point:Y
Shoe mounting point type:Hot


Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y
Auto Focus (AF) points:11
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto, Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Selective Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus / continuous auto focus, single auto focus / Contrast Detection Auto Focus,Face detection,Servo Auto Focus,Single Auto Focus,Tracking Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto / Auto/Manual

Lens System

Filter Size:5.5
Focal length range (f-f):18 - 105 / 18 - 55
Lens 2 focal length range (f-f):70 - 300
Lens mount interface:Nikon F
Lens structure (elements/groups):12/9
Lens Type:Standard Zoom
Maximum aperture number:1.8 / 3.5 / 56
Minimum aperture number:5.6
Number of aspheric elements:2
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y
ISO sensitivity:100, 25600
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Aperture priority AE,Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Matrix, Spot / Centre-weighted,Matrix,Spot / Matrix, Spot


Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots:1


Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.1 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):N

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Camera flash included:Y
Lens cap included:Y
Neck strap:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:JPEG / JPEG,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):23.5 x 15.6
Maximum image resolution:6000 x 4000
Sensor Format:DX
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):6000 x 4000, 4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000 / 6000 x 4000\n4496 x 3000\n2992 x 2000 / 6000x4000, 4496 x 3000, 2992 x 2000
Total MegaPixels:24.78

Ports & interfaces

HDMI connector type:Mini
USB connector:MICRO-USB
USB version:2.0


Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Shutter speed settings:B,T
Slowest camera shutter speed:30


HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@50fps,1920x1080@25fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@50fps,1920x1080@60fps,1920x810@24fps
Video formats supported:H.264,MOV,MPEG4 / MOV
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type:Pentamirror

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:69.5 / 70
Height :97
Lens diameter:6.45
Lens length:6.25
Lens weight:205
Weight (including battery):415