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Nikon D3500

Nikon D3500
97
Reviews
513 Reviews + 3 Awards
88
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Popularity
Widely Available
87
Value for Money
Very Good
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured 365g camera, with an affordable price and megapixels. It features bluetooth and multi burst mode, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Full HD video. Multiple reviews mentioned that this camera has outstanding features and it produces very good images, and easy to use.
Features We Love:
High megapixels (24.2MP)
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
High maximum ISO sensitivity (25,600)
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Techradar Best in Class Ephotozine Recommended tomsguide.com Editor's Choice
24.2MP
6000 X 4000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
25,600
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
5.6
MINIMUM
365g
3"
SCREEN
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Nikon D3500 number 3 across all digital cameras.

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Kagoo Score
97
Reviews
89
Features
93
Popularity
87
Value for Money

89

89
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 89?

our review analysis indicates that it has good expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available.
This digital camera has some great features:
High megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
High maximum ISO sensitivity

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

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Average Review Score

4.4 stars (513 reviews)

77%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
395 Reviews
4 Stars
91 Reviews
3 Stars
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Recommended Award

The Nikon D3500 has received a Recommended Award from Ephotozine.
Recommended from Ephotozine

Best in Class Award

The Nikon D3500 has received a Best in Class Award from Techradar.
Best in Class from Techradar

Editor's Choice Award

This digital camera has received an Editor's Choice Award from tomsguide.com.
Editor's Choice from tomsguide.com

What Are People Saying About the Nikon D3500?

Picture Quality
204
3
Ease of Use
115
3
Price
71
5
Features
58
0
Lens System
15
2
Robustness
31
0
Design
19
1
Size and Weight
15
1
Video Capability
4
1
Viewfinder / Screen
3
0
Flash
2
1
Battery
8
0
Connectivity
4
2
Support
3
0
Wildlife Photography
1
0
Sports Photography
1
0
Landscape Photography
1
0
Noise Level
3
0
Over 70 People Thought the Nikon D3500 Had a Good Price
  • ... T7. With a solid feature set for its class, the D3500 really is a bargain at $400 with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G...Affordabl. Good image qualit. Feature-ric. ...
    tomsguide.com 4 Dec 2018
  • ... beginners good handling, great performance and real value for money The Nikon D3500 is an entry-level DSLR for beginners. It's a modest upgrade over the ...
    Trusted Reviews 18 Dec 2018
  • ... entry-level DSLR that gives beginners good handling, great performance and real value for money The Nikon D3500 is an entry-level DSLR for beginners. It's ...
    Trusted Reviews 18 Dec 2018
  • Best price for camera and extra lens. Great camera...
    BestBuyer7 - Bestbuy.com 12 Jan 2019
  • The Majority of Customers Thought it Was Solidly Made

    Over 20 people thought that the Nikon D3500 was very well-built and several people thought that it was also very well made and was reliable.

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    Very Well-Built
    24 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Lauren scored Build Quality 80 out of 100
    Lauren - Argos.co.uk 28 Nov 2018
  • CanIGohome scored Build Quality 100 out of 100
    CanIGohome - Argos.co.uk 13 Mar 2019
  • AkaWHAMMY scored Build Quality 80 out of 100
    AkaWHAMMY - Argos.co.uk 2 Jan 2019
  • Matt scored Build Quality 100 out of 100
    Matt - Argos.co.uk 27 Dec 2018
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    Very Well Made
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Reliable
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Nine People Thought it Had a Battery That Lasted a Long Time

    Eight people thought that the Nikon D3500 had a good battery life.

  • Easy use, high quality pictures, really good battery life...
    Aletta - Argos.co.uk 5 Feb 2019
  • ... looking for your first DSLR, the Nikon D3500 is hard to beat...Remarkable 1 550-shot battery life. Excellent image quality. Handy Guide mode. Compact proportions ...
    Techradar 20 Oct 2018
  • ... option for those looking for their first DSLR, however...Incredible battery life of 1550 shots. 24mp APSC CMOS sensor. Good noise performance. Great image ...
    Ephotozine 3 Nov 2018
  • ... during the Black Friday deal. Bought a tri pod and a 128 SD for it. Great battery life and awesome quality photos...
    Nickjonas22 - Bestbuy.com 10 Dec 2018
  • 9 Out of 10 People Thought the Nikon D3500 Was Good in Terms of Size

    Several people thought that the Nikon D3500 was lightweight, was a good size and was compact.

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    Lightweight
    12 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... camera. Better quality than my cell phone. I am a more advanced photog but love the weight and the fact the lenses for all my Nikon cameras fit. It is ...
    Clew - Bestbuy.com 15 Feb 2019
  • ... how software dependant we all are these days, but apparently not. I love the light weight, small size, control positions and overall pleasant handling. ...
    Norman - Bhphotovideo.com 4 Oct 2018
  • ... camera for taking pictures of my kids. This is great, fairly lightweight to What I thought it would be. I do want to mention there was no Manuel besides ...
    Jenn - Bestbuy.com 22 Mar 2019
  • ... Have yet to be disappointed with the quality of pictures it takes, it's lightweight, easy to use, and the user manual teaches a lot of the ins and outs...
    Morgan - Bestbuy.com 29 Nov 2018
  • View All Reviews About Lightweight
    A Good Size
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Compact
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 20 People Thought it Was Well Designed

    Over 10 people thought that the Nikon D3500 was very good-looking.

  • ... Great price overall I think it's perfect for a beginner . Photos look amazing specially in manual mode...
    Gm88 - Bestbuy.com 21 Feb 2019
  • The camera is easy to use, and it takes sharp photos with beautiful color. I look forward to using it for many years!
    Roger - Bestbuy.com 5 Jan 2019
  • I love it ....exelent product and beautiful images...
    Lovepics - Bestbuy.com 31 Jan 2019
  • ... They recommended this camera to get. She loves it. She was able to figure out the basics pretty quickly and was able to start taking photos that same night ...
    Maverick88 - Bestbuy.com 27 Dec 2018
  • The Vast Majority of Owners Thought the Nikon D3500 Was Easy to Use

    More than 100 people thought that the Nikon D3500 was very easy to use and several people thought that it was also comfortable and easy to hold, was easy to handle and had good controls.

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    Very Easy to Use
    115 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Nice camera kit,lenses are good quality,camera takes very nice pictures.Easy to use...
    MadMax - Bestbuy.com 12 Jan 2019
  • Easy to use and takes s clear photo!
    Anon - Argos.co.uk 26 Dec 2018
  • Camera operated great right out of the box. Very easy to use. Takes great pictures...
    Mike - Bestbuy.com 1 Dec 2018
  • The camera is lighter than I was expecting... easy to use , I haven't checked all the settings, but I'm looking forward to it .The quality of the pictures ...
    Denisa - Argos.co.uk 26 Dec 2018
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    Comfortable and Easy to Hold
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Easy to Handle
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has Good Controls
    2 people agree
    5 people disagree
    Easy to Setup
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of Customers Thought This Digital Camera Has Useful Technical Features

    Over 50 people thought that the Nikon D3500 had superb features.

  • ... 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 ...
    tomsguide.com 4 Dec 2018
  • ... for Christmas 13 years ago. It's still going strong. Now its time for a upgrade with better features...
    Pacho - Bestbuy.com 29 Nov 2018
  • Great camera. Highly recommend. Has a lot of awesome features...
    KNH2014 - Bestbuy.com 17 Jan 2019
  • One of the best features about the camera is how lightweight it is...
    Ammz - Bestbuy.com 12 Jan 2019
  • 8 Out of 10 Customers Thought This Digital Camera Was Easily Connectable to Other Devices

    Five people thought that the Nikon D3500 had very bluetooth support.

  • ... camera is amazing for a beginner. The pictures are so clear and I love the Bluetooth capability...
    Tiffany - Bestbuy.com 12 Jan 2019
  • ... performance. Great image quality possible. Compact DSLR body. Bluetooth for instant image transfer. 5fps continuous shooting. Small optical viewfinder. ...
    Ephotozine 3 Nov 2018
  • This camera is easy to use, has great Bluetooth capabilities, and takes great pictures...
    Chelc147 - Bestbuy.com 23 Mar 2019
  • ... understand for my first DSLR camera. I like the bluetooth to my phone so pictures are transferred as pictures were taken...
    Breeze1081 - Bestbuy.com 9 Mar 2019
  • Five People Thought it Was Good When it Came to Technical Guidance

    Four people thought that the Nikon D3500 had good instructions.

  • ... looking for your first DSLR, the D3500 is a great choice. The Guide Mode is especially useful. It's still the best around for helping photographers get ...
    camerajabber.com 27 Jan 2019
  • ... beat...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 ...
    Techradar 20 Oct 2018
  • ... continuous shooting. Automatic image transfer via Bluetooth. In-camera shooting guide for beginners. Fixed LCD omits touch support. Contrast-based live ...
    PC Mag 29 Aug 2018
  • ... settings are very easily accessed and modified. The Guide mode is nice in getting base settings for certain shots but I usually change things up. The focusing ...
    D3500 - Bestbuy.com 1 Dec 2018
  • Some People Thought it Had an OK Noise Level

    Several people thought that the Nikon D3500 was noisy and quiet.

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    Noisy
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... however...Incredible battery life of 1550 shots. 24mp APSC CMOS sensor. Good noise performance. Great image quality possible. Compact DSLR body. Bluetooth ...
    Ephotozine 3 Nov 2018
  • ... pleased. Well, I couldn't be happier. It takes great stills and video with great sound quality. I have the best of both worlds now great pics and video! ...
    Rdb789 - Bestbuy.com 13 Nov 2018
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    Quiet
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of Owners Thought it Had a Good Lens

    More than 10 people thought that the Nikon D3500 had a good lens and six people thought that it also had a brilliant autofocus.

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    Has a Good Lens
    14 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... images, thanks to a large APS-C CMOS sensor. The 18-55mm kit lens performs reasonably well for a kit-lens. It would make a great option for those looking ...
    Ephotozine 3 Nov 2018
  • ... down to a price rather than up to an expectation with this D35...Good quality kit lens. Very good image quality. Fast and silent autofocus. Unexpectedly ...
    Trusted Reviews 18 Dec 2018
  • ... the price drop $100 after 2 months of purchase, and they had a good lens bundle for Black Friday too...
    Tín - Bhphotovideo.com 6 Jan 2019
  • ... to download the pictures you take via Bluetooth. Easy to use. Lens were easy to change also. Overall we just love the camera!
    Ttwaweru - Bestbuy.com 15 Nov 2018
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    Has a Superb Autofocus
    6 people agree
    3 people disagree
    The Majority of People Thought the Nikon D3500 Did Not Have a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Several people thought that the Nikon D3500 had a bad screen and wasn't mirrorless.

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    Has a Bad Screen
    3 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • ... Beginner friendliness. Responsive autofocus. 5fps continuous shooting. Fixed rear screen. No 4K video. Bulkier than mirrorless rivals.
    digitalcameraworld.com 22 Oct 2018
  • ... 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 ...
    Trusted Reviews 18 Dec 2018
  • ... 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 ...
    PC Mag 29 Aug 2018
  • View All Reviews About Lcd
    Not {More} Mirrorless
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Many People Thought This Digital Camera Took Good Quality Pictures

    Over 200 people thought that the Nikon D3500 was really able to produce good images and more than 30 people thought that it also had an excellent picture quality. Several people also thought that it had a good picture resolution and was able to produce clear pictures.

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    Very Able to Produce Good Images
    217 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... The Guide Mode is especially useful. It's still the best around for helping photographers get to grips with their camera. It's especially nice that it's ...
    camerajabber.com 27 Jan 2019
  • ... pro camera, but for a non photographer person. It takes the best photos with just a few knowledge on how to. I love it !
    RERS - Bestbuy.com 22 Mar 2019
  • ... first camera that isn't a point and shoot. I have had so much fun learning how to make the best pictures I can...
    Disneymommm - Bestbuy.com 30 Mar 2019
  • I 100% recommend this camera for a beginner, or anyone who loves photography and needs a quality camera. Can't beat the price either!
    DaisyB - Bestbuy.com 15 Mar 2019
  • View All Reviews About Pics
    Has a Superb Picture Quality
    35 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good Picture Resolution
    8 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Able to Produce Clear Pictures
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    6 Out of 10 People Thought it Did Not Record Good Videos

    Six people thought that the Nikon D3500 was bad for video recording.

  • ... friendliness. Responsive autofocus. 5fps continuous shooting. Fixed rear screen. No 4K video. Bulkier than mirrorless rivals.
    digitalcameraworld.com 22 Oct 2018
  • ... view. Great for keen learners. Value for money. Fixed rear screen. Video is HD rather than 4K. Chunky compared to a mirrorless camera.
    Trusted Reviews 18 Dec 2018
  • ... lif. In-camera raw processing. Fixed LC. No touch capabilitie. Modest video AF performance.
    tomsguide.com 4 Dec 2018
  • ... quality. Handy Guide mode. Compact proportions for a DSLR. Easy to use. No 4K video. No touchscreen control. Bluetooth, but no Wi-Fi.
    Techradar 20 Oct 2018
  • Two People Thought it Had a Good Flash

    Two people thought that the Nikon D3500 had a good flash.

  • ... are the quality of the photos.. They are great.. I would suggest a swivel flash for a little more power...
    Clew - Bestbuy.com 15 Feb 2019
  • ... natural light. In lower light situation it does better taking pictures of your subject with the flash if you are reasonably close to your subject. At a ...
    RIDivorceLawyer - Bestbuy.com 16 Jan 2019
  • One Person Thought it Takes Good Landscape Photos
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    One Person Thought it is Good for Sports Photography
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    One Person Thought the Nikon D3500 is Good for Wildlife Photography
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    How Good Are Nikon Digital Cameras?

    89
    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    High megapixels
    Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    High maximum ISO sensitivity
    Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
    Very short camera shutter speed
    Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
    Features bluetooth
    Supports Full HD video
    Has a built-in flash
    Features multi burst mode
    Has an HDMI
    Supports dioptic correction
    Has a tripod mount
    1,550 battery life
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
    Has a shoe mounting point
    Has an auto Exposure (AE) lock
    Features flash exposure compensation
    6000 x 4000 still image resolution
    Has a self-timer
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) lock
    Supports live view
    Wide range of closest focusing distances depending on lens used
    Has an anti-dust function
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    High display resolution
    Wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used
    Has an external flash connector
    ok display diagonal
    Does not support Wi-Fi
    Does not have a GPS
    Not waterproof
    Heavy
    Smaller than average eye relief
    High Megapixels

    The Nikon D3500's sensor megapixels of 24.2MP is very high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 7% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP.

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    Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

    This Nikon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

    A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

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    High Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Nikon D3500 of 25,600 is very high compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 91% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 100, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000.

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    Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabiliser depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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    Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

    The average camera shutter speed of all cameras is 0.01s, with the shortest being 0.000016s and the longest being 4s. The Nikon D3500's camera shutter speed of only 0.00025s is shorter than 74% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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    Does Not Support Wi-Fi

    The Nikon D3500 does not support Wi-Fi. 72% of cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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    Does Not Have a GPS

    The Nikon D3500 does not have a GPS. 90% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS.

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    Features Bluetooth
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    The Nikon D3500 features bluetooth, which is unusual. 92% of cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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    Not Waterproof

    The Nikon D3500 is not waterproof. 94% of cameras are also not waterproof.

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    Supports Full HD Video
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    The Nikon D3500 supports Full HD video. 71% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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    Heavy

    The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 2.7kg. The weight of the Nikon D3500 of 365g is heavier than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 71% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Has a Built-in Flash
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    The Nikon D3500 has a built-in flash. 75% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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    Features Multi Burst Mode
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    The Nikon D3500 features multi burst mode, unlike 86% of cameras which do not feature multi burst mode.

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    Has an HDMI
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    The Nikon D3500 has an HDMI, which is unusual. 61% of cameras do not have an HDMI.

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    The Nikon D3500's display diagonal of 3" is ok compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 50% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Supports Dioptic Correction

    The Nikon D3500 supports dioptic correction. 92% of cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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    Smaller Than Average Eye Relief

    The eye reliefs of cameras range from 8mm to 27mm, and the average eye relief is 20mm. The Nikon D3500's eye relief of only 18mm is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 67% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Has a Tripod Mount

    The Nikon D3500 has a tripod mount, unlike 77% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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    1,550 Battery Life

    Most digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Nikon D3500 which takes 1,550 battery life.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam

    The Nikon D3500 has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam, unlike 71% of cameras which do not have an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam.

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    Has a Shoe Mounting Point

    The Nikon D3500 has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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    Has an Auto Exposure (AE) Lock

    The Nikon D3500 has an auto Exposure (AE) lock, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have an auto Exposure (AE) lock.

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    Features Flash Exposure Compensation

    The Nikon D3500 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 83% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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    6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

    The highest still image resolution supported by the Nikon D3500 is 6000 x 4000. That's 71% higher resolution than a 4320 x 3240 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. This Nikon digital camera also supports a still image resolution of 6000x4000, 4496x3000 and 2992x2000. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 2992 x 2000 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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    Has a Self-Timer

    The Nikon D3500 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 80% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

    The Nikon D3500 has an Auto Focus (AF) lock, unlike 71% of digital cameras which do not have an Auto Focus (AF) lock.

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    Supports Live View

    The Nikon D3500 supports live view, which is unusual. 85% of cameras do not support live view.

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    Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

    This Nikon camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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    Has an Anti-Dust Function

    The Nikon D3500 has an anti-dust function, unlike 92% of cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1280x720|1920x1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

    A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).

    A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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    High Display Resolution

    The Nikon D3500's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is in the highest 25% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest display resolution of cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 580,000 pixels.

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    Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

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    The Nikon D3500 has been listed on Kagoo since September 2018 and is currently ranked number 3 out of 357 digital cameras.
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    Frequently Asked Questions About the Nikon D3500

    QWhat is the optical zoom of the Nikon D3500?
    AThe Nikon D3500 uses interchangeable lenses and the optical zoom depends on which lens you use.
    QWhat is the weight of the Nikon D3500?
    AThe Nikon D3500 is a 365 grams digital camera.
    QWhat is the camera type of the Nikon D3500?
    AThe Nikon D3500 is a slr digital camera.
    QWhat is the megapixels of the Nikon D3500?
    AThe Nikon D3500 is a 24.2 megapixels digital camera.
    QDoes the Nikon D3500 have an image stabiliser?
    AThe Nikon D3500 uses interchangeable lenses and whether it has an image stabiliser depends on which lens you use.
    QWhat is the image sensor size of the Nikon D3500?
    AThe Nikon D3500 has image sensor size.
    QWhat is the maximum image resolution of the Nikon D3500?
    AThe Nikon D3500 has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000.
    QWhat is the sensor type of the Nikon D3500?
    AThe Nikon D3500 has a cmos sensor type.
    QIs the Nikon D3500 waterproof?
    ANo, the Nikon D3500 is not waterproof.
    QWhat is the colour of the Nikon D3500?
    AThe Nikon D3500 is a black digital camera.
    QWhat is the minimum aperture number of the Nikon D3500?
    AThe Nikon D3500 uses interchangeable lenses and the minimum aperture number depends on which lens you use.
    QDoes the Nikon D3500 feature smile detection?
    ANo, the Nikon D3500 does not feature smile detection.
    QWhat is the maximum ISO sensitivity of the Nikon D3500?
    AThe Nikon D3500 has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600.
    QWhat is the camera shutter speed of the Nikon D3500?
    AThe Nikon D3500 has a camera shutter speed of 1/4000 second.
    QDoes the Nikon D3500 support Full HD video?
    AYes, the Nikon D3500 supports Full HD video.
    QWhat is the maximum video resolution of the Nikon D3500?
    AThe Nikon D3500 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD).
    QWhat is the display diagonal of the Nikon D3500?
    AThe Nikon D3500 has a display diagonal of 3 inches.
    QDoes the Nikon D3500 have a touchscreen?
    ANo, the Nikon D3500 does not have a touchscreen.
    QDoes the Nikon D3500 have a flip-out screen?
    ANo, the Nikon D3500 is a digital camera without a flip-out screen.
    QDoes the Nikon D3500 have an HDMI?
    AYes, the Nikon D3500 has an HDMI.
    QDoes the Nikon D3500 have a GPS?
    ANo, the Nikon D3500 does not have a GPS.
    QDoes the Nikon D3500 feature multi burst mode?
    AYes, the Nikon D3500 features multi burst mode.
    QDoes the Nikon D3500 support Wi-Fi?
    ANo, the Nikon D3500 does not support Wi-Fi.
    QDoes the Nikon D3500 feature bluetooth?
    AYes, the Nikon D3500 features bluetooth.
    QDoes the Nikon D3500 have a built-in flash?
    AYes, the Nikon D3500 has a built-in flash.
    QDoes the Nikon D3500 have a rechargeable battery?
    AYes, the Nikon D3500 is a digital camera with a rechargeable battery.
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    Nikon D3500 Specification

    Key Features
    Optical Zoom
    Weight
    Camera Type
    Megapixels
    Picture Quality
    Still Image Resolution
    Maximum Image Resolution
    Aspect Ratio
    Sensor Type
    Image Formats Supported
    Image Sensor Size (W X H)
    Total Megapixels
    Sensor Format
    Design
    Waterproof
    Colour
    Lens System
    Lens 2 Focal Length Range (F-F)
    Minimum Aperture Number
    Maximum Aperture Number
    Aspherical Lens
    Lens Mount Interface
    Diaphragm Blade
    Filter Size
    Mounting Type
    Focusing
    Closest Focusing Distance
    Smile Detection
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    Auto Focus (AF) Lock
    Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
    Auto Focus (AF) Points
    Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
    Focus
    Light Exposure
    ISO Sensitivity
    Light Exposure Modes
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity
    Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
    Light Metering
    Light Exposure Correction
    Light Exposure Control
    Shutter
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
    Camera Shutter Type
    Shutter Speed Settings
    Flash
    External Flash Connector
    Flash Exposure Compensation
    Shoe Mounting Point
    Flash Modes
    Flash Guide Number
    Flash Sync-Speed
    Flash Exposure Correction
    Shoe Mounting Point Type
    Video
    Full HD Video
    Maximum Video Resolution
    Video Recording
    Video Resolution
    Motion JPEG Frame Rate
    Video Formats Supported
    Resolution At Capture Speed
    HD Type
    Audio
    Built-in Microphone
    Voice Recording
    Audio System
    Audio Formats Supported
    Memory
    Compatible Memory Card
    Memory Slots
    Display
    Display Diagonal
    Vari-Angle LCD Display
    Field of View
    Touchscreen
    Display Resolution
    Flip-Out Screen
    Display
    Display Diagonal (Metric)
    Viewfinder
    Magnification
    Viewfinder Type
    Ports & Interfaces
    PictBridge
    HDMI
    USB Version
    HDMI Connector Type
    USB Connector
    Camera
    Image Processor
    Built-in Processor
    GPS
    White Balance
    Shooting Modes
    Photo Effects
    Self-Timer Delay
    Histogram
    Dioptic Correction
    Anti-Dust Function
    Image Editing
    Camera File System
    Live View
    Tripod Mount
    Multi Burst Mode
    Camera Playback
    Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
    Eye Relief
    Scene Modes
    Tripod Thread
    Weight & Dimensions
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Lens Weight
    Lens Length
    Lens Diameter
    Weight (Including Battery)
    Battery
    Battery Technology
    Battery Supported
    Battery Type
    Battery Life
    Operational Conditions
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Packaging Content
    AC Adapter Included
    Batteries Included
    Battery Charger Included
    Hand Strap
    Neck Strap
    Lens Cap Included
    Camera Flash Included
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Bluetooth
    Bluetooth Version
    Other Features
    Power Source Type
    Built-in Flash
    Minimum Processor
    Interface
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    HD-Ready
    Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
    Panorama
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Lens System
    Power Supply Type
    Size
    Sensor Resolution
    Effective Megapixels (Image)
    Accessories Included
    Frame Rate
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    Technical Details
    Self-Timer
    Focal Length
    Continuous Shooting
    Model Number
    Shutter Speed
    Flash Type
    Wireless Technology
    Features
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    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

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