D3500 Hero

Designed for sharing any moment, capture everything you love with the new entry-level Nikon D3500.

Overview

Take your photography to the next level and enter the world of DSLRs with the new DX-format D3500. This is the perfect camera for capturing priceless moments in any setting with its 24.2 megapixels and EXPEED 4 image-processing engine. A simplified ergonomic design, coupled with SnapBridge functionality, makes it easier than ever to shoot and share your favourite images on social media.

Features List

24.2 megapixels
ISO 100-25600
Full HD video recording 1920x1080/60p
5FPS high-speed shooting
Bluetooth®/SnapBridge connectivity
Guide Mode functionality

Take your photography to the next level and enter the world of DSLRs with the new DX-format D3500. This is the perfect camera for capturing priceless moments in any setting with its 24.2 megapixels and EXPEED 4 image-processing engine. A simplified ergonomic design, coupled with SnapBridge functionality, makes it easier than ever to shoot and share your favourite images on social media.

Your first step towards professional photography

The new Guide Mode gives you quick and easy tips to help you master the basics of the D3500, so you can learn to capture great shots in any situation. 11 autofocus points will also help keep your subjects in focus. Long battery life ensures your outings are never cut short, with approximately 1200 frames per charge.

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Don’t let low light hold you back

With an ISO range of 100-25600, you can create beautiful nightscapes with the D3500. In fast-paced settings, the 5 frames per second shooting speed (approx) makes capturing all the action a dream. Full HD video recording in 1920×1080/60p makes this DSLR a great choice for those looking to capture and create dynamic videos.

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Made for those on the go

The D3500 is designed with a ergonomic body, making it slimmer and comfortable to hold at approx. 390g in weight. With fewer buttons and more intuitive controls, it’s the hallmark of simplicity and high usability.

Share your shots to social media instantly

With a constant Bluetooth® connection and remote shooting capabilities, SnapBridge gives you extra flexibility and efficiency when transferring images1 to your smart device. Image retouching and editing functions will give your photographs a huge creative edge.

1 Automatic transfer of original JPEG images and movies is not supported. Original JPEG images can be transferred manually over a Bluetooth® connection, but the transfer of RAW images and movies is not supported

D3500 with AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR

Get closer to perfection with the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR. As a telephoto zoom lens, capture your subjects from afar with minimal aberrations thanks to the Extra-low Dispersion glass element. Highly accurate autofocus allows you to shoot quickly and quietly with minimum fuss. Additionally, the Vibration Reduction technology helps to stabilise any shots that might be affected by camera shake.

D3500 with AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

Enjoy unparalleled versatility with the compact and lightweight AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR. With easy handling and portability, this lens will allow you capture your desired shots quickly and quietly. Vibration Reduction with the lens also ensures a sharp image, even when photographing fast moving objects, so you never miss the perfect moment.

Tech Specs

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of view Nikon DX format; focal length equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
Image sensor format DX
Image sensor type CMOS
Sensor size 23.5 mm x 15.6 mm
Total pixels 24.78 million
Dust-reduction system Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Effective pixels 24.2 million
Image size (pixels) (L) 6000 x 4000 ( 24.0 million) (M) 4496 x 3000 ( 13.5 million) (S) 2992 x 2000 ( 6.0 million)
File format (L) 6000 x 4000 ( 24.0 million) (M) 4496 x 3000 ( 13.5 million) (S) 2992 x 2000 ( 6.0 million)
Frame format Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.85 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m(*1))
Eyepoint 18 mm (–1.0 m(*1); from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment -1.7 to +0.5 m(*1)
Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex mirror Quick return
Lens aperture Instant return, electronically controlled
Autofocus support Autofocus is available with AF-P and type E and G AF-S lenses
Type -Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Speed 1/4000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time
Flash sync speed X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Modes S (single frame), Continuous, QC (quiet continuous shutter-release), Self-timer
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures
Metering system TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame Spot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F) Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV
Exposure meter coupling CPU
Mode Auto modes (auto; auto, flash off); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); scene modes (portrait; sports; close up; night portrait); special effects modes (night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key)
Exposure compensation Can be adjusted by –5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV in P, S, A, M, scene, and night vision modes
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended) ISO 100 to 25600 in steps of 1 EV Auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting On, off
Autofocus system Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 11 focus points (including one cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range –1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens servo Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A) ; predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus lock 11 Can be selected from 11 focus points
AF-area mode Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points)
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flash Auto, portrait, close up, night portrait, super vivid, pop, photo illustration, toy camera effect: Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide number Approx. 7/22, 8/26 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Control TTL: i-TTL flash control using 420-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Mode Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
Flash compensation Can be adjusted by -3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV in P, S, A, M, and scene modes
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) i-TTL flash control, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, Color Information Communication, AF-assist for multi-area AF
Sync terminal AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balance Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (MF)
AF-area mode Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, Subject-tracking AF
Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Automatic scene selection Available in auto and auto, flash off modes
Metering system TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering mode Matrix
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate 1920 x 1080; 60p (progressive), 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p 1280 x 720; 60p, 50p Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both high and normal image quality
File format MOV
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format Linear PCM
Audio recording device Built-in monaural microphone; sensitivity adjustable
ISO sensitivity ISO 100 to 25600
Monitor size 7.5 -cm ( 3 –in.) diagonal
Monitor type TFT LCD with 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
Monitor resolution Approx. 921 k-dot (VGA)
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, playback face zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation, picture rating, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
USB connector Hi-Speed USB with Micro-USB connector; connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output connector Type C HDMI connector
Communication protocols Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1
Operating frequency Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz
Maximum output power 1.2 dBm (EIRP)
Range (line of sight)e Approximately 10 m (32 ft) without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles
Battery One EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery
AC adapter EH-5c/EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4–in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 124 x 97 x 69.5 mm ( 4.9 x 3.9 x 2.8 in.)
Weight Approx. 124 x 97 x 69.5 mm ( 4.9 x 3.9 x 2.8 in.)
Operating environment Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories AN-DC3 Strap, DK-25 Rubber Eyecup (comes attached to camera), BF-1B Body Cap, EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (with terminal cover), MH-24 Battery Charger (plug adapter supplied in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale)

1. Unless otherwise stated, all measurements are performed in conformity with Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards or guidelines. All figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery. The sample images displayed on the camera and the images and illustrations in the manual are for expository purposes only. Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance and specifications of the hardware and software described in these specifications at any time and without prior notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that these specifications may contain.

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