Nikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Black
|Shooting Modes||Auto, Landscape, Special Effects Modes (night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key), Night Portrait, Portrait, Auto [Flash Off], Close-up, Child, Sports See more|
|Model Name||D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR|
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- A DSLR that's as easy to use as a point and shoot camera
- Compact, comfortable design that's great for travel and special events
- Image sensor that's 15x larger than those used in typical smartphones for sharper, clearer pictures
- Works with Nikon’s snap bridge app for sharing photos with a compatible smartphone or tablet
- 1080p full hd videos with monaural sound at the touch of a button. Bluetooth version 4.1
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Beautiful pictures for all
You don't need to be a photographer to know a great photo when you see one. And you don't need to be a photographer to take a great photo—you just need the D3500. It's as easy to use as a point-and-shoot, but it takes beautiful DSLR photos and videos that get noticed. It feels outstanding in your hands, sturdy and balanced with controls where you want them. It's compact, durable and versatile, ideal for travel. And it works seamlessly with compatible smartphones, making it easier than ever to share your great photos. Even if you've never picked up a DSLR camera, you can take beautiful pictures with D3500.
Easy. Portable. Amazing
Take more memorable images. The photos you take with the D3500 capture more than the moment—they capture the feeling of the moment, a feeling that can be shared immediately with your friends and family and then relived for a lifetime.
If you can take a picture with your smartphone, you can take a great picture with the D3500. Auto Mode delivers amazing results in nearly any situation. If you want to learn while you shoot, turn on Guide Mode and follow simple on-screen guidance.
Less thinking. More shooting
The D3500 is fast, responsive and simple to use. You won't be stuck fussing with camera controls while a great moment passes you by. Just point, shoot and share amazing photo after photo.
The D3500 simply feels great in your hands. It's lightweight and balanced, even with a telephoto lens attached. Each button and dial is carefully placed for comfort and ease of use, and the menu system is simple and intuitive.
The day tripper
Small enough to be discrete, durable enough to withstand rough conditions; the camera is also available with two outstanding travel lenses, you'll never want to leave home without the D3500.
Your camera's bridge to your world
Download Nikon's free SnapBridge app and your D3500 photos will appear right on a compatible smartphone or tablet* for posting to your favorite sites, sharing with friends and family or just as backups. You can even use the smartphone or tablet to remotely trigger the D3500 to take pictures.
Picture after amazing picture
Some of the best moments only last a split second. Press and hold the shutter button on the D3500 and capture up to 5 frames per second at full resolution with tack-sharp focus, ensuring you land the shot that matters.
The difference is in the details
The image sensor in the D3500 is approximately 15 times larger than those used in typical smartphones. That means much sharper, clearer photos with richer details—photos that immediately grab attention and get likes.
Colors that pop in any light
Inside every DSLR is a specialized computer that fine-tunes the settings for each shot. Nikon's renowned Expeed image processing system is built upon a rich history of imaging know-how, and it helps the D3500 take beautifully vibrant photos and videos in nearly any condition.
Videos at the touch of a button
Recording beautiful video with the D3500 is as easy as shooting photos. Just flip the Live View lever and press the record button. You'll be capturing the sights and press the record button. You’ll be capturing awesome 1080/60p Full HD video instantly and effortlessly. Use your lens’ zoom capability to shoot wide angle videos or tight close-ups.
Fast, accurate focusing
Unlike typical smartphones, fast-moving subjects are no problem for the D3500. 11 autofocus points are spread across the frame, and fulltime AF locks onto your subject and keeps it in focus while you capture amazing shot after shot.
Twice the fun
The D3500 Two Lens Kit includes two matched lenses to help you cover all the angles. The AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens is great for portraits, landscapes, videos and other wide perspective shots. The AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED is a versatile telephoto zoom lens that's great for sports, concerts, nature and more.
Every Nikon DSLR lens offers a fun new perspective. Discover new worlds with an extreme close-up macro lens. Give your backgrounds a dreamy out of focus effect with a fast prime lens. Capture the whole scene with an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens. The possibilities are endless.
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|Continuous Shooting Speed||5 frames_per_second||—||5.0 frames_per_second||5.00 frames_per_second||5.00|
|Screen Size||3 inches||3 inches||3.0 inches||3.00 inches||3 inches|
|ISO Range||Auto, 100-25600||100-6400||100-25600||100-25600||100-25600|
|Item Dimensions||4.88 x 2.76 x 3.82 inches||3.10 x 5.10 x 4.00 inches||4.90 x 2.70 x 3.80 inches||4.90 x 2.70 x 3.80 inches||2.95 x 4.88 x 3.86 inches|
|Item Weight||0.86 lbs||1.04 lbs||0.81 lbs||0.81 lbs||0.87 lbs|
|Max Resolution||24.7 megapixels||24.1 megapixels||24.2 megapixels||24.20 megapixels||24.2 megapixels|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||24.2 megapixels||24.1 megapixels||24.2 megapixels||24.2 megapixels||—|
|Photo Sensor Size||1-inch||APS-H||—||—||APS-C|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p||1080p||1080p||1080p||1080p|
|Wireless Communication Technology||Bluetooth||BuiltIn; 802.11b/g/n with NFC||Bluetooth||Wi-Fi||Bluetooth|
Beautiful pictures for all. You don't need to be a photographer to know a great photo when you see one. And you don't need to be a photographer to take a great photo-you just need the D3500. It's as easy to use as a point-and-shoot, but it takes beautiful DSLR photos and videos that get noticed. It feels outstanding in your hands, sturdy and balanced with controls where you want them. It's compact, durable and versatile, ideal for travel. And it works seamlessly with compatible smartphones, making it easier than ever to share your great photos. Even if you've never picked up a DSLR camera, you can take beautiful pictures with D3500.
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The D3500 is Nikon's entry level DSLR replacing the D3400. These two cameras have very similar specifications but the real difference is the White balance. The D3xxx series before this model, had an orangery AWB when shooting with existing incandescent lighting (i.e regular light bulbs). This model does a much better job The colors are really so much better. The buttons are also rearranged to make one handed-shooting a little easier.
However, the next camera up the line, is the D5600 which currently sells for almost the same price since the D5600 has been around for a while. The D5600 which has almost identical and excellent image quality, is about the same size and weight (maybe an ounce or two heavier). But the D5600 has several important features the D3500 lacks; a fully articulating LCD, touch screen controls (in addition to buttons), many more ISO stops (The D3500 has only 2 ISO stops between ISO 400 and 3200), DOF Preview, Bracketing, better wireless picture transfer, automatic sensor cleaning, programmable FN button etc.
Like almost all cameras, the built in flash is not great; an external speedlight with bounce capabilities is really essential for properly exposed photographs. The SB300 is a very small flash and a great match for this camera (and for the D5600).
Like all cameras, the most important component is the skill and imagination of the photographer.
That being said, this is one of the major differences as the D3000 series has evolved. Less buttons on the outside and more in the menu. I found everything but I like the buttons. I would think for beginners this would be easier especially since there is no touch screen. I also find as a photographer who likes to experiment I am glad there is no touch screen. For all of the beginners reading this, don't worry about the lack of touch screen. You will learn photography much more quickly. This is not iPhone photography and eventually you will master using the menu and buttons more quickly than shooting on an iPhone. And I shoot on a iPhone regularly.
I am looking at this camera through the eyes of an experienced Nikon user but putting myself in the shoes of a beginner too. I want to start off by saying if Nikon's intention is to get beginners to start using a DSLR, this is the camera. Put it on auto and shoot away. Go to the guide and choose what kind of shot you may want-landscape, night, macro and the guide will teach you to start using settings very simply right in the guide mode. That is why I call this a bridge DSLR. It is fairly simple to use. Even the menu is simple and uncluttered when a camera enthusiast starts exploring. The price point is very competitive especially among point and shoots that may be more $$ but do not give the user a DSLR and larger sensor.
I used all modes. I normally shoot in aperture priority. I usually set my back button to focus and it will focus more quickly(more on that later). I stop down a bracket and shoot in 100 or 200 ISO outside. I purchased a polarizing filter to protect the lens and give me more depth/color in my outdoor shots. I also purchased a lens hood which is valuable to keep blown highlights and glare away. Both are great accessories. I also bought some after market batteries as spares but this battery is pretty good so far. Est. 1550 shots can get me 5 days of shooting while on vacation.
The effects mode: super vivid-artificial colors-too over the top, pop- little weak on popping those colors, photo illustration-like a painting-fun effect. I am still trying to figure out selective color.
I thought the shallow depth of field was weak on shots I took at apertures wide open. Some of that may be the lens ( more on the lens later).
I also had some trouble with the auto focus finding its target. I played around some and the auto focus seemed slow. I have not experienced that before with the D3200. It may be a user issue and will update this review. I do wish that the D3000 series had more focus points, but one thing I have always liked with the Nikon D series cameras that it is easy to change the focal points when setting up a shot.
I am switching lens to my 18-140 to see if both the above resolve themselves.
The D3500 does not have image stabilization in the body. So what does the mean? It means that if you have a lens like the kit lens 18-55, nothing because the lens has it, but if you have an older lens without image stabilization, there may be blur with camera shake. I think this is a minor issue for beginners unless they had some older Nikon lenses.
The lens-18-55-very limited lens. Its actual focal point is 27-82mm -crop sensor factor of 1.5. Buy the body without a lens and buy the 18-140- a super walk around landscape lens especially for travel photography or buy the 18-300 lens ( if your budget allows) an excellent all around lens for everything. I have the 18-140 now. Personally for me I always buy Nikon lenses. That is the reason that Nikon is superior. Yes, Tamron and Sigma may be great lenses and less costly, but the lenses makes the shot. Buy the best not just the great lenses! I have recently been buying international Nikon lenses which are less costly and have had no problems. You do not get a US warranty, but never had an issue.
Weight- this camera is really light but not too light. The grip is ergonomic and helps the camera steady in my hand. One of the reasons I now use a point and shoot in addition to my DSLR is the weight especially when carrying a camera for 12 hours or more. They can be heavy and in the heat, tiring. The issue with a point and shoot even a camera like the Nikon B700 is, that while it has a good grip to steady, the weight distribution is still too light to sometimes steady the camera especially when zooming to get that sharp shot. I have to brace against something, or use a tripod which is sometimes not accessible or allowed because of space. I did not have that issue with the D3500. It is the sweet spot for weight and distribution. Kudos to Nikon. Even with a heavy lens like the 18-140.
So my wishes for this series are simple-more focus points and weather sealing. Just a small amount of weather sealing helps with dust as well as a few rain sprinkles. I am sure Nikon beginners would pay $100 more for these great features.
Note: One of the main differences between a DSLR and point and shoot besides the smaller sensor on a point and shoot, is the limitations on ISO film speed and aperture settings. Most point and shoots do not have the range. So when purchasing a "bridge" always go to the beginning DSLRs to get more bang for your buck.
I began my long history with Nikon 30 years ago with their wonderful F3 film camera. Four years ago I bought a D5300, and I've been happy with that camera for its picture quality and irritated for its video quality. The video problems were caused by the kit AF-S autofocus lens that was slow and loud. The sound the lens made was recorded onto the video, so I had to use an external mic. The lens included with this camera is quicker and silent (I should have bought this lens long ago). Both cameras have the same sensor.
The sticker price for this camera is rather high at $499. The sale price makes it more desirable to wet your feet. But my recommendation is to spend a little more--especially if video is important to you--and get a D5300 body with the AF-P lens that comes with this camera for the following reasons:
1. This camera has a fixed screen. The D5300 screen is fully articulating, meaning you can open and tilt it so you can shoot from any angle. You can even face it forward so you can see yourself while shooting. You can also rotated it against the body in the closed position to protect the screen.
2. This camera does not have a microphone port. If you want to videotape your children playing and capture their conversation, you're stuck using the onboard mic. With the D5300, you can plug in a shotgun, lavalier, or professional mic with a boom arm (my setup).
3. This isn't a deal breaker, but Nikon offers several color profiles that you can upload to your camera. For example, I used to shoot with Velvia film on my F3 because I loved the color saturation. I can download the Velvia color profile and upload it to my camera under Shooting Menu>Manage Picture Control. The D3500 gives you seven onboard picture controls that you can manually adjust, but doesn't allow you upload additional color profiles.
Some functions the D5300 has that are preferable to the D3500 are:
* 39 vs. 11 focus points
* Timelapse recording
* 12m vs. 7m flash range
* AE bracketing
* GPS (though many complain it doesn't work well)
Some functions the D3500 has that are preferable to the D5300 are:
* 25,600 ISO vs. 12,800 ISO
* 1,550 shots vs. 600 shots battery life
* 365 g. vs. 480 grams weight
Both cameras have the same sensors and WiFi connectivity. The D3500 is lighter with longer battery life, but the missing functionality will limit your creativity and growth as a photographer. If you just want the ease of point and shoot with some flexibility and the quality of a Nikon DSLR, then this camera is a good buy when on sale.
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I chose this camera over Cannon 1500D because I heard a lot of critic reviews, and all of them were recommending Nikon.
The camera has a good grip, and doesn't much weigh, so you can easily take shots with one hand.
Most people have complained about no WiFi. I haven't missed that feature much. Because, I will not have a WiFi while taking shots outside. I can easily transfer the pictures to my computer using the SD card reader.
The camera doesn't have geo-tagging feature. But you can easily pair the SnapBridge App with the camera, and it will use phone's location and use it for geo-tagging. I really liked it.
Overall the camera is great.
Things I missed:
- It has a fixed display. Would have been great if it rotated.
P.S. I got all the items from Amazon, the Camera body, lens, bag and a 16GB SD card.
I got this dslr within two days of ordering it. It went well till the returnable period. Then suddenly I found both battery and charger defective. Defective Battery is not charging with the defective charger.
Apart from that, the USB cable required to transfer photos in laptop/desktop is also not in the box.
Want it to be replaced.
Its a trust issue. Hopeless with Amazon.