Nikon D3500 Review

Overall Score

68

Main Features

  • 24 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 124 x 97 x 70 mm, 365g.
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  • Replaced: D3400

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Nikon D3500 Overview


First introduced in August, 2018, Nikon D3500 is a 24 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Nikon replaced the older Nikon D3400 with D3500. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon D3500 with Nikon D3400


Nikon D3500 comes with a 23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.21 mm (1.1").

- Full Frame
- Nikon D3500

Sensor resolution of Nikon D3500 ~ 6019 x 3986 pixels.

Nikon D3500 has Crop Factor: 1.53

The sensor has a surface area of 366.6 mm².

There are approximate 23,991,734 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Nikon D3500 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Nikon D3500 Nikon D3500 2018 24MP 100 - 25600 365g 124 x 97 x 70mm
Nikon D3400 Nikon D3400 2016 24MP 100 - 25600 395g 124 x 98 x 76mm
Nikon D3300 Nikon D3300 2014 24MP 100 - 12800 430g 124 x 98 x 76mm
Nikon D3200 Nikon D3200 2012 24MP 100 - 6400 505g 125 x 96 x 77mm
Nikon D3100 Nikon D3100 2010 14MP 100 - 3200 505g 124 x 96 x 75mm

Proc and Cons of Nikon D3500


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon D3500 with competitors in entry-level dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
External Flash
AF Face Detection
24MP High Resolution Sensor
921k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
UHS-I Memory Card Support
11 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Bluetooth Connectivity
Optical Viewfinder
RAW Support
25600 Max Native ISO
5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
1550 shots Long Battery Life
Manual Exposure Mode
365g Light Body
5 AE Bracketing Range
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Type Scores

Nikon D3500 has an Overall Score of 68/100 and ranked #73 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #202 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon D3500 Scores
Imaging score
62
Features score
63
Value for money score
82
Portability score
85
Overall score
68
Average Scores in Entry-Level DSLR
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
59
Value For Money Score
75
Portability Score
79
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Nikon D3500


Nikon D3500 weighs 365g and has external dimensions of 124 x 97 x 70mm (4.88 x 3.82 x 2.76"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level DSLR cameras is 538g, Nikon D3500 is 173 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon D3500 is less by 4mm more than the average length in Entry-Level DSLR.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Nikon D3500
365g
Average weight
538g
Min weight
365g
Max weight
690g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Nikon D3500
70mm
Average Thickness
73mm
Min Thickness
53mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon D3500 with the dimensions:

Nikon D3500

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight D3500 Dimensions D3500
Nikon D5600 Nikon D5600 465 g 365 g 124 x 97 x 70 mm 124 x 97 x 70 mm
Nikon D5300 Nikon D5300 480 g 365 g 125 x 98 x 76 mm 124 x 97 x 70 mm
Nikon D3400 Nikon D3400 395 g 365 g 124 x 98 x 76 mm 124 x 97 x 70 mm
Canon EOS Rebel T7 Canon T7 475 g 365 g 129 x 101 x 78 mm 124 x 97 x 70 mm
Canon EOS T6 Canon T6 485 g 365 g 129 x 101 x 78 mm 124 x 97 x 70 mm
Nikon D3300 Nikon D3300 430 g 365 g 124 x 98 x 76 mm 124 x 97 x 70 mm
Canon EOS 4000D Canon 4000D 436 g 365 g 129 x 102 x 77 mm 124 x 97 x 70 mm
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Canon SL2 453 g 365 g 122 x 93 x 70 mm 124 x 97 x 70 mm

Specifications of Nikon D3500


General
Brand Nikon
Model D3500
Announced August, 2018
Body Type Compact SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 305
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.56
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.00
Flash Modes Auto, Auto slow sync, Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, Auto with red-eye reduction, Fill-flash, Off, Rear-curtain sync, Rear-curtain with slow sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 366.6 mm²
Sensor Resolution 24 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 1550 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL14a
Physical
Weight 365 g
Physical Dimensions 124 x 97 x 70 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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