Nikon D3500 Overview
|I own it||I want it||I had it|
The Nikon D3500 is the company's entry-level DSLR camera. It's essentially the same as its predecessor, the D3400, except that it now uses the same body as the D5600. It continues to have a 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor, EXPEED 4 image processor, Full HD video capture and an easy-to-use interface. The camera has an ISO range of 100-25600, an 11-point autofocus system and can shoot continuously at 5 fps. The camera's Guide Mode makes it easy to learn how to shoot in various situations. While it doesn't have Wi-Fi, the D3400 has Bluetooth connectivity for transferring images from the camera to a smartphone, albeit slowly.
|Body type||Compact SLR|
|Max resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)|
|Lens mount||Nikon F|
|Focal length mult.||1.5×|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||365 g (0.80 lb / 12.87 oz)|
|Dimensions||124 x 97 x 70 mm (4.88 x 3.82 x 2.76″)|
The D3500 is a compact and likeable DSLR for beginners. It's not great for video and its image transfer is slow. But for stills it's a solid choice
and its Guide Mode makes it easy to learn.
Good for: Beginners who want the DSLR experience
Not so good for: Video shooters or anyone expecting a phone-like 'WYSIWYG' shooting experience.