D3500

106 Reviews

Product 33895

$479.00

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Easy. Portable. Amazing. The D3500 is as easy to use as a point-and-shoot camera, 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. Start taking photos and videos that get noticed, even if you've never used a DSLR camera.
Kit includes the D3500 DSLR and the ultra-compact AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens. Shoot sharp detailed shots and Full HD videos. The lens features Vibration Reduction for the sharpest handheld photos and videos.
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5 / 5

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  • 5

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    Posted by rameez tahir on July 26, 2021

    it is a very good camera. all of our family likes it.

  • 4

    Great Starter Camera , Until you need more than what it can provide, Or if you are expecting true remote functionality.

    Posted by Adam Byers on July 11, 2021

    Great Camera UNTIL you want true remote function, Especially with an external monitor. The snapbridge app works alright IF you're there to actually be behind the camera to adjust the settings then use the "snapbridge remote" Like taking slow shutter low light shots of the moon or night shots and want to reduce any amount of vibration, it'll definitely do that just fine, Want to take a few shots of yourself with it tripod mounted, Then you're shooting blind until it "downloads" the picture you just took, Sometimes the Snapbridge app can be unresponsive . My biggest gripe is i can't tripod mount it and use the remote Photography function and get an actual live view even With a external monitor plugged in via Hdmi the app won't allow the connection because the camera is in use , Or the app completely overrides what's on the external monitor and cuts off the feed, There are no actual remotes for this camera other than the smartphone app and it can leave a funny taste in your mouth. Now that we've gotten the bad things out of the way , Now here's the good things about it . Other than that Bang for the buck it's an amazing Starter camera with the two lens kit. i've taken some amazing pictures with it from everyday all around shots to some Wildlife photography with Just the lenses in the kit, Mostly birds and squirrels around my area , Some Moon shots here and there that sort of thing. It has a nice grip on it, And the right amount of heft for steadying your shots without a tripod like most Dslrs. The battery life is pretty decent, And if you're a manual or even auto setting kind of person it has a "fair" amount of both. I prefer manual settings as i started on old-school 35mm cameras. And it's just enough to keep me satisfied settings wise . If you need a starter camera on a budget this is a great camera, If you need more advanced functions you probably want to go up a model or two.

  • 4

    Great, but a few small flaws

    Posted by Bryce Carithers on February 21, 2021

    Great output, good build and handling, but wish it had more controls. I love and hate my d3500. But, for what it is its amazing. 14 ev of dynamic range for only 500 bucks. Its great, but youll outgrow it quickly if you shoot video or action. I wish it had more physical controls. Going back to my d3500 from my d600 can be annoying with having to dig through the menus to adjust almost anything

  • 2

    Review

    Posted by dial prasad on November 29, 2020

    I love the camera, but the bluetooth is from the dark ages, no one should have to pair the camera manually, Nikon have a lot more work to do- to connect to smart devices. i am disappointed with their app.

  • 5

    Gateway to a Pro Setup

    Posted by StrobiWanKanobi on January 27, 2020

    Nikon absolutely KILLED IT with this model. The user-friendly layout was an easy transition for me from Canon. The functionality is limitless! However, you do have to spend quality time in each specific mode under each specific setting to get the full potential from this unit but the patience can be rewarding. Ive been places where people have knocked the camera solely on being a cheaper-end DSLR and they couldn´t be more wrong. I recommend balancing lens choice since the stock 18-55 has limitations BUT, for growing your equipment, you wont need to upgrade the camera anytime soon. Ive done portraits, BW, Landscape, Macro, everything! and this camera tackles it all!!! If you need a cost-effective travel buddy, look no further

  • 5

    It is a great starter camera!

    Posted by Afellowfurry909 on January 26, 2020

    It is a very portable and lightweight camera. I definitely recommend to all crowds!

  • 5

    Amazing image quality for any distance

    Posted by sky3 on January 15, 2020

    I love this camera for any reasons, it´s my first DSLR, and very easy to use and learn. The quality is exceptional, WAY better than any IPhone picture. (You heard that, Google.) I´ve been interested in photography for a while, and got the D3500 as a Christmas present. The only thing I would change is how you download photos, the only way to get to your photos is through SnapBridge, and that takes a while. Other than that, I´ve been impressed with this camera, It´s light, small, and can capture a moment extremely well.

    I recommend Lightroom for editing!

  • 4

    Light, Portable yet powerful.

    Posted by UserofNikonD3500 on November 29, 2019

    Would give it a 4.5 to be more clear.

    Portable and has all the features required of a DSLR. However, if you are a complete beginner at photography this camera may have a bit of a learning curve.

  • 5

    D3500 Review

    Posted by Joe2019 on November 12, 2019

    Easy to use camera and light weight for product photography, people, or female models. No Tilt screen or external mic connection but great for photography and light video work.