Nikon D3500 Camera Review (2021)

Nikon D3500 Camera Review

The new Nikon D3500 DSLR camera is the latest hype among the global professional photographers. This camera is more or less same to the previously launched Nikon D3500, but, the camera has some great new features which still makes it a better deal among the others. The camera is much more responsive and clean and more appealing to the fresh new buyers or who are just beginners. The best part of the camera comes with its affordability and diversified features which further makes it a very compact and easy to handle camera altogether. If you just got started with your photography aspirations and looking for a perfect camera for the beginners, this must be the one you need.

Few of the Key Features of the Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera

  • It is value for money.
  • It provides a 5fps continuous shooting.
  • The autofocus is extremely responsive.
  • The camera is best for beginners and learners.
  • The camera has an all-round image quality.
  • The camera holds a high-speed at responding.
  • It is compatible with many other lenses of Nikon.

 

If you are searching for the best entry-level DSLR, then your search ends with the Nikon D3500. It can be regarded as the upgraded version of the previous camera from Nikon. That way, we can say that the Nikon D3500 is the most affordable and most uncomplicated camera in the market right now. Only the body of the camera weighs a 415gm including the battery and memory card. It comes with an 18-55mm AF-P kit lens. The lens of the camera has a retracting mechanism which makes it more portable. The weight of the camera is very less and it can be counted among the most lightweight cameras around. The camera has some most simple controls. There is also an in-built Guide Mode and picture control which helps new users to use the camera well.

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Nikon d3500 review – super compact

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Specifications of Nikon D3500 Camera

This new camera has some great features which are worth mentioning –

  • Sensor – 24.2MP APS-C CMOS 4, 23.5 x 15.6mm
  • AF points – 11-point AF, 1 cross-type
  • Image processor – EXPEED 4
  • ISO range – 100 to 25,600
  • Max image size – 6,000 x 4,000px
  • Metering zones – 420 pixel RGB sensor
  • Viewfinder – Optical pentamirror, 95% coverage
  • Video – 1920 x 1080 at 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p
  • Max burst – 5fps
  • Memory card – SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS I
  • LCD – 3.0-inch fixed, 921K dots
  • Connectivity – Bluetooth
  • Weight – 415g (body only, with battery and memory card)
  • Size – 124 x 97 x 69.5mm (body only)

A More Detailed Look into Nikon D3500 Camera

The new Nikon D3500 has a 24.2 mp APS-C sensor. This is the highest level for any APS-C camera. The 5fps constant shooting gives this camera another thumbs up. While most of the camera of this price range manages to give a three fps speed the Nikon d3500 give 5 fps.

Body stabilization is not used in this camera. But, the 18-55mm lens that comes with this DSLR has a vibration reduction feature. However, the camera does not provide you with 4K video potential. But the videos can be shot in 1920 x 1080 HD and that too at 60/50 fps. There is no feature of Wi-Fi, but you do get a built-in Bluetooth by which you can send the images to any of your devices. You can also shoot remotely by using your smartphone. The upgraded sensor and EXPEED image processing feature has improved the speed of the camera. It has also improved the detail and colour of the camera. The battery life of the camera is also robust. You can click up to 1,550 shots at once the battery is fully charged. The D3500 shoots raw file in 12-bit and not 14-bit.

 

The built and handling of Nikon D3500 Camera

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nikon d3500 camera review – handling

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The body of the camera might look fat and bumpy. The camera, however, gives you a good grip on the camera. The redesigned button layout on the back makes it more comfortable to use. By this technique, you do not end up pressing the wrong buttons.

The back screen of the camera is not touch-sensitive. So the user becomes reliable on the physical button and dials. The camera screen is fixed to the camera; it does not support tilting. The display of the camera is exceptionally high. The camera has an efficient information display; it shows you the graph representation of the shutter speed, it also reveals details about lens aperture and ISO setting.

The mode dial that is on the top of the camera is well labelled. There is a single control dial just beside the mode dial of the camera. However, the control dial is unmarked. There are 11 AF points on the camera. It has mirrorless cameras too.

Overall, it is the best nikon camera for beginner. It has excellent features and extremely easy to use. The camera is responsive and fast.

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