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Those who are interested in an entry-level DSLR in a smaller package will be pleased with the Nikon D3500. A successor to the D3400, it improves upon certain factors including a better battery life and a cheaper list price.
Imaging and video capabilities
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The D3500 is a 24.2MP megapixel camera that can take detailed and sharp photos thanks to the combination of an updated CMOS sensor and a Nikon EXPEED image processor. Since it is a unit designed for beginners, it is equipped with easy-to-use features that allow first-time users to just pick up the camera and start shooting.
With an ISO range of 100-25,600, this camera can capture clear and sharp pictures and also produce photos with minimal noise in low-light situations. It has an 11-point autofocus (AF) system that can lock onto a subject, including children or pets, to ensure that precious aren’t missed.
The camera features Effect Modes to help first-time users express their creativity. It can also shoot continuously for five frames per second (fps).
The D3500 can capture Full HD video at 60fps. Switching to video mode is also done with just a touch of the button, ensuring that fleeting moments aren’t missed.
User-friendly design for beginners
Since this is a camera aimed at entry-level photographers, users can learn about the camera’s capabilities through an in-camera Guide Mode. Even the layout is designed to ensure that beginners don’t feel overwhelmed. The playback button is larger and buttons for frequently used features are all located to the right of the LCD.
Made for the age of sharing
A good shot taken with an equally good camera deserves to be shared in an instant. The D3500 guarantees users can do just that with their Nikon SnapBridge app. With the app, users can just connect a compatible device to the camera via Bluetooth and begin sharing snaps to social media sites.
The camera can also be controlled remotely through SnapBridge.
Nikon D3500 Price and Availability
The Nikon D3500 will be paired with an 18-55mm kit lens for $499. It will also be available in a two-lens kit package (the 18-55mm plus a non-VR AF-P 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G ED lens) for $849. Both packages will be available in September.