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Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens

BH #NID35001855B • MFR #1590
Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens
Key Features
  • 24.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • No Optical Low-Pass Filter
  • Native ISO 100-25600; 5 fps Shooting
Compact, easy to use, and versatile are all traits of the Nikon D3500, which is designed to be as flexible and intuitive as possible, while still offering the imaging capabilities you expect from a DSLR. Utilizing a DX-format 24.2MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor, the D3500 provides a native sensitivity range from ISO 100-25600 to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions, and the sensor and processor combination also provides a 5 fps continuous shooting rate as well as Full HD 1080p video recording at 60 fps. The sensor's design also omits an optical low-pass filter in order to achieve greater sharpness and resolution from both photos and videos.
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Nikon D3500 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 224.2MP DX-Format Sensor and EXPEED 4 Processor
  • 3SnapBridge Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 4Multi-CAM 1000 Autofocus Sensor
  • 5Full HD Movie Recording
  • 6Body Design
  • 7AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens
  • 8Other Camera Features
By B&H Photo's

Compact, easy to use, and versatile are all traits of the Nikon D3500, which is designed to be as flexible and intuitive as possible, while still offering the imaging capabilities you expect from a DSLR. Utilizing a DX-format 24.2MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image processor, the D3500 provides a native sensitivity range from ISO 100-25600 to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions, and the sensor and processor combination also provides a 5 fps continuous shooting rate as well as Full HD 1080p video recording at 60 fps. The sensor's design also omits an optical low-pass filter in order to achieve greater sharpness and resolution from both photos and videos.

Complementing the imaging capabilities, the D3500 also features SnapBridge, which utilizes Bluetooth connectivity, for wireless sharing of images to your mobile device, including automatic sharing of 2MP images between the camera and your mobile device. The lightweight camera body incorporates a 3.0" 921k-dot LCD screen for live view monitoring and image review and, catering to first-time DSLR owners, the D3500 also features a helpful Guide Mode to aid in achieving specific photographic looks or techniques, such as how to produce shallow depth of field imagery in a helpful, step-by-step manner. Ten different Special Effects are also available in-camera to creatively refine the look of both stills and movies.

24.2MP DX-Format Sensor and EXPEED 4 Processor
The 24.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 processor work together to produce overall high image quality with notable detail, dynamic range, color accuracy, and low-light sensitivity to a native ISO 25600. Additionally, the sensor's design omits an optical low-pass filter in order to acquire the greatest sharpness and detail from subjects. The EXPEED 4 processor also enables a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including support for Full HD 1080p movie recording and a full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 5 fps.
SnapBridge Bluetooth Connectivity
Supporting a wealth of sharing and tagging possibilities, the D3500 features built-in SnapBridge connectivity to permit seamless transferring of imagery to a mobile device. BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) technology enables communication between the camera and a smart device, and allows for automatic 2MP image transfers as you shoot. SnapBridge requires a one-time setup, for up to five unique devices, and also works in conjunction with NIKON IMAGE SPACE for backing up files and sharing imagery.
Multi-CAM 1000 Autofocus Sensor
Benefitting the high image quality is an apt AF system that employs 11 distinct AF points to quickly acquire focus in a range of lighting conditions from -1 to +19 EV.
Full HD Movie Recording
Full HD 1920 x 1080p movie recording is supported in multiple frame rates up to 60 fps, as well as HD 720p, in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format. During recording, full-time autofocus can be employed, with face-detection and subject-tracking capabilities, for ensured sharpness with a wide variety of subject types. Additionally, a built-in monaural microphone can be used to record high-quality sound during movie recording.
Body Design
  • Redesigned body is more compact, lighter in weight, and has nearly all of the rear controls on the right-hand side of the grip for easier one-handed control.
  • Rear 3.0" 921k-dot LCD offers a large, bright means for live view shooting, menu navigation, or image playback.
  • Eye-level pentamirror optical viewfinder provides a natural means for composing stills.
  • Built-in pop-up flash can be used to provide additional illumination when working in low-light conditions. A hot shoe is also available for working with an optional external flash.
  • The included EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery provides approximately 1550 shots per charge.
AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens
Included with the camera body is the standard zoom AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens, which provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 27-82.5mm. Featuring an integrated pulse stepping motor, this lens exhibits exceptionally smooth, fast, and quiet autofocus performance to suit both stills and video recording. The optical design incorporates a pair of aspherical elements and a Super Integrated Coating is also featured to suppress lens flare and ghosting. Additionally, this lens also features Vibration Reduction image stabilization to minimize the appearance of camera shake when shooting handheld.
Other Camera Features
  • A helpful Guide Mode is available to aid in becoming acquainted with the D3500 through a series of step-by-step tutorials.
  • A range of Special Effects are available to creatively refine the look of imagery in-camera, and include Night Vision, Super Vivid, Pop, Photo Illustration, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Silhouette, High Key, and Low Key.
  • Picture Control modes can be directly accessed via a dedicated button and allow you to set predefined looks to imagery in-camera, and include Flat, Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, Vivid, and user-customizable settings.
  • Active D-Lighting helps to preserve both highlight and shadow details when working in contrast-rich scenarios, such as backlit lighting. Utilizing the EXPEED 4 processor's power, a more controlled image will be produced with brightness values closer to how they are naturally seen. This mode is suitable for working with moving subjects.
  • Scene Auto Selector is an automatic mode that intelligently identifies your subject and shooting scenario, selects a proper Scene Mode to apply, and adjusts exposure settings to best render the scene at hand.
  • Scene Modes: Auto, Auto (Flash Off), Child, Close-up, Landscape, Night Portrait, Portrait, and Sports.
  • In-Camera Image Editing features: Color Outline, Color Sketch, D-Lighting, Distortion Control, Filter Effects, Fisheye, Image Overlay, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, NEF (RAW) Processing, Painting, Perspective Control, Photo Illustration, Quick Retouch, Red-Eye Correction, Resize, Selective Color, Straighten, and Trim.
  • Language support: English, French, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish.
UPC: 018208015900

Nikon D3500 Specs

Imaging
Lens MountNikon F
Sensor ResolutionActual: 24.7 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Sensor Type23.5 x 15.6 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Crop Factor1.5x
Image StabilizationNone
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter
Shutter Speed1/4000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode, Time Mode
ISO SensitivityPhoto/Video
100 to 12,800 (Extended: 100 to 25,600)
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Matrix, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Metering Range0 to 20 EV
White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Continuous ShootingUp to 5 fps at 24.2 MP
Self-Timer2/5/10/20-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes3:2 JPEG
6000 x 4000
4496 x 3000
2992 x 2000
Aspect Ratio3:2
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth12-Bit
Internal Video Capture
Recording ModesMOV
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
HD (1280 x 720) at 50p/59.94p
Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds for Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone TypeMono
Audio Recording LPCM Audio
External Video Capture
External Recording ModesHDMI
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
HD (1280 x 720) at 50p/59.94p
IP StreamingNone
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O1 x Mini-HDMI Output
Audio I/ONone
Other I/O1 x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Output
Power I/ONone
WirelessBluetooth
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Monitor
Size3.0"
Resolution921,000 Dot
Display TypeFixed LCD
Viewfinder
TypeOptical (Pentamirror)
Eye Point18 mm
Coverage95%
MagnificationApprox. 0.85x
Diopter Adjustment-1.7 to +0.5
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 11
Autofocus Sensitivity-1 to +19 EV
Flash
Built-In FlashYes
Flash ModesAuto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Rear Curtain/Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Maximum Sync Speed1/200 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +1 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemiTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
General
Battery Type1 x EN-EL14A Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1230 mAh
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Material of ConstructionPolycarbonate
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.9 x 3.8 x 2.7" / 124 x 97 x 69.5 mm
Weight12.88 oz / 365 g
Kit Lens
Focal Length18 to 55mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27 to 82.5mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 38
Angle of View76° to 28° 50'
Maximum Magnification0.38x
Minimum Focus Distance9.84" / 25 cm
Optical Design12 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.54 x 2.46" / 64.5 x 62.5 mm
Weight7.23 oz / 205 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10 x 7 x 5"

Nikon D3500 Reviews

Love it

By Tom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-04

Compact, versatile, love the resolution

Love the camera

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-10

Just getting started but love the camera. Upgraded from a Canon, which never impressed. First shot out of the box was BIG difference. Easy to use. Looking forward to learning more and improving the already outstanding pictures we like to take. Mostly of nature.

Lightweight and excellent photos

By Linda Lou
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-10

I am surprised that this lightweight camera is a 'heavyweight' in producing good photos! I like the lens choices offered with it, and have added 18mm to 105mm lens.

Very good DSLR camera.

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-28

The camera is easy to handle and comes with two lenses that accommodate my shooting needs. The video is 60 fps. I'm very happy with this purchase from B&H.

Great starter DSLR!

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-10

This was a birthday present for my teenage photographer. We were looking at the D5300, then they discontinued it and so we went with this one. We are so glad we did! We've had it for a year now and have had no problems. It doesn't have too many crazy settings, but just enough for her to explore. And it's definitely on the smaller side, so it's perfect for her hands. And it is DURABLE! Actually got left outside overnight in a rainstorm by accident and after drying out in some rice for a day or two, was perfectly normal. You WILL outgrow it though if you choose to go beyond hobbyist. It has HD video for you to start with, and great, professional looking pictures if you learn the settings. We love this camera, and think you will too!

Great first camera

By keoni
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-04

I've had this camera for a couple years and I love it but there are a few cons. In low light it doesn't hand well at all, focus constantly misses and images are very noisy with little dynamic range. But in good lighting this camera is a real bang for the price

Got product very quickly...

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-08

Thank you to B&H Photo for your quick response to my purchase, and the quick delivery of my product. I needed this item within 2 days and it arrived on time. Thank you!

New to the Nikon D3500

By Philip
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-16

B&H recommended the Nikon D3500 camera for me. I like to take pictures, and this is a great beginner camera. I read the manual but also go online for tutorials. It was a great package with the body and 2 lenes for under 800.00.

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