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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.

Nikon D3500 Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 24.7 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Image Sensor
23.5 x 15.6 mm (APS-C) CMOS
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo/Video
100 to 12,800 (Extended: 100 to 25,600)
Continuous Shooting
Up to 5 fps at 24.2 MP
Internal Recording Modes
MOV
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at 50/59.94 fps
External Recording Modes
HDMI
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at 50/59.94 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O
1x Mini-HDMI Output
Other I/O
1x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Output
Wireless
Bluetooth
Display Type
Fixed LCD
Battery Type
1x EN-EL14A Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1230 mAh
Imaging
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 24.7 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Image Sensor
23.5 x 15.6 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Crop Factor
1.5x
Image Stabilization
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
1/4000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode, Time Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo/Video
100 to 12,800 (Extended: 100 to 25,600)
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Matrix, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Metering Range
0 to 20 EV
White Balance
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Continuous Shooting
Up to 5 fps at 24.2 MP
Self-Timer
2/5/10/20-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
3:2 JPEG
6000 x 4000
4496 x 3000
2992 x 2000
Aspect Ratio
3:2
Image File Format
JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth
12-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
MOV
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at 50/59.94 fps
External Recording Modes
HDMI
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at 50/59.94 fps
Recording Limit
Up to 30 Minutes
Broadcast Output
NTSC/PAL
IP Streaming
No
Built-In Microphone
Mono
Audio Recording
LPCM Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O
1x Mini-HDMI Output
Audio I/O
No
Power I/O
No
Other I/O
1x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Output
Wireless
Bluetooth
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Monitor
Display Size
3.0"
Resolution
921,000 Dot
Display Type
Fixed LCD
Viewfinder
Type
Optical (Pentamirror)
Eye Point
18 mm
Coverage
95%
Magnification
Approx. 0.85x
Diopter Adjustment
-1.7 to +0.5
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Phase Detection: 11
Autofocus Sensitivity
-1 to +19 EV
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Flash Modes
Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Rear Curtain/Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Maximum Sync Speed
1/200 Second
Flash Compensation
-3 to +1 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System
iTTL
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
General
Battery Type
1x EN-EL14A Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1230 mAh
Tripod Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mounting Thread
1x
Material of Construction
Polycarbonate
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.9 x 3.8 x 2.7" / 124 x 97 x 69.5 mm
Weight
12.88 oz / 365 g
Kit Lens
Focal Length
18 to 55mm (35mm Equivalent: 27 to 82.5mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/22 to 38
Angle of View
76° to 28° 50'
Maximum Magnification
0.38x
Minimum Focus Distance
9.84" / 25 cm
Optical Design
12 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.54 x 2.46" / 64.5 x 62.5 mm
Weight
7.23 oz / 205 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.09 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
14.4 x 8.6 x 5"

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