Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 70-300mm Lenses

Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 70-300mm Lenses and Accessories Kit

Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 70-300mm Lenses and Accessories Kit

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  • AF-P DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens
  • AF-P DX 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED Lens
  • Memory Card
  • Corel PaintShop Pro 2019 Ultimate

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Nikon D3500 Overview

  • 1Description

Comprising the essentials needed to begin shooting, the Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 70-300mm Lenses and Accessories Kit from B&H bundles the DX-format camera, standard zoom lens, and telephoto zoom lens with a memory card and a copy of Corel PaintShop Pro 2019 Ultimate editing software.

  • Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 70-300mm Lenses

    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 and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED Lenses
    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.

    Also included with camera is the telephoto zoom AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED lens, which covers a 105-450mm equivalent zoom range. This lens incorporates one extra-low dispersion glass element into its optical design to reduce chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to provide greater clarity and color fidelity. A Super Integrated Coating is featured on this lens, too, to limit ghosting and flare when working in strong lighting conditions.
    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: 018208015887
  • Corel PaintShop Pro 2019 Ultimate (DVD with Download Card)

    Corel PaintShop Pro 2019 Ultimate is a comprehensive photo editing, image management, and graphic design software, along with a bonus pack of four additional programs—PhotoMirage Express, Painter Essentials 6, Perfectly Clear 3.5 SE, and AfterShot 3—for a thorough range of post-production capabilities. The 2019 version of this application sees updates to performance speeds, with faster, more intuitive, and versatile tools, as well as a simplified user experience and a greater range of creative capabilities. Individual tools have been optimized for greater control, including the Crop tool, which now has faster performance along with the ability to apply several enhancement features during the cropping process. Additionally, support has been added for 360° imagery along with new brushes, palettes, gradients, patterns, and picture tubes for a richer range of adjustments and effects you can apply to your photos.

    PaintShop Pro 2019
    Performance Enhancements:
    • Faster Crop tool performance takes greater advantage of the computer's GPU for 5x more responsive cropping, rotating, and positioning.
    • One-Step Photo Fix has been improved for faster processing times and the ability to automatically apply several corrections to an image at once.
    • Improved support for 4K content and higher resolution monitors means user interface text will appear larger when necessary for easier navigation.
    • Updated compatibility for the latest WinTab-aware graphics tablets as well as Windows Ink for more editing flexibility and control.
    • Autosave has been enhanced for fewer interruptions, a more overall subtle experience, and the ability to control the frequency of autosaving.

    Simplified User Experience:
    • Seamless content and plug-in migration from previous versions lets you easily carry over your settings, plug-ins, brush tips, color palettes, gradients, patterns, textures, and effects via the Import Content from Previous Versions menu option.
    • Some of the most often used enhancement features can now be used in conjunction with the Crop tool, including Instant Effects, One-Step Photo Fix, and Depth of Field options, to quicken your editing workflow.
    • The user interface text size can now be adjusted, with Small or Large settings, to suit your needs.

    Enhanced Creativity:
    • Pic-to-Painting presets make use of Deep Neural Networks to analyze individual images and convert them into digital artworks with the ability to select from a variety of creative presets that mimic well-known painting styles.
    • Photographs taken from 360° cameras can be edited, straightened with rotation, made to appear level, and you can easily remove and replace the tripod in the image using Magic Fill to produce unique planet-like effects.
    • New brushes, color palettes, gradients, patterns, and picture tubes have been added to the 2019 edition for even greater creativity.
    Ultimate Bonus Pack
    Included with PaintShop Pro 2019 is a bonus quartet of additional applications to further round out your post-production capabilities.
    • PhotoMirage Express lets you turn any image into an animation and then share them directly to social media for a more dynamic viewing experience.
    • Painter Essentials 6 is a photo-painting software that transforms your photographs into illustrative-styled digital art. Alternatively, you can use a wide range of brushes and other tools to sketch, draw, and paint from scratch, as well as apply various painting styles and effects to your finished works.
    • Perfectly Clear 3.5 SE helps to restore detail, color, and other details in a quick and efficient manner. Using a sophisticated set of presets, you can develop a custom look for your photos, comprised of multiple adjustments, and apply this look to groups of images in a single click.
    • AfterShot 3 is a dedicated raw file processor for editing and enhancing your photo library. Image adjustments can be made to single files or an advanced batch processing function lets you apply corrections to large groups of photos at once.
    Photo Editing
    • Using PaintShop Pro's Camera RAW Lab, you have complete processing control over your raw files, including the ability to see before and after views and work with a large preview option.
    • Multiple exposures of the same scene can be blended using HDR tools for extending the apparent dynamic range and gaining greater shadow and highlight detail.
    • Lens Correction tools can be automatically or manually applied to correct distortions, vignetting, and chromatic aberrations introduced by many lenses.
    • Scripts allow you to automate repetitive tasks for a faster, more efficient workflow.

    Quick Fixes:
    • Makeover tools help to eliminate red-eye, blemishes, and unwanted lines, as well as smooth wrinkles, whiten teeth, and even-out skin tones.
    • Batch Processing lets you apply the same adjustment to several files at once.
    • One Step Photo Fix is a single-click method to automatically apply corrections and Smart Photo Fix lets you apply automatic adjustments with one click, too, but with the ability to fine-tune the suggested settings.
    • Crop photos using the range of new compositional guides and also re-orient crooked photos or straighten perspectives.

    Creative Effects:
    • Instant, Preset Effect can be quickly applied and have been organized into style categories, such as Artistic, Film Styles, Black & White, and Landscape, for easy access.
    • Retro Lab helps to achieve desirable vintage-looking photos by applying color and contrast effects to mimic a lo-fi retro look.
    • A Graduated Filter tool lets you quickly and easily add unique color gradient effects.
    • The Depth of Field tool lets you apply bokeh effects to mimic the subject isolating look of a shallow depth of field image.

    Retouch and Restore:
    • Several Selection Tools are available to quickly and easily select various subjects for adjusting, retouching, or copying elements of an image.
    • Content-aware editing tools, like Magic Move and Magic Fill, automatically fill-in empty areas of the image once an object has been moved or removed. Object Remover and Clone Brush can also be used to get rid of undesirable imperfections.
    • The Fade Correction tool helps to restore the color and contrast from faded photos while a Scratch Remover tool can be used to repair cracks or marks from scans of old prints or negatives.
    • A Red Eye tool lets you quickly remove unsightly red-eye effects and replace it with a natural-looking dark gray color.
    Graphic Design
    • A variety of Drawing and Painting tools let you apply a range of illustration effects to your images. Besides the 30 new brushes, you can also import your favorite Adobe Photoshop brushes. Additionally, vector illustration tools also allow you to draw with preset shapes and pens.
    • Layers allow you to work in a non-destructive manner and create more complicated photo compositions.
    • Text can be added to any image using a range of typography tools, along with the ability to adjust fonts, size, style, alignment, leading, kerning, and apply effects to creatively adjust the look of your text.
    Start and Learn
    • A step-by-step guided virtual tour can be used to familiarize yourself with the new features and how best to use them in your editing workflow.
    • Helpful video tutorial libraries are accessible in the updated Welcome tab, as well as a Leaning Page for additional assistance.
    Share Your Photos
    • Integrated social media sharing allows you to post your photos and designs directly to Facebook, SmugMug, Flickr, and Google+ accounts from within PaintShop Pro.
    • Facial recognition technology helps to identify and tag individuals in your photos for easier photo management.
    • Using location tags, you can map your photos to places on a map and share them online.
    UPC: 735163153354
  • SanDisk 32GB Ultra UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)

    Record Full HD 1080p video with this Class 10 compliant 32GB Ultra UHS-I SDHC Memory Card from SanDisk. With enhanced data read speeds of up to 80 MB/s this Ultra SDHC memory card is designed to suit the needs of compact and mid-range point and shoot cameras. You can also save and store a variety of files such as music, movies, documents and more. The writable label found on the card allows you to write down what is saved to the card while the built-in write protect switch helps to prevent accidental data loss. This card, as with most SanDisk cards, comes shock, temperature, x-ray, magnet, and waterproof to take your files with you nearly anywhere you go.

    Class 10 performance for Full HD Video (1080p)
    Read speeds up to 80 MB/s
    Writable label for easy identification and organization
    Engineered with UHS-I bus architecture
    This SD memory card comes shock, temperature, x-ray, magnet, and waterproof proof
    UPC: 619659136611
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  • 1Description
  • Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 70-300mm Lenses
    Lens Mount Nikon F
    Camera Format APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 24.78 Megapixel
    Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
    Maximum Resolution 6000 x 4000
    Aspect Ratio 3:2
    Sensor Type CMOS
    Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    Image File Format JPEG, RAW
    Bit Depth 12-Bit
    Image Stabilization None
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 to 25600
    Shutter Speed 1/4000 to 30 Seconds 
    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 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
    Recording Modes MOV
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p 
    HD (1280 x 720) at 50p/59.94p 
    External Recording Modes Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
    HD (1280 x 720) at 50p/59.94p
    Recording Limit Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds for Full HD (1920 x 1080)
    Video Encoding NTSC/PAL
    Audio Recording Built-In Microphone (Mono)
    Audio File Format Linear PCM
    Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
    Focus Mode Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 11
    Autofocus Sensitivity -1 to +19 EV
    Viewfinder and Monitor
    Viewfinder Type Optical (Pentamirror)
    Viewfinder Eye Point 18 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage 95%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.85x
    Diopter Adjustment -1.7 to +0.5
    Monitor Size 3"
    Monitor Resolution 921,000 Dot
    Monitor Type LCD
    Built-in Flash Yes
    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 Hot Shoe
    Memory Card Slot 1 x SD/SDHC/SDXC
    Connectivity HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0 Micro-B
    Wireless Bluetooth
    GPS None
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Battery 1 x EN-EL14A Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1230 mAh
    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 Focal Length: 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 ( x L) 2.54 x 2.46" / 64.5 x 62.5 mm
    Weight 7.2 oz / 205 g
    Second Kit Lens
    Focal Length 70 to 300mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 105 to 450mm)
    Maximum Aperture f/4.5 to 6.3
    Minimum Aperture f/32
    Angle of View 22 50' to 5 20'
    Maximum Magnification 0.22x
    Minimum Focus Distance 3.61' / 1.1 m
    Optical Design 14 Elements in 10 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization None
    Filter Size 58 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 2.83 x 4.92" / 72 x 125 mm
    Weight 14.1 oz / 400 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.05 x 8.75 x 5.1"
  • Corel PaintShop Pro 2019 Ultimate (DVD with Download Card)
    Delivery Method Card with Download Activation Code, DVD
    Supported OS Versions Windows 10, 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, Server 2012 R2 (32/64-Bit)
    Storage Requirements 1 GB
    Processor Requirement  Intel Core 
     AMD Phenom II
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.65 x 5.3 x 1.4"
  • SanDisk 32GB Ultra UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Class 10)
    Card Type SDHC
    Storage Capacity 32 GB
    Bus Type UHS-I
    Speed Class 10
    Bus Interface Speed UHS Class I
    Data Transfer Read Speed: 80 MB/s Maximum (Burst)
    Write Speed: 10 MB/s Minimum
    Durability Magnet-Proof, Shockproof, Temperature Extremes, Waterproof, X-Ray Proof
    Operating Temperature -13 to 185°F/ -25 to 85°C
    Storage Temperature -40 to 185°F/ -40 to 85°C
    Built-in Write-Protect Switch Yes
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.0 x 4.5 x 0.2"

Nikon D3500 Reviews

D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 70-300mm Lenses and Accessories Kit is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from B & H Photo B & H Photo is hands down the leader in the field of Customer Service. I had a problem with my camera which couldnt be fixed. B & H immeadiatly  sent me a return label via e-mail . I sent back my defective item and they in one day of receiving it sent out a New Replacement with expidited shipping. I had a new camera in my hands within a week of contact with B & H. Un-parrelled customer service. I cannot say enough about this companies commitment to outstanding customer service. I am a customer for life and highly recommend them to anyone who is looking to purchase any type of electronics or camera equiptment. They get 10 Stars from me !
Date published: 2018-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nikon D3500 I previously owned a Nikon D3100 and was impressed with its ability to take clear pictures. I just purchased a New Nikon D3500 and must say this camera blows away the D3100 by miles. The clarity of photos is simply amazing. I took a hand held picture of a bee on a flower and was amazed to see white hairs on his head and almost translucent wings similar to a dragon fly. WOW !! This is National Geographic stuff. I couldn't be happier with this purchase . It is hands down the Best Camera I have ever owned in over 40 years of Nikon Photography. If you want a cutting edge amazing camera then this is the one for you. I haven't even touched on the added features such as Wi-fi or burst pictures or the new Effects features. This camera is destined to become a legend in Nikon cameras.
Date published: 2018-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for new or long time hobbyist ! I am a older hobbyist who wanted a light-weight camera that had the ability to capture great quality photographs. The D3500 is the finest camera in its class. The features of the camera are of a quality that allow a new or veteran photographer to capture very fine photos. I find the camera compares favorably with more expensive cameras of either Nikon or other brands. You can interchange all Nikon lenses and those of other manufacturers with this camera. The lens that comes with this camera is very good, and I think you will be pleased with the results from it. I would advise you to download the manual for the camera from the Nikon web cite. The manual will be invaluable to look up the many features you may be interested in.
Date published: 2018-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New NIkon D3500 I previously owned a Nikon D3100 and was impressed with its ability to take clear pictures. I just purchased a New Nikon D3500 and must say this camera blows away the D3100 by miles. The clarity of photos is simply amazing. I took a hand held picture of a bee on a flower and was amazed to see white hairs on his head and almost translucent wings similar to a dragon fly. WOW !! This is National Geographic stuff. I couldn't be happier with this purchase . It is hands down the Best Camera I have ever owned in over 40 years of Nikon Photography. If you want a cutting edge amazing camera then this is the one for you. I haven't even touched on the added features such as Wi-fi or burst pictures or the new Effects features. This camera is destined to become a legend in Nikon cameras.
Date published: 2018-10-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great camera, but a downgrade from the D3400 This is a good camera, but beware that this is a cost reduced version of the D3400. Nikon removed features and relocated buttons in order to reduce cost. Most glaring is the removal of the programmable Function button allowing you to control various manual settings via the click wheel. Without this button you need to spend time going through the menus to change basic things, like ISO. They also moved IR control, and moved buttons to the right side so you cant do things with both your left and right hand (now right hand only). Its quite ridiculous the Function button was removed, but if it wasnt present on previous D3x00 cameras it probably wouldnt be as big a deal. The photo quality is amazing. If you just want to point and shoot in auto mode then you will have few issues. If you prefer manual control then, in my opinion, you should look for a D3400.
Date published: 2018-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Neat little camera. Bought this hoping for a small and lightweight, go-anywhere, travel, daily carry, throw in any bag camera for when I can't be bothered with full-frame DSLRs and big zooms. And that's what I got. Haven't been using it long, obviously, but here's a few first impressions. Like all DSLRs it's got all sorts of weird and ignorable modes and programs that anyone who knows the difference between a shutter and an aperture won't ever want or need and just clutter up the controls. The paper guide thing provided in the box is next to useless. There's a much larger and more useful pdf manual available from Nikon, but you'll need to hunt it down on their website. Right now, there's no support for the D3500 in Adobe Camera RAW, but I expect that will be corrected soon. You might think Adobe and Nikon could collaborate to synchronise their releases, given how software dependant we all are these days, but apparently not. I love the light weight, small size, control positions and overall pleasant handling. You can do almost everything one-handed. Very quick and neat once you get past the usual new-camera muscle-memory hurdle. The viewinder is... adequate. If you're used to a two-control-wheel setup, this one will feel a little crippled. It pretty much asks to be left in A mode, then to use exposure compensation for adjustments from there. Manual is also quite usable (with the exposure compensation button enabling aperture control in manual mode). All workable, just not as immediate as separate wheels. ISO control, on the other hand, is a bit sad. Can't control ISO in the viewfinder. Have to lower the camera to look at the rear screen and use the 'i' button's display to change it. I'm resorting to auto-ISO, which, to be fair, seems to work pretty well, but it gets confusing quickly in manual exposure mode, and turning it off means going to a different menu.. and.. yeah, all a bit of a pitiful design, really. I guess Nikon don't intend people who care much about ISO to be a market for this one. But really, apart from the ISO mess, which I can live with, this is a very easy, responsive and pleasant to use camera. It even enables a back-button-focus control. Nice. Not much to say about the image quality other than it's really pretty marvellous. Much better than I was hoping for and a lot better than I'd expect from a camera this price. All the default settings are intended to give you generically nice looking jpegs straight out of the camera, which is fair enough. If you're planning on post-processing, you'll probably want to dial back some of the default sharpening and saturation and so on. It's all pretty tunable, once you decipher the menus. The supplied lens is equally small and tidy. The 35mm DX lens also suits it well. Bigger FX lenses function great but feel weirdly unbalanced. I can imagine getting very satisfactory results by putting a longer telephoto on this with a tripod if you ever need the extra reach. The supplied lens is surprisingly good for the price, as well. It's got this weird pointless locking feature. Not sure what that's about. Anyhow, I'm not one for pictures of brick walls, but the results look plenty sharp to me. Look out for very noticeable barrel distortion at the wide end, though, and occasional fringing (all fixable in post, once Adobe catches up). It's a slow one, of course. If you want to control dof, you'll need something like the 35mm DX. That's enough. Bottom line is this is a fantastic little combo and a steal for the price.
Date published: 2018-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect gifts or starter camera I bought 2 of these for my daughters for Christmas from B&H and they lit up like the Christmas tree. Great cameras for the price and with the crop sensor, the 18-55 is 27-83 which is a nice walk around lens. Id recommend this model for anyone looking to advance 2 or 3 steps above their cell phone camera.
Date published: 2018-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great step into a new world Im a newbie photographer and this is my first interchange lens camera. I did alot of research and weighing my options and this Nikon seemed like the best bet for me. I read alot of reviews from folks like some of the others who have reviewed this camera that complain about the loss of a function button or the infared remote. Let me just say that is super nit picky commentary to have. This camera should appeal to new dslr buyers, not those going from a previous model... You really should upgrade to a higher tier camera if you already have a 3300 or 3400 and want new interchange lens camera. Let me just say to quickly change the ISO, which most seem to use that function button for, is right there on the first panel of the options button... Its not hard to change I dont get why people complain so much. Also snapbridge works just fine for remote shooting and doesnt require me to use anything other than my phone, which I have on me at all times anyway. This lens bundle has allowed a complete novice like me to easily learn the exposure triangle and use A, S, and M modes to take some cool pictures. I like the layout on the back and it offers nice dedicated and straight forward buttons on the right side. Ive mostly used the 70-300mm lens and I like it alot and have gotten some cool wildlife shots in The short time Ive had this camera. I picked up the 35mm f/1.8 dx lens as well which is a good buy to add. Its light, has nice battery life, takes really great pictures, feels great in my hands, and is a usedul tool to teach you photography (after watching lots of YouTube video and the b&h fstoppers video they include). From this newbi to you, I think its definitely worth a buy
Date published: 2018-12-07
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would my old D90 compatible lenses (like Sigma ...

would my old D90 compatible lenses (like Sigma 18-250 work with D3500?
Asked by: jonathan
As long as the lenses you own have a built-in autofocus motor (such as Sigma's Hypersonic Motor with HSM on the lens, or the Nikon Silent Wave Motor with AF-S on the lens, etc), then yes, the lenses would also be fully compatible for use on the Nikon D3500 DSLR camera. If the lens does not have a built-in autofocus motor, or if the lens has a built-in aperture ring, you may have to focus the lens manually.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2018-11-27

Does this have a self-cleaning sensor?

Does this have a self-cleaning sensor?
Asked by: Don
The Nikon D3500 does not have a self cleaning sensor unfortunately.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2019-03-14

Does Nikon D3500 work with Nikon ML-L3 wireless ...

Does Nikon D3500 work with Nikon ML-L3 wireless remote control?
Asked by: Alexandre
No, the ML-L3 is not compatible with the D3500. The D3500 can be triggered remotely using the camera's built-in Bluetooth and a compatible Android or iOS smart device that is running Nikon's free SnapBridge app.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-06-16

I am beginning creating YouTube videos and wanted ...

I am beginning creating YouTube videos and wanted a better camera for shooting with. Would this camera be a good starting point? If not, what would be a good option for my situation
Asked by: Josiah
This camera shoots HD video at up to 60fps and is a great entry level option. This is a very nice choice for someone just starting out.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-04-07

Does it come with a mic jack?

Does it come with a mic jack?
Asked by: Michelle
Sorry, while it does have a built-in mic, it does not have a mic input.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2018-12-11

Are my lenses from my D40 compatible with the ...

Are my lenses from my D40 compatible with the D3500?
Asked by: Dana
Yes, lenses compatible for use on the Nikon D40 DSLR camera will also be compatible for use on the Nikon D3500 DSLR camera.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2019-06-03

Does this camera have a self timer, so I can get ...

Does this camera have a self timer, so I can get into the picture?
Asked by: Jack
Yes, this camera has a Self Timer which can be set to 2, 5, 10 or 20 seconds.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-06-23

Are the lenses compatible with my 3400 nikon?

Are the lenses compatible with my 3400 nikon?
Asked by: Lin
The lenses are compatible.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2019-01-28
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