Nikon D3500

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Nikon D3500
Nikon D3500 28 Nov 2018a.jpg
TypeDigital single-lens reflex
LensInterchangeable Nikon F-mount
Sensor23.5 mm x 15.6 mm DX CMOS, 1.5 x FOV crop
Image sensor makerSony
Maximum resolution6,000 × 4,000 (24.2 effective megapixels)
ASA/ISO range100-25,600
Recording mediumSecure Digital, SDHC and SDXC compatible
Focus modesSingle-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A), predictive focus tracking based on subject, and Manual focus (MF) with electronic rangefinder
Focus areas11-point AF system with the Multicam 1000 AF sensor module
Exposure modesAperture-priority (A), Auto, Auto (flash off), Manual (M), Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P), Shutter-priority (S) and Scene Modes Auto, Auto (flash off), Child, Close-up, Landscape, Night Portrait, Portrait, Sports, and Special Effects Modes Night Vision, Super Vivid, Pop, Photo Illustration, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Silhouette, High Key and Low Key
Exposure meteringTTL exposure metering through a 420 pixel RGB sensor
Metering modes3D Color Matrix Metering II (type E and G lenses only), Center-weighted (75% of the 8mm circle in the center of the frame) and Spot meter (3.5mm circle centered on selected focus point)
FlashBuilt-in pop-up, Flash Sync Modes: Auto, Auto w/Red Eye Reduction, Auto Slow Sync, Auto Slow Sync w/ Red Eye Reduction, Fill-Flash, Rear-curtain Sync, Rear-curtain w/Slow Sync, Red Eye Reduction, Red Eye Reduction w/Slow Sync and Slow Sync
Flash bracketingAdjustable from -3 to +1 EV in 1/3 EV increments in P,S,A,M and Scene Modes
ShutterElectronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed range30 s to 1/4000 s and Bulb, 1/200 s X-sync
Continuous shooting5 frames/s max. (may be slower depending on certain settings)
ViewfinderEye-level Pentamirror, coverage: 95% horizontal; 95% vertical (approx.), magnification: 0.85x (approx.)
Image processing
Custom WBAuto, Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Preset Manual and Shade
Rear LCD monitor3.0-Inch, 921k dot, wide viewing angle TFT-LCD
BatteryNikon EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
WeightApprox. 12.9 oz. (365 g) body only

The Nikon D3500 is an entry-level 24.2-megapixel DX format DSLR Nikon F-mount camera announced by Nikon on August 30, 2018.[1] The D3500 is available with two kits: with an 18-55mm lens for $499.95[2] and a two lens kit (18-55mm and 70-300mm lenses) for $849.95.[3] It succeeds the Nikon D3400. In 2019, the D3500 won the TIPA Best DSLR Camera award.[4]


The D3500 has the following features:

  • 24.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor.
  • Active D-Lighting.
  • Full HD and HD video recording (up to 60 frames/s).
  • Up to 5 frames per second continuous shooting.
  • ISO sensitivity 100 to 25,600.
  • 11-point 3D Tracking Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module.
  • 3D Color Matrix Metering II (only compatible with type-G and E lenses).
  • Bluetooth connectivity, but not equipped Wi-fi.
  • Compatible with Nikon's SnapBridge app.


  1. ^ "The New Nikon D3500: Capture and Share Your Treasured Moments With the Lightest, Friendliest Nikon DSLR yet". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  2. ^ "Nikon D3500 DSLR | Interchangeable Lens Camera". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  3. ^ "Nikon D3500 DSLR | Interchangeable Lens Camera". Retrieved 2018-09-09.
  4. ^ "TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2019 BEST DSLR CAMERA Nikon D3500". Technical Image Press Association. Retrieved July 11, 2019.

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