Product Highlights
  • 24.2 CMOS Sensor
  • APS-C Format
  • 5 fps Continuous Shooting
  • 64-25,600 ISO Sensitivity
  • Full HD 1080p at 60/50/30/25/24p
  • TFT-LCD Display
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D3500 Body
D3500 Body & 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
Nikon D3500 Body Nikon D3500 Body
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Overview

Beautiful pictures for all.

You don't need to be a photographer to know a great photo when you see one. And you don't need to be a photographer to take a great photo—you just need the D3500. It's as easy to use as a point-and-shoot, but it takes beautiful DSLR photos and videos that get noticed. It feels outstanding in your hands, sturdy and balanced with controls where you want them. It's compact, durable and versatile, ideal for travel. And it works seamlessly with compatible smartphones, making it easier than ever to share your great photos. Even if you've never picked up a DSLR camera, you can take beautiful pictures with D3500.

Key Features:

  • A DSLR that's as easy to use as a point-and-shoot camera
  • Compact, comfortable design that's great for travel and special events
  • Image sensor that's 15X larger than those used in typical smartphones for sharper, clearer pictures
  • Works with Nikon's SnapBridge app for sharing photos with a compatible smartphone or tablet
  • 1080p Full HD videos with stereo sound at the touch of a button
  • Available with an all-purpose lens and an optional telephoto zoom lens

Easy. Portable. Amazing.

Take more memorable images. The photos you take with the D3500 capture more than the moment—they capture the feeling of the moment, a feeling that can be shared immediately with your friends and family and then relived for a lifetime.

  • Newbies welcome

    If you can take a picture with your smartphone, you can take a great picture with the D3500. Auto Mode delivers amazing results in nearly any situation. If you want to learn while you shoot, turn on Guide Mode and follow simple on-screen guidance.
     

  • Less thinking. More shooting.

    The D3500 is fast, responsive and simple to use. You won't be stuck fussing with camera controls while a great moment passes you by. Just point, shoot and share amazing photo after photo.

Feels great. Goes anywhere.

  • Shoot comfortably

    The D3500 simply feels great in your hands. It's lightweight and balanced, even with a telephoto lens attached. Each button and dial is carefully placed for comfort and ease of use, and the menu system is simple and intuitive.
     

  • The day tripper

    Small enough to be discrete, durable enough to withstand rough conditions; the camera is also available with two oustanding travel lenses, you'll never want to leave home without the D3500.

Smartphone and camera in harmony

Your camera's bridge to your world

Download Nikon's free SnapBridge app and your D3500 photos will appear right on a compatible smartphone or tablet* for posting to your favorite sites, sharing with friends and family or just as backups. You can even use the smartphone or tablet to remotely trigger the D3500 to take pictures.

Videos at the touch of a button

Recording beautiful video with the D3500 is as easy as shooting photos. Just flip the Live View lever and press the record button. You'll be capturing the sights and sounds in awesome 1080/60p Full HD video with stereo sound. Use your lens' zoom capability to shoot wide angle videos or tight close-ups.

Picture after amazing picture

Some of the best moments only last a split second. Press and hold the shutter button on the D3500 and capture up to 5 frames per second at full resolution with tack-sharp focus, ensuring you land the shot that matters.

Fast, accurate focusing

Unlike typical smartphones, fast-moving subjects are no problem for the D3500. 11 autofocus points are spread across the frame, and fulltime AF locks onto your subject and keeps it in focus while you capture amazing shot after shot.

Share photos that tell stories

  • The difference is in the details

    The image sensor in the D3500 is approximately 15 times larger than those used in typical smartphones. That means much sharper, clearer photos with richer details—photos that immediately grab attention and get likes.
     

  • Colors that pop in any light

    Inside every DSLR is a specialized computer that fine-tunes the settings for each shot. Nikon's renowned EXPEED image processing system is built upon a rich history of imaging know-how, and it helps the D3500 take beautifully vibrant photos and videos in nearly any condition.

Superb NIKKOR lenses
The eyes of the D3500

  • Twice the fun

    The D3500 Two Lens Kit includes two matched lenses to help you cover all the angles. The AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens is great for portraits, landscapes, videos and other wide perspective shots. The AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED is a versatile telephoto zoom lens that's great for sports, concerts, nature and more.

     

  • Endless possibilities

    Every Nikon DSLR lens offers a fun new perspective. Discover new worlds with an extreme close-up macro lens. Give your backgrounds a dreamy out of focus effect with a fast prime lens. Capture the whole scene with an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens. The possibilities are endless.

What's Included

D3500 DSLR Camera Body
EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
MH-24 Quick Charger
AN-DC3 Strap
BF-1B Body Cap
DK-25 Rubber Eyecup

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Product Specifications

D3500

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount
Picture Angle Nikon DX format; focal length in 35 mm [135] format equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
Effective Pixels (Megapixels) 24.2 million
Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Image Sensor Format DX
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Total Pixels 24.78 million
Dust Reduction System Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX-D software required)
Dust-Off Reference Photo Yes
Image Area (pixels) DX-format
(L)  6,000 x 4,000
(M)  4,496 x 3,000
(S)  2,992 x 2,000
File Format Still Images Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8), or basic (approx 1:16) compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Storage Media SD
SDHC
SDXC
Card Slot 1 Secure Digital (SD)
File System Compliant with  DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras PictBridge
Viewfinder Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage 95% horizontal
95% vertical  Approx.
Viewfinder Magnification 0.85x  Approx.
Viewfinder Eyepoint 18mm (-1.0m¯¹)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment -1.7 to +0.5m¯¹
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex Mirror Quick-return type
Lens Aperture Instant-return type
Electronically controlled
Lens Compatibility at a Glance*** Autofocus is available with AF-P and Type E and G AF-S lenses
Compatible Lenses This camera supports autofocus with AF-P and type E and G AF-S lenses only.
AF-NIKKOR for F3AF not supported
AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Colour Matrix Metering II
Electronic Rangefinder usable with lens with maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster
IX NIKKOR lenses can not be used
Non-CPU: Autofocus not supported. Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function.
Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D Colour Matrix Metering II
Type D PC NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and some shooting modes.
Type G or D AF NIKKOR not equipped with an autofocus motor: all functions supported except autofocus.
Shutter Type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Shutter Speed 1/4000 to 30 sec.
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000  sec.
Slowest Shutter Speed 30  sec.
Flash Sync Speed Up to  1/200 sec.
Shutter Release Modes Continuous
Quiet Shutter Release
Self-timer mode
Single-frame [S] mode
Frame Advance Rate Up to 5 fps (manual focus, mode M or S, shutter speed 1/250 sec or faster, and other settings at default values)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution 5  frames per second
Self-Timer 2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures
Timer duration electronically controlled
Exposure Metering System TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Metering Method Centre-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8mm circle in centre of frame
Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type E and G lenses)
Spot: Meters 3.5mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Metering Range 0 to 20 EV (Matrix or centre-weighted metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20°C/68°F)
2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens at 20°C/68°F)
Exposure Meter Coupling CPU
Exposure Modes Aperture-Priority (A)
Auto
Auto (flash off)
Manual (M)
Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P)
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Scene Modes Auto
Auto [Flash Off]
Child
Close-up
Landscape
Night Portrait
Portrait
Sports
Special effects modes (night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key)
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV in P, S, A, M, Scene, and Night Vision modes
Exposure Lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
Picture Control Flat
Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Selected Picture Control can be modified
Standard
Vivid
ISO Sensitivity ISO  100 - 25,600
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity 100
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity 25,600
High ISO Noise Reduction Low
Normal
High
Off
Active D-Lighting On
Off
Single-point AF Mode Yes
Dynamic AF Mode Number of AF points: 11 (3D-tracking)
Auto-area AF Mode Yes
Autofocus System Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
Detection Range -1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
Lens Servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus Point Can be selected from 11 focus points
Focus Lock Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
Focus Modes Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area available in Live View and D-Movie only
Predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area available in Live View and D-Movie only
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 11
Autofocus Sensitivity -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Built-in Flash Yes
X-Sync Speed 1/200
Flash Control TTL: i-TTL flash control using 420-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center- weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash Sync Modes Auto
Auto with red-eye reduction
Auto slow sync
Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction
Fill-flash
Rear-curtain sync
Rear-curtain with slow sync
Red-Eye reduction
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync
Off
Flash Compensation Can be adjusted by −3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV in P, S, A, M, and scene modes
Flash-ready Indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory Shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) CLS Supported
i-TTL flash control, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, Color Information Communication, AF-assist for multi-area AF
Flash Sync Terminal Sync Terminal Adapter AS-15 (available separately)
White Balance Auto
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Preset Manual
Shade
Live View Shooting Yes
Live View Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (MF)
Live View AF-area mode Face-priority AF
Wide-area AF
Normal-area AF
Subject-tracking AF
Live View Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Live View Scene Auto Selector Auto mode
Auto (flash off) mode
Movie Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Maximum Recording Time 20 minutes at highest quality
29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality
Movie File Format MOV
Movie Video Compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio recording format Linear PCM
Movie Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps
Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both high and normal image quality
Movie Audio Built-in microphone, monaural
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
Monitor Size 3.0  in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution 921,000  Dots
Monitor Type Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
Monitor Angle of View 170 -degree wide-viewing angle
Monitor Adjustments Brightness adjustment
Playback Functions Auto Image Rotation
Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Highlights
Histogram Display
Image Comment
Location Display
Movie Playback
Photo information
Picture Rating
Playback Face Zoom
Playback with Zoom
Playback Zoom Cropping
Slideshow
In-Camera Image Editing Colour Outline
Colour Sketch
D-Lighting
Distortion Control
Edit Movie
Filter Effects
Fisheye
Image Overlay
Miniature Effect
Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing
Painting
Perspective Control
Photo Illustration
Quick retouch
Red-Eye Correction
Resize
Selective Colour
Side-by-Side Comparison
Straighten
Trim
Image Comment Yes
Interface HDMI Output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Hi-Speed USB; connection to built-in USB port is recommended
Wi-Fi Functionality Eye-Fi Compatible
Smart Device App Connectivity SnapBridge
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1
Recent Settings Yes
Supported Languages English
French
Portuguese (Brazil)
Spanish
The languages available vary with the country or region in which the camera was originally purchased.
Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings Yes
World Time Setting Yes
Battery / Batteries EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge) 1,550  shots (CIPA)
AC Adapter EH-5c AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)
Battery Charger MH-24 Quick Charger
Tripod Socket 0.64 cm
Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth) 124 x 97 x 69.5 mm (4.8 x 3.8 x 2.7" )
Approx. Weight 365 g (12.9 oz.)
camera body only
Operating Environment 0–40 °C
Less than 85% (no condensation)

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