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Nikon D3500

Nikon D3500
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513 Reviews + 3 Awards
86
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
77
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Age
11 Months Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
Multiple reviews mentioned that this camera has outstanding features and it produces very good images, and easy to use. It's good for landscape photography, this is the highest scoring sports photography camera around. It features bluetooth and multi burst mode, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Full HD video.
Features We Love:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
High megapixels (24.2MP)
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
High maximum ISO sensitivity (25,600)
Techradar Best in Class Ephotozine Recommended tomsguide.com Editor's Choice
24.2MP
6000 X 4000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
25,600
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
5.6
MINIMUM
365g
3"
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94
Reviews
87
Features
94
Popularity
78
Value for Money
91
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88
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 88?

multiple reviews mentioned that it has good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received three awards including a "Recommended" from Ephotozine and an "Editor's Choice" from Tomsguide.com. Looking across the entire Nikon camera range, the average reviews for all Nikon digital cameras are also excellent.
With it being less than a year since it was released by Nikon, this digital camera features some of the latest digital camera technology.
It has some great features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
High megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Nikon digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for sports photography, ranking number 1 in sports photography cameras. It is also excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 1 in wildlife photography cameras as well being very good for landscape photography, ranking number 8 in landscape photography cameras.
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Average Review Score

4.4 stars (513 reviews)

77%

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Recommended Award

The Nikon D3500 has received a Recommended Award from Ephotozine.
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Best in Class Award

The Nikon D3500 has received a Best in Class Award from Techradar.
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Editor's Choice Award

This digital camera has received an Editor's Choice Award from tomsguide.com.
Editor's Choice from tomsguide.com

What Are People Saying About the Nikon D3500?

Picture Quality
204
3
Ease of Use
115
3
Price
71
5
Features
58
0
Lens System
15
2
Robustness
31
0
Design
19
1
Size and Weight
15
1
Video Capability
4
1
Viewfinder / Screen
3
0
Flash
2
1
Battery
8
0
Connectivity
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Sports Photography
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Landscape Photography
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Noise Level
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Over 70 People Thought the Nikon D3500 Had a Good Price
  • ... T7. With a solid feature set for its class, the D3500 really is a bargain at $400 with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G...Affordabl. Good image qualit. Feature-ric. ...
    tomsguide.com 4 Dec 2018
  • ... beginners good handling, great performance and real value for money The Nikon D3500 is an entry-level DSLR for beginners. It's a modest upgrade over the ...
    Trusted Reviews 18 Dec 2018
  • ... entry-level DSLR that gives beginners good handling, great performance and real value for money The Nikon D3500 is an entry-level DSLR for beginners. It's ...
    Trusted Reviews 18 Dec 2018
  • Best price for camera and extra lens. Great camera...
    BestBuyer7 - Bestbuy.com 12 Jan 2019
  • The Majority of Customers Thought it Was Solidly Made

    Over 20 people thought that the Nikon D3500 was very well-built and several people thought that it was also very well made and was reliable.

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    Very Well-Built
    24 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Lauren scored Build Quality 80 out of 100
    Lauren - Argos.co.uk 28 Nov 2018
  • CanIGohome scored Build Quality 100 out of 100
    CanIGohome - Argos.co.uk 13 Mar 2019
  • AkaWHAMMY scored Build Quality 80 out of 100
    AkaWHAMMY - Argos.co.uk 2 Jan 2019
  • Matt scored Build Quality 100 out of 100
    Matt - Argos.co.uk 27 Dec 2018
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    Very Well Made
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Reliable
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Nine People Thought it Had a Battery That Lasted a Long Time

    Eight people thought that the Nikon D3500 had a good battery life.

  • Easy use, high quality pictures, really good battery life...
    Aletta - Argos.co.uk 5 Feb 2019
  • ... looking for your first DSLR, the Nikon D3500 is hard to beat...Remarkable 1 550-shot battery life. Excellent image quality. Handy Guide mode. Compact proportions ...
    Techradar 20 Oct 2018
  • ... option for those looking for their first DSLR, however...Incredible battery life of 1550 shots. 24mp APSC CMOS sensor. Good noise performance. Great image ...
    Ephotozine 3 Nov 2018
  • ... during the Black Friday deal. Bought a tri pod and a 128 SD for it. Great battery life and awesome quality photos...
    Nickjonas22 - Bestbuy.com 10 Dec 2018
  • 9 Out of 10 People Thought the Nikon D3500 Was Good in Terms of Size

    Several people thought that the Nikon D3500 was lightweight, was a good size and was compact.

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    Lightweight
    12 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... camera. Better quality than my cell phone. I am a more advanced photog but love the weight and the fact the lenses for all my Nikon cameras fit. It is ...
    Clew - Bestbuy.com 15 Feb 2019
  • ... how software dependant we all are these days, but apparently not. I love the light weight, small size, control positions and overall pleasant handling. ...
    Norman - Bhphotovideo.com 4 Oct 2018
  • ... camera for taking pictures of my kids. This is great, fairly lightweight to What I thought it would be. I do want to mention there was no Manuel besides ...
    Jenn - Bestbuy.com 22 Mar 2019
  • ... Have yet to be disappointed with the quality of pictures it takes, it's lightweight, easy to use, and the user manual teaches a lot of the ins and outs...
    Morgan - Bestbuy.com 29 Nov 2018
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    A Good Size
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Compact
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 20 People Thought it Was Well Designed

    Over 10 people thought that the Nikon D3500 was very good-looking.

  • ... Great price overall I think it's perfect for a beginner . Photos look amazing specially in manual mode...
    Gm88 - Bestbuy.com 21 Feb 2019
  • The camera is easy to use, and it takes sharp photos with beautiful color. I look forward to using it for many years!
    Roger - Bestbuy.com 5 Jan 2019
  • I love it ....exelent product and beautiful images...
    Lovepics - Bestbuy.com 31 Jan 2019
  • ... They recommended this camera to get. She loves it. She was able to figure out the basics pretty quickly and was able to start taking photos that same night ...
    Maverick88 - Bestbuy.com 27 Dec 2018
  • The Vast Majority of Owners Thought the Nikon D3500 Was Easy to Use

    More than 100 people thought that the Nikon D3500 was very easy to use and several people thought that it was also comfortable and easy to hold, was easy to handle and had good controls.

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    Very Easy to Use
    115 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Nice camera kit,lenses are good quality,camera takes very nice pictures.Easy to use...
    MadMax - Bestbuy.com 12 Jan 2019
  • Easy to use and takes s clear photo!
    Anon - Argos.co.uk 26 Dec 2018
  • Camera operated great right out of the box. Very easy to use. Takes great pictures...
    Mike - Bestbuy.com 1 Dec 2018
  • The camera is lighter than I was expecting... easy to use , I haven't checked all the settings, but I'm looking forward to it .The quality of the pictures ...
    Denisa - Argos.co.uk 26 Dec 2018
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    Comfortable and Easy to Hold
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Easy to Handle
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has Good Controls
    2 people agree
    5 people disagree
    Easy to Setup
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of Customers Thought This Digital Camera Has Useful Technical Features

    Over 50 people thought that the Nikon D3500 had superb features.

  • ... own among such competition as the $500 Canon EOS Rebel T7. With a solid feature set for its class, the D3500 really is a bargain at $400 with the 18-55mm ...
    tomsguide.com 4 Dec 2018
  • ... for Christmas 13 years ago. It's still going strong. Now its time for a upgrade with better features...
    Pacho - Bestbuy.com 29 Nov 2018
  • Great camera. Highly recommend. Has a lot of awesome features...
    KNH2014 - Bestbuy.com 17 Jan 2019
  • One of the best features about the camera is how lightweight it is...
    Ammz - Bestbuy.com 12 Jan 2019
  • 8 Out of 10 Customers Thought This Digital Camera Was Easily Connectable to Other Devices

    Five people thought that the Nikon D3500 had very bluetooth support.

  • ... camera is amazing for a beginner. The pictures are so clear and I love the Bluetooth capability...
    Tiffany - Bestbuy.com 12 Jan 2019
  • ... performance. Great image quality possible. Compact DSLR body. Bluetooth for instant image transfer. 5fps continuous shooting. Small optical viewfinder. ...
    Ephotozine 3 Nov 2018
  • This camera is easy to use, has great Bluetooth capabilities, and takes great pictures...
    Chelc147 - Bestbuy.com 23 Mar 2019
  • ... understand for my first DSLR camera. I like the bluetooth to my phone so pictures are transferred as pictures were taken...
    Breeze1081 - Bestbuy.com 9 Mar 2019
  • Five People Thought it Was Good When it Came to Technical Guidance

    Four people thought that the Nikon D3500 had good instructions.

  • ... looking for your first DSLR, the D3500 is a great choice. The Guide Mode is especially useful. It's still the best around for helping photographers get ...
    camerajabber.com 27 Jan 2019
  • ... beat...Remarkable 1 550-shot battery life. Excellent image quality. Handy Guide mode. Compact proportions for a DSLR. Easy to use. No 4K video. No touchscreen ...
    Techradar 20 Oct 2018
  • ... continuous shooting. Automatic image transfer via Bluetooth. In-camera shooting guide for beginners. Fixed LCD omits touch support. Contrast-based live ...
    PC Mag 29 Aug 2018
  • ... settings are very easily accessed and modified. The Guide mode is nice in getting base settings for certain shots but I usually change things up. The focusing ...
    D3500 - Bestbuy.com 1 Dec 2018
  • Some People Thought it Had an OK Noise Level

    Several people thought that the Nikon D3500 was noisy and quiet.

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    Noisy
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... however...Incredible battery life of 1550 shots. 24mp APSC CMOS sensor. Good noise performance. Great image quality possible. Compact DSLR body. Bluetooth ...
    Ephotozine 3 Nov 2018
  • ... pleased. Well, I couldn't be happier. It takes great stills and video with great sound quality. I have the best of both worlds now great pics and video! ...
    Rdb789 - Bestbuy.com 13 Nov 2018
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    Quiet
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of Owners Thought it Had a Good Lens

    More than 10 people thought that the Nikon D3500 had a good lens and six people thought that it also had a brilliant autofocus.

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    Has a Good Lens
    14 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... images, thanks to a large APS-C CMOS sensor. The 18-55mm kit lens performs reasonably well for a kit-lens. It would make a great option for those looking ...
    Ephotozine 3 Nov 2018
  • ... down to a price rather than up to an expectation with this D35...Good quality kit lens. Very good image quality. Fast and silent autofocus. Unexpectedly ...
    Trusted Reviews 18 Dec 2018
  • ... the price drop $100 after 2 months of purchase, and they had a good lens bundle for Black Friday too...
    Tín - Bhphotovideo.com 6 Jan 2019
  • ... to download the pictures you take via Bluetooth. Easy to use. Lens were easy to change also. Overall we just love the camera!
    Ttwaweru - Bestbuy.com 15 Nov 2018
  • View All Reviews About Lens
    Has a Superb Autofocus
    6 people agree
    3 people disagree
    The Majority of People Thought the Nikon D3500 Did Not Have a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Several people thought that the Nikon D3500 had a bad screen and wasn't mirrorless.

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    Has a Bad Screen
    3 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • ... Beginner friendliness. Responsive autofocus. 5fps continuous shooting. Fixed rear screen. No 4K video. Bulkier than mirrorless rivals.
    digitalcameraworld.com 22 Oct 2018
  • ... Unexpectedly snappy live view. Great for keen learners. Value for money. Fixed rear screen. Video is HD rather than 4K. Chunky compared to a mirrorless ...
    Trusted Reviews 18 Dec 2018
  • ... transfer via Bluetooth. In-camera shooting guide for beginners. Fixed LCD omits touch support. Contrast-based live view focus not ideal for video. No mic ...
    PC Mag 29 Aug 2018
  • View All Reviews About Lcd
    Not {More} Mirrorless
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Many People Thought This Digital Camera Took Good Quality Pictures

    Over 200 people thought that the Nikon D3500 was really able to produce good images and more than 30 people thought that it also had an excellent picture quality. Several people also thought that it had a good picture resolution and was able to produce clear pictures.

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    Very Able to Produce Good Images
    217 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... The Guide Mode is especially useful. It's still the best around for helping photographers get to grips with their camera. It's especially nice that it's ...
    camerajabber.com 27 Jan 2019
  • ... pro camera, but for a non photographer person. It takes the best photos with just a few knowledge on how to. I love it !
    RERS - Bestbuy.com 22 Mar 2019
  • ... first camera that isn't a point and shoot. I have had so much fun learning how to make the best pictures I can...
    Disneymommm - Bestbuy.com 30 Mar 2019
  • I 100% recommend this camera for a beginner, or anyone who loves photography and needs a quality camera. Can't beat the price either!
    DaisyB - Bestbuy.com 15 Mar 2019
  • View All Reviews About Pics
    Has a Superb Picture Quality
    35 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good Picture Resolution
    8 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Able to Produce Clear Pictures
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    6 Out of 10 People Thought it Did Not Record Good Videos

    Six people thought that the Nikon D3500 was bad for video recording.

  • ... friendliness. Responsive autofocus. 5fps continuous shooting. Fixed rear screen. No 4K video. Bulkier than mirrorless rivals.
    digitalcameraworld.com 22 Oct 2018
  • ... view. Great for keen learners. Value for money. Fixed rear screen. Video is HD rather than 4K. Chunky compared to a mirrorless camera.
    Trusted Reviews 18 Dec 2018
  • ... lif. In-camera raw processing. Fixed LC. No touch capabilitie. Modest video AF performance.
    tomsguide.com 4 Dec 2018
  • ... quality. Handy Guide mode. Compact proportions for a DSLR. Easy to use. No 4K video. No touchscreen control. Bluetooth, but no Wi-Fi.
    Techradar 20 Oct 2018
  • Two People Thought it Had a Good Flash

    Two people thought that the Nikon D3500 had a good flash.

  • ... are the quality of the photos.. They are great.. I would suggest a swivel flash for a little more power...
    Clew - Bestbuy.com 15 Feb 2019
  • ... natural light. In lower light situation it does better taking pictures of your subject with the flash if you are reasonably close to your subject. At a ...
    RIDivorceLawyer - Bestbuy.com 16 Jan 2019
  • One Person Thought it Takes Good Landscape Photos
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    One Person Thought it is Good for Sports Photography
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    One Person Thought the Nikon D3500 is Good for Wildlife Photography
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    How Good Are Nikon Cameras?

    87
    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
    High megapixels
    Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    High maximum ISO sensitivity
    Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
    Very short camera shutter speed
    Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
    Features bluetooth
    Supports Full HD video
    Has a built-in flash
    Features multi burst mode
    Has an HDMI
    Wide range of maximum aperture numbers depending on lens used
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    Has an external flash connector
    Has a tripod mount
    1,550 battery life
    Wide range of magnifications depending on lens used
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) lock
    Wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used
    Has a self-timer
    Wide range of aspherical lenses depending on lens used
    Wide range of closest focusing distances depending on lens used
    Supports live view
    Has an anti-dust function
    Has a shoe mounting point
    Wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used
    High display resolution
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
    Supports dioptic correction
    Features flash exposure compensation
    Has an auto Exposure (AE) lock
    6000 x 4000 still image resolution
    ok display diagonal
    Does not support Wi-Fi
    Does not have a GPS
    Not waterproof
    Heavy
    Smaller than average eye relief
    Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
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    Nikon offers over 90 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Nikon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

    High Megapixels

    The Nikon D3500's sensor megapixels of 24.2MP is very high compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 94% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP.

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    Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

    What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Edit
    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

    A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

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    High Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 100 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000. The Nikon D3500's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is in the highest 19% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabiliser depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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    Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

    The camera shutter speed of the Nikon D3500 of only 0.00025s is in the shortest 18% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average camera shutter speed of all digital cameras is 0.01s, with the shortest being 0.000016s and the longest being 4s.

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    Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

    This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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    Features Bluetooth
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    The Nikon D3500 features bluetooth. 93% of cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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    Does Not Support Wi-Fi

    The Nikon D3500 does not support Wi-Fi, although keep in mind that 72% of digital cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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    Does Not Have a GPS

    The Nikon D3500 does not have a GPS. 91% of cameras also do not have a GPS.

    What is a GPS? Less Edit
    Not Waterproof

    The Nikon D3500 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that 94% of digital cameras are also not waterproof.

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    Supports Full HD Video
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    The Nikon D3500 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 71% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

    What is Full HD video? Less Edit
    Heavy

    The Nikon D3500's weight of 365g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 71% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 2.7kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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    Has a Built-in Flash
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    The Nikon D3500 has a built-in flash. 75% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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    Features Multi Burst Mode
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    The Nikon D3500 features multi burst mode, unlike 86% of cameras which do not feature multi burst mode.

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    Has an HDMI
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    The Nikon D3500 has an HDMI. 62% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI.

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    The display diagonal of the Nikon D3500 of 3" is ok compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 40% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon lenses range in aperture from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This camera supports a video resolution of 1280x720|1920x1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

    A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).

    A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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    Has an External Flash Connector

    The Nikon D3500 has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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    Has a Tripod Mount

    The Nikon D3500 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 77% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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    1,550 Battery Life

    The Nikon D3500 is a digital camera that takes 1,550 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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    Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera. Hundreds of different lenses are available for Nikon SLRs ranging in magnification from approx 0.5x (8mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

    The Nikon D3500 has an Auto Focus (AF) lock. 72% of digital cameras do not have an Auto Focus (AF) lock.

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    Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

    This Nikon camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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    Smaller Than Average Eye Relief

    Across all the cameras the eye reliefs range from 8mm to 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm. The eye relief of the Nikon D3500 of only 18mm is smaller than 66% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Has a Self-Timer

    The Nikon D3500 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 81% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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    Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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    Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

    This Nikon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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    Supports Live View

    The Nikon D3500 supports live view. 85% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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    Has an Anti-Dust Function

    The Nikon D3500 has an anti-dust function. 92% of digital cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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    Has a Shoe Mounting Point

    The Nikon D3500 has a shoe mounting point. 88% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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    Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

    This Nikon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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    High Display Resolution

    The Nikon D3500's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is in the highest 26% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 570,000 pixels.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam

    The Nikon D3500 has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam, which is unusual. 71% of digital cameras do not have an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam.

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    Supports Dioptic Correction

    The Nikon D3500 supports dioptic correction. 92% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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    Features Flash Exposure Compensation

    The Nikon D3500 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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    Has an Auto Exposure (AE) Lock

    The Nikon D3500 has an auto Exposure (AE) lock, which is unusual. 73% of digital cameras do not have an auto Exposure (AE) lock.

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    6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

    The highest still image resolution supported by the Nikon D3500 is 6000 x 4000. That's 71% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4320 x 3240. This Nikon camera also supports a still image resolution of 6000x4000, 4496x3000 and 2992x2000. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 2992 x 2000.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Nikon D3500 has been listed on Kagoo since September 2018 and is currently ranked number 6 out of 385 digital cameras.
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A digital camera with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Nikon D3500, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This digital camera is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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    High End Good Value for Money

    Nikon D3500
    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
    Price

    The product has excellent reviews, good features and is under a year old. At £273.99 it is cheaper than 66% of cameras.

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    Value for Money of Similar Digital Cameras

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    What the Reviews Say

    Over 70 people thought the Nikon D3500 had a good price
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    Age

    Nikon D3500 Release Date

    September 2018

    When Are Most New Nikon Cameras Released?

    Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any obvious pattern in the release month for new Nikon digital cameras.

    Last year most new Nikon digital cameras were released in September, with four new Nikon digital cameras released that month. The biggest month in 2017 for new Nikon camera releases was March, with two new Nikon cameras released that month. Eight new Nikon cameras were released in January 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new Nikon digital camera releases.

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    How Fast Do Nikon Camera Prices Drop After Release?

    Most cameras drop in price by 4% in the first 6 months after release, however Nikon cameras tend to depreciate faster.

    On average Nikon digital cameras drop in price by 9% in the first 6 months after release.

    That means that on a typical Nikon digital camera costing £650 you could save on average £56 by waiting 6 months before buying.

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