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Nikon D3500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Nikon D3500. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the image quality and portability are overall positive. The performance and usability also get good opinions, but there are some mixed comments about the focus. The contrast and viewfinder get critical reviews.

price, usability, performance, portability, image quality

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D3500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jeanette D Moses (dpreview.com)

Nikon D3500 review

 

It's inexpensive, lightweight and will keep going for days on a single battery charge. While it's not great for video and its wireless image transfer is slow, the D3500 is a simple and un-intimidating camera that's a great starting point for beginners.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Nikon D3500

 

The Nikon D3500 doesn't offer a lot of upgrades, but cements its value as a strong entry-level camera thanks to a lower price point.

Compact. Affordable. 24MP resolution. 5fps continuous shooting. Automatic image 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 input.

Bottom Line: The Nikon D3500 doesn't offer a lot of upgrades, but cements its value as a strong entry-level camera thanks to a lower price point.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon D3500

 

Nikon is doing everything it can lately to regain its position in the camera world with the announcement of their new flagship mirrorless cameras the Z7 and the Z6. But those are specialty items, cameras that are targeted for professionals and...

Aug, 2018

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Nikon D3500 Review

 

The new Nikon D3500 retains the same core feature-set as its predecessor, the D3400, but presents it in a smaller, lighter and more logical design that's very reminiscent of the mid-range D5600 camera. A couple of things have been sacrificed along the...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon D3500 Review

 

Much like its predecessor, the Nikon D3500 is an extremely enticing camera for beginner photographers. It has a compact design, comfortable ergonomics, fast single-shot AF and best of all, the camera's image quality is fantastic, not only for an...

Great image quality for its class; Excellent high ISO performance for APS-C; Fast single-shot AF speeds; Compact, easy to use design; Incredible value at under $500 with lens.

11-point AF system feels out-dated; Underwhelming C-AF performance; Below average viewfinder coverage accuracy; No touchscreen; Limited wireless features.

Much like its predecessor, the Nikon D3500 is an extremely enticing camera for beginner photographers. It has a compact design, comfortable ergonomics, fast single-shot AF and best of all, the camera's image quality is fantastic, not only for an...

Expert review by : Rod Lawton (digitalcameraworld.com)

Nikon D3500 review

 

The Nikon D3500 isn't just one of the best entry-level DSLRs you can buy – it's also one of the cheapest

Value for money ; All-round image quality ; Beginner friendliness ; Responsive autofocus ; 5fps continuous shooting

Fixed rear screen ; No 4K video ; Relatively slow live view AF

The Nikon D3500 is one of our favorite DSLRs for photography students – or for anyone who is looking for a low-cost way into serious image taking. Fans might be grinding their teeth at the relatively small list of changes over the D3400 that came...

Jul, 2020

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (tomsguide.com)

Nikon D3500 Review: Best DSLR for Beginners

 

Although Nikon hasn't made any major updates to the Nikon D3500, this camera can hold its 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...

Affordable ; Good image quality ; Feature-rich ; Excellent battery life ; In-camera raw processing

Fixed LCD ; No touch capabilities ; Modest video AF performance

Like its D3400 predecessor, the new Nikon D3500 is a modestly priced but well-equipped camera that takes really good pictures and is an excellent learning tool for those new to DSLRs.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Rod Lawton (trustedreviews.com)

Nikon D3500 Review | Trusted Reviews

 

Nikon D3500 review: Nikon has hit a winning formula with this cheap-but-great starter DSLR, which is an ideal first 'proper' camera for beginners.

Good quality kit lens ; Very good image quality ; Fast and silent autofocus ; 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 camera

The D3500 is a solid, well-specified entry-level DSLR that gives beginners good handling, great performance and real value for money

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Phil Hall (techradar.com)

Nikon D3500 review

 

The Nikon D3500 is the best DSLR for beginners looking to take the next step up from their smartphone or point-and-shoot.

Excellent image quality Remarkable 1,550-shot battery life Handy Guide mode Compact for a DSLR Easy to use

No 4K video No touchscreen control Bluetooth, but no Wi-Fi

If you're looking to take your first steps into the world of creative, manual photography, then the Nikon D3500 is the best DSLR you can buy right now. It has intuitive menus, a superb battery life and great image quality. It's worth considering...

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Dave Stevenson (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nikon D3500 review: The budget DSLR king now has £90 off

 

A superb budget DSLR that's tailor-made for beginners, but it's not a huge improvement on the D3400

Lightweight ; Great for beginners ; Good image quality

ISO controls are finicky ; No audio-in jack ; No manual/autofocus button

If you already own the D3500’s predecessor, the D3400, this is not a worthwhile upgrade. There simply aren’t enough improvements to justify the faff. Indeed, it’s hard to name many DSLRs from which this would be a significant upgrade. However, with...

Dec, 2019

Price comparison for Nikon D3500

  Store     Price
Nikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR...
A DSLR That's as easy to use as a point and shoot camera
$496.00 TO SHOP
Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR and 70-300mm...
This Al's Variety Camera Bundle Includes 55mm Wide Angle And Telephoto Auxiliary lenses , 55mm 3pc Filter...
$649.00 TO SHOP
Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55mm VR...
This Certified Refurbished product is refurbished to factory specifications, it shows limited or no wear
$569.00 TO SHOP
Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P DX NIKKOR...
NIKON AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full NIKON USA WARRANTY
$569.00 TO SHOP
Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera + AF-P DX 18-55mm VR...
This Certified Refurbished product is refurbished to factory specifications, it shows limited or no wear
$449.00 TO SHOP
Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera w/AF-P 18-55mm VR...
This Certified Refurbished product is refurbished to factory specifications, it shows limited or no wear
$559.00 TO SHOP
(Renewed) Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P...
This Certified Refurbished product is refurbished to factory specifications, it shows limited or no wear
$569.00 TO SHOP
Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera w/AF-P 18-55mm VR...
Includes all original accessories plus a 90 Day Warranty
$549.00 TO SHOP
Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera w/AF-P DX 18-55mm VR and 70...
NIKON AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full NIKON USA WARRANTY
$699.00 TO SHOP
Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 2 Lens NIKKOR AF-P DX...
NIKON AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full NIKON USA WARRANTY
$749.00 TO SHOP

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