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Nikon D3500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Nikon D3500. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the portability and image quality are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the size and contrast, while there are some mixed views about the focus.

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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 : 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...

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 : Dave Stevenson (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nikon D3500 review: The budget DSLR king

 

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...

Nov, 2019

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Nikon D3500 dslr and mirrorless camera review

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The Nikon D3500 is an entry-level DSLR camera that promises high-quality images at an attractively low price. It has the potential to be the ideal DSLR for beginners, but does the Nikon D3500 live up to expectations or does it fall short? Read our full...

Nov, 2018

Recommended

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Nikon D3500 Review

 

We review the new Nikon D3500 - the compact entry-level DSLR from Nikon, with a 24mp APS-C CMOS sensor, and built-in Bluetooth for easy image transfer.

The Nikon D3500 is a very compact Digital SLR, and offers DSLR quality images, thanks to a large APS-C CMOS sensor. The 18-55mm kit lens performs reasonably well for a kit-lens. For better results, there are a number of affordable prime lenses...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Nikon D3500 Hands-On Photos

 

We take a look at the new Nikon D3500, Nikon's entry level DSLR, at Photokina 2018.

Sep, 2018

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