Nikon D3500

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Key Features of Nikon D3500

  • Price: 37,990 rs. In India
  • 24.2 MP DX-format sensor
  • ISO light-sensitivity range of 100–25600
  • Full HD movies at frame rates of up to 60p
  • Razor-sharp autofocus system

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Full Specifications

ModelD3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera
Price in India₹ 33,999.00
Model NameD3500
Model NumberD3500
SLR VariantBody With 18-55 Mm F/3.5-5.6G Vr Lens
TypeDSLR Camera
Effective Pixels24.2 MP
Tripod SocketYes
Dimensions(WxHxD)12.4 x 9.7 x 6.95 cm
Weight415 GM
Face DetectionYes
Wide AngleYes
Temperature0 to 40
Accessory ShoeISO 518 Hot-shoe with Sync and Data Contacts and Safety Lock
Image FormatNEF (RAW) 12 bit, Compressed JPEG JPEG-baseline Compliant with Fine (Approx 14), Normal (Approx 18), or Basic (Approx 116) Compression NEF (RAW) + JPEG Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
Red Eye ReductionYes
Other Image FeaturesImage Size (pixels) (L) 6000 x 4000 (24.0 p) (M) 4496 x 3000 ( 13.5 p) (S) 2992 x 2000 ( 6.0 p)
Lens TypeSingle-lens Reflex Digital Camera
Lens MountNikon F Mount (with AF Contacts)
Optical Zoom83x
Manual FocusYes
Dust ReductionYes
Other Lens FeaturesReflex Mirror Quick Return, Lens Aperture Instant Return, Electronically Controlled, Lens Servo 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, Mode Auto, Auto with Red-eye Reduction, Auto Slow Sync, Auto Slow Sync with Red-eye Reduction, Fill-flash, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync with Red-eye Reduction, Rear-curtain with Slow Sync, Rear-curtain Sync, Off, Lens Servo Autofocus (AF) – Single-servo AF (AF-S), Full-time-servo AF (AF-F) Manual Focus (MF), Frame size (pixels) and Frame Rate 1920 x 1080, 60 p (Progressive), 50 p, 30 p, 25 p, 24 p 1280 x 720, 60 p, 50 p Actual Frame Rates for 60 p, 50 p, 30 p, 25 p, and 24 p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps Respectively, Options Support Both High and Normal Image Quality
Display TypeTFT
Display Size3 inch
Touch ScreenNo
LCD DisplayImage Size (pixels) (L) 6000 x 4000 (24.0 p) (M) 4496 x 3000 ( 13.5 p) (S) 2992 x 2000 ( 6.0 p)
Other Display FeaturesMonitor Size 7.5 cm Diagonal, Monitor Type TFT LCD with 170Degree viewing Angle, Approx 100% Frame Coverage and Brightness Adjustment, Monitor Resolution Approx 921 k-dot (VGA), Playback Full-frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 Images or Calendar) Playback with Playback Zoom, Playback Zoom Cropping, Playback Face Zoom, Movie Playback, Photo and/or Movie Slide Shows, Histogram Display, Highlights, Photo Information, Location Data Display, Auto Image Rotation, Picture Rating, and Image Comment (Up to 36 Characters)
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size23.5 x 15.6
ISO RatingISO 100 – 25600
Other Sensor FeaturesImage Sensor Format DX
Shutter TypeElectronically-controlled Vertical-travel Focal-plane Shutter
Shutter Speed1/4000 – 30 sec
Continuous Shots5fps shooting
Other Shutter FeaturesShutter Speed 1/4000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV, Bulb, Time
View FinderYes
Viewfinder Coverage100%
Viewfinder MagnificationApprox 0.85 x (50 mm f/1.4 Lens at Infinity, -1.0 m)
Other Viewfinder FeaturesViewfinder Type Eye-level Pentamirror Single-lens Reflex Viewfinder, Eyepoint 18 mm (-1.0 m, From Center Surface of Viewfinder Eyepiece Lens)
Audio FeaturesAudio Recording Format Linear PCM, Audio Recording Device Built-in Monaural Microphone, Sensitivity Adjustable
Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Video FeaturesPicture Control System Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat, Selected Picture Control Can be Modified, Media SD, SDHC (UHS-I Compliant), SDXC (UHS-I Compliant), Approximate Frame Advance Rate Up to 5 fps Note – Frame Rates Assume Manual Focus, Manual or Shutter-priority Auto Exposure, A Shutter Speed of 1/250 s or Faster, and Other Settings at Default Values, Active D-lighting On, Off, Sync Terminal AS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter (Available Separately), File Format MOV, Video Compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Batteries IncludedYes
Battery TypeLithium ion
Other Exposure FeaturesAuto Modes (Auto, Flash off), Programmed Auto with Flexible Program (P), Shutter-Priority Auto (S); Aperture-priority Auto (A), Manual (M), Metering Method Matrix Metering – 3D Color Matrix Metering II Center-weighted Metering Weight of 75% given to 8 mm Circle in Center of Frame Spot Metering Meters 3.5 mm Circle (About 2.5% of Frame) Centered on Selected Focus Point, Exposure Meter Coupling CPU, Exposure Compensation Can be Adjusted by -5 to +5 EV in Increments of 1/3 EV in P, S, A, M, Scene, and Night Vision Modes, ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 100 to 25600 in steps of 1 EV Auto ISO Sensitivity Control Available
Built-in FlashYes
Flash CompensationCan be Adjusted by – 3 to + 1 EV
Other Flash FeaturesEffective Angle of View Nikon DX Format, Focal Length Equivalent to Approx 1.5x that of Lenses with FX Format Angle of View, Flash Sync Speed X=1/200 s, Synchronizes with Shutter at 1/200 s or Slower, Built-in Flash Auto, Portrait, Close Up, Night Portrait, Super Vivid, Pop, Photo Illustration, Toy Camera Effect Auto Flash with Auto Pop-up P, S, A, M Manual Pop-up with Button Release, Flash-ready Indicator Lights When Built-in Flash or Optional Flash Unit is Fully Charged, Flashes After Flash is Fired at Full Output
Focus ModeAutofocus (AF) Single-servo AF (AF-S), Full-time-servo AF (AF-F) Manual Focus (MF)
Auto FocusYes
Focus Points1000 11-Point AF System
Metering ModesMatrix
White BalancingModes Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent (7 Types), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual, All Except Preset Manual with Fine-tuning
Other Focus FeaturesFrame Coverage Approx 95% Horizontal and 95% Vertical, Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII Screen, Autofocus Support Autofocus is Available with AF-P and Type E and G AF-S Lenses, Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 Lens, 20 DegreeC) Matrix or Center-weighted Metering – 0 to 20 EV Spot Metering – 2 to 20 EV, Autofocus System Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 Autofocus Sensor Module with TTL Phase Detection, 11 Focus Points (Including One Cross-type Sensor), and AF-assist Illuminator (Range Approx 0.5 to 3 m), Detection Range – 1 to + 19 EV (ISO 100, 20 DegreeC), Focus Point 11 Can be Selected from 11 Focus Points, AF-area Mode Single-point AF, Dynamic-area AF, Auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 Points), Focus Lock Focus Can be Locked by Pressing Shutter-release Button Halfway (Single-servo AF) or by Pressing AE-L/AF-L Button, AF-area Mode Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, Subject-tracking AF, Autofocus Contrast-detect AF Anywhere in Frame

Price Comparisons


37,990 Rs. Contains AF-P non VR 18-55mm kit lense and kit bag.


35,999 Rs. (recomended) Contains AF-P DX VR 18-55mm kit lense and kit bag.

Nikon Official

Nikon officially don’t sell directly this product yet.

  • Great image quality for its class
  • Excellent high ISO performance for APS-C
  • Pleasing default JPEG processing
  • Excellent print quality
  • Quick startup
  • Relatively fast single-shot AF speeds
  • Fairly low shutter lag
  • Fast cycle times
  • Good burst speed for an entry-level DSLR (5.1 fps)
  • Deep JPEG buffer (100 frames)
  • Decent RAW buffer (13 frames)
  • Fantastic battery life
  • Compact design
  • Comfortable, deep grip
  • User-friendly controls and menus
  • Guide Mode is helpful for beginners
  • Built-in Bluetooth LE for SnapBridge support (but see related Con)
  • Incredible value

Disadvantages of Nikon D3500

  • Below average coverage accuracy from optical viewfinder
  • Dynamic range not quite as good as predecessor (but still good)
  • 11-point AF system feels very out-dated
  • Mediocre continuous autofocus for moving subjects
  • No dedicated ISO button
  • Live View experience lags most of the competition
  • No 4K video
  • No headphone, external mic or accessory jacks
  • Limited wireless capabilities (built-in Bluetooth but no Wi-Fi)
  • IR remote no longer supported (but can now trigger with Bluetooth)
  • No touchscreen or tilting display
  • No AE bracketing support

Photo Gallery

Images Are Collected From Nikon USA Official Website and Unsplash Website.

Unboxing Video


  • There are a  few limitations with this product, you have to purchase 70-300 mm zoom lens separately as no commercial store provides in purchase package.
  • Widely available in Indian market.
  • This product is also available in offline stores.
  • Nikon is very good service provider, they gives a good response for any future trouble.

This camera is very good DSLR for the beginners. If you are going to learn photography then this camera's easy to use features can help you a lot. Picture quality is also quite nice than others. So you can also use this for semi-professional level photography as welll.

Subhankar Dutta

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