Nikon Launches D3500 Entry-Level DSLR

August 30, 2018

By Greg Scoblete

Fresh on the heels of the Z7 system, Nikon is back with a new DSLR-the D3500.

Sporting a 24-megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor with an ISO range of 100-25,600, the D3500 uses an 11-point AF system and has a burst mode of 5 fps. While there’s no 4K recording, the D5300 can record full HD video at 60p.

Given its target audience, Nikon has included a Guide Mode to help explain camera settings to new users. The design of the camera has been tweaked from previous Nikon DSLRs,with a larger playback button and a new control layout that Nikon says will put more frequently-used controls within easier reach. The grip is also deeper.

Additional features include:
* 1,550 shot battery life
* SnapBridge
* Effects Mode
* 3-inch display
* shutter speed range of 30-1/4000 sec.
* focus sensitivity to -1EV

The Nikon D3500 will be available in a two-lens kit option, including the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED, for $850. A kit with the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR will set you back $500. Both configurations ship in September.

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