Beautiful Pictures For All
You don't need to be a photographer to know a great photo when you see one. And you don't need to be a photographer to take a great photo - you just need the D3500. It's as easy to use as a point-and-shoot, but it takes beautiful DSLR photos and videos that get noticed. It feels outstanding in your hands, sturdy and balanced with controls where you want them. It's compact, durable and versatile, ideal for travel. And it works seamlessly with compatible smartphones, making it easier than ever to share your great photos. Even if you've never picked up a DSLR camera, you can take beautiful pictures with D3500.
- DX Format
- 24.2 Megapixels sensor with no optical low-pass filter
- 3.0" 921k-Dot LCD Monitor
- 5 FPS Continuous Shooting
- Flawless low-light photos: Native ISO range from 100 to 25,600 ISO
- Full HD (1080p at 60/50/30/25/24p)
- EXPEED 4 image processing
- Nikon SnapBridge Bluetooth wireless connectivity
- Comes with Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens
Easy. Portable. Amazing.
Take more memorable images. The photos you take with the D3500 capture more than the moment - they capture the feeling of the moment, a feeling that can be shared immediately with your friends and family and then relived for a lifetime.
If you can take a picture with your smartphone, you can take a great picture with the D3500. Auto Mode delivers amazing results in nearly any situation. If you want to learn while you shoot, turn on Guide Mode and follow simple on-screen guidance.
Less Thinking. More Shooting.
The D3500 is fast, responsive and simple to use. You won't be stuck fussing with camera controls while a great moment passes you by. Just point, shoot and share amazing photo after photo.
The D3500 simply feels great in your hands. It's lightweight and balanced, even with a telephoto lens attached. Each button and dial is carefully placed for comfort and ease of use, and the menu system is simple and intuitive.
The Day Tripper
Small enough to be discrete, durable enough to withstand rough conditions; the camera is also available with two outstanding travel lenses, you'll never want to leave home without the D3500.
Download Nikon's free SnapBridge app and your D3500 photos will appear right on a compatible smartphone or tablet* for posting to your favorite sites, sharing with friends and family or just as backups. You can even use the smartphone or tablet to remotely trigger the D3500 to take pictures.
- One-time setup: Easily pairs with up to five smart devices; always connected.
- Automatic transfers: Photos automatically appear on your smart device.
- Easy sharing: Create and share albums on the go with a free NIKON IMAGE SPACE account.
- Peace of mind: Backups are automatically stored in the cloud on NIKON IMAGE SPACE.
The Difference is in the Details
The image sensor in the D3500 is approximately 15 times larger than those used in typical smartphones. That means much sharper, clearer photos with richer details - photos that immediately grab attention and get likes.
Colours that Pop in Any Light
Inside every DSLR is a specialized computer that fine-tunes the settings for each shot. Nikon's renowned EXPEED image processing system is built upon a rich history of imaging know-how, and it helps the D3500 take beautifully vibrant photos and videos in nearly any condition.
Videos at the Touch of a Button
Recording beautiful video with the D3500 is as easy as shooting photos. Just flip the Live View lever and press the record button. You'll be capturing awesome 1080/60p Full HD video instantly and effortlessly. Use your lens' zoom capability to shoot wide angle videos or tight close-ups.
Picture After Amazing Picture
Some of the best moments only last a split second. Press and hold the shutter button on the D3500 and capture up to 5 frames per second at full resolution with tack-sharp focus, ensuring you land the shot that matters.
Fast, Accurate Focusing
Unlike typical smartphones, fast-moving subjects are no problem for the D3500. 11 autofocus points are spread across the frame, and fulltime AF locks onto your subject and keeps it in focus while you capture amazing shot after shot.
Twice the Fun
The D3500 Two Lens Kit includes two matched lenses to help you cover all the angles. The AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens is great for portraits, landscapes, videos and other wide perspective shots. The AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED is a versatile telephoto zoom lens that's great for sports, concerts, nature and more.
Every Nikon DSLR lens offers a fun new perspective. Discover new worlds with an extreme close-up macro lens. Give your backgrounds a dreamy out of focus effect with a fast prime lens. Capture the whole scene with an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens. The possibilities are endless.
|Type||Single-lens reflex digital camera|
|Lens Mount||Nikon F bayonet mount|
|Pixels||Effective pixels: 24.2 million Megapixels|
|Sensor Size||23.5 mm x 15.6 mm (APS-C)|
|Image Sensor Format||DX|
|Picture Angle||Nikon DX format (Effective picture angle 1.5x [Approx.] conversion factor)|
|Dust Reduction||Image sensor cleaning
Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX-D software required)
|Dust-Off Reference Photo||Yes|
|Image Area (pixels)||DX-format
(L) 6,000 x 4,000
(M) 4,496 x 3,000
(S) 2,992 x 2,000
|Still Image Format||Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8), or basic (approx 1:16) compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
|File System||Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras
|Type||Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Frame Coverage||95% horizontal
95% vertical Approx.
|Eyepoint||18 mm (-1.0 m-1)|
|Dioptric Adjustment||-1.7 to +0.5 m-1|
|Focusing Screen||Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen|
|Reflex Mirror||Quick-return type|
|Lens Aperture||Instant-return type
|Lens Compatibility at a Glance||Autofocus is available with AF-P and type E and G AF-S lenses|
|Compatible Lenses||This camera supports autofocus with AF-P and type E and G AF-S lenses only.
AF-NIKKOR for F3AF not supported
AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Colour Matrix Metering II
Electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
IX NIKKOR lenses can not be used
Non-CPU: Autofocus not supported. Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function.
Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D Colour Matrix Metering II
Type D PC NIKKOR: All functions supported except Autofocus, 3D Color Matrix Metering II and some Shooting Modes.
Type G AF NIKKOR not equipped with an autofocus motor: all functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II.
Type D AF NIKKOR and OTHER AF NIKKOR Manual Focus and Manual exposure mode only: Camera must be set to M exposure mode (manual exposure). Selecting any another exposure mode disables the shutter release. Aperture must be adjusted manually via the lens aperture ring and the camera metering system and i-TTL flash control cannot be used.
|Type||Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane|
|Shutter Speed||1/4000 to 30 sec.|
|Fastest Shutter Speed||1/4000 sec.|
|Slowest Shutter Speed||30 sec.|
|Flash Sync Speed||Up to 1/200 sec.|
|Shutter Release Modes||Continuous
Single-frame [S] mode
|Frame Advance Rate||Up to 5 fps (manual focus, mode M or S, shutter speed 1/250 sec or faster, and other settings at default values)|
|Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution||5 frames per second|
|Self-timer||2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures.
Timer duration electronically controlled
|Exposure Metering System||TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor|
|Metering Modes||Centre-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8mm circle in centre of frame
Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type E and G lenses)
Spot: Meters 3.5mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
|Metering Range||0 to 20 EV (Matrix or centre-weighted metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20°C/68°F)
2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens at 20°C/68°F)
|Exposure Meter Coupling||CPU|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority (A)
Auto (flash off)
Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P)
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Auto [Flash Off]
Special effects modes (night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key)
|Exposure Compensation||±5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV in P, S, A, M, Scene, and Night Vision modes|
|Exposure Lock||Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button|
Selected Picture Control can be modified
|ISO Sensitivity||ISO 100 ~ 25,600|
|High ISO Noise Reduction||Low
|Focus / Autofocus|
|Single-point AF Mode||Yes|
|Dynamic AF Mode||Number of AF points: 11 (3D-tracking)|
|Auto-area AF Mode||Yes|
|Autofocus System||Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection|
|Detection Range||-1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)|
|Lens Servo||Autofocus (AF): 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
|AF-area Mode||25, 72, or 153 point Dynamic-area AF
|Focus Lock||Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
|Focus Modes||Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area available in Live View and D-Movie only
Predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area available in Live View and D-Movie only
|Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points||11|
|Autofocus Sensitivity||-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)|
|Flash Control||TTL: i-TTL flash control using 420-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center- weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering|
|Flash Sync Modes||Auto
Auto with red-eye reduction
Auto slow sync
Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction
Rear-curtain with slow sync
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
|Flash Compensation||Can be adjusted by -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV in P, S, A, M, and scene modes|
|Flash-ready Indicator||Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output|
|Accessory Shoe||ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock|
|Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)||CLS Supported
i-TTL flash control, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, Color Information Communication, AF-assist for multi-area AF
|Flash Sync Terminal||Sync Terminal Adapter AS-15 (available separately)|
Fluorescent (7 types)
|Movie Metering||TTL exposure metering using main image sensor|
|Max recording time||20 minutes at highest quality
29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality
|Movie File Format||MOV|
|Movie Video Compression||H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding|
|Movie Audio Recording Format||Linear PCM|
|Movie||Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 / 60 fps
Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 / 50 fps
Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 / 30 fps
Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 / 25 fps
Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280 x 720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280 x 720 / 50 fps
|Movie Audio||Built-in microphone, monaural
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
|Live View Shooting||Yes|
|Live View Lens servo||Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (MF)
|Live View AF-area mode||Face-priority AF
|Live View Autofocus||Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)|
|Live View Scene Auto Selector||Auto mode
Auto (flash off) mode
|Type||Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD|
|Monitor Size||3.0 in. diagonal|
|Angle of View||170 -degree wide-viewing angle|
|Monitor Adjustments||Brightness adjustment|
|Playback Functions||Auto Image Rotation
Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Playback Face Zoom
Playback with Zoom
Playback Zoom Cropping
|In-Camera Image Editing||Colour Outline
NEF (RAW) Processing
|Interface I/O||HDMI Output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Hi-Speed USB; connection to built-in USB port is recommended
|Wi-Fi Functionality||Eye-Fi Compatible|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1|
|Smart Device App Connectivity||SnapBridge|
|Operating Environment||0 ~ 40 °C (32 ~ 104 °F)
Less than 85% (no condensation)
|Battery||EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery|
|Battery Life||1,550 shots (CIPA)|
|AC Charger||EH-5c AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)|
|Battery Charger||MH-24 Quick Charger|
|Dimensions and Weight|
|Dimensions (LxHxD)||124 mm x 97 mm x 69.5 mm (4.9" x 3.8" x 2.7")|
|Weight||365g (camera body only)|
|Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm Lens|
|Mount Type||Nikon F-Bayonet|
|Focal Length Range||18 ~ 55 mm|
|Maximum Aperture||f/ 3.5~5.6|
|Minimum Aperture||f/ 22~38|
|Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)||76°|
|Minimum Angle of View (DX-format)||28°50'|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||0.38 x|
|Optical Conversion Factor||1.5 x|
FX in DX Crop Mode
|VR Image Stabilization||Yes, Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)|
|Focus Mode||Auto / Manual|
Super Integrated Coating
AF-P (Pulse Motor)
|Minimum Focus Distance||0.9 ft. (0.25 m)
from focal plane at all zoom positions
|Filter Size||55 mm|
|Dimensions||Approx. 64.5 x 62.5 mm (Diameter x Length)
distance from camera lens mount flange when lens is retracted
Based on CIPA Guidelines
- Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera
- Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens
- EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
- MH-24 Battery Charger
- AN-DC3 Camera Strap
- DK-25 Rubber Eyecup
- BF-1B Body Cap
- Instruction Manuals