Nikon D3500 is the latest addition to the of Nikon’s entry level DSLR cameras. The camera is a real favorite among photographical beginners and students who desire to learn the basics of DSLR camera with low cost.
Nikon has included and incorporated the best features and trends present in previous models rendering D3500 a stimulating, highly responsive and striking tool for photographers for first time DSLR buyers. The camera is straightforward, easily operatable, affordable and plain but elegant look.
To put in plain words Nikon D3500 is the upgraded version of Nikon D3400 with minor improvements. The camera however is good enough that adds it to the best entry level camera list.
The camera comes with 24.2MP APS-C CMOS 4, 23.5 x 15.6mm powerful sensor which provides good and accurate shots. However, the camera lags the full frame technology as it is designed for pro photography.
The camera also enables quick frame rates, a low noise distortion, and ISO range from 100 to 25,600, although this range is relatively low as compared to other counterparts but provides sharp results.
Other interesting features include a 3.0-inch curved screen with 921k-dot resolution with non-touch-sensitive, screen, but the ergonomic design of the buttons make up for the lack of touch display.
The camera houses a powerful Optical pentamirror, with 95% coverage viewfinder shooting, with 11 AF points along with 1 cross-type point, that is ideally placed in middle of the frame. The camera also enables automatic selection of focus points that add a great value to the camera.
This camera is designed for beginners, with basic controls and built in guide modes that offer a great help to learn the basis of photography. The camera also provides great interface with F-mount Nikon lenses from third-party manufacturers and as well as from Nikon.
The camera provides 4K video capability and can chain full HD 1920 x 1080 video resolution with up to 60/50 fps.
The main plus points of the camera include enhanced speed, powerful sensors and an extensive battery life, that can provide an astounding 1,550 shots on a single charge. The camera actually provides four- or five-times additional shots than you get with a mirrorless camera.
To add more the camera comes with EXPEED 4 image processing technology, with 5fps maximum shooting speed.
Although the camera is beginner level camera it also includes a dynamic feature of 420-pixel RGB metering system.
The D3500 enables raw shooting capability with files that are 12-bit larger than the 14-bit raw files.
The camera is based on very bordered and chunky look, that enables an improved grip on the camera, along with a redesigned button layout that enables easy handling and less accidentally press of buttons.