Nikon D3500

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  • Great for beginners
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Good for travel photography
  • High ISO performance is very good


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Great Camera but go with the D5600 if your budget permits
The Nikon D3500 is a really small DSLR that takes great pictures (when using an external flash). It is really small and lightweight package especially when using the bundled 18-55mm collapsible lens. High ISO and Autofocus performance is very, very good. The D3500 is Nikon's entry level DSLR replaci...
4 years ago
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Excellent all around camera
I had a D50 DSLR for years and this is the replacement to that camera. Excellent night and low light features (aquarium no flash pictures were excellent). Very pleased.
Kindle Customer
1 month ago
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The 5 Best Cameras For Beginners - Spring 2022
It delivers impressive overall image quality, with excellent dynamic range to bring out a greater range of detail and good noise handling capability.
7 months ago
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So, I’m new to cameras, and I was wondering if you guys could give me some good first beginner cameras?
First camera I bought was the Nikon D3500, great camera for the very modest price!
1 year ago
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So, tried astrophotography and...
it sucked lol. Using a D3500 with a nikon 17-55 2.8 lens. I couldnt auto-focus on anything because it was so dark, and the lens wasnt letting me manually focus! I switched it to M instead of MA on the lens but when I was spinning the dial it wasn't focusing, I was trying to make it infinty focus.
1 year ago
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A Bridge DSLR
I have owned Nikon cameras for years. The best "glass"(lens) out there. Simply, Nikon makes the best cameras overall. I have owned the D7000, D7100, D750 and D3200, a predecessor of this. I liked the similarities in the controls and buttons. I could go from the D7000 and use the D3200 and know where...
4 years ago
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Awesome entry-level DSLR camera!
To be honest, the only reason why I bought this was because all modern digital cameras lack the manual control functionalities of the camera. Nowadays, everything is "automatically" managed by the computer within the camera which, in most cases, ruins the pictures. I am so glad that I made the switc...
Isaac Zuniga
3 years ago
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Nikon D3500 Review
The D3500 is a fine entry-level camera, especially for use at home. It has plenty of automatic features for family historians who care more about preserving memories than learning the ins and outs of f-stops, and also has the Guide Mode for those who want to take some creative control, but aren't quite sure how to get the look they want from a photo
Jim Fisher
7 months ago
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What is the absolute cheapest DSLR camera you can get without sacrificing too much quality? I’m talking under $400, preferably less.
The Nikon D3500 and Canon T7 start at about $400 new with 18-55mm lens. Or you could buy a Nikon D3400 or Canon T6 used for about $300.
Of course that's not the "absolute" cheapest.
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Newbish here
The image quality is just as good as some of the other, higher end bodies so that isn't something you need to worry about. I started on a D3500 and I still have it as a backup to my D500. ​. The biggest caveats are that some of the settings can be buried in the menus a bit, and there is no dedicated Fn button that would allow you to quickly change ISO.
7 months ago
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D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR



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