Melville, NY—Nikon unveiled the Nikon D3500, a compact, entry-level digital SLR featuring an updated 24.2 megapixel CMOS image sensor and Nikon Expeed image processor.
The new DSLR is able “to capture sharp details and vivid colors, and it is packed with easy-to-use features that help first-time DSLR users start capturing better photos and video right away,” the company announced.
With an ergonomic, lightweight body, it can take 1,550 shots on a single charge. Moreover, it offers features like Nikon SnapBridge for content transfer and remote operation, as well as a guide mode.
“The Nikon D3500 is ideal for consumers who are looking to easily capture the kinds of images that their smartphone simply cannot match, and share them seamlessly with family and friends,” said Jay Vannatter, executive vice president, Nikon Inc. “The D3500 reaffirms our commitment to releasing convenient DX-format DSLR options for those just discovering photography.”
Key Nikon D3500 Features
Nikon’s newest DSLR provides an ISO range of 100–25,600, which aids in capturing clear images in low-light shooting situations with very little noise. In addition, an 11-point autofocus (AF) system locks onto even fast-moving subjects. The D3500 also features built-in effect modes so entry-level users can express their creative vision.
Moreover, the Nikon D3500 is capable of continuous shooting at up to 5 frames-per-second (fps). Also, the camera records Full HD 1080/60p video. Users can switch from shooting photos to video at the press of a button. This allows them to capture spur-of-the-moment memories.
To further expand creativity, the in-camera guide mode gives new DSLR users the tools they need to learn about their camera’s capabilities and become more knowledgeable photographers.
In addition, the camera’s new ergonomic design features a more comfortable, deeper grip. Its slim monocoque body is also similar to the Nikon D5600. Further, the new design incorporates a more beginner-friendly and intuitive control layout. It has a larger playback button, and the most frequently-used controls are relocated to the right side of the camera’s LCD where they are easiest to access.
Sharing photos and video is also easier with the Nikon D3500 and the Nikon SnapBridge app. The D3500 uses Bluetooth to create an always-on connection between the camera and a compatible smart device. This makes it possible to share 2MP images to social media as they are captured.
Additionally, D3500 photographers can trigger their camera remotely via Bluetooth using SnapBridge. Nikon SnapBridge users can also access Nikon Image Space. The free online image-sharing and storage service preserves memories in the cloud.
The Nikon D3500 will be available in a two-lens kit that includes 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 lenses. The two-lens kit has a suggested retail price (SRP) of $849.95. It ships in September.
A Nikon D3500 single-lens kit with the AF-P DX Nikkor 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR lens will also be available for $499.95 in September 2018.