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An excellent DSLR Camera which is limited in price and can be effective for the beginner photographers is Nikon D3500. The new wannabe photographers need DSLR for learning, so the there camera doesn’t need to have the full features of a professional camera. Their camera needs only the basic features to allow them learning photography, which Nikon D3500 can provide very smartly.  Nikon basic DSLR cameras have a special identity with some affordable but efficient Cameras such as   Nikon D3400 and Nikon D3300. Nikon D3400 and Nikon D3300 are predecessors of Nikon D3400, but after an update, the latest one isn’t entitled with many things. So, one crucial feature is similar in all of the 3 cameras, which is the compatibility of vast ranges of Nikon Lenses.

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Nikon D3500 in 2019

Nikon D3500 DSLR is an updated DSLR of Nikon, which is the latest version of Nikon D3400. The DSLR camera of Nikon is the best DSLR camera for beginners. Camera is a very important device in our life, which we use both professionally and with passion. When anybody wants to learn photography, and then he or she should grab a basic featured and cost-friendly DSLR. Using a professional camera before learning properly is not a smart option, because a professional camera needs professional care to handle it properly. Having a Basic DSLR camera is a good option at the beginning of learning, you may use it properly, besides basic Photographic camera is easy to handle and learner-friendly. Nikon D3500 and other DSLR cameras before it have some features, which give make the cameras as much as professional characteristic as a basic DSLR can have. This Photographic camera has an ultra-design to reflect the capacity it has, though the price is comparatively low. The appearance of the camera is refreshing, so it attracts beginners easily. The experience of putting Nikon D3500 DSLR must have an impact on the mind because it has already redefined the mirrorless camera. The photo of the camera never reflects the actual price of the, because this lightweight Nikon D3500 provides impressive photo quality.

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Nikon D3500 Item specifics:

With some special features, Nikon D3500 DSLR is well equipped to serve the purpose of the newbie photographer as well as professionals. It won’t let a photographer down. Some may think that it will spoil the momentum if they want to use Nikon D3500 as a professional photographic camera. Looking at the picture quality it provides, may wash away that misconception. Let’s have a look at the features and specifications:               

  • Item: DSLR Camera
  • Model: Nikon D3500
  • Brand: NIKON
  • Sensor: 24.2MP APS-C CMOS 4, 23.5 x 15.6mm
  • Image processor: EXPEED 4
  • AF points: 11-point AF, 1 cross-type
  • ISO range: 100 to 25,600
  • Max image size: 6,000 x 4,000px
  • Resolution: 24.20 Megapixels
  • Kit Lens: 3.06x zoom  18-55mm (27-83mm eq.)
  • Viewfinder: Optical / LCD
  • Native ISO: 100 – 25,600
  • Shutter: 1/4000 – 30 sec
  • Max Aperture: 3.5 (kit lens)
  • Dimensions: 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.7 in. (124 x 97 x 70 mm)
  • Sensor size: APS-C (23.5mm x 15.6mm)
  • Metering zones: 420-pixel RGB sensor
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 at 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p
  • Viewfinder: Optical pent mirror, 95% coverage
  • Memory card: SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS I
  • LCD: 3.0-inch fixed, 921K dots
  • Max burst: 5fps
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Size: 124 x 97 x 69.5mm (body only)
  • Weight: 415g (body only, with battery and memory card)
  • Redesigned camera body makes the D3500 Nikon’s “most portable entry-level DSLR ever”
  • 9-ounce (365-gram) camera body weight
  • “Updated” 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Native ISO range of 100-25,600
  • 5 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 11-point autofocus
  • Live View shooting with face-detect and subject-tracking autofocus
  • Full HD video recording at up to 60 frames per second
  • Guide Mode helps new photographers learn the ropes
  • Built-in Bluetooth and Nikon SnapBridge compatibility
  • 1,550-shot battery life.
  • In the Box: Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera Body, Nikkor AF-P DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens, Nikkor AF-P DX 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED Lens, EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-24 Quick Charger, BF-1B Body Cap, DK-25 Rubber Eyecup, AN-DC3 Camera Strap, and Warranty Cards

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How to Use Nikon D3500:

Nikon D3500 doesn’t have a Wi-Fi; the presence of a built-n Bluetooth gives the privilege to transfer the photo on the smartphone. Besides that, a user can fire the shutter by the smartphone from a distance, which is also a great feature. Though it is a basic model, users will find out its compatibility with various lenses. Using various it can be more accurate and photo-taking experience will turn into a nearly professional mode. This camera offers face-detect and subject-tracking functionality, while the user can select an autofocus point from across the frame.


Photo shooting with a fully armed DSLR camera is always a fun, sometimes we find it as a kind of exciting game. Professional Photographers always crave for a camera, which has nice image quality and high configured lenses. Nikon is a leading brand, which has a great reputation as well as an age-old tradition of manufacturing great products. Whatever they want to produce reflects the touch of a great impact and near perfection as perfect as it can be. Nikon D3400 and Nikon D3300 have been two of the great DSLR models from Nikon for the new photographers, who are still learning or about to step in the learning arena. They need to learn from a camera which must have features suitable for the beginners, which Nikon offers in their low budget camera. The update of those mentioned models is Nikon D3500, which has no remarkable change from the predecessors, but those changes make Nikon D3500 suitable in many ways.

If you want to hover across the specification and from reviews to reviews, you will find no remarkable change. There is no huge change enough to give your Nikon D3400 or Nikon D3300 for this brand, but what we can find is the efficiency and some change in the design for an easy grip and easy handling during the photo shooting or when not in use. The budget and the category of this model is such that, purchase of this camera means the user is taking a DSLR for the first or starting to learn photography.  As a starter DSLR camera, Nikon D3400 has always been very reputable and update of this line up with Nikon D3500 will attract more users all over the world. The weight of the device is 415 g only with the battery and the retracting facility of the lens must ensure the camera is more portable when it’s not in use.  The design is applied in such a way so that beginners can use it comfortably and the built-in guide mode will assist the beginners to learn the basics. All of the facts are easy enough for the beginners to have a go with the Nikon D3400, but an incredible 5fps continuous shooting speed to add an impressive experience for the users unlike other low budgets as well as beginners DSLR cameras.

While we are discussing a beginner and low budget, it is quite surprising if you mention about APS-C sensor in this camera.  Video shooting with this camera is another really nice thing; though it doesn’t have the 4K Capability, full HD 1920 x 1080 video at up to 60/50fps is more worth mentioning. The Upgraded sensor and EXPEED image processing system have added the improved speed, detail, and colors, while the improved 1500 shots life sign of the differences it has from the Nikon D3400 or Nikon D3300. As a mirrorless camera, Nikon D3500 has some additional features within it, this makes it the best entry-level DSLR camera in the market.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III VS Nikon D3500:

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is a very nice camera with a lot of features included within it, but some features don’t seem satisfactory enough to declare this as one of the best mirrorless cameras for the beginners in 2019. A camera which has a higher price and smaller sensor doesn’t seem relevant in term of price. Nikon D3500 is much better in these because of APS-C and a sensibly competitive price. Apart from having a touch screen there nothing worth mentioning better than Nikon. When we come to the point of resolution, Nikon D3500 has 24.2 MP; at the other hand, Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III has only 16.1 MP.

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