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Nikon D3500


• DX Format
• 24.2 Megapixels
• 5 FPS Continuous Shooting
• ISO 100-25,600
• Full HD 1080p at 60/50/30/25/24p

Nikon D3500

Nikon D3500
Product Code: VBA550K001
Barcode/EAN: 18208949984
Nikon D3500 + 18-55mm VR Lens
Product Code: VBA550K001
Barcode/EAN: 18208949984
Nikon D3500 + 18-55mm VR Lens + 32GB Card & Case
Product Code: VBA550K001
Barcode/EAN: 18208949984
D3500 + AF-P 18-55 Non VR
Product Code: VBA550K002
Barcode/EAN: 18208947973
D3500 + AF-P 18-55 Non VR + 32GB Card & Case
Product Code: VBA550K002
Barcode/EAN: VBA550K002

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.

Newbies welcome

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.

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.

Endless possibilities

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.

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TypeSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Lens MountNikon F bayonet mount
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Picture AngleNikon DX format; focal length in 35 mm [135] format equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
Effective Pixels (Megapixels)24.2 million
Sensor Size23.5 mm x 15.6 mm
Image Sensor FormatDX
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Pixels24.78 million
Dust-Reduction SystemImage Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX-D software required)
Dust-Off Reference PhotoYes
Image Area (pixels)DX-format
(L) 6,000 x 4,000
(M) 4,496 x 3,000
(S) 2,992 x 2,000
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File Format Still ImagesCompressed 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
Storage MediaSD
Card Slot1 Secure Digital (SD)
File SystemCompliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
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ViewfinderEye-level Pentamirror Single-Lens Reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage95% horizontal
95% vertical (Approx.)
Viewfinder Magnification0.85x (Approx.)
Viewfinder Eyepoint18mm (-1.0m¯¹)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment-1.7 to + 0.5m¯¹
Focusing ScreenType B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex MirrorQuick-return type
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Lens ApertureInstant-return type
Electronically controlled
Lens Compatibility at a Glance***Autofocus is available with AF-P and type E and G AF-S lenses
Compatible LensesThis 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 Color Matrix Metering II.
Electronic rangefinder can be used if Maximum Aperture is f/5.6 or faster.
IX NIKKOR lenses cannot 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 Color 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.
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Shutter TypeElectronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Shutter Speed1/4000 to 30 sec.
Fastest Shutter Speed1/4000 sec.
Slowest Shutter Speed30 sec.
Flash Sync SpeedUp to 1/200 sec.
Shutter Release ModesContinuous
Quiet Shutter Release
Self-timer mode
Single-frame [S] mode
Frame Advance RateUp 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 Resolution5 frames per second
Self-Timer2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures
Timer duration electronically controlled
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Exposure Metering SystemTTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Metering MethodCenter-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame
Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type E and G lenses)
Spot: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Metering Range0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-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 CouplingCPU
Exposure ModesAperture-Priority (A)
Auto (flash off)
Manual (M)
Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P)
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Scene ModesAuto
Auto [Flash Off]
Night Portrait
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 LockLuminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
Picture ControlFlat
Selected Picture Control can be modified
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ISO SensitivityISO 100 - 25,600
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity100
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity25,600
High ISO Noise ReductionLow
Active D-LightingOn
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Single-Point AF ModeYes
Dynamic AF ModeNumber of AF points: 11 (3D-tracking)
Auto-Area AF ModeYes
Autofocus System TypeNikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
Detection Range-1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
Lens ServoAutofocus (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
Focus PointCan be selected from 11 focus points
Focus LockFocus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
Focus ModesAuto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
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/Points11
Autofocus Sensitivity-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
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Built-in FlashYes
X-Sync Speed1/200
Flash ControlTTL: 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 ModesAuto
Auto with red-eye reduction
Auto slow sync
Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction
Rear-curtain sync
Rear-curtain with slow sync
Red-Eye reduction
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync
Flash CompensationCan be adjusted by −3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV in P, S, A, M, and scene modes
Flash-ready IndicatorLights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory ShoeISO 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 TerminalSync Terminal Adapter AS-15 (available separately)
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White BalanceAuto
Direct Sunlight
Fluorescent (7 types)
Preset Manual
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Live View ShootingYes
Live View Lens ServoAutofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (MF)
Live View AF-Area ModeFace-priority AF
Wide-area AF
Normal-area AF
Subject-tracking AF
Live View AutofocusContrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Live View Scene Auto SelectorAuto mode
Auto (flash off) mode
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Movie MeteringTTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Maximum Recording Time20 minutes at highest quality
29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality
Movie File FormatMOV
Movie Video CompressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio Recording FormatLinear PCM
MovieFull HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps
Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both high and normal image quality
Movie AudioBuilt-in microphone, monaural
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
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Monitor Size3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution921,000 Dots
Monitor TypeWide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
Monitor Angle of View170-degree wide-viewing angle
Monitor AdjustmentsBrightness adjustment
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Playback FunctionsAuto Image Rotation
Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Histogram Display
Image Comment
Location Display
Movie Playback
Photo Information
Picture Rating
Playback Face Zoom
Playback with Zoom
Playback Zoom Cropping
In-Camera Image EditingColor Outline
Color Sketch
Distortion Control
Edit Movie
Filter Effects
Image Overlay
Miniature Effect
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Photo Illustration
Quick Retouch
Red-Eye Correction
Selective Color
Side-by-Side Comparison
Image CommentYes
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InterfaceHDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Hi-Speed USB; connection to built-in USB port is recommended
Wi-Fi FunctionalityEye-Fi Compatible
Smart Device App ConnectivitySnapBridge
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1
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Recent SettingsYes
Supported LanguagesEnglish
Portuguese (Brazil)
The languages available vary with the country or region in which the camera was originally purchased.
Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time SettingsYes
World Time SettingYes
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Battery / BatteriesEN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge)1,550 shots (CIPA)
AC AdapterEH-5c AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)
Battery ChargerMH-24 Quick Charger
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Tripod Socket1/4 in.
Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)4.9 in. (124 mm) x 3.9 in. (97 mm) x 2.8 in. (69.5 mm)
Approx. Weight12.9 oz. (365 g)
camera body only
Operating Environment0–40 °C (+32–104 °F)
Less than 85% (no condensation)