Nikon D3500

Here’s our concise review of the Nikon D3500 entry-level DSLR camera…

Nikon D3500

Nikon D3500

Nikon’s latest entry into the budget DSLR category, the D3500 is bundled with an AF-P DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G lens, which offers great results for a kit lens. Under the hood, you’ll find a brand new 24.2MP sensor, ISO range of 100-25,600 – perfect for low-light shooting – and nippy 5fps continuous shooting speed. There are 11 AF points, which utilise phase detection, or contrast detection when composing using the fixed 3in 921k-dot tilting rear screen.

If you’re looking for style, the D3500 has had a physical overhaul compared to its predecessor, and now rocks in at a lightweight 415g. It also boasts a handy guide, much like the Canon offerings. If you want to record life’s moments, it captures Full HD 1080p at 60fps, which is double the speed of the Canon – ideal for occasional movie shooting.

As with others here, you have access to a number of colour profiles, or the Picture Control System, which can add that extra something to your shots. It also offers a phenomenal best in test 1550-shot battery life.

Find out more on the Nikon website.

Pros
Guided menus
Easy to use
Amazing battery life

Cons
Limited AF
Lacking a touchscreen
No Wi-Fi

Spec
Weight: 365g
WxHxD: 124x97x70mm
Battery: 1550 shots
Card type: SD, SDXC, SDHC
AF: 11 points
Flash: Yes
Video: 1080p