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Nikon Unveil the new Mid-Range D3500 D-SLR​

Simon Skinner - 4 years ago

Nikon has this morning, announced a new entry-level D-SLR; the D3500

In a week that’s seen attention turning squarely to the imaging giants as they [finally] unveiled their Z-Series, full frame, mirrorless camera system, Nikon swiftly follow up with this new, compact, 24.2 MP entry-level D-SLR that promises excellent performance. 

With a target audience of photographic hobbyists and those looking to upgrade from smartphone photography and videography, the D3500 includes a large sensor and wide light-sensitivity range to deliver the kind of detail in still images and Full HD video that you’d struggle to achieve with a smartphone. 

Key Features: 

  • 24.2 MP DX-format sensor and
  • A wide ISO range of 100–25600 promising detailed stills and Full HD video. Even when shooting in low light
  • Sharp autofocus
  • Continuous shooting speeds of 5 frames per second
  • Tough metal lens mount
  • Deeper grip
  • Spacious button placement for simple operation
  • Long battery life
  • SnapBridge app for iOS and Android makes for an always-on connection between this new camera and any smartphone/tablet. Making it simple to share photos instantly



Tim Carter, Head of Product Management, Nikon Northern Europe, told PhotoBite: “The D3500 is the perfect entry into the world of photography. Its comfortable design and helpful shooting modes make it easy to capture photos and movies to be proud of. Plus you can connect a world of NIKKOR lenses to the tough, reliable lens mount. You’ll never need to stop exploring new ways to shoot great images and SnapBridge makes it easy to share your favourite photos from anywhere.”


For those new to D-SLR photography, this camera promises to make for a simple transition, with its slim body and latest monocoque structure, the D3500 is even smaller and lighter than its older sibling, and its new form includes a new [deeper] grip, making it simpler to handle.


Nikon’s popular Guide Mode takes shooting to the next level, showing the user exactly how to adjust settings to capture the look and feel they want in photos and movies. And the impressive battery life means that you can keep shooting.

The D3500 also has a more simple and spacious button layout, assuring the camera feels comfortable in the hand, and your thumb is allowed plenty of space to rest on the back of the camera. 

See more HERE

Pricing and availability

D3500 + AF-P 18–55 non-VR – £479/ €549
Sales Start: 20th September 2018

About the author

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.