Nikon DSLR D3500


with 18-55mm Lens

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.

Product Description

Easy. Portable. Amazing.

Take more memorable images. The photos you take with the D3500 capture more than the moment—they capture the feeling of the moment, a feeling that can be shared immediately with your friends and family and then relived for a lifetime.


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.


Shoot Comfortably

The D3500 simply feels great in your hands. It’s lightweight and balanced, even with a telephoto lens attached. Each button and dial is carefully placed for comfort and ease of use, and the menu system is simple and intuitive.


The Day Tripper

Small enough to be discrete, durable enough to withstand rough conditions; the camera is also available with two outsanding travel lenses, you’ll never want to leave home without the D3500.


Smartphone and Camera in Harmony

Download Nikon’s free SnapBridge app and your D3500 photos will appear right on a compatible smartphone or tablet* for posting to your favorite sites, sharing with friends and family or just as backups. You can even use the smartphone or tablet to remotely trigger the D3500 to take pictures.


The Difference Is in the Details

The image sensor in the D3500 is approximately 15 times larger than those used in typical smartphones. That means much sharper, clearer photos with richer details—photos that immediately grab attention and get likes.


Colors That Pop in Any Light

Inside every DSLR is a specialized computer that fine-tunes the settings for each shot. Nikon’s renowned EXPEED image processing system is built upon a rich history of imaging know-how, and it helps the D3500 take beautifully vibrant photos and videos in nearly any condition.


Videos at the Touch of a Button

Recording beautiful video with the D3500 is as easy as shooting photos. Just flip the Live View lever and press the record button. You’ll be capturing the sights and sounds in awesome 1080/60p Full HD video with stereo sound. Use your lens’ zoom capability to shoot wide angle videos or tight close-ups.


Picture After Amazing Picture

Some of the best moments only last a split second. Press and hold the shutter button on the D3500 and capture up to 5 frames per second at full resolution with tack-sharp focus, ensuring you land the shot that matters.


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.

Type: Single-lens reflex digital camera

Lens Mount: Nikon F bayonet mount

Picture Angle: Nikon 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 Size: 23.5 mm x 15.6 mm

Image Sensor: Format DX

Image Sensor Type: CMOS

Total Pixels: 24.78 million

Dust-Reduction System: Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX-D software required)

Dust-Off Reference Photo: Yes

Image Area (pixels): DX-format; (L) 6,000 x 4,000; (M) 4,496 x 3,000; (S) 2,992 x 2,000

File Format Still Images: Compressed 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 Media: SD; SDHC: SDXC

Card Slot: 1 Secure Digital (SD)

File System: Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0; EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras); PictBridge

Viewfinder: Eye-level Pentamirror Single-Lens Reflex viewfinder

Viewfinder Frame Coverage: 95% horizontal; 95% vertical (Approx.)

Viewfinder Magnification: 0.85x (Approx.)

Viewfinder Eyepoint: 18mm (-1.0m¯¹)

Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment: -1.7 to + 0.5m¯¹

Focusing Screen: Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen

Reflex Mirror: Quick-return type

Lens Aperture: Instant-return type; Electronically controlled

Lens Compatibility at a Glance: Autofocus is available with AF-P and type E and G AF-S lenses

Compatible Lenses: This 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 and some Shooting Modes; Type G or D AF NIKKOR not equipped with an autofocus motor: all functions supported except autofocus.

Shutter Type: Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane

Shutter Speed: 1/4000 to 30 sec.

Fastest Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec.

Slowest Shutter Speed: 30 sec.

Flash Sync Speed: Up to 1/200 sec.

Shutter Release Modes: Continuous; Quiet Shutter Release; Self-timer Mode; Single-frame [S] mode

Frame Advance Rate: Up 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 Resolution: 5 frames per second

Self-Timer: 2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures;Timer duration electronically controlled

Exposure Metering System: TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor

Metering Method: Center-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 Range: 0 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 Coupling: CPU

Exposure Modes: Aperture-Priority (A); Auto; Auto (flash off); Manual (M); Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P); Shutter-Priority Auto (S);

Scene Modes: Auto; Auto [Flash Off]; Child; Close-up; Landscape; Night Portrait; Portrait; Sports; 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 Lock: Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button

Picture Control: Flat; Landscape; Monochrome; Neutral; Portrait; Selected Picture Control can be modified; Standard; Vivid

ISO Sensitivity: ISO 100-25,600

Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity: 100

Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity: 25,600

High ISO Noise Reduction: Low; Normal; High; Off

Active D-Lighting: On; Off

Single-Point AF Mode: Yes

Dynamic AF Mode: Number of AF points: 11 (3D-tracking)

Auto-Area AF Mode: Yes

Autofocus System: Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection

Detection Range: -1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)

Lens Servo: Autofocus (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 Point: Can be selected from 11 focus points

Focus Lock: Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button; Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)

Focus Modes: Auto 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/Points: 11

Autofocus Sensitivity: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)

Built-in Flash: Yes

X-Sync Speed: 1/200

Flash Control: TTL: 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 Modes: Auto; Auto with red-eye reduction; Auto slow sync; Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction; Fill-flash; Rear-curtain sync; Rear-curtain with slow sync; Red-Eye reduction; Red-Eye reduction with slow sync; Slow sync; Off

Flash Compensation: Can be adjusted by −3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV in P, S, A, M, and scene modes

Flash-ready Indicator: Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output

Accessory Shoe: ISO 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 Terminal: Sync Terminal Adapter AS-15 (available separately)

White Balance: Auto; Cloudy; Direct Sunlight; Flash; Fluorescent (7 types); Incandescent; Preset Manual; Shade

Live View Shooting: Yes

Live View Lens Servo: Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F); Manual focus (MF)

Live View AF-Area Mode: Face-priority AF; Wide-area AF; Normal-area AF; Subject-tracking AF

Live View Autofocus: Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)

Live View Scene Auto Selector: Auto mode; Auto (flash off) mode

Movie Metering: TTL exposure metering using main image sensor

Movie Maximum Recording Time: 20 minutes at highest quality; 29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality

Movie File Format: MOV

Movie Video Compression: H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding

Movie Audio Recording Format: Linear PCM

Movie: Full HD 1,920×1,080/60fps; Full HD 1,920×1,080/50fps; Full HD 1,920×1,080/30fps; Full HD 1,920×1,080/25fps; Full HD 1,920×1,080/24fps; HD 1,280×720/60fps; HD 1,280×720/50 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 Audio: Built-in microphone, monaural; Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted

Monitor Size: 3.0in. diagonal

Monitor Resolution: 921,000 Dots

Monitor Type: Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD

Monitor Angle of View: 170-degree wide-viewing angle

Monitor Adjustments: Brightness adjustment

Playback Functions: Auto Image Rotation; Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar); Highlights; Histogram Display; Image Comment; Location Display; Movie Playback; Photo Information; Picture Rating; Playback Face Zoom; Playback with Zoom; Playback Zoom Cropping; Slideshow

In-Camera Image Editing: Color Outline; Color Sketch; D-Lighting; Distortion Control; Edit Movie; Filter Effects; Fisheye; Image Overlay; Miniature Effect; Monochrome; NEF (RAW) Processing; Painting; Perspective Control; Photo Illustration; Quick Retouch; Red-Eye Correction; Resize; Selective Color; Side-by-Side Comparison; Straighten; Trim

Image Comment: Yes

Interface: HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector; Hi-Speed USB; connection to built-in USB port is recommended

Wi-Fi Functionality: Eye-Fi Compatible

Smart Device App Connectivity: SnapBridge

Bluetooth: Yes; Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1

Recent Settings: Yes

Supported Languages: English; French; Portuguese (Brazil); Spanish; The languages available vary with the country or region in which the camera was originally purchased.

Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings: Yes

World Time Setting: Yes

Battery / Batteries: EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery

Battery Life (shots per charge): 1,550 shots (CIPA)

AC Adapter: EH-5c AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)

Battery Charger: MH-24 Quick Charger; Tripod Socket: 1/4 in.

Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth): 4.9in. (124mm) x 3.9in. (97mm) x 2.8in. (69.5mm)

Approx. Weight: 12.9oz. (365g); camera body only

Operating Environment: 0–40 °C (+32–104 °F); Less than 85% (no condensation)