The Nikon D3500 is a 24 Megapixel entry-level DSLR with an APS-C CMOS sensor, which is cheaper, lighter, and has a longer battery life than the D3400 that it replaced. It was designed with the new photographer in mind and features a Guide Mode that will essentially teach you how to shoot in various situations.

In our Nikon D3500 review there were some key specifications which we noticed:

  • 24 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • EXPEED 4 image processor
  • ISO range of 100-25600
  • 11-point autofocus system through the optical viewfinder
  • Shoots continuously at 5 frames per second
  • Capable of ‘Full HD’ 1080/60p video
  • Bluetooth for image transfer
  • 921k-dot fixed LCD screen
  • Battery rated for 1,550 shots per charge (CIPA)

Now let us talk about its specifications and its working

With 24.2 Mega pixel sensors I think it is a decent deal. Although agreed it does not have a low pass filter with it which means you can get sharper images.

It is a nice image sensor to have with you. Now in terms of ISO range it is somewhere between 100-25,600. Now, in our Nikon D3500 review, we found that under normal condition it is usable up to say 6400 in the right situation.

Remember, auto ISO is basically takes over the settings you had and do it automatically.

So basically, the photo you click would have a lot of grain in it (because most of the time it raises the ISO to max) with loss of colour data when that happens.

But I think, it is still OK to have auto mode. You see when you are a beginner and want to learn photography.

Slowly you can take manual control and can have photo as you like, but till then, it is more or less crawl, walk and then fly kind of the situation.

But having said that, in our Nikon D3500 review, we found that your ISO should be set to 6400 max. It would have way better photo with your Nikon D3500 than having ISO set at 25,600

You can also get up to 5 Frame per second (FPS). It is very handy when you are photographing your kids running outside and want to capture a couple of images in a row. Word of Advice: Just because you can do it, does not mean you should. I cannot stress this thing enough.

In our Nikon D3500 review, we found that, you might have to edit all the images taken which is simply going to be a nightmare. So essentially, you just hold the button down  and it is going to spray images, in the hopes of getting good images.

Just capture the  moment and voila you are done. So you are required to be a cowboy with single bullet rather than being Mr. Arnold in terminator!!

There are 11 focusing point with the centre being the only cross type you get. This essentially means it is going to be THE most accurate point that you are going to get.

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In our Nikon D3500 review we learnt a lesson, that never underestimate the importance of 11 focusing point, when you are shooting action you will notice a 3D tracking feature (new one!!). This is usually found in high end cameras.

On the back of the Nikon D3500 a you will get a 3-in non touch screen. If you think this is something you should get, I have only one thing to say. Are you nuts?? At this price and kind of kits you are getting I think it is OK not to expect a touch screen.

You get snapbridge, Bluetooth and wifi in Nikon D3500. This essentially means you can transfer all your photos from your camera to your phone. In our Nikon D3500 review we found it be to working spotless!!

Now coming to the memory card in Nikon D3500. You can put a SD card into this DSLR camera.

Now you may want to shoot video with this Nikon D3500. Many of you are probably buying this DSLR camera just for that reason. Now Nikon D3500 has the ability to shoot video at full HD 1080 and that too at 60 FPS. But in our Nikon D3500 review we found that the auto-focus feature of this camera for following your subject is not going to be very good.

With 24.2 Mega pixel sensors I think it is a decent deal. Although agreed it does not have a low pass filter with it which means you can get sharper images.

It is a nice image sensor to have with you. Now in terms of ISO range it is somewhere between 100-25,600. Now, in our Nikoa D3500 review, we found that under normal condition it is usable up to say 6400 in the right situation.

Remember, auto ISO is basically takes over the settings you had and do it automatically.

So basically, the photo you click would have a lot of grain in it (because most of the time it raises the ISO to max) with loss of colour data when that happens.

But I think, it is still OK to have auto mode. You see when you are a beginner and want to learn photography.

Slowly you can take manual control and can have photo as you like, but till then, it is more or less crawl, walk and then fly kind of the situation.

But having said that, in our Nikon D3500 review, we found that your ISO should be set to 6400 max. It would have way better photo with your Nikon D3500 than having ISO set at 25,600

You can also get up to 5 Frame per second (FPS). It is very handy when you are photographing your kids running outside and want to capture a couple of images in a row. Word of Advice: Just because you can do it, does not mean you should. I cannot stress this thing enough.

In our Nikon D3500 review, we found that, you might have to edit all the images taken which is simply going to be a nightmare. So essentially, you just hold the button down  and it is going to spray images, in the hopes of getting good images.

Just capture the  moment and voila you are done. So you are required to be a cowboy with single bullet rather than being Mr. Arnold in terminator!!

There are 11 focusing point with the centre being the only cross type you get. This essentially means it is going to be THE most accurate point that you are going to get.

Nikon D3500’s body seems pretty fat and chunky. This does give you a good grip on the camera, though, and a redesigned button layout on the rear makes the D3500 easy to handle without accidentally pressing buttons you didn’t mean to.

As you already know the rear screen is not touch-sensitive, so you’re reliant on the physical buttons and dials.

In our Nikon D3500 review, we found the screen to be  fixed, without even a tilting mechanism for low angle shots, but you have to accept some compromises at this price.

The display quality is very good, though, with sharp detail and bright, clear colours.

We were pretty much amazed with the the information display, which is awesome.

It shows you graphical representations of the shutter speed, lens aperture and ISO setting, and this goes a long way towards demystifying exposure settings and how they interact.

Usually DSLRs need a thicker body to accommodate the mirror mechanism, and by the time you’ve added on the 18-55mm AF-P kit lens, the Nikon D3500 is as long as it is wide.

The retracting mechanism on the lens does make a difference, though. In our Nikon D3500 revew, we  only had one annoyance. It was the constant reminder that you need to extend the lens first before you can start shooting.

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