Nikon Updates its Entry Level DSLR With The New D3500

nikon D3500 front.jpgNikon is updating the D3400 with the announcement of the new D3500. The D3000 line has been running strong since 2009 and has consistently been one of Nikon's biggest sellers, which is why this is the sixth iteration of the camera line-up in the last nine years.

The entry-level D3500 is a perfect addition to the family. It features an updated 24.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor, EXPEED image processor, can shoot 5fps in burst mode, up to 1,550 shots on a single battery and full HD 1080p/60 video. The lowest priced version of this camera is $499 and that comes in a single lens kit that includes the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR. That's $500 for a DSLR with a lens! This camera offers a lot of capability at a cost that's much cheaper than modern smartphones. Nikon states:

"The Nikon D3500 is ideal for consumers who are looking to easily capture the kinds of images that their smartphone simply cannot match, and share them seamlessly with family and friends," said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. "The D3500 reaffirms our commitment to releasing convenient DX-format DSLR options for those just discovering photography."

Nikon D3500 angle front.jpgWith Bluetooth connectivity and Nikon's snap bridge app, it's now possible to trigger the camera's shutter remotely, allowing you to get family shots and other hands-free images, something that's usually reserved for much more expensive cameras. 

The in-camera guide they provide with the software is like having a Nikon expert standing next to you, walking you through the tools of the camera that are available to you. Which is a great way to learn and not feel intimidated by moving into the DSLR arena.


The Bottom Line

The Nikon D3500 is the entry level DLSR the world needs right now. It will take better images than a smartphone without breaking your budget. The Nikon D3500 will be available to purchase in September in two kit options. One is a two-lens kit, which includes the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED, for an MSRP $849.95. The second kit comes only with the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, but will only cost an MSRP of $499.95. 

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THE NEW NIKON D3500: CAPTURE AND SHARE YOUR TREASURED MOMENTS WITH THE LIGHTEST, FRIENDLIEST NIKON DSLR YET

 

The Redesigned Nikon D3500 is the Most Portable Entry-Level Nikon DSLR Ever, and the Easiest Way to Capture the Moments that Matter Most

 

MELVILLE, NY (AUGUST 30, 2018 at 12:01 A.M. EDT) - Today, Nikon unveiled the new Nikon D3500, a compact, entry-level DSLR that makes capturing the world easier and more convenient than ever. The 24.2-megapixel D3500 features an updated CMOS image sensor and Nikon EXPEED image processor to capture sharp details and vivid colors, and is packed with easy-to-use features that help first-time DSLR users start capturing better photos and video right away.

 

With its ergonomic and lightweight body, approximately 1,550 shots on a single charge and convenient features like Nikon SnapBridge1 and helpful Guide Mode, the Nikon D3500 is a great option for parents, travelers and photo enthusiasts who are eager to take their photography to the next level.

 

"The Nikon D3500 is ideal for consumers who are looking to easily capture the kinds of images that their smartphone simply cannot match, and share them seamlessly with family and friends," said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. "The D3500 reaffirms our commitment to releasing convenient DX-format DSLR options for those just discovering photography."

 

Capture Stunning Images and Video with Ease

The Nikon D3500 is bursting with high-performance features that help first-time DSLR users capture amazing images in a variety of situations. The camera's broad ISO range of 100-25,600 makes it easy to capture sharp, clear images in low-light shooting situations with very little noise, while the 11-point autofocus (AF) System locks onto subjects, even fast-moving pets or children to help ensure that fleeting moments aren't missed. The D3500 also features built-in Effect Modes to help entry-level users discover and express their personal creative vision.

 

Additionally, the Nikon D3500 is capable of continuous shooting up to five frames-per-second (fps), helping to capture candid moments with ease. The Nikon D3500 is also equipped with Full HD 1080/60p video capability. Users can switch from shooting photos to video at the press of a button, allowing them to capture spur-of-the-moment memories that will last a lifetime with stunning sharpness and clarity.

 

To further expand creativity, the in-camera Guide Mode gives new DSLR users the tools they need to learn about their new camera's capabilities and become better, more knowledgeable photographers.

 

All these amazing features have been incorporated into a new ergonomic and lightweight design featuring a more comfortable, deeper grip and the slim monocoque body design similar to the Nikon D5600. The new design also features a more beginner-friendly and intuitive control layout, with a larger playback button and the most frequently-used controls all relocated to the right side of the camera's LCD where they are easiest to access.

The redesigned Nikon D3500 is ideal for a fast-paced on-the-go lifestyle, making it the perfect companion for any family event or travel adventure.

Always Connected for Easy Sharing

Sharing photos with the ones you love is easier than ever with the Nikon D3500 and Nikon SnapBridge app. The D3500 uses Bluetooth2 to create an always-on3 connection between the camera and a compatible smart device, making it possible to seamlessly share 2MP images to social media as they are captured. Additionally, D3500 users will now be able to trigger their camera remotely via Bluetooth using SnapBridge. Nikon SnapBridge users can also access Nikon Image Space4, a free online image sharing and storage service that preserves memories in the cloud.

 

Pricing and Availability

The Nikon D3500 will be available in a two-lens kit option, including the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED, for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $849.95* in September 2018. A Nikon D3500 single-lens kit with the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR will also be available for (SRP) of $499.95* in September 2018. For more information on the new Nikon D3500, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

 

About Nikon

Nikon Inc. is a world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo and video capture technologies; globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for an award-winning array of equipment that enable visual storytelling and content creation. Nikon Inc. distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories, Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras and Nikon software products, as well as the revolutionary Nikon Z series of mirrorless cameras and NIKKOR Z lenses, which achieve a new dimension in optical performance. In 2016, Nikon Corporation, the parent company of Nikon Inc., announced the production of 100 million NIKKOR lenses, creating a new milestone in Nikon's heritage of superior optics. For more information, dial (800) NIKON-US or visit www.nikonusa.com, which links all levels of photographers and visual storytellers to the Web's most comprehensive learning and sharing communities. Connect with Nikon on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Vimeo, Flickr and Snapchat (@NikonUSASnap).