D3500 + AF-P DX 18-55 VR
D3500 + AF-P DX 18-55 VR
D3500 + AF-P DX 18-55 VR
Revel in the beauty. DSLR image quality.

Revel in the beauty. DSLR image quality.

The D3500’s large 24.2 MP DX-format sensor captures richly detailed photos and Full HD movies—even when you shoot in low light. Combined with the rendering power of your NIKKOR lens, you can start creating artistic portraits with smooth background blur. With ease.

From first light to the last dance

From first light to the last dance

Capture it all. From the magic of midnight to the colours of a new day.  With an ISO light-sensitivity range of 100–25600, your photos and videos will shine in any light.

More to love

More to love

The camera’s razor-sharp autofocus system will keep subjects in perfect focus, while a swift 5 fps lets you capture five beautiful images for every second. Whether you’re zooming in on a tender look or going wide to capture the kids in action—the moment is yours.

Dive into movies

Dive into movies

Capturing perfect images is only half the fun. With the D3500 in your hands, you can record smooth, finely detailed Full HD movies at frame rates of up to 60p. Thanks to the camera’s wide ISO light-sensitivity range, you can easily film under overcast skies or at night.

Crafted to enjoy

Crafted to enjoy

The strength of the precision-engineered metal lens mount means you can change lenses again and again, without worrying about wear and tear. From telephoto zoom lenses to wide-angle primes, once you start exploring the beauty of different NIKKOR lenses, you won’t want to stop.

Built to hold

Built to hold

The D3500’s deep grip just begs to be held. This camera immediately feels comfortable in your hand, and composing shots feels steady. Spacious button placement makes operation easy and the long battery life will keep you shooting from dawn until dusk. And beyond. 

Always your best shot

Always your best shot

Do more. Use Auto mode to easily create perfect DSLR-quality images. Or take your images a step further with Guide Mode. The ultimate assist, Guide Mode shows you exactly how to adjust the camera’s settings to capture amazing photos and movies the way you want.

Make it special

Make it special

For moments that deserve a little extra, you can apply a range of in-camera creative effects to photos and movies before you shoot. Or tweak the look of your photos after shooting. The large high-resolution 921k-dot LCD monitor lets you compose and review shots in perfect clarity.

Too good not to share

Too good not to share

Why wait? The SnapBridge app for iOS and Android enables an always-on connection between your camera and your smartphone/tablet. Make a splash with your DSLR-quality images, shared in the moment.

The adventure starts here

The adventure starts here

Your Nikon DSLR is part of an endlessly expandable photographic system that can grow with you. Find new ways to compose beautiful shots with renowned NIKKOR lenses. Nikon Speedlights help you explore the creative potential of light.

D3500 + AF-P DX 18-55 VR
Type
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount
Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of view
Nikon DX format; focal length equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
Image sensor
DX, CMOS, 23.5 mm x 15.6 mm
Total pixels
24.78 million
Dust-reduction system
Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Effective pixels
24.2 million
Image size (pixels)
(L) 6000 x 4000 (24.0 million), (M) 4496 x 3000 (13.5 million), (S) 2992 x 2000 (6.0 million)
Storage file formats
NEF (RAW): 12 bit, compressed; 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
Picture Control System
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat; selected Picture Control can be modified
Storage media
SD, SDHC (UHS-I compliant), SDXC (UHS-I compliant)
Card slot
1 Secure Digital (SD) card
File system
DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Viewfinder
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage
Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Magnification
Approx. 0.85 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m-¹)
Eyepoint
18 mm (–1.0 m-¹; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment
-1.7 to +0.5 m-¹
Focusing screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex mirror
Quick return
Lens aperture
Instant return, electronically controlled
Shutter type
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed
1/4000 to 30 s, in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time
Flash sync speed
X=1/200 s;, synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
Release mode
S (single frame), Continuous, QC (quiet continuous shutter-release), Self-timer
Frame advance rate
Up to 5 fps; Note: Frame rates assume manual focus, manual or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values.
Self-timer
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures
Exposure metering
TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method
Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II; Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame; Spot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Metering range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV
Exposure meter coupling
CPU
Mode
Auto modes (auto; auto, flash off); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); scene modes (portrait; sports; close up; night portrait); special effects modes (night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key)
Exposure compensation
Can be adjusted by –5 to +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
ISO sensitivity
ISO 100 to 25600, in steps of 1 EV, Auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting
On, off
Autofocus
Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 11 focus points (including one cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range
–1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens servo
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 points
11, Can be selected from 11 focus points
AF-area mode
Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points)
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flash
Auto, portrait, close up, night portrait, super vivid, pop, photo illustration, toy camera effect: Auto flash with auto pop-up; P, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide Number
Approx. 7/22, 8/26 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
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 modes
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
Flash compensation
Can be adjusted by -3 to +1 EV in steps 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
i-TTL flash control, Color Information Communication, AF-assist for multi-area AF
Sync terminal
AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balance
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning
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 - automatic scene selection
Available in auto and auto, flash off modes
Movie - metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie - metering method
Matrix
Movie - frame size (pixels) and frame rate
1920 x 1080: 60p (progressive), 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p; 1280 x 720: 60p, 50p; 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 - file format
MOV
Movie - video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie - audio recording format
Linear PCM
Movie - audio recording device
Built-in monaural microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Movie - ISO sensitivity
ISO 100 to 25600
Monitor
7.5-cm (3–in.) diagonal; TFT LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment; Approx. 921k-dot (VGA)
Playback
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, playback face zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation, picture rating, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
USB
Hi-Speed USB, with Micro-USB connector; connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output
Type C HDMI connector
Bluetooth standards
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1; Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz, Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz; 1.2 dBm (EIRP); Approximately 10 m (32 ft) without interference, range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles
Battery
One EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery
AC adapter
EH-5c/EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
1/4–in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 124 x 97 x 69.5 mm (4.9 x 3.9 x 2.8 in.)
Weight
Approx. 415 g (14.7 oz), with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 365 g/12.9 oz (camera body only)
Operating environment - temperature
0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F)
Operating environment - humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
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