Back in the day, newcomers purchasing an entry-level DSLR were always going to find themselves compromised by a camera that lacked features. Low resolution, slow burst rate and limited movie functions were common pitfalls that would challenge photographers on a smaller budget.
Fast forward to today though and it’s a completely different story as Nikon’s newest DSLR demonstrates perfectly. For just £499/ €579, photographers can get their hands on the D3500, plus the versatile AF-P DX 18–55 VR lens. So, despite the launch of the Z-series mirrorless range last week, it looks like Nikon aren’t done with DSLRs by a long shot.
Watch an intro video about the D3500…
The D3500 is an APS-C sensor camera that offers 24.2-megapixels, an ISO range of range of 100–25600 and a decent burst rate of 5FPS. That megapixel count virtually matches the resolution from Nikon’s new full-frame Z6 mirrorless camera. So what else do photographers get with the D3500?
Well, photographers will find a movie mode that shoots Full HD footage at frame rates up to 60p, meaning that movies that be edited to give a slow motion effect. The camera features a deep grip for a comfortable hold and the D3500 also features 11 AF points, a 3-inch LCD with 921k-dot resolution and Bluetooth connectivity so images can be shared quickly to a smart device like your phone or tablet.
Not a bad return for £499 eh! The D3500 will start shipping on September 20 and Nikon also released a gallery of images showing what the new entry-level camera is capable of….