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    Nikon D3500 Announcement

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    Nikon D3500, a budget reflex camera for people who start their adventure with photography, has just had its debiut. 

     

    Nikon D3500 is seemingly much different than its predecessor (D3400), but still... not so much. D3500 is a lot smaller and lighter (124 x 97 x 70mm - 365g),  the ergonomy has significantly improved and the camera "lies" better in the hands. The buttons - although their number has not changed - will be found more intuitively. 

     

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    1). Nikon D3500

     

    Although the handling of the camera and its menu has been simplified and it is more intuitive, we will not find many novelties when it comes to the equipment.  The camera is equipped with the 24MP APS-C sensor, with the ISO range of 100 - 25600. The photographs will be taken with the speed of 5f/s and the video will be recorded in Full HD with the speed of 60 f/s. The autofocus, similarly to the sensor, is a bit archaic solution in the 11-point system. A similar archaic solution seems to be a permanently-mounted display - but let's remember that this is the cheapest body in the producer's offer. 

     

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    2). Nikon D3500

     

    Good news for the purchasers of D3500 is its 30% more effective battery, which, when fully charged, will enable taking 1550 photographs. A novelty is the Bluetooth module thanks to which we will be able to conveniently send photographs to other devices. The last and possibly the best news is the camera's price as it's lower than the price of D3400 as at its premiere by $150!

     

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    3). Nikon D3500

     

    Nikon D3500 can be bought with the 18-55mm lens for $499. The camera should be also available in the set with the AF-P 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED lens and it will cost $850 then. You can buy this camera here.


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      TABLE OF CONTENTS
      Quick Links Quick Info Description Photos of the Camera Comparison with Similar Cameras Technical Specification Video Review Image Samples Video Sample Full Review Specs Comparison Discussion Forum Files to Download Recommended Retailers  
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      Review: Full Nikon D3500 Review Discussion: Nikon D3500 Discussion Files: Brochure | User Manua | Fireware Tags: Nikon D3500 | D3500 Order Links: Amz  
      QUICK NIKON D3500 INFO
      Effective Pixels: 24.2MP Sensor Size:  APS-C (23.5 × 15.6mm) Maximum Image Resolution: 6000 × 4000px Maximum Video Resolution: 1920 × 1080px @ 60p ISO: 100 - 25,600 Dynamic Range:  No Data Color Depth:  No Data Lens Mount: Nikon F Card Slots: 1× SD Card Battery Type: EN-EL14a Weight: 365g / 12.9oz Warranty: Limited 1-Year List Price: US $500 | UK £479 | DE €539 Current Price: Amz  
      DESCRIPTION OF THE NIKON D3500
      Nikon D3500 is a compact, amateur reflex camera which mixes high quality of execution with perfect parameters. D3500 is an ideal choice for people who have just entered the world of photography. Its convenient construction and helpful photography modes facilitate taking photographs and recording films. What's more, the resistant and reliable mount of the lens enables the connection with a wide range of Nikkor  lenses.

      We have the 24MP APS-C sensor on board, which will enable us to take photographs within the ISO range of 100-25600 with the speed of 5f/s and register Full HD films with the speed of 60f/s. The autofocus is based on the 11-point system.

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      Rear-curtain sync
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      Full HD 1,920 × 1,080 / 50 fps
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      HD 1,280 × 720 / 50 fps
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      29min 59sec at normal quality
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      Card Slots 1   CONNECTIVITY
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      HDMI Yes
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      Eye-Fi Compatible
      Bluetooth Yes
      Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1
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      GPS No   MENU
      Total Settings No Data Supported Languages English, French, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish
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      Battery Type EN-EL14a Battery Life 1,550 shots (CIPA) 
      Battery Charger Yes
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      AC Adapter EH-5c AC
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      Dimensions (W × H × D)124 124 × 97 × 69.5mm
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      Weight 365g
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