The Nikon D3500 has an effective pixel count of 24.2 megapixels and supports a standard sensitivity range of ISO 100–25600. When used with a NIKKOR lens, it makes the capture of a wide variety of scenes simpler and more enjoyable, with the superior image quality and beautiful bokeh characteristics expected of a digital SLR. This DSLR is constructed with the same slim and lightweight monocoque structure as the Nikon D5600, as well as with a deep grip that offers an easy hold on the camera and makes for more comfortable shooting. A new layout for operational controls, including an even larger playback button, and adjustment and concentration of the most important buttons at right on the back of the camera, enables a user-operation that is smooth and intuitive, even for beginners.
In addition, a constant connection between the D3500 and a smart device is possible using the SnapBridge app and Bluetooth® technology. JPEG thumbnails (2 megapixels) of images captured with the camera can be automatically transferred to the smart device, and the latest version of the app, SnapBridge Ver. 2.5, can be used to control remote capture of still images from the smart device over a Bluetooth® connection.
The camera is an easily adaptable, entry-level model that makes it possible for users to readily capture impressive photos while also simplifying the sharing of favourite photos on social networking sites using a smart device.
Nikon D3500 Primary Features
• Superior basic performance that supports the beautiful capture of a wide variety of scenes: Offering an effective pixel count of 24.2 megapixels and equipped with a Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter, the D3500 is able to capture images that make the most of the superior resolving power of NIKKOR lenses. The camera supports the broad ISO 100–25600 range of standard sensitivities that enables the beautiful capture of dimly lit indoor scenes and night landscapes at high sensitivities with hand-held shooting.
• A functional design that even beginners will find easy to operate: The D3500 is constructed with the same slim monocoque structure as the Nikon D5600, in which a completely new design was adopted. Holding on to the camera while shooting and applying settings have been improved with a deep grip and wider spacing for the thumb on the back of the camera. A new layout for operational controls, including an even larger playback button and concentration of the most frequently used buttons at the right side of the camera’s back, makes operation even smoother and more intuitive.
• Automatic transfer of photos captured with the camera to a smart device for immediate sharing: A constant connection between the camera and a smart device is possible using the SnapBridge app and Bluetooth® technology. Not only can photos captured with the camera be automatically transferred to a smart device2, but they can also be automatically uploaded to Nikon’s photo sharing service, NIKON IMAGE SPACE4. The SnapBridge app supports a number of other features5 as well, including the ability to attach copyright information and comments to images, and to automatically synchronize camera date/time and location information with that of the smart device.
• Increased battery performance (life) for worry-free use: Approximately 1,550 shots6 are possible with a single charge. This allows users to concentrate on capturing as many photos as they wish, without worrying that their battery will be exhausted, at special events or while traveling.
TAMRON 18-400MM F/3.5-6.3 DI II VC HLD
Spanning an impressive wide-angle to super-telephoto range, the Nikon F-mount 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD from Tamron is a true all-in-one lens to suit photographing the widest of vistas to the details of wildlife. Designed for DX-format DSLRs, this 27-600mm equivalent lens uses a three-step extension design to maintain a compact and lightweight form factor despite its expansive reach. In regard to the optics, a series of aspherical and low dispersion elements help to correct various aberrations and distortion for consistent sharpness and clarity throughout the zoom range.