D3500 + AF-P DX 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR

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The Nikon D3500 DSLR is as easy to use as a point-and-shoot-camera while taking beautiful photos and videos; and featuring an image sensor 15x larger than a smartphone's camera.
You don't need to be a photographer to know a great photo when you see one. And you don't need to be a photographer to take a great photo—you just need the D3500. It's as easy to use as a point-and-shoot, but it takes beautiful DSLR photos and videos that get noticed. It feels outstanding in your hands, sturdy and balanced with controls where you want them. It's compact, durable and versatile, ideal for travel. And it works seamlessly with compatible smartphones, making it easier than ever to share your great photos. Even if you've never picked up a DSLR camera, you can take beautiful pictures with D3500.
Display SKUVBK550ZG
TypeSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Lens MountNikon F Mount
Picture AngleAPS-C size/DX-format; focal length in 35 mm [135] format equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
Image Sensor
Sensor Size23.5 x 15.6 mm
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Pixels24.78 million
Dust-Reduction SystemImage Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Image Area (pixels)DX-format L: 6,000 x 4,000 M: 4,496 x 3,000 S: 2,992 x 2,000
Effective Pixels (Megapixels)24.2 million
File System
File Format Still ImagesCompressed 12-bit NEF (RAW) 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 ControlFlat Landscape Monchrome Neutral Portrait Selected Picture Control can be modified Standard Vivid
File SystemDCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0 EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) PictBridge
Storage MediaSD, SDHC, SDXC
Card SlotSingle Slot
ViewfinderEye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Lens Compatibility at a Glance***Autofocus is available with AF-P and type E and G AF-S lenses
Depth-of-Field Controln/a
Lens ApertureInstant-return type Electronically Controlled
Reflex MirrorQuick-return type
Focusing ScreenType B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment-1.7 to +0.5m-1
Viewfinder Eyepoint18mm (-1.0m¯¹)
Viewfinder Magnification0.85x Approx.
Viewfinder Frame Coverage95% horizontal, 95% vertical
Compatible LensesThis camera supports autofocus with AF-P and type E and G AF-S lenses only. IX NIKKOR lenses cannot be used. Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II. AF-NIKKOR for F3AF not supported. AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II. Non-CPU: Autofocus not supported. Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function. Electronic rangefinder can be used if lens has a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster. Type D PC NIKKOR: All functions supported except Autofocus, 3D Color Matrix Metering II and some Shooting Modes. Type G AF NIKKOR not equipped with an autofocus motor: all functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II. Type D AF NIKKOR and OTHER AF NIKKOR Manual Focus and Manual exposure mode only: Camera must be set to M exposure mode (manual exposure). Selecting any another exposure mode disables the shutter release. Aperture must be adjusted manually via the lens aperture ring and the camera metering system and i-TTL flash control cannot be used.
Shutter TypeElectronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Frame Advance RateUp to 5 fps (manual focus, mode M or S, shutter speed 1/250 sec or faster, and other settings at default values)
Shutter Release ModesContinuous Quiet Shutter Release Self-timer Mode Single-frame [S] mode
Flash Sync SpeedUp to 1/200 sec.
Continuous Shooting Optionsn/a
Self-timer2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures Timer duration electronically controlled
Slowest Shutter Speed30 sec
Fastest Shutter Speed1/4000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution5 fps
Exposure MeteringTTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Exposure ModesAperture-Priority (A) Auto Auto (flash off) Manual (M) Programmed Auto with flexible Program (P) Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Automatic Exposure Scene Modesn/a
Scene ModesAuto Auto [Flash Off] Child Close-up Landscape Night Portrait Portrait Sports Special Effects Modes (night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key)
Shooting Modesn/a
Digital Vari-Program Modesn/a
Exposure Meter CouplingCPU
Metering Range0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20°C/68°F) 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering at ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens at 20°C/68°F)
Metering MethodMatrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type E and G lenses) Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame Spot: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Exposure Compensation±5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV in P, S, A, M, Scene, and Night Vision modes
Exposure Bracketingn/a
Exposure LockLuminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
Active D-LightingOn Off
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Optionsn/a
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivityn/a
Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivityn/a
ISO SensitivityISO 100 - 25,600
Single-Point AF ModeYes
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity25600
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity100
Focus / Autofocus
Built-in Flash Distancen/a
Autofocus Fine Tunen/a
Focus ModesAuto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A) Continuous-servo (AF-C) Face-Priority AF available in Live View and D-Movie only Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View and D-Movie only Manual focus (M) with electronic rangefinder Normal area available in Live View and D-Movie only Predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status Single-servo AF (AF-S) Wide area available in Live View and D-Movie only
AF-Area Moden/a
Lens ServoAutofocus (AF): 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
Image Sensor FormatAPS-C size/DX-format
Detection Range -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Autofocus SystemNikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
Flash Sync Speedn/a
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points11
Flash CompensationCan be adjusted by −3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV in P, S, A, M, and scene modes
Flash-ready IndicatorLights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory ShoeYes, ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
X-Sync Speed1/200 sec
Top FP High Speed Syncn/a
Flash ControlTTL: 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 Sync ModesAuto Auto slow sync Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction Auto with red-eye reduction Fill-flash Off Rear-curtain sync Rear-curtain with slow sync Red-eye reduction Red-eye reduction with slow sync Slow sync
White Balance
White Balance"Auto Cloudy Direct Sunlight Flash Fluorescent (7 types) Incandescent Preset Manual Shade"
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)CLS Supported i-TTL flash control, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, Color Information Communication, AF-assist for multi-area AF
Flash Sync TerminalSyncTerminal Adapter AS-15 (available separately)
White Balance Bracketingn/a
Monitor TypeWide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
Monitor Resolution921,000 Dots
Monitor Size8.1cm (3.2.)
MovieFull HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps 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
Live View Scene Auto SelectorAuto mode Auto (flash off) mode
Live View ShootingYes
Movie AudioBuilt-in microphone, monaural Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
Movie Audio Recording FormatLinear PCM
Movie Video CompressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie File FormatMOV
Movie Maximum Recording Time20 minutes at highest quality 29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality
Movie Frame size (pixels) and frame raten/a
Movie MeteringTTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Live View AutofocusContrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Live View AF-Area ModeFace-priority AF Wide-area AF Normal-area AF Subject-tracking AF
Live View Lens ServoAutofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (MF)
Monitor Angle of View170-degree wide-viewing angle
Monitor AdjustmentsBrightness adjustment
Voice Memo Functionn/a
In-Camera Image EditingColor Outline Color Sketch Distortion Control D-Lighting Edit Movie Filter Effects Fisheye Image Overlay Miniature Effect Monochrome NEF (RAW) Processing Painting Perspective Control Photo Illustration Quick Retouch Red-Eye Correction Resize Selective Color Side-by-Side Comparison Straighten Trim
InterfaceHi-Speed USB; connection to built-in USB port is recommended HDMI output Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Playback FunctionsAuto Image Rotation Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) Highlights Histogram Display Image Comment Location Display Movie Playback Photo Information Picture Rating Playback Face Zoom Playback with Zoom Playback Zoom Cropping Slideshow
Wi-Fi FunctionalityEye-Fi Compatible
Maximum Log Recording Time 0
Total Custom Settingsn/a
Supported LanguagesEnglish French Portuguese (Brazil) Spanish The languages available vary with the country or region in which the camera was originally purchased.
Battery / BatteriesOne EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge)1,550 shots
Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time SettingsYes
World Time SettingYes
Weight (g) (body only)*1Approx. 365 g (12.9 oz.) camera body only
Environment 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) Less than 85% (no condensation)
Length x height x width (mm) (body only)*Approx. 124 x 97 x 70 mm (4.9 x 3.9 x 2.8 in.)
Tripod Socket0.64cm (1/4.) (ISO 1222)
Battery ChargerMH-24 Quick Charger
AC AdapterEH-5c AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)
Animal Eye AF0
NIKKOR F Lens Specs
FeaturesBuilt-in Flash
Built-in FlashYes