Nikon D3500 Specifications

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  • Introduced: 8/30/2018
  • Replacement Estimate: 2019/2020 (may be mirrorless)
  • Current Firmware: C1.0 
  • Sensor Size: 23.5x15.6mm, DX ~1.5x crop 
  • Sensor Pixels: 24.2mp
  • Sensor Maker: Nikon NC81369R?
  • Sensor Technology: CMOS, Bayer, no AA filter, microlens
  • Max Image Size: 6000x4000
  • Other Image Sizes: 4496x3000, 2992x2000 
  • Video: 1080P/60/50/30/25/24 stereo sound (internal mic mono), 720P 60/50 (stored in .MOV with H.264 compression and linear PCM audio), 20 minute maximum length at highest quality, 30 at normal
  • ADC Bit Depth: 12 bit, EXPEED4
  • Raw File Formats: 12 bit Compressed NEF
  • Other File Formats: JPEG 
  • JPEG/TIFF Rendering: 16-bit rendering, 8-bit output 
  • Auto Rotation: Yes
  • Color Spaces: sRGB, Adobe RGB
  • Storage: SD, SDHC, or SDXC, UHS-I and Eye-Fi
  • Max Write Speed: ?MB/sec
  • Max Buffer: ? JPEG Fine (? @ any other JPEG setting), ? RAW (? with JPEG)
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0 HIGH, Bluetooth 4.1
  • TV Support: NTSC and PAL, HDMI
  • Lens Support: Type AF-P, E, and G lenses only (other AF don't focus)
  • Autofocus Module: CAM1000 (11 sensor, 1 crosshatch), -1 to 19EV sensitivity
  • Shutter Lag: ?ms
  • Autofocus Modes: Single, Dynamic, Auto Area, 3D Tracking
  • Autofocus Assist: Yes (white lamp)
  • Metering: 420-pixel Color matrix, centerweight, spot
  • Exposure Modes: PSAM + 7 Scene + GUIDE+special effects
  • Exposure Compensation: +/- 5 stops, 1/3 stop
  • Exposure Bracketing: None
  • ISO: 100-25600, AUTO
  • White Balance: Auto, custom, 6 predefined with fine tuning 
  • Image Settings: Picture Controls, Sharpening, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Hue
  • Color LCD: 3", 921,000 dots 170 degree viewing
  • Image Review: Histogram, Highlights
  • Continuous Shooting Speed: 5 fps
  • Shutter Speeds: 30s to 1/4000, bulb. 100k rated
  • Mirror Lockup: No
  • Viewfinder: Pentamirror, 95%, 0.85x magnification, 18mm eyepoint, -1.7 to +.5 diopters 
  • Optional Viewfinder Accessories: DR-6 right angle, -5 to +3 diopter corrections, DG-2 magnifier 
  • Optional Focus Screens: None
  • Menus: Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup, Retouch, MyMenu 
  • Flash Sync Speed: 1/200 
  • Flash Type: I-TTL, M
  • Internal Flash: Yes GN 22ft 7m (ISO 100) (slightly higher in manual mode)
  • PC Sync: No (via optional AS-15)
  • Flash Compensation: -3 to +1EV
  • Flash Options: Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock
  • DOF Preview: No (alternative: Live View)
  • Optional Remotes: SnapBridge, WR-R10/WR-T10
  • Colors: Black
  • Size: 4.9 x 3.9 x 2.8 " (124x97x69.5mm) 
  • Weight: 14.7 ounces (415g) w/battery and card
  • Battery: EN-EL14a (1500 shots CIPA)
  • Optional AC Adapter: EP-5a + EH-5a/b 
  • Other significant: no top LCD (rear color LCD used instead), PictBridge, in camera small picture option, layered images, in-camera editing and trimming, in camera B&W and color filtration, in-camera D-Lighting, in-camera perspective control, color outline, soft filters, FUNC button, can mount non-AI lenses without damage, RAW to JPEG in camera conversion, eye detection sensor, intelligent guide, GPS support via smartphone, quiet shooting mode, easy panorama mode
  • Included Software: View NX-i, Capture NX-D
  • Price at Introduction: US$499 (with 18-55mm AF-P kit lens)

Thom does not have an eBook on the D3500 and does not plan on having one.

Thom's quick takes:

  • Low price, but high image quality
  • Solid video capability, though lots of wobble on fast motion
  • Mostly plastic
  • Features missing (bracketing, DOF Preview, mirror up, WiFi)
  • Must use AF-S or AF-P lenses! 
  • Guide mode doesn't do a lot of useful guiding

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