The Nikon D3000 series at the start-up starts from the company's DSLR offer at an affordable price of $ 500, and the easy jump from smartphone to DSLR has only been slightly increased. Nikon has unveiled the D3500, a newbie DSLR with ergonomics improvements, making it the most portable DSLR.
Although the specification sheet looks almost like the D3400's 24.2 megapixel sensor, 5 fps burst rate and 1080p 60fps video, Nikon says that the update in 2018 also provides an updated CMOS sensor and EXPEED processor. The update, says the company, provides sharper details and more vibrant color compared to the D3400. The novice DSLR also maintains 11-point autofocus and 25,600 maximum ISO of previous models in the series.
The specifications look similar, but the body of the D3500 does not work – Nikon says the camera was redesigned for better ergonomics, with a deeper grip. The body also uses a slimmer design reminiscent of the company's next step up, the D5600. The controls were also rearranged for the first user in mind, with the most used controls on the right of the LCD. The playback button is also larger and the camera integrates a guided mode for new users.
While the body is an easier 12.9 gram, battery life runs up to 1,550 images per charge. The video can record at 1080p 60fps for 20 minutes, or with lower quality for almost 10 minutes of recording.
A low-energy Bluetooth enables the camera to back up 2 megapixels of the pictures, but the D3500 does not use built-in Wi-Fi, which is required for full resolution to a smartphone. The D3500 can use Bluetooth to remotely control the camera with the Nikon SnapBridge app.
"Nikon D3500 is ideal for consumers looking to easily capture photos of the type that the smartphone easily does not match and share them seamlessly with family and friends," said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President of Nikon Inc., in a press release. "The D3500 confirms our commitment to releasing practical DX format DSLR options for those who only capture photography."
The smaller body, better battery, more novice controls and a slight sensor upgrade upgrade are great to see – but Nikon also maintains it The Nikon D3500 is slated for September arrival, listed for around $ 500 with an AF-P DX 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6G VR lens. A two lens package adds an AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f / 4.5-6.3G ED lens for about $ 850.