Nikon D3500 Optics

The Nikon D3500 is available body-only, or bundled with either the Nikkor AF-P DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens. Visit our Nikon D3400 Optics page to see how the AF-P 18-55mm kit lens performs.

Below are our viewfinder accuracy test results for the Nikon D3500.

Viewfinder Test Results

Below average coverage accuracy from the optical viewfinder. Excellent accuracy from the LCD in Live View mode.

60mm, Optical
60mm, Live View LCD

The Nikon D3500's optical viewfinder yielded about 94 percent coverage with our reference Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 macro lens. This is a little below average for its class (Nikon's specification is approx. 95%) and the viewfinder image is also offset vertically compared to the imaging sensor, which unfortunately is not that uncommon in consumer DSLRs. In Live View mode, the Nikon D3500's LCD showed very close to 100% coverage, which is excellent.


The images above were taken from our standardized test shots. For a collection of more pictorial photos, see our Nikon D3500 Photo Gallery .

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