• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 26.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Nikon D3500 advantages over Fujifilm X-Pro3

  • Less expensive
    $597 vs $1799*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Longer video battery life
    75 vs 45 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1550 vs 440 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Fujifilm X-Pro3 advantages over Nikon D3500

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 69 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    18 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.66x vs 0.57x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 5.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 5.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    36 vs 13 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Great image quality for its class; Excellent high ISO performance for APS-C; Fast single-shot AF speeds; Compact, easy to use design; Incredible value at under $500 with lens.

  • 11-point AF system feels out-dated; Underwhelming C-AF performance; Below average viewfinder coverage accuracy; No touchscreen; Limited wireless features.

The Competition

Compared to Canon SL2

Nikon D3500
Canon SL2
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X-Pro3
Canon SL2
  • $1799
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon T7

Nikon D3500
Canon T7
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Fujifilm X-Pro3
Canon T7
  • $1799
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Sony A6400

Nikon D3500
Sony A6400
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Fujifilm X-Pro3
Sony A6400
  • $1799
  • APS-C
  • Top deck display
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon SL3

Nikon D3500
Canon SL3
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
Fujifilm X-Pro3
Canon SL3
  • $1799
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-S10

Nikon D3500
Fujifilm X-S10
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Fujifilm X-Pro3
Fujifilm X-S10
  • $1799
  • APS-C
  • Top deck display
  • Thinner
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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