• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 24.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon D3500
  • Nikon D780
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Predecessor: Nikon D3400
D3400 vs D3500
Nikon D750
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Successor:    
General
Model Number: D3500 D780
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: SLR SLR
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $499.95 $2299.95
Street Price: $647.30 $2,230.28
Date Available: 2018-09-15 2020-01-25
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 21.7 oz (615 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
29.6 oz (840 g)
Size: 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.7 in.
(124 x 97 x 70 mm)
5.6 x 4.5 x 3.0 in.
(144 x 116 x 76 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 24.2 24.5
Sensor Format: APS-C 35mm
Sensor size: 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm) 858.01mm2 (35.90mm x 23.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.92 microns 5.94 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
4496 x 3000 (13.5 MP, 3:2),
2992 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2)
6048 x 4024 (24.3 MP, 3:2),
4528 x 3016 (13.7 MP, 3:2),
3014 x 2016 (6.1 MP, 3:2),
6048 x 3400 (20.6 MP, 16:9),
4528 x 2544 (11.5 MP, 16:9),
3024 x 1696 (5.1 MP, 16:9),
4016 x 4016 (16.1 MP, 1:1),
3008 x 3008 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2000 x 2000 (4.0 MP, 1:1),
3936 x 2624 (10.3 MP, 3:2),
2944 x 1968 (5.8 MP, 3:2),
1968 x 1312 (2.6 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (12-bit .NEF), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (NEF), lossless compressed, compressed 14 or 12-bit; RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.1 12.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (120p/​100p/​60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Monaural Linear PCM) MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video with Linear PCM audio)
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F Nikon F
Lens: Nikkor AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR; 17 elements in 13 groups, including 3 aspherical and 2 ED elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 83mm 24 - 120mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 24 - 120mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.06x 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 38 (T); 7 diaphragm blades f/4 - f/22
Integrated ND Filter: No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
45 cm to Infinity
17.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 56 - 38 cm
22.0 - 15.0 in
 
Filter Thread: 55.0mm 77.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: No No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: OVF: Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 11-Area Phase Detection, 1 cross-type, 10 line-type; Contrast-detect AF in Live View mode OVF: 51-point (15 cross-type, f/8 supported by 11 points) TTL phase detection with 3D focus tracking via Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX II; Hybrid phase/contrast-detect AF in Live View mode
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes No
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.85x mag., 18mm eyepoint, -1.7 to +0.5 diopter, Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen SLR type; fixed eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.70x magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.57x 0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.85x 0.70x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 2,359,296 dots (786,432 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display: No Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 51200
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 25600 ISO 100 - 51,200, Lo-1 (ISO 50), Hi-1 (ISO 102,400), Hi-2 (ISO 204,800), Auto (adjustable)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent (7 types), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual; all except Preset Manual with fine tuning Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500K-10,000K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view photography), all except choose color temperature with fine-tuning
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 900 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 420-segment 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted (75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame), Spot (3.5mm/2.5%) 180,000-pixel RGB sensor; 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G, E, and D lenses), Color Matrix Metering II (other CPU lenses); Center-weighted, Spot (1.5%) centered on selected focus area; Highlight-weighted
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close up, Night portrait; Special Effects: Night Vision, Super Vivid, Pop, Photo Illustration, Toy Camera, Miniature, Selective Color, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key EFCT Special effect modes: night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key; U1 and U2 user settings; Active D-Lighting
Self Timer: 2s, 5s, 10s, 20s; 1 to 9 exposures seconds 2/5/10/20 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): No Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with redeye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off; Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 as master Front-curtain sync, Slow sync, Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 7.0 m / 23.0 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: Lens aperture dependent; Approx. 22/7, 26/8 with manual flash (ft/m, ISO 100, 68F/20C) n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: ISO hot shoe ISO-type Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-II
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (12-bit .NEF), RAW+JPEG RAW (NEF), lossless compressed, compressed 14 or 12-bit; RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Monaural Linear PCM) MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video with Linear PCM audio)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: Yes Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Via Bluetooth Via Wi-Fi/Bluetooth; optional wired or wireless
Connections (extended): Type-C Mini HDMI with CEC, USB 2.0 USB 3.1 Gen1 USB-C, Type-C Mini HDMI, Accessory Terminal, 3.5mm Stereo Mic Jack, 3.5mm Stereo Headphone Jack, Built-in Wi-Fi
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.45  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.51  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.1 12.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 100  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.1 12.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 13  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.1 12.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 6  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.21 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.262 seconds  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.109 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.27 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.080 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 0.4 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.3 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 1.2 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):    
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 1550 shots 2260 shots
Battery Life, Video: 75 minutes  
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL14a Proprietary EN-EL15b/EN-EL15a/EN-EL15
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable (ext. battery grip not supported)
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL14a Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary EN-EL15b Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No Yes
Software
Included Software: ViewNX-i, ViewNX-Movie Editor, Capture NX-D, Nikon Transfer 2, Picture Control Utility 2 downloads Nikon software available for download
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: