• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
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  • Nikon D3500
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Predecessor:   Nikon D3400
D3400 vs D3500
Successor:    
General
Model Number: M1 D3500
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera SLR
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $349.99 $499.95
Street Price: $349.99 $446.95
Date Available: 2016-12-31 2018-09-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 9.9 oz (280 g)
includes batteries
21.7 oz (615 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.3 in.
(114 x 64 x 34 mm)
4.9 x 3.8 x 2.7 in.
(124 x 97 x 70 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony  
Effective Megapixels: 20.2 24.2
Sensor Format: 4/3 APS-C
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm) 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.34 microns 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   None
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3) 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
4496 x 3000 (13.5 MP, 3:2),
2992 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (DNG) JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (12-bit .NEF), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.0 5.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 3840x2160 (30p)
2048x1536 (30p)
1920x1080 (60p/​30p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p/​24p)
640x480 (240p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
Movie File Format: Video: MPEG-4/H.264, Audio: AAC MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Monaural Linear PCM)
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: Micro Four Thirds Nikon F
Lens: XIAOYI 12-40mm F3.5-5.6 Nikkor AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 80mm 27 - 83mm
Focal Length (actual): 12 - 40mm 18 - 55mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.33x 3.06x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22 f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 38 (T); 7 diaphragm blades
Integrated ND Filter: No
Normal Focus Range: 35 cm to Infinity
13.8 in to Infinity
25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   56 - 38 cm
22.0 - 15.0 in
Filter Thread: 49.0mm 55.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values:   n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: 81 points; AF: Single AF (S-AF), Continuous AF (C-AF), Touch Screen Focus & Shoot OVF: Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 11-Area Phase Detection, 1 cross-type, 10 line-type; Contrast-detect AF in Live View mode
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / 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
Focus Peaking: Yes No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.57x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.85x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px) 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: Yes No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 25600 Auto, 100 - 25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Incandescent, Shade, Sunlight Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent (7 types), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual; all except Preset Manual with fine tuning
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 60 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot 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%)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Panorama, Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night Scene Portrait, Candle,Sunset, Fireworks, Beach & Snow), Super Professional guide, HDR 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
Self Timer: 2, 10 seconds 2s, 5s, 10s, 20s; 1 to 9 exposures seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes No
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off 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
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 7.0 m / 23.0 ft.
Flash Range Description: n/a Lens aperture dependent; Approx. 22/7, 26/8 with manual flash (ft/m, ISO 100, 68F/20C)
Max Flash Sync: 1/125 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation:   -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe ISO hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (DNG) RAW (12-bit .NEF), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: Video: MPEG-4/H.264, Audio: AAC MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Monaural Linear PCM)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: Yes Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Via Wi-Fi Via Bluetooth
Connections (extended): Micro HDMI (Type-D), USB 2.0 Type-C Mini HDMI with CEC, USB 2.0
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): 5.0 5.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):   100
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   5.1
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   13
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   5.1
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): 380 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   1550 shots
Battery Life, Video:   75 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary EN-EL14a
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary EN-EL14a Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes No
Software
Included Software:   ViewNX-i, ViewNX-Movie Editor, Capture NX-D, Nikon Transfer 2, Picture Control Utility 2 downloads
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in Ice Silver and Storm Black.