Nikon’s D3500 cuts bulk and price while boosting battery life

This entry level DSLR will cost $499.95.

Nikon D3500
Nikon's new entry level DSLR the D3500 has a updated CMOS image sensor and Nikon EXPEED image processor.Nikon

On the heels of Nikon's big full-frame mirrorless announcement, the company announced that a brand new entry level DSLR is on its way—essentially reconfirming Nikon's commitment to its DSLR users. The D3500 replaces the D3400 and is cheaper, lighter and can shoot 1,550 frames on a single battery charge.

Nikon D3500
The camera is less bulky and cheaper than its predecessor, the D3400.Nikon

Here's what we know about it:

  • 24.2-megapixels
  • Updated CMOS image sensor
  • Updated Nikon EXPEED image processor
  • ISO range of 100-25,600
  • 11-point autofocus system
  • Continuous shooting up to five frames-per-second
  • Shoots full HD 1080/60p video
  • Utilizes Bluetooth2
  • Updated ergonomic design
  • Bundled with a AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR for $499.95
  • Bundled with a AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and a AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED for $849.95
  • Available in September

The new camera is designed with new photographers in mind and comes with a number of built-in Effect Modes and a feature called in-camera Guide Mode, which offers shooters info about their camera’s capabilities.

Nikon D3500 with flash
Front view of the Nikon D3500.Nikon
Nikon D3500
Side view of the Nikon D3500.Nikon
Nikon D3500 back screen
The controls on the back of the camera have been rearranged in a more ergonomic and user-friendly fashion.Nikon
Nikon D3500 top view
Top view of the Nikon D3500.Nikon