Nikon D3500 With AF-P DX NIKKOR

Last updated date: May 13, 2019

DWYM Score
9.6

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 131 expert reviews, the Nikon Nikon D3500 With AF-P DX NIKKOR placed 1st when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.6
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.5
573 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Great image quality in a lightweight and easy-to-use camera with great battery life.
- New York Times Wirecutter
Value for money All-round image quality.
- Digital Camera World
Despite using the same sensor, processor and display as its predecessor, the D3500's battery life has increased by 30% (CIPA) compared to the model that it replaces.
- DP Review
What experts didn't like
While the D3500 can shoot high-quality 1080/60p video, this camera is not designed with the videographer in mind.
- New York Times Wirecutter
Fixed rear screen No 4K video.
- Digital Camera World
Being an entry-level camera, it shouldn't come as a huge surprise that there's only one control dial.
- DP Review

From The Manufacturer

Beautiful pictures for all. You don't need to be a photographer to know a great photo when you see one. And you don't need to be a photographer to take a great photo-you just need the D3500. It's as easy to use as a point-and-shoot, but it takes beautiful DSLR photos and videos that get noticed. It feels outstanding in your hands, sturdy and balanced with controls where you want them. It's compact, durable and versatile, ideal for travel. And it works seamlessly with compatible smartphones, making it easier than ever to share your great photos. Even if you've never picked up a DSLR camera, you can take beautiful pictures with D3500.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Nikon D3500 With AF-P DX NIKKOR
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 3
2. Canon EOS 5D DSLR Camera
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 17
3. Nikon D750 DSLR Camera
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 14
4. Nikon D850 Digital SLR
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 8
5. Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 16
6. Sony A7II DSLR Camera
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 4
7. Canon EOS REBEL T7i EF-S 18-55 IS STM Kit
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 8
8. Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 4
9. Nikon D7500 DSLR Camera
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 9
10. Nikon D3400 Digital SLR Camera
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 11
11. Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 6
12. Pentax DSLR Camera
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 8
13. Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera With WiFi
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 4
14. Nikon D3400 DSLR Camera
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 9
15. Canon EOS Rebel DSLR Camera
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 7

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