The Nikon D3500 - A DSLR that is easy like a Point & Shoot
Posted by Sara Marjorie Strick on
If you are searching for a fantastic beginner camera, you don't need to look much further. The Nikon D3500 is ideal for so many - the blogger, the son or daughter, the parents, the enthusiast, the artist - the list goes on!
Lets talk about some of the specs behind this camera:
24mp DX Format Sensor - This means you can take images and print them huge - even the size of a poster if you wish!
5 frames per second shooting - High speed shooting means that you can capture exactly the moment you intend to.
100-25,600 ISO - ISO is the camera's sensitivity to light. Whether you are in the bright daylight or at a concert venue with low-light, the D3500's internal Digic 4 processor can handle any lighting condition with ease.
1080 Full HD Video - Full HD video is what we are use to seeing on most screens these day. This camera is capabale of shooting at many frame rates - you can even take footage from this camera and use it to create slow-motion video!
Let's dive into some of the awesome features that make this camera so user-friendly and appealing.
Easy Guide Mode - The Guide mode on this camera makes figuring out menus, shooting, and video a breeze. Turn your mode dial to "GUIDE" and it will provide helpful tips and tricks for getting your desired results. Think of it like a built-in manual for the camera!
Effects Mode - The Effects mode on the D3500 allow for creative decision making otherwise usually done in post-processing - but it happens right in camera, before you even take the photo!
Auto Mode - If you are a beginner, or just looking to simply point-and-shoot but feel confident that the photo will be accurate, exposed correctly, and focused on your subject, Auto Mode won't guide you wrong. Just turn your mode dial to AUTO and it will do all of the decision making. You just need to point-and-shoot and capture your moments. .
The size and design of the D3500 makes it easy to focus on capturing memories in comfort and ease.
It's lightweight and balanced, even with a telephoto lens attached. Each button and dial is carefully placed for comfort and ease of use, and the menu system is simple and intuitive. The lightweight camera body incorporates a 3.0" 921k-dot LCD screen for live view monitoring and image review.
The D3500 comes equipped with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-P lens. This lens is ideal for all sorts of photography, and is the perfect starting point for someone wanting to step up their photo game.
A wide aperture means you are able to blur the background of your subject, and make your point of focus pop!
The best part? When you are ready to upgrade or explore new lens options, there are endless possibilities - Nikon makes a vast selection of lenses of all types and prices that can expand your creative vision.
Don't put away your phone - connect to it!
The D3500 comes equipped with BlueTooth technology and app connectivity. What does this mean? Take your photo, upload to your phone, and share with friends, family, and social networks immediately.