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The Nikon D3500 DSLR camera is equipped with a fairly large 24.2 MP DX-Format Sensor, to help you capture richly detailed and high-quality photos and Full HD video recording with the large sensor incorporated, its designed to perform well in low-light conditions.
With the razor-sharp autofocus system that Nikon has implemented into the Nikon D3500, it will make sure that your subjects remain in perfect focus, while a swift 5fps allows you to capture five astonishing images for every second.
The Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera lets you record all your precious moments in Full HD quality at frame rates of up to 60p. Thanks to the impressive wide ISO light-sensitivity that the Nikon D3500 features, you can easily record video under overcast skies or at night.
You can change lenses over and over again, without having to worry of any wear and tear from taking place as the Nikon features a strong and detailed engineered metal lens mount that allows you add from telephoto zoom lenses to wide-angle prime lenses.
The Nikon D3500 camera known for its amazing deep grip that immediately makes the camera feel comfortable in your hands – giving you the perfect composition when capturing those precious shots.
The Guide Mode known as the ultimate assist, that shows you exactly how to adjust camera settings in order to get those astonishing images and movies the way you want them.
Share all your precious high-quality photos with your friends and family within seconds as it enables an always-on connection between your camera and your smartphone/tablet, when using the SnapBridge App which is compatible on both iOS and Android phones.
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of view
Nikon DX format; focal length equivalent to approx. 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
DX, CMOS, 23.5 mm x 15.6 mm
Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Image size (pixels)
(L) 6000 x 4000 (24.0 million), (M) 4496 x 3000 (13.5 million), (S) 2992 x 2000 (6.0 million)
Storage file formats
NEF (RAW): 12 bit, compressed; JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression; NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat; selected Picture Control can be modified
SD, SDHC (UHS-I compliant), SDXC (UHS-I compliant)
1 Secure Digital (SD) card
DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Approx. 0.85 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m-¹)
18 mm (–1.0 m-¹; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
-1.7 to +0.5 m-¹
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Instant return, electronically controlled
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
1/4000 to 30 s, in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time
Flash sync speed
X=1/200 s;, synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower
S (single frame), Continuous, QC (quiet continuous shutter-release), Self-timer
Frame advance rate
Up to 5 fps; Note: Frame rates assume manual focus, manual or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values.
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures
TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II; Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame; Spot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Metering range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV
Exposure meter coupling
Auto modes (auto; auto, flash off); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); scene modes (portrait; sports; close up; night portrait); special effects modes (night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key)
Can be adjusted by –5 to +5 EV, in increments of 1/3 EV, in P, S, A, M, scene, and night vision modes
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO 100 to 25600, in steps of 1 EV, Auto ISO sensitivity control available
Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 11 focus points (including one cross-type sensor), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.)
–1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status, Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
11, Can be selected from 11 focus points
Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points)
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Auto, portrait, close up, night portrait, super vivid, pop, photo illustration, toy camera effect: Auto flash with auto pop-up; P, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release
Approx. 7/22, 8/26 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 420-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
Can be adjusted by -3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV, in P, S, A, M, and scene modes
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System
i-TTL flash control, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, Color Information Communication, AF-assist for multi-area AF
AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning
Live view - lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S), full-time-servo AF (AF-F), Manual focus (MF)
Live view - AF-area mode
Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, Subject-tracking AF
Live view - autofocus
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Live View - automatic scene selection
Available in auto and auto, flash off modes
Movie - metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie - metering method
Movie - frame size (pixels) and frame rate
1920 x 1080: 60p (progressive), 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p; 1280 x 720: 60p, 50p; Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both high and normal image quality
Movie - file format
Movie - video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie - audio recording format
Movie - audio recording device
Built-in monaural microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Movie - ISO sensitivity
ISO 100 to 25600
7.5-cm (3–in.) diagonal; TFT LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment; Approx. 921k-dot (VGA)
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, playback face zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation, picture rating, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
Hi-Speed USB, with Micro-USB connector; connection to built-in USB port is recommended
Type C HDMI connector
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1; Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz, Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz; 1.2 dBm (EIRP); Approximately 10 m (32 ft) without interference, range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles
One EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery
EH-5c/EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power connector (available separately)
1/4–in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 124 x 97 x 69.5 mm (4.9 x 3.9 x 2.8 in.)
Approx. 415 g (14.7 oz), with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 365 g/12.9 oz (camera body only)
Operating environment - temperature
0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F)
Operating environment - humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
All products excluding batteries sold by Orms are covered by a minimum of a one year local warranty, reckoned from the date of purchase, to protect you against manufacturing defects.
Canon IXUS, PowerShot compact cameras are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty
Canon DSLR and Mirrorless cameras are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Canon video cameras including Legria and X-series are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.
Nikon compacts excluding the Coolpix P900 are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.
Nikon DSLR's including the CoolPix P900 and are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Panasonic cameras and lenses are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Fujifilm cameras are covered by a 2 Year Warranty.
Sigma and Tamron products are covered by a 3 Year Warranty.
Lexar and Sandisk memory cards are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Lowepro's Limited Original Owner Warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship during the useful life of the product. The warranty does not cover damage caused by improper care.
All used gear sold by ORMS is supplied with a 6 Month Warranty.
All refurbished gear sold by ORMS is supplied with a 12 Month Warranty.
Please contact our service division straight away on 021 - 469 1962 and notify them of the fault. You may also e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org
1. If a product is defective / faulty, ORMS will replace the product within a 10 day period deemed from the date of receiving the product. ORMS will also cover the shipping costs within the borders of South Africa.
2. During the warranty period, Orms will arrange collection of the faulty item, facilitate the repair and then ship the product back to the customer, bearing all risks and costs.
Orms is not obliged to repair products that fall outside of the manufacturers warranty period, or products that are damaged accidentally, however Orms in seeking to deliver the highest standard of customer service will gladly assist the customer in having the product repaired via the network of repair agents with which Orms has business dealings.
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