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Nikon D3500 + AF-P DX 18–55 VR Kit - Black

Brand - Nikon

Average rating 4.73

30 Reviews | 0 Votes

£399.00
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24.2 MP DX-format sensor ISO light-sensitivity range of 100–25600 Full HD movies at frame rates of up to 60p Razor-sharp autofocus system

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Amazon Customer Review

This 'entry level' DSLR from Nikon is a great buy - from basic 'point & shooters' to a keen amateur looking to move up the scale a bit. The live view function is a simple lever push, allowing the user to actually see what is being taken. As much of the creativity relies on the lens attached to the camera (focus, depth of field, filters and so on) it is possible to let the camera work out the necessary ISO, aperture and shutter speed, although of course the aperture may have to be tweaked manually to create the right background for the object in focus. Personally, I had yet to explore fully all the modes available - they are all there if needed, together with an on screen help note description of the chosen mode.

The only downside this far, is the battery life. Like many of us workaday shooters, budgets sometimes preclude paying top dollar for the branded item, which may or may not in reality be superior but, the ' compatible' replacement batteries have yet to live up to the original supplied with the camera. Could be that they need to 'bed in', for now however, the jury is out.

In terms of weight and handling, the camera is light and easy to carry. Some of the bigger lenses used with this model, weigh a good bit more!

So far, happy with this choice and can recommend.

Mar 07, 2020

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I bought this Nikon D3500 VR camera to replace a Canon 4000D which was also classed as a 'beginner's' camera but I just couldn't get on with it and sold it at a loss. This camera is superior in every way. It's so easy to use, very lightweight even with the addition of an 18-200 Nikon VR lens. The picture quality is amazing even on auto mode, but the other modes are so easy to use there's no need to stay on auto. The battery life is also very good and I've found no need to buy a spare yet. It's really easy to download pictures onto a phone or iPad using Nikon SnapBridge over Bluetooth (it doesn't have wifi). The camera doesn't even have to be switched on - just placed next to iPad!
I use a camera mostly for taking pictures so I haven't really tested the video modes but apparently it's not the best for video. There are plenty of Utube videos explaining set-up etc and an online manual which you can download from the Nikon site.
Love this camera!

Jan 19, 2020

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This is a brilliant camera for the beginner or for the program set at first when you open the box it doesn't look as if you've got much in there but this is a very different camera to the oldest dials. The camera comes with a decent mid-range lens,a strap,a battery also a lens cap. There was a fanfold instruction sheet which has limited information but you are best advised to go online onto the Nick on the website and download the manual in PDF format and read up. If you leave the camera on the ‘A' setting which is for automatic - it lets the camera do the work and allows you to be creative and frame the shots that you want. The camera can save pictures to a standard SD card which can either be in JPEG format or NEF. The one drawback is that there is no memory card with the camera and it doesn't hold any internal memory so before you can start to take any pictures you must order an ST card I would recommend either 64 or 128 gig of a branded card for example Sandisk or Samsung. Beware of buying ST cards off eBay as there are lots of fakes on the market which don't format is the right card and normally 2 GB masquerading as much higher formats your best advice buying off Amazon directly rather than taking the risk of a non-descript seller. There are several software packages which you can download for the Google phone or the Apple phone however one thing to bear in mindIs the size of the files when they save to your phone by default these will only be roughly one or two megapixels which means the quality is only good enough for social media or for sending to people for proofing or for just viewing to see whether or not you want to retake the shot the limitation of this is the memory size of your phone not the camera it self if you are saving pictures to the ST card on the highest setting the pictures will be at least between 18 to 21 MB in size for each picture therefore realistically you do need several ST cards to make sureThat you do not run out of space overall I would give this camera 9 out of 10 it also has Bluetooth and USB connectivity when plugged into your computer it will see it as I drive so you can download pictures straight from the SD card however one thing that you will need is a suitable USB cable this does not come with the camera.

I have found that by saving the pictures in the default NIKON .NEF format makes editing in photo shop and light room a breeze you can then save the pictures out as JPEGs or TIFF files or which ever you wish, this is a really great camera for beginners there's lots of things to learn but the back display and the menu system is very simplistic intuitive and with a little bit of reading up you won't get too lost using it what I would also advise is also buy yourself a set of filters - the screw on type which have the 55 millimetre radius which are available on Amazon and to at least have a UV filter screwed in to the lens at all times which not only protects the lens from dust and dirt but also means that if the UV filter breaks this will also protect the lens which can be expensive to replace.

I would also recommend that if you're going to do landscape photography to buy a wide-angle NIKON lens which is the AF DX type. If the lens doesn't show a DX on it you CANNOT use it with this range of DSLR cameras.

The camera is not too bulky it's relatively light weight very grippable and when do you start to get used to it, it's a lovely smooth camera to use.

You'll want to stay within the NIKON camp and upgrade based on your abilities and need for a more intuitive camera - it is excellent value for money and there is very little that I can find realistically against it - all in all I'm pleased with my purchase and would highly recommend it.

Buying a few spare batteries and a USB charger off Amazon or eBay is essential so that you have enough power when out and about especially when using the in-built or shoe mounted flash.

Jan 04, 2020

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Amazon Customer Review

I love this camera.

The picture quality is so good. I especially love the close up feature the image quality from that is great.
I'm not so sure about taking Auto portrait images.. but that may just be the workman and not the tool that has the issue there?

The camera is pretty easy to use but some of the features I still don't understand and I'm guessing my images are suffering so.

I brought the Dummy's manual along with the camera but I find that hard to digest and use in practice with my camera.

So I'll keep playing away.. but I really do love this camera.

Jan 03, 2020

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Bought this at a great price from Amazon as my first DSLR, upgrading from a point and shoot bridge camera.
Its a great bit of kit, perfect for a beginner wanting their first DSLR but just be aware that there is no option for remote shutter release unless you use the snap bridge app, which works after a fashion but is a bit cumbersome.
Previous models like the D3300 were compatible with a remote shutter release for when you are taking long exposures and want to avoid camera shake on a tripod. Using the 10 second delay on the d3500 isn't always convenient. Its bizarre that Nikon omitted from the newer d3500 when the d3300 had it 5 years ago.

Dec 29, 2019

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lovely little camera, lightweight, lots of features, takes great photos, paired to my phone and every shot is almost instantly received on the phone, ready to be emailed etc. easy to figure out without reading a manual, but the instruction leaflet is easy to follow. great for the price. would highly recommend.

Nov 09, 2019

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