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With max ISO 25600 you will get a better control over low light shots, than similar beginner-level Cannon models.
I chose this camera over Cannon 1500D because I heard a lot of critic reviews, and all of them were recommending Nikon.
The camera has a good grip, and doesn't much weigh, so you can easily take shots with one hand.
Most people have complained about no WiFi. I haven't missed that feature much. Because, I will not have a WiFi while taking shots outside. I can easily transfer the pictures to my computer using the SD card reader.
The camera doesn't have geo-tagging feature. But you can easily pair the SnapBridge App with the camera, and it will use phone's location and use it for geo-tagging. I really liked it.
Overall the camera is great.
Things I missed:
- It has a fixed display. Would have been great if it rotated.
P.S. I got all the items from Amazon, the Camera body, lens, bag and a 16GB SD card.
All the accessories/necessary part of camera is not genuine. I got this dslr within two days of ordering it. It went well till the returnable period. Then suddenly I found both battery and charger defective. Defective Battery is not charging with the defective charger. Apart from that, the USB cable required to transfer photos in laptop/desktop is also not in the box. Want it to be replaced. Its a trust issue. Hopeless with Amazon.
This is my first DSLR. I am very happy about this performance and picture quality. . This camera very easy to use. No need to join workshop . Just see video on YouTube. You will get everything knowledge. Very easy to shoot picture on different mode. I feel myself like professional photographer. . And thanks Amazon for before time delivery great packing. Trustful product. No need to think that online shopping is not trustful. It's wrong. All documents , manual and warranty card inside. I registered my product on Nikon website also
I was very afraid 😨, that do u get a genuine product or not... Once 1 received and opened it I found.... yes... its great all the item where present their thing where there like memory card battery warranty card camera.. of course.. with other item like bag.. yes one can buy.... no problem
I got it for 24k in offer and believe me its a no brainer just go for it in this price no canon camera is equal to it lov d it and buyed 50mm prime lens and my kit is complete now. Fine quality with super fine pics.
I have owned Nikon cameras for years. The best "glass"(lens) out there. Simply, Nikon makes the best cameras overall. I have owned the D7000, D7100, D750 and D3200, a predecessor of this. I liked the similarities in the controls and buttons. I could go from the D7000 and use the D3200 and know where everything was.(there is a difference in button and menu layout between manufacturers). I could go from the D7100 to the D750 and find the same layout.
That being said, this is one of the major differences as the D3000 series has evolved. Less buttons on the outside and more in the menu. I found everything but I like the buttons. I would think for beginners this would be easier especially since there is no touch screen. I also find as a photographer who likes to experiment I am glad there is no touch screen. For all of the beginners reading this, don't worry about the lack of touch screen. You will learn photography much more quickly. This is not iPhone photography and eventually you will master using the menu and buttons more quickly than shooting on an iPhone. And I shoot on a iPhone regularly.
I am looking at this camera through the eyes of an experienced Nikon user but putting myself in the shoes of a beginner too. I want to start off by saying if Nikon's intention is to get beginners to start using a DSLR, this is the camera. Put it on auto and shoot away. Go to the guide and choose what kind of shot you may want-landscape, night, macro and the guide will teach you to start using settings very simply right in the guide mode. That is why I call this a bridge DSLR. It is fairly simple to use. Even the menu is simple and uncluttered when a camera enthusiast starts exploring. The price point is very competitive especially among point and shoots that may be more $$ but do not give the user a DSLR and larger sensor.
I used all modes. I normally shoot in aperture priority. I usually set my back button to focus and it will focus more quickly(more on that later). I stop down a bracket and shoot in 100 or 200 ISO outside. I purchased a polarizing filter to protect the lens and give me more depth/color in my outdoor shots. I also purchased a lens hood which is valuable to keep blown highlights and glare away. Both are great accessories. I also bought some after market batteries as spares but this battery is pretty good so far. Est. 1550 shots can get me 5 days of shooting while on vacation.
The effects mode: super vivid-artificial colors-too over the top, pop- little weak on popping those colors, photo illustration-like a painting-fun effect. I am still trying to figure out selective color.
I thought the shallow depth of field was weak on shots I took at apertures wide open. Some of that may be the lens ( more on the lens later).
I also had some trouble with the auto focus finding its target. I played around some and the auto focus seemed slow. I have not experienced that before with the D3200. It may be a user issue and will update this review. I do wish that the D3000 series had more focus points, but one thing I have always liked with the Nikon D series cameras that it is easy to change the focal points when setting up a shot.
I am switching lens to my 18-140 to see if both the above resolve themselves.
The D3500 does not have image stabilization in the body. So what does the mean? It means that if you have a lens like the kit lens 18-55, nothing because the lens has it, but if you have an older lens without image stabilization, there may be blur with camera shake. I think this is a minor issue for beginners unless they had some older Nikon lenses.
The lens-18-55-very limited lens. Its actual focal point is 27-82mm -crop sensor factor of 1.5. Buy the body without a lens and buy the 18-140- a super walk around landscape lens especially for travel photography or buy the 18-300 lens ( if your budget allows) an excellent all around lens for everything. I have the 18-140 now. Personally for me I always buy Nikon lenses. That is the reason that Nikon is superior. Yes, Tamron and Sigma may be great lenses and less costly, but the lenses makes the shot. Buy the best not just the great lenses! I have recently been buying international Nikon lenses which are less costly and have had no problems. You do not get a US warranty, but never had an issue.
Weight- this camera is really light but not too light. The grip is ergonomic and helps the camera steady in my hand. One of the reasons I now use a point and shoot in addition to my DSLR is the weight especially when carrying a camera for 12 hours or more. They can be heavy and in the heat, tiring. The issue with a point and shoot even a camera like the Nikon B700 is, that while it has a good grip to steady, the weight distribution is still too light to sometimes steady the camera especially when zooming to get that sharp shot. I have to brace against something, or use a tripod which is sometimes not accessible or allowed because of space. I did not have that issue with the D3500. It is the sweet spot for weight and distribution. Kudos to Nikon. Even with a heavy lens like the 18-140.
So my wishes for this series are simple-more focus points and weather sealing. Just a small amount of weather sealing helps with dust as well as a few rain sprinkles. I am sure Nikon beginners would pay $100 more for these great features.
Note: One of the main differences between a DSLR and point and shoot besides the smaller sensor on a point and shoot, is the limitations on ISO film speed and aperture settings. Most point and shoots do not have the range. So when purchasing a "bridge" always go to the beginning DSLRs to get more bang for your buck.
Muy buena cámara para empezar en la fotografía. Tengo alrededor de 3 meses con ella y ha cumplido mis expectativas. Recomendaría practicar un poco con el lente incluido y después comprar un lente prime y verás mejores resultados. En si muy buena cámara para principiantes. Si tus posibilidades económicas son amplias entonces definitivamente pensaría en una d7500 que ofrece más opciones, pero bueno si empiezas en fotografía es excelente cámara. El Iso creo que es lo único que no me gusta, a partir de 3200 hay ruido notable pero de allí para arriba no me late :/ Pero bueno estoy empezando y la verdad es una buena inversión.