Adorama is running a brilliant Christmas deal on the Nikon D3500 DSLR right now. You can buy Nikon’s newest entry-level DSLR with two lenses (a VR kit lens and a telephoto lenses for portraits) plus an accessory pack for just $496.95, down from the usual $846.95.
That’s a massive 41% discount on one of the best entry-level cameras out there – and the perfect starter pack for anyone looking to get into photography more seriously.
If your budget doesn't stretch quite that far, we've also seen another cracking US Christmas deal knocking the price of the D3500 and one VR lens (plus accessories) down to only $396.95.
Based in the UK? There are some tempting Nikon D3500 deals to be found here, too. Right now we think the best offer is on Amazon – the retailer has slashed £100 off the Nikon D3500 and AF-P DX 18–55 VR lens kit. Full details of all deals below…
Bearing in mind that the Nikon D3500 was only released a few months ago, we’re surprised to see discounts already. The camera has an impressive 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor, as well as an unusually good 5fps continuous shooting speed – and is designed specifically for beginners, with simplified controls and a built in Guide Mode to help new users learn the basics. It’s also compatible with a wide range of Nikon lenses, from Nikon and third-party makers, so it'll grow with you as your photography improves.
Nikon D3500 + 18-55mm VR lens + 70-300m lens + accessories: $496.95 (was $846.95)
Save $350 - This is a brilliant camera/lens Christmas deal. We think it's the perfect starter pack for anyone beginning a photography course, or looking to take their photography more seriously. In this bundle you get the VR kit lens, a telephoto lens for portraits, wildlife and sports, a memory card, and some other goodies. View Deal
Nikon D3500 + 18-55mm VR lens + accessories: $396.95 (was $496.95)
Save $100 - This is also a fantastic camera/lens deal. It comes with just the VR lens, unlike the offer above, which has two lenses – but Adorama is also throwing in a Lowepro Format 160 II camera bag, memory card and a multi memory card reader. That's everything you need to get started.View Deal
Nikon D3500 + 18–55 VR lens kit: £399 (was £499)
Save £100 - You can grab the Nikon D3500 and VR lens kit for £100 with a sweet 20% discount from Amazon. This is a very good price on what’s already Nikon’s cheapest DSLR – and it comes with a VR lens (rather than non VR), which is the option we’d always pick. Winner.View Deal
The Nikon D3500 is the latest version of Nikon’s entry-level DSLR, refreshing the popular D3400 with an upgraded sensor and EXPEED image processing system to give improved speed, detail and colours. Battery life has also had a boost, with Nikon claiming a pretty amazing 1,550 shots on a single charge.
It’s Nikon’s cheapest and simplest DSLR – it’s also the lightest, weighing only 415g, body only, and that’s with the battery and a memory card.
You don’t get 4K video, but the D3500 can shoot full HD 1920x1080 video at up to 60/50fps. It also doesn’t come with Wi-Fi, but with built-in Bluetooth you can transfer images to your smart device and fire the shutter remotely using your smartphone.
We called the camera "the best entry-level DSLR you can buy" when we reviewed the Nikon D3500 in October – and at this price it's even better value for money.