Nikon D3500 & D5600 are NOT discontinued (outside Japan, at least)

Nikon D3500 & D5600 are NOT discontinued (outside Japan, at least)
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Recently, rumors have been doing the rounds regarding the demise of two of Nikon's most popular DSLRs, the Nikon D3500 and Nikon D5600. However, according to Nikon itself, these rumors are unfounded – at least outside the manufacturer's home territory of Japan. 

Several websites, including this one, ran stories of the Nikon D3500 and Nikon D5600 cameras both being discontinued, based on the fact that Nikon Japan has listed these models as being 'archived products'. However, it turns out that this decision affects the Japanese market only.

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Adam Waring

Adam has been the editor of N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine for almost 12 years, and as such is one of Digital Camera World's leading experts when it comes to all things Nikon-related. 

Whether it’s reviews and hands-on tests of the latest Nikon cameras and lenses, sharing his skills using filters, tripods, lighting, L brackets and other photography equipment, or trading tips and techniques on shooting landscapes, wildlife and almost any genre of photography, Adam is always on hand to provide his insights. 

Prior to his tenure on N-Photo, Adam was also a veteran of publications such as PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, so his wealth of photographic knowledge isn’t solely limited to the Big N.