Nikon D3500 and D5600 to be discontinued?

(Image credit: Nikon)

With the news that Nikon Japan has recently labelled the Nikon D3500 and the D5600 as "old product", could these two entry-level DSLRs be destined for the chopping block? Historically, products labelled in this way are usually already discontinued, or are set to be discontinued soon. 

This news may come as a surprise to camera retailers around the world, as both of these DSLRs tend to sell quite well. In fact, the Nikon D5600 was actually the top selling DSLR camera in Japan last year, according to the BCN ranking. 

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.