Nikon D3500: smaller, lighter, and cheaper successor to D3400

Nikon D3500

Nikon has unveiled the D3500 – the new budget model in its cheap DSLR camera range, and the ultimate successor to the popular D3400. The new camera shares many of the features with its predecessor, but is smaller, lighter, and less expensive than the D3400. Handling is also improved with a deeper grip – and battery life has been given a significant boost to make this one of the best travel cameras for DSLR fans.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.