Nikon will discontinue the D3500 and D5600 but you can still buy them for now

Nikon discontinue D3500 and D5600
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Nikon is discontinuing two popular entry-level cameras as it continues to focus its efforts on mid to high-end-level mirrorless cameras and lenses. In recent years, more and more camera brands have halted the development of DSLR systems and opted to bring mirrorless camera systems to the forefront. 

Both the Nikon D5600 and the Nikon D3500 which were released in 2016 and 2018 respectively will be discontinued. Once the remaining stock runs out across Europe, the only way to be able to buy these cameras will be on the secondhand market. The last time Nikon released a DSLR camera was in 2020 with the launch of the Nikon D6 so it's no surprise that slowly, production of its lower-spec models will be stopped. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.