51points
62points

Nikon D3500

60points
73points

Nikon D5600

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
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Nikon D3500 vs Nikon D5600

Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
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Nikon D3500
60
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Nikon D5600

Why is Nikon D3500 better than Nikon D5600?

  • 730shots longer battery life
    ?

    1550shotsvs820shots
  • 100g lighter
    ?

    365gvs465g
  • Has a BSI sensor
    ?
  • 0.71% less body volume
    ?

    835.95cm³vs841.96cm³
  • Has a silent focus motor built into the lens
    ?
  • 0.5mm thinner
    ?

    69.5mmvs70mm

Why is Nikon D5600 better than Nikon D3500?

  • 28 more focus points
    ?

    39vs11
  • Has a flip-out screen
    ?
  • Supports Wi-Fi
    ?
  • Has a stereo microphone
    ?
  • Has a microphone input
    ?
  • 116k dots higher resolution (screen)
    ?

    1037k dotsvs921k dots
  • Has a built-in HDR mode
    ?
  • Has timelapse function
    ?

Price comparison

Nikon D3500

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera + AF-P DX...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera + AF-P DX 18-55mm VR NIKKOR Lens Kit + Accessory Bundle (Renewed)
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$459.00
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55mm VR Lens & 70-300mm Dual Zoom Lens Kit 1588 (Renewed) with 16GB Accessory Bundle
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$529.00
Nikon D3500 Amazon(Renewed) Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera...(Renewed) Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55mm VR Lens & 70-300mm Dual Zoom Lens Kit 1588 with 16GB Accessory Bundle
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$529.00
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55m...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55mm and 70-300mm Zoom Lenses Bundle with 64GB Card and Accessories (7 Items)
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$619.95
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens (1590B) – (Renewed)
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$429.00
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR ...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR and 70-300mm Lenses + 128GB Card, Tripod, Flash, and More (20pc Bundle)
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$739.00
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera w/AF-P 18...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera w/AF-P 18-55mm VR Lens & 70-300mm Dual Zoom Lens - (Renewed) + 16GB Bundle
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$499.00
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera w/AF-P 18...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera w/AF-P 18-55mm VR Lens & 70-300mm Dual Zoom Lens (1588B) – (Renewed)
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$489.00
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR ...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens + 32GB Card, Tripod, Case, and More (18pc Bundle)
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$569.00
Nikon D3500 walmartNikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/...Nikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Black
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$445.67
Nikon D3500 aliexpressNikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Len...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens Kit - (New)
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$535.00

Nikon D5600

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D5600 AmazonNikon D5600 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR ...Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR and 70-300mm Lenses + 128GB Card, Tripod, Flash, and More (20pc Bundle)
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$809.00
Nikon D5600 AmazonNikon D5600 DSLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G...Nikon D5600 DSLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED
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$696.95
Nikon D5600 AmazonNikon D5600 24.2MP DSLR Camera 18-55mm V...Nikon D5600 24.2MP DSLR Camera 18-55mm VR & 70-300mm ED Lens (Renewed) with 16GB Deluxe Bundle
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$629.00
Nikon D5600 AmazonNikon D5600 DSLR Camera w/Nikon AF-P DX ...Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera w/Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens, 32GB Memory Card Plus Accessory Kit Bundle
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$599.00
Nikon D5600 AmazonNikon D5600 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3...Nikon D5600 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR + Case + 32GB SD Card (15pc Bundle)
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$629.00
Nikon D5600 AmazonNikon D5600 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR ...Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens + 32GB Card, Tripod, Case, and More (18pc Bundle)
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$639.00
Nikon D5600 AmazonNikon D5600 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3...Nikon D5600 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR + 64GB Memory Bundle
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$569.00
Nikon D5600 AmazonNikon D5600 DSLR Camera Kit w/AFP DX 18-...Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera Kit w/AFP DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR & AFP DX 70-300/4.5-6.3G Lenses - Bundle with Camera Case, 16GB SDHC Card, Cleaning Kit, 55mm UV Filter, PC Software Package,
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$696.95
Nikon D5600 AmazonNikon D5600 24.2MP DSLR Digital Camera w...Nikon D5600 24.2MP DSLR Digital Camera with 18-55mm and 70-300mm Lenses (1580) USA Model Deluxe Bundle Includes Sandisk 64GB SD Card + Nikon Bag + Filter Kit + Spare Battery + Telephoto Lens + More
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$825.80
Nikon D5600 AmazonNikon D5600 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR ...Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens + 32GB Card, Tripod, Flash, and More (20pc Bundle)
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$649.00
Nikon D5600 aliexpressNikon D5600 DSLR Camera Body & AF-P 18-5...Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera Body & AF-P 18-55mm Lens and AF 70-300mm Lens Kit
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$688.00

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Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.weight

365g

465g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.viewfinder coverage

95%

95%

With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.
5.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.
6.Has a hot shoe
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Optics

1.sensor size

23.5 x 15.6mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.focus points

11

39

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
3.megapixels (main camera)

24.2MP

24.2MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

25600 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
5.continuous shooting at high resolution

5fps

5fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

1080 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.Has timelapse function
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
5.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
6.supports slow-motion video recording
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.number of microphones

1

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
5.Has a zoom microphone
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.
6.has stereo speakers
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

1550shots

820shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.battery power

1230mAh

1500mAh

Battery power, also called battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy stored in the battery. Measured in milliampere-hours (mAh), it indicates how much electric power can be used over time. More battery power translates into longer battery life.
6.has wireless charging
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.Has a remote control
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
3.has an external memory slot
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
5.has a HDMI output
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
6.has an accelerometer
Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

Price comparison

Nikon D3500

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera + AF-P DX...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera + AF-P DX 18-55mm VR NIKKOR Lens Kit + Accessory Bundle (Renewed)
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$459.00
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55mm VR Lens & 70-300mm Dual Zoom Lens Kit 1588 (Renewed) with 16GB Accessory Bundle
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$529.00
Nikon D3500 Amazon(Renewed) Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera...(Renewed) Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55mm VR Lens & 70-300mm Dual Zoom Lens Kit 1588 with 16GB Accessory Bundle
Amazon logo
$529.00
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55m...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with AF-P 18-55mm and 70-300mm Zoom Lenses Bundle with 64GB Card and Accessories (7 Items)
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$619.95
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera with AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens (1590B) – (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$429.00
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR ...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR and 70-300mm Lenses + 128GB Card, Tripod, Flash, and More (20pc Bundle)
Amazon logo
$739.00
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera w/AF-P 18...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera w/AF-P 18-55mm VR Lens & 70-300mm Dual Zoom Lens - (Renewed) + 16GB Bundle
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$499.00
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera w/AF-P 18...Nikon D3500 24.2MP DSLR Camera w/AF-P 18-55mm VR Lens & 70-300mm Dual Zoom Lens (1588B) – (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$489.00
Nikon D3500 AmazonNikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR ...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens + 32GB Card, Tripod, Case, and More (18pc Bundle)
Amazon logo
$569.00
Nikon D3500 walmartNikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/...Nikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Black
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$445.67
Nikon D3500 aliexpressNikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Len...Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens Kit - (New)
aliexpress logo
$535.00

Nikon D5600

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D5600 AmazonNikon D5600 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR ...Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR and 70-300mm Lenses + 128GB Card, Tripod, Flash, and More (20pc Bundle)
Amazon logo
$809.00
Nikon D5600 AmazonNikon D5600 DSLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G...Nikon D5600 DSLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED
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$696.95
Nikon D5600 AmazonNikon D5600 24.2MP DSLR Camera 18-55mm V...Nikon D5600 24.2MP DSLR Camera 18-55mm VR & 70-300mm ED Lens (Renewed) with 16GB Deluxe Bundle
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$629.00
Nikon D5600 AmazonNikon D5600 DSLR Camera w/Nikon AF-P DX ...Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera w/Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens, 32GB Memory Card Plus Accessory Kit Bundle
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$599.00
Nikon D5600 AmazonNikon D5600 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3...Nikon D5600 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR + Case + 32GB SD Card (15pc Bundle)
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$629.00
Nikon D5600 AmazonNikon D5600 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR ...Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens + 32GB Card, Tripod, Case, and More (18pc Bundle)
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$639.00
Nikon D5600 AmazonNikon D5600 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3...Nikon D5600 w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR + 64GB Memory Bundle
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$569.00
Nikon D5600 AmazonNikon D5600 DSLR Camera Kit w/AFP DX 18-...Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera Kit w/AFP DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR & AFP DX 70-300/4.5-6.3G Lenses - Bundle with Camera Case, 16GB SDHC Card, Cleaning Kit, 55mm UV Filter, PC Software Package,
Amazon logo
$696.95
Nikon D5600 AmazonNikon D5600 24.2MP DSLR Digital Camera w...Nikon D5600 24.2MP DSLR Digital Camera with 18-55mm and 70-300mm Lenses (1580) USA Model Deluxe Bundle Includes Sandisk 64GB SD Card + Nikon Bag + Filter Kit + Spare Battery + Telephoto Lens + More
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$825.80
Nikon D5600 AmazonNikon D5600 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR ...Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens + 32GB Card, Tripod, Flash, and More (20pc Bundle)
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$649.00
Nikon D5600 aliexpressNikon D5600 DSLR Camera Body & AF-P 18-5...Nikon D5600 DSLR Camera Body & AF-P 18-55mm Lens and AF 70-300mm Lens Kit
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$688.00

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