Why the Nikon D3500 Is The Best Budget Automotive Camera.

Let's face it. We all as car enthusiast love snapping those perfect shots of our rides, whether it be after a nice wash, or on a beautiful sunset. Sometimes the simple iPhone camera just isn't enough to capture our beautiful cars radiance. If you're looking to upgrade, this is what you've been looking for.

The Nikon D3500


 Nikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Black

Being one of the most popular budget DSLR's on the market, it has grabbed it's popularity by its astounding 24.2 mega-pixel sensor, easy to use interface,  light weight and portability, it becomes a no brainer to beginner photographers.


Full model name: Nikon D3500
Resolution: 24.20 Megapixels
Sensor size: APS-C
(23.5mm x 15.6mm)
Kit Lens: 3.06x zoom 
(27-83mm eq.)
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD
Native ISO: 100 - 25,600
Extended ISO: 100 - 25,600
Shutter: 1/4000 - 30 sec
Max Aperture: 3.5 (kit lens)
Dimensions: 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.7 in.
(124 x 97 x 70 mm)
Weight: 21.7 oz (615 g) 
includes batteries, kit lens
Availability: 09/2018


The Nikon D3400 has filled the entry-level DSLR role for the company since September 2016 and has done so very successfully. Nikon has decided to double down on what has made that camera popular with beginners with the new Nikon D3500 by making the D3500 even more compact and enhancing its ease of use. Let's look closer at the new D3500 and see precisely what has changed.

Nikon D3500 Key Features

  • Redesigned camera body makes the D3500 Nikon's "most portable entry-level DSLR ever"
  • 12.9-ounce (365-gram) camera body weight
  • "Updated" 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Native ISO range of 100-25,600
  • 5 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 11-point autofocus
  • Live View shooting with face-detect and subject-tracking autofocus
  • Full HD video recording at up to 60 frames per second
  • Guide Mode helps new photographers learn the ropes
  • Built-in Bluetooth and Nikon SnapBridge compatibility
  • 1,550-shot battery life

The 24 mp camera seems to capture stunning shots with great detail. The iPhone X camera comes in at 12 mp, that's half the capabilities on the Nikon D3500.

The great adjustable ISO range is also a plus for shooting in low light areas. The exposure controls come in handy when shooting in direct sunlight also.

The Nikon D3500 comes in a variety of packages;

The starter package with the 18-55mm kit lens. It's great for the beginner looking to take shots up close.

Retail $396.95



The dual lens kit features the best of both worlds with the 18-55mm kit lens and the 70-300mm lens. The 70-300mm lens is useful for long distance shots, or close ups.

Retail $494.00



The accessories kit. Featuring all the essentials to capture the perfect automotive shot.

Retail $559.95



A Few Sample Shots

Shot With Nikon 70-300mm Kit Lens

Shot With Nikon 18-55mm Kit Lens

Shot With Nikon 18-55mm Kit Lens

Shot With Nikon 18-55mm Kit Lens

 Unboxing Of The Nikon D3500


Full Users Tutorial