Nikon D3500 vs Nikon D5600

4.88 in
3.82 in
Nikon D3500 Digital Camera
Nikon D3500
4.88 in
3.82 in
Nikon D5600 Digital Camera
Nikon D5600
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Editiorial reviews
15 editorial reviews
It's inexpensive, lightweight and will keep going for days on a single battery charge. While it's not great for video and its wireless image transfer is slow, the D3500 is a simple and un-intimidating camera that's a great starting point for beginners.Read more
A superb budget DSLR that’s tailor-made for beginners, but it’s not a huge improvement on the D3400Read more
The Nikon D3500 is the latest entry-level DSLR camera aimed at smart-phone upgraders and beginner photographers. Improvements to the D3500 include an incredible 1,550-shot battery life, a redesigned body and control layout, and a lower price. Read our in-depth Nikon D3500 review with sample JPEG and Raw images, videos and more...Read more
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If you are relatively new to photography and are thinking of buying a DSLR, the chances are that you already have Nikon on top of your list, and have alreadyRead more
Is the D5600 worth the upgrade based on the addition of Snapbridge, or should you choose one of Nikon's other offerings? Find out in our Nikon D5600 review.Read more
In the end, the D5600 is all about the images. It's capable of taking the sort of images you really do want to share, even with the standard kit lens.Read more
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Full Comparison

Sensor

Nikon D3500Nikon D3500Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS
Image sensor formatDXDX
ProcessorEXPEED 4Expeed 4
Sensor size
N/A
0.93 in
Sensor photo detectors
N/A
25.0 Mpx
Effective pixels
N/A
24.0 Mpx
Image ratio w:h
N/A
3:2
Max resolution
N/A
6000.0 px
Other resolutions
N/A
4496x3000, 2992x2000

Image

Nikon D3500Nikon D3500Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
ISO100, 25600, Auto100, 25600, Auto
ISO minimum100100
ISO maximum2560025600
Maximum image resolution6000.0 px6000.0 px
White balance modesAuto, Cloudy, Direct sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, ShadeAuto, Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade
Supported image file formatsEXIF, JPEG, RAWJPG, NEF, RAW
Photo effectsBlack&White, Neutral, VividBlack&White, Neutral, Vivid
White balance presets
N/A
12
Custom white balance
N/A
yes
Image stabilization type
N/A
No
Uncompressed format
N/A
RAW
HDR
N/A
no
AEB/HDR support
N/A
yes

Optics and focus

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Lens mountNikon AF-S, Nikon F, Nikon-AFNikon F
Maximum aperture5.63.5
Focus adjustmentAuto/ManualAuto/Manual
Brightness adjustmentyes
N/A
AutofocusContinuous Auto Focus, Single Auto FocusContinuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lockyes
N/A
Auto Focus (AF) points selectionAuto, Manual
N/A
Auto Focus (AF) assist beamyes
N/A
Number of focus points1139
Filter diameter2.17 in2.17 in
Magnification (Crop factor)
N/A
1.5 x
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)
N/A
Lamp
Contrast autofocus
N/A
yes
Autofocus in recording mode
N/A
yes
Focal length multiplier
N/A
1.5x
Manual focus
N/A
yes
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)
N/A
39
Image stabiliser
N/A
Lens based only
Phase detection autofocus
N/A
yes
Number of AF points (contrast)
N/A
39

Screen and viewfinder

Nikon D3500Nikon D3500Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Screen size2.95 in3.19 in
Screen technologyLCDLCD
Touch screennoyes
Field of view100.0 %100.0 %
Live viewyesyes
Viewfinder
Optical
Optical
Viewfinder magnification0.85 x0.82 x
Dioptre correctionyesyes
Diopter adjustment (D-D)1.7 - 0.51.7 - 0.5
Eye relief0.71 in0.67 in
Flip-out screennoyes
Articulated LCD
N/A
yes
Screen dots
N/A
1037000
Viewfinder coverage
N/A
95.0 %
Separate info display
N/A
no

Photography features

Nikon D3500Nikon D3500Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Shooting modesAutoAperture priority, Auto, Shutter priority
Camera shutter typeElectronicElectronic
Auto exposure lockyesyes
Continuous shootingyesyes
Self-timer delay2, 5, 10, 202, 5, 10, 20
Histogramyes
N/A
Flash modesAuto, Fill-in, Manual, Redeye Reduction, Slow SyncFill-in, Redeye Reduction, Slow Sync
External flash connectionHot shoeHot shoe
Scene modes
Landscape , Portrait
Beach, Children, Close-up , Night, Night portrait, Party , Pet, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset, Landscape
Minimum shutter speed
N/A
30.0 s
Maximum shutter speed
N/A
1.0 s
Shutter priority
N/A
yes
Aperture priority
N/A
yes
Manual exposure mode
N/A
yes
Number of exposures
N/A
3
Exposure compensation plus
N/A
5
Exposure compensation minus
N/A
-5
Expousure compensation steps
N/A
1/3, 1/2
WB Bracketing
N/A
Yes
Subject / scene modes
N/A
yes
Flash sync speed
N/A
1/200s
Built-in flash
N/A
yes
Flash range
N/A
12
Flash metering system
N/A
i-TTL
External flash
N/A
yes
Continuous drive
N/A
5.0 fps
Self-timer
N/A
yes
Metering modes
N/A
Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Manual settings
N/A
yes
Self-timer options
N/A
2, 5, 10, 20
Speed (JPEG)
N/A
5.0 fps
Speed (RAW)
N/A
5.0 fps
Exposure bracketing
N/A
0.3 - 0.5±EV

Videography features

Nikon D3500Nikon D3500Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Maximum resolution1920.0 px1920.0 px
Video recordingyesyes
Recording resolutions1280 x 720, 1920 x 10801280 x 720, 1920 x 1080
HD typeFull HDFull HD
Supported video file formatsH.264, MOV, MPEG-4H.264, MOV, MPEG-4
Camera playbackMovie, Single image, Slide show
N/A
Motion JPEG frame rate60.0 fps60.0 fps
Max resolution (highest frame rate)
N/A
1920x1080
Max frame rate (highest resolution)
N/A
60.0 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)
N/A
60.0 fps

Audio features

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Built-in microphoneyesyes
Built-in speakersyes
N/A
Voice recordingyes
N/A
Audio systemMonoStereo
Supported audio file formatsPCMLPCM
Microphone type
N/A
Stereo
Speaker type
N/A
Mono

Design

Nikon D3500Nikon D3500Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Body typeSLRSLR
Colour of productBlackBlack
Anti-dust systemyesyes
Body material
N/A
Plastic
Environmentally sealed
N/A
no

Dimensions

Nikon D3500Nikon D3500Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Weight12.87 oz14.64 oz
Width4.88 in4.88 in
Height3.82 in3.82 in
Depth2.74 in2.76 in

Storage

Nikon D3500Nikon D3500Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Compatible memory cardsSD, SDHC, SDXCSD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots11
Camera file systemDCF 2.0, Exif 2.3DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3
Storage types
N/A
SD, SDHC, SDXC

Power

Nikon D3500Nikon D3500Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Power source typeAC, BatteryBattery
Battery life (CIPA)1550970
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Ion
Number of batteries supported11
AC adapter includedyesyes

Connectivity

Nikon D3500Nikon D3500Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
HDMIyesyes
HDMI connector typeMiniMini
USB connector typeMicro-USBMicro-USB
USB version2.02.0
PictBridgeyesyes
NFCnoyes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)noyes
Bluetoothyesyes
Bluetooth version4.14.1
Headphone port
N/A
no
Microphone port
N/A
yes
Wireless
N/A
Built-In
Supported WiFi types
N/A
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Remote control
N/A
yes
Firewire
N/A
no

Other features

Nikon D3500Nikon D3500Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
GPSnoyes
Calendaryes
N/A
Tripod mounting supportedyesyes
Tripod thread1.0 in
N/A
On Screen Display (OSD) languagesENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POR
N/A
Image editing modesCrop
N/A
Timelapse recording
N/A
yes
Orientation sensor
N/A
yes
Languages support
N/A
Multi