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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
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
21
4.2 out of 5
13 user ratings
5 stars
38 %
4 stars
61 %
3 stars
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40
4.0 out of 5
20 user ratings
5 stars
5 %
4 stars
95 %
3 stars
0 %
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1 stars
0 %
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User rating
96
3.6 out of 5
96 user ratings
5 stars
30 %
4 stars
27 %
3 stars
19 %
2 stars
13 %
1 stars
9 %
48
4.3 out of 5
48 user ratings
5 stars
43 %
4 stars
39 %
3 stars
14 %
2 stars
2 %
1 stars
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Sensor

Nikon D3500Nikon D3500
Nikon 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 x 4000 px
Other resolutions
N/A
  • 4496x3000
  • 2992x2000

Image

Nikon D3500Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
ISO
  • 100
  • 25600
  • 100
  • 25600
  • Auto
ISO minimum100100
ISO maximum2560025600
Maximum image resolution6000 x 4000 px6000 x 4000 px
White balance modes
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Direct sunlight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Manual
  • Shade
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Manual
  • Shade
Supported image file formats
  • JPEG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW
Photo effects
  • Black&White
  • Neutral
  • Vivid
  • Black&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

Nikon D3500Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Lens mountNikon FNikon F
Minimum aperture5.63.5
Maximum aperture5.63.5
Focus adjustmentAutoAuto/Manual
Brightness adjustmentyes
N/A
Autofocus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Single Auto Focus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Contrast Detection Auto Focus
  • Servo Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lockyes
N/A
Auto Focus (AF) points selection
  • Auto
  • Manual
N/A
Auto Focus (AF) assist beamyes
N/A
Number of focus points1139
Filter diameter2.17 in2.64 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 D3500
Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Screen size3.0 in3.2 in
Screen technologyLCD TFTLCD TFT
Touch screennoyes
Field of view100.0 %100.0 %
Live viewyesyes
ViewfinderPentamirrorOptical
Viewfinder magnification0.85 x0.85 x
Dioptre correctionyesyes
Diopter adjustment (D-D)-1.7 - 0.5-1.7 - 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 D3500
Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Shooting modesAuto
  • Aperture priority
  • Auto
  • Shutter priority
Camera shutter typeElectronicMechanical
Auto exposure lockyesyes
Continuous shootingyesyes
Self-timer delay
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
Histogramyes
N/A
Flash modes
  • Auto
  • Fill-in
  • Manual
  • Redeye Reduction
  • Slow Sync
  • Fill-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 D3500
Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Maximum resolution1920 x 1080 px1920 x 1080 px
Video recordingyesyes
Recording resolutions
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
HD typeFull HDFull HD
Supported video file formatsMOV
  • H.264
  • MOV
  • MPEG-4
Camera playback
  • Movie
  • Single image
  • Slide show
N/A
Motion JPEG frame rate60.0 fps60.0 fps
Max resolution (highest frame rate)
N/A
1920 x 1080
Max frame rate (highest resolution)
N/A
60.0 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)
N/A
60.0 fps

Audio features

Nikon D3500Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
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 D3500
Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Body typeSLRSLR
Colour of productBlackBlack
Anti-dust systemyesyes
Body material
N/A
Plastic
Environmentally sealed
N/A
no

Dimensions

Nikon D3500Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Weight12.87 oz14.64 oz
Width4.88 in4.88 in
Height3.82 in3.82 in
Depth2.76 in2.76 in

Storage

Nikon D3500Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Compatible memory cards
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Memory slots11
Camera file system
  • DCF 2.0
  • Exif 2.3
  • DCF 2.0
  • Exif 2.3
Storage types
N/A
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC

Power

Nikon D3500Nikon D3500
Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
Power source type
  • AC
  • Battery
Battery
Battery life (CIPA)1550970
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Ion
Number of batteries supported11
AC adapter includedYY

Connectivity

Nikon D3500Nikon D3500
Nikon 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 D3500
Nikon D5600Nikon D5600
GPSnoyes
Calendaryes
N/A
Tripod mounting supportedyesyes
Tripod thread1.0 in
N/A
On Screen Display (OSD) languages
  • ENG
  • 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

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