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  • Nikon DSLR Travel Case with online class
  • SF3000 Bounce Zoom DSLR Camera Slave Flash
  • 55mm Macro .43x Wide Angle Lens
  • 55mm HD Telephoto 2x Lens
  • 55mm UV, Polarizer & FLD Deluxe Filter Kit (Set of 3 + Carry Case)
  • Photo and Video Professional Editing Software Suite Bundle:
    • Aurora HDR Advanced Photo Editor
    • Movavi Photo Noir
    • Movavi Video Suite
    • Movavi Slideshow Maker
    • Movavi Photo Editor 5
    • Movavi Photo Focus
    • Movavi Photo DeNoise
    • piZap Pro
    • OfficeSuite Premium
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Nikon D3500 DSLR Camera w/ AF-P 18-55mm VR and 70-300mm Lenses Bundle [buydig.com] $399 with free shipping
Bundle includes:
  • Nikon DSLR Travel Case with online class
  • SF3000 Bounce Zoom DSLR Camera Slave Flash
  • 55mm Macro .43x Wide Angle Lens
  • 55mm HD Telephoto 2x Lens
  • 55mm UV, Polarizer & FLD Deluxe Filter Kit (Set of 3 + Carry Case)
  • Photo and Video Professional Editing Software Suite Bundle:
    • Aurora HDR Advanced Photo Editor
    • Movavi Photo Noir
    • Movavi Video Suite
    • Movavi Slideshow Maker
    • Movavi Photo Editor 5
    • Movavi Photo Focus
    • Movavi Photo DeNoise
    • piZap Pro
    • OfficeSuite Premium
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This is the camera you need to buy. Period. I've followed Ken Rockwell for years and bought my D3100 when I had just gotten into photography. I wasn't disappointed. I'll be snagging this one for BF and could care less about the accessories. Mostly trash but the lenses and body are definitely comparable to more expensive models picture wise.

https://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d3500.htm (the excellent review on the D3500 and pretty much anything else camera related)

Quote from the Intro section of that link...

Dollar for dollar, the Nikon D3500 is the best camera you can buy.

The Nikon D3500 is Nikon's newest, lightest and least expensive DSLR. It's only $450 brand new, complete with a fantastic 18-55mm AF-P VR lens. As you can see at the Sample Images, this lens is all you really need: it's super sharp and does just about everything well.
This new D3500 is the same as the D3400 from two years earlier, with most of the buttons now moved to the right, which is where they belong so we can control everything with one hand. It also weighs a little less and has a little more battery life, and otherwise has the same resolution, ISO, frame rates, mono microphone, video resolutions, rear LCD, AF system, light meter, battery and everything else the same as the two-year-older D3400 it replaces — all for the same low price!
I got my D3500 at B&H. I'd also get it at Adorama, at Amazon or at Crutchfield. It includes the excellent 18-55mm lens.


He also talks about making sure you buy from a reputable place and check the box for the US designation to make sure it isn't the European version in addition to checking the warranty cards for the lenses to make sure even "brand new" boxes have matching serial numbers for the lenses. Sometimes vendors swap the lenses and repackage as 'new'.
Yup. Bang for the buck and high quality images for under $400.! A great travel, family, hiking, general photography camera. I had the D3400, sold it for the D5300 and also have the D7200. Same sensor in all. The BIG plus is that both of these kit lenses are outstanding! Even though the 70-300 is not VR, if you up the ISO (shoot auto if new) and learn to hold steady, the lens is great. These lenses are silent, fast to focus, and light. Don't be concerned about mirrorless as you will not get better IQ, but possibly some better AF. Learn the tool! If undecided and still want to check out mirrorless, visit a real camera shop, take your sd card, and shoot them all. Personally, I cant get with the Sony a6000 series due to poor ergonomics (especially with a big zoom) or their menu. It's a excellent camera, but not for my taste.

For those bargain hunters, I saw the Canon T5i with kit 18-55 refurbished at $269 which is a outstanding deal to get into DSLR. It's a very good camera and comes with the Canon 1 year warranty.
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Yup. Bang for the buck and high quality images for under $400.! A great travel, family, hiking, general photography camera. I had the D3400, sold it for the D5300 and also have the D7200. Same sensor in all. The BIG plus is that both of these kit lenses are outstanding! Even though the 70-300 is not VR, if you up the ISO (shoot auto if new) and learn to hold steady, the lens is great. These lenses are silent, fast to focus, and light. Don't be concerned about mirrorless as you will not get better IQ, but possibly some better AF. Learn the tool! If undecided and still want to check out mirrorless, visit a real camera shop, take your sd card, and shoot them all. Personally, I cant get with the Sony a6000 series due to poor ergonomics (especially with a big zoom) or their menu. It's a excellent camera, but not for my taste.

For those bargain hunters, I saw the Canon T5i with kit 18-55 refurbished at $269 which is a outstanding deal to get into DSLR. It's a very good camera and comes with the Canon 1 year warranty.
Where did you see the Canon T5i at $269?
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Nikon makes an adapter for their mirrorless camera (Z6 & Z7) that allow you to use most Nikon lenses. This adapter is sometimes free.
The Z6, with no lenses, is more than $1,000 more expensive than the camera posted...That one shouldn't even be mentioned in this thread.
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Thinking about getting this for the wife for her birthday / christmas gift. She is always complaining that her iPhone pictures are crap. But also feel like I could just get a used body and cheap lense and she would be more than happy. I don't think she has a desire to get into photography, just take better instagram pictures. I had a D3100 for a while. Wish I didn't sell it. Definitely a tempting deal.
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Be aware that newer does not mean better with Nikon. D3300 has the most features of the D3#00 models and still has the same sensor as the newest models. I much prefer a used D3300 (or D5300, D5500, D7100, etc) over a new D3500. For someone who will stay in auto modes and not really trying to get into photography, D3500 will be fine.

The entry level camera I generally recommend if buying new on a smaller budget is a Canon SL2 or SL3. Canon cameras with dual pixel autofocus are very good for video, but no Nikon DSLR is good for video unless manually focusing. Nikon image quality is slightly superior though if you don't care at all about video.
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Would this be a good gift for a college student who want to start with photography? Trying to get something for my brother this holiday.
No, it would be a GREAT gift. Only thing I might add would be a tripod. This $30 one would probably be fine. https://www.buydig.com/shop/produ...deo-Tripod
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I have this Nikon. I like it. There are many lenses you can buy for it, but the set that it comes with is good to start with. I take more pictures than videos. I'm not a professional so it works for me.
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Its there in Target Black Friday deal as well. And you can save additional 5% with Target redcard I think.
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great beginner camera and kit. i have the 5500 because the camera fits my hand better. i use the 70-300mm lens weekly shooting sports. didn't care for 18-55. i got another lens 18-140mm which will work for almost daily photo needs.
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Thinking about getting this for the wife for her birthday / christmas gift. She is always complaining that her iPhone pictures are crap. But also feel like I could just get a used body and cheap lense and she would be more than happy. I don't think she has a desire to get into photography, just take better instagram pictures. I had a D3100 for a while. Wish I didn't sell it. Definitely a tempting deal.
You probably already know since you used to own a DSLR. But just in case (and for others): This is not an iPhone replacement. It is a big camera that will not fit inside her pocket.

Also, a lot of times, people complain about "bad" picture, what they are really complaining about is bad composition. In general, good composition makes for better pictures than better cameras.
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Great price on a new unit with lenses. This is also a great beginner's camera.

Of course this will destroy any smartphone camera if you're going to view images blown up. The 18-55mm lens(as noted) is terrific save for low light shooting. The 70-300mm allows real telephoto shooting, rather than "software" zoom. The Sony sensor that Nikon uses here is fabulous, and the non VR 70-300mm will reach to places that no phone camera can even hint at.

I cannot comment on the non-Nikon accessories, but I would factor them as $0 in a purchase decision.
I shot video of wild turkey chicks and hens in my backyard using the 70-300mm non VR, and it looks great. I have arguably the best phone camera in the Pixel 3, but forget you can about shooting small subjects with a phone camera 10 meters away.

I find myself using the excellent Nikkor f/1.8G(when used om DX) more than the kit lenses, but this says more about me than the kit lenses.

Last thing..If you don't have nerve damage that gives you tremor, the non-VR 70-300mm lens is adequate for most people's needs. I shot some wildlife and flowers using the lens and my photo happy friends accused me of using my 300-500mm Nikkor on a trial D500* the for the shots. Acceptable photos are far more an artifact of the photographer than the gear.

*I gave the camera back to the store, as $1500USD is more than I would ever spend on a hobby camera body.
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You have the accessories, lenses, and it's a great beginners camera. If you click on the link you can also see the great reviews it has, and it also comes with an online photography class. It would be a great present.
I just purchased this same kit from I think B&H last year through slickdeals. It's an excellent set up for the price. I'd recommend a tripod too for landscape, portrait, and night photography. I've really enjoyed it and the online classes/videos through Nikon are easy to understand and incorporate.
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For anyone looking to get their first DSLR, this is ideal. Great price and really a lot of camera for the money. Sure it is missing some of the features of the higher-end models, but it's a great camera to learn on and will give amazing results.
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Be aware that newer does not mean better with Nikon. D3300 has the most features of the D3#00 models and still has the same sensor as the newest models. I much prefer a used D3300 (or D5300, D5500, D7100, etc) over a new D3500. For someone who will stay in auto modes and not really trying to get into photography, D3500 will be fine.

The entry level camera I generally recommend if buying new on a smaller budget is a Canon SL2 or SL3. Canon cameras with dual pixel autofocus are very good for video, but no Nikon DSLR is good for video unless manually focusing. Nikon image quality is slightly superior though if you don't care at all about video.
Definitely, a used D3300 + that 18-55 AF-P lens is the way to go if you can get it for $200, otherwise, I think this deal is better because you get new everything with warranty.

As for the best beginner camera, I recommend one of those bridge cameras like the Canon G7x iii or the Sony RX-100v (or vi depending on your lens needs).
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But aren't mirrorless camera lenses more expensive?
Much more expensive. Unless you absolutely need the small size it makes no sense to go mirrorless.

I shoot sports and the used costs of a solid full frame Nikon camera and a 70/80-200 2.8 is $1100 vs $3200 for full frame Sony. I have a couple a6000 and those are relegated to point and shoot activities.
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