The Nikon Coolpix 3500 is mostly gets compared to entry-level DSLRs, super zooms, pro DSLRs and mirrorless. The Nikon Coolpix 3500's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D3300 and the D3100) and Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6i and the EOS Rebel T5)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
11 years newer
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the 3500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the 3500)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3300 and 3500

  • None found

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
8 years newer
$329 (body only)
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the 3500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the 3500)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3100 and 3500

  • None found

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
11 years newer
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the 3500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the 3500)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5300 and 3500

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
12 years newer
$549 (body only)
$729 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the 3500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the 3500)

  • None found

common strengths of the T6i and 3500

  • None found

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
8 years newer
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the 3500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the 3500)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5100 and 3500

  • None found

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000
6 years newer
$637 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3000 (vs the 3500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3000 (vs the 3500)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3000 and 3500

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon 3500 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.7 vs f/3.1), is slightly smaller (compact (114×60×32 mm) vs professional size (125×85×107 mm)), is thinner (1.3" vs 3.7") and is slightly lighter (250 g vs 512 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 4 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (110k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
13 years newer
$339 - $459

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the 3500)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the 3500)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.7
  • Larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Compact (114×60×32 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.2" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and 3500

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Compact (114×60×32 mm)
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 250 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 1.3"

Nikon Coolpix 5700

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3 months older

Significant advantages of the 5700 (vs the 3500)

  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 5700 (vs the 3500)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5700 and 3500

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (108×102×76 mm) vs Compact (114×60×32 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 512 g vs 250 g

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
12 years newer
$237

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the 3500)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 37 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 110k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the 3500)

  • Thicker: 3.3" vs 1.3"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/3000 of a second

common strengths of the L340 and 3500

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (114×60×32 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 250 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.3"

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
13 years newer
$242 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the 3500)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the 3500)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and 3500

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Compact (114×60×32 mm)
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 250 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 1.3"

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Nikon D70

Nikon D70
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the D70 (vs the 3500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D70 (vs the 3500)

  • None found

common strengths of the D70 and 3500

  • None found

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
9 years newer
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the 3500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the 3500)

  • None found

common strengths of the 6D and 3500

  • None found

Nikon D700

Nikon D700
5 years newer
$1,591 (body only)
$2,277 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D700 (vs the 3500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D700 (vs the 3500)

  • None found

common strengths of the D700 and 3500

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors the Nikon 3500 has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (110k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes much lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 24 MP).

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
12 years newer
$363 - $448 (body only)
$450 - $548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the 3500)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 110k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the A5100 (vs the 3500)

  • None found

common strengths of the A5100 and 3500

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (114×60×32 mm)
  • Very light: 224 g vs 250 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"

Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10
12 years newer
$522 (body only)
$400 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T10 (vs the 3500)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 110k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the X-T10 (vs the 3500)

  • None found

common strengths of the X-T10 and 3500

  • Fairly small: Mid size (118×83×41 mm) vs Compact (114×60×32 mm)
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 381 g vs 250 g

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
11 years newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the 3500)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 110k dots

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the 3500)

  • None found

common strengths of the A6000 and 3500

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (114×60×32 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 250 g
  • Thin: 1.8" vs 1.3"