Nikon D3500 vs Nikon Z50 Comparison

Let’s compare the Nikon D3500 vs Nikon Z50.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Nikon D3500 and Nikon Z50. Both cameras have APS-C sensors but Nikon D3500 has a 24.2 MP and Nikon Z50 has a 20.9 MP resolution.

  Nikon D3500 Nikon Z50
  Nikon D3500 Front Nikon Z50 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Nikon Nikon
Megapixels 24.2 20.9
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format APS-C APS-C
SLR Type Dslr Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.5x 1.5x
AA Filter None None
Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2) 5568 x 3712 (20.7 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization No No
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 25600 Min 100 - Max 51200
Full ISO Settings Auto, 100 - 25600 Auto, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to 204,800
Startup Time 0.4 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type OVF: Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 11-Area Phase Detection, 1 cross-type, 10 line-type; Contrast-detect AF in Live View mode Hybrid Phase/Contrast Detect AF with 209 PDAF points; Pinpoint, Single-Point, Dynamic-area AF, Wide-area AF (S/L), Auto-area AF; Face and Eye-detect AF
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, 100 - 25600 Auto, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to 204,800
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 100
AW Buffer Size 13
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.2
LCD Resolution 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen No Yes
Articulating Screen No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen No Yes
Top Deck Display No No
Focus Peaking No Yes
Viewfinder Optical / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.85x mag., 18mm eyepoint, -1.7 to +0.5 diopter, Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen EVF: 2.36M-dot XGA OLED, 100% coverage, 1.02x magnification, 20mm eyepoint, -3 to +3 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking No Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 1920x1080 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p) 3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
Video File Format MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Monaural Linear PCM) MOV, MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM, AAC)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No No
SD UHS Support
Microphone Jack No Yes
Headphone Jack No No
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/200 1/200
Internal connections Type-C Mini HDMI with CEC, USB 2.0 Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Micro-B USB 2.0, 3.5mm Stereo Microphone Jack (plug-in power supported)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi No Yes
NFC No No
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 1550 shots 280 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 21.7 oz (615 g) includes batteries, kit lens 18.8 oz (533 g) includes batteries, kit lens
Size 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.7 in. (124 x 97 x 70 mm) 5.0 x 3.7 x 2.4 in. (127 x 94 x 60 mm)
Price
Price Buy starting from $396.95
Buy starting from $998.00
Release Date 2018-09-15 2019-11-15