Thinking Outside the Box

Although considered an “entry-level” model, the Nikon D3500, with its 24-megapixel resolution and long list of creativity-inspiring features, is considerably more versatile than any pocket-sized point-and-shoot camera and can certainly top even the most advanced smartphone cameras in features. Even with all that capability packed into a compact digital single-lens reflex (dSLR) body, you’ll find “turn it on and shoot” ease of operation. With about 60 seconds’ worth of instruction, you can go out and begin taking great pictures.

Try it. Insert a memory card and mount the lens (if you bought the D3500 at a store, they probably did that for you). Charge the battery and insert it into the camera. Remove the lens cap, ...

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