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Compare the Nikon D3500 to the Canon EOS 2000D

The Nikon D3500 and Canon EOS 2000D are cameras for novice photographers. At first glance, the cameras are very similar, but if you compare them, you'll discover small differences. Is the Canon EOS 2000D a good alternative to the Nikon D3500? We've listed our findings for you.

Nikon D3500

24.2 megapixels, filming in Full HD 1080p | With bluetooth, without wifi and NFC | Includes 18-55mm lens
459,-
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Pros

  • Thanks to the powerful battery, you can take about 1550 photos with one battery charge.
  • The integrated image stabilization reduces motion blur.
  • You can get to know the settings of the camera quickly with the Guide Mode.

Cons

  • Doesn't have a tiltable screen for taking selfies and recording vlogs.

Canon EOS 2000D

24.1 megapixels, records in Full HD 1080p | With WiFi, Bluetooth, and NFC | Including 18-55mm lens, bag, memory card
399,-
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Pros

  • You can take detailed photos thanks to the 24.1-megapixel sensor.
  • The integrated image stabilization reduces motion blur.
  • You can easily get to know the settings of the camera with the Feature Guide.

Cons

  • The camera doesn't have a tiltable screen for shooting from high and low angles.
  • You can take a maximum of 500 photos with a fully charged battery.

Comparison Nikon D3500 and Canon EOS 2000D

Nikon D3500 Canon EOS 2000D
Image sensor 24-megapixel APS-C sensor 24.1-megapixel APS-C sensor
Number of focus points 11 9
Image stabilization Yes Yes
Video resolution Full HD, 60p Full HD, 30p
Crop factor 1.5 1.6
Tiltable screen No No
Connectivity Bluetooth WiFi
Number of photos (with 1 battery) 1,550 500

Image quality

Image quality Nikon D3500

Nikon D3500: records at 60 frames per second

The Nikon D3500 has an APS-C sensor with 24.2 megapixels. This allows you to take detailed photos, even in situations with less light. You can take a maximum of 5 photos per second. The photos have a resolution of 6000 by 4000 pixels, so you can print them in large sizes. You can also record videos in Full HD resolution at 60 frames per second. Thanks to the high number of frames per second, your images look smooth. You can delay these images 2 times to create slow motion videos.

Canon EOS 2000D image quality

Canon EOS 2000D: records at 30 frames per second

The Canon EOS 2000D also has an APS-C sensor that allows you to photograph in different light situations. The sensor is 24.1 megapixels, which is comparable to the Nikon D3500. You can take a maximum of 3 photos per second. This means that this camera is a bit slower than the Nikon model. The resolution of the photos is the same, so you can also print them in large sizes. You can record in Full HD resolution at only 30 frames per second, so you can't record high-quality slow motion videos.

Usage

Use Nikon D3500

Nikon D3500: 1550 photos with a full battery

Do you enjoy traveling with your camera? The Nikon D3500 is a good option. You can take about 1550 photos with a fully charged battery when you use the viewfinder. The camera weighs only 415 grams so it adds little weight to your luggage. To quickly master the camera settings, use the Guide Mode. This guide explains various settings, like shutter speed and aperture.

Use Canon EOS 2000D

Canon EOS 2000D: 500 photos with a full battery

The battery of the Canon EOS 2000D is less powerful than the battery of the Nikon D3500. You can take 500 photos with this SLR camera on a fully charged battery when you use the viewfinder. The camera weighs 475 grams, so you can easily take it with you on a trip. It's a bit heavier than the D3500. In addition, there is the Feature Guide that explains the settings, so you quickly get to know the camera. In addition, you can add creative filters to your photos afterwards.

Focus

Focus Nikon D3500

Nikon D3500: 11 focus points

You have 11 focus points with the Nikon D3500, which are in the middle of the image. You can take portrait or landscape photos with this, for example. The integrated image stabilization reduces motion blur. This way, you can use slower shutter speeds when taking photos in handheld mode. Because the camera doesn't have a touchscreen, it's not possible to indicate the focus point with your finger. Action photos where your subject is moving fast are more difficult to capture.

Focus Canon EOS 2000D

Canon EOS 2000D: 9 focus points

With the Canon EOS 2000D, you can choose from 9 focus points that are in the center of your image. This makes it more difficult to capture a fast-moving subject, because the subject quickly disappears from the focus area. The camera body has image stabilization to reduce hand vibrations. That way, you can take sharp photos with slower shutter speeds. This creates a soft glow when you photograph running water.

Connectivity

Connectivity Nikon D3500

Nikon D3500: send photos via Bluetooth

To send your photos from the D3500 to your smartphone, connect them via Bluetooth. You have to download the Nikon Snapbridge app on your smartphone or tablet for this. This way, you don't need cables to transfer photos. You can easily adjust the aperture and shutter speed of your camera in the app. You can choose a focus point by tapping the screen.

Connectivity Canon EOS 2000D

Canon EOS 2000D: send photos via WiFi or NFC

With the Canon EOS 2000D, you have 2 options to send your photos wirelessly. The model has WiFi and NFC. You can quickly connect via NFC with an Android smartphone. This connection is comparable to checking in with an OV chip card. You can use the WiFi connection for more than just sending photos. You can also control your camera remotely with your smartphone.

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