Nikon D3500 Black Friday Deals 2023 & Cyber Monday Camera Deals

Find the best deals on the Nikon D3500 camera for Black Friday 2023 for under $500 at Amazon, Best Buy and Adorama. Funtober will search all of the online and print Black Friday ads to make sure that we have identified the biggest sales on this popular line of Nikon cameras from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday 2023.

2022 Deals:

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Past Deals:

Nikon Deals at Adorama
Nikon D3500 + 2 Lenses – $446.95
The prices posted were available on October 30, 2019.

2019 Black Friday Deals:

Nikon D3500 Two Lens Kit – $399.99 @ Best Buy (save $100 + free Camera Bag)

The Nikon D3500 is a popular DSLR camera for photography beginners. It has a 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor and handles continuous shooting at 5 frames per second. TechRader called it “brilliant and affordable” for those upgrading from a smartphone or compact camera. Ken Rockwell called it the lighest DSLR in 2018 and “dollar for dollar … the best camera you can buy.”

We have checked out the pre-Black Friday deals and it is available with a single lens for just under $400 and in a two lens kit with a medium telephoto (up to 300mm) for under $450 at Best Buy and Adorama. At this price, it is almost a no brainer to pick it up for yourself or the budding photographer in your life for Christmas to learn and enhance their skills. It will satisfy their needs for a while, until they are ready for the next jump up to a more expensive prosumer camera!

The deal is also available at Nikon thanks to $100 in instant savings. The single lens is the 18-55mm VR lens and the two lens kit adds on the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED. It also includes a free Nikon camera bag and a Nikon School Online class.

If you wait a few more days, the two lens kit is going to drop in price an extra $50 and it will be below $400 – that is a steal!

2018 Deals

Nikon D3500 Double Zoom Lens Kit – $499.95 (save $350)
AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens
AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED telephoto zoom lens
DSLR Travel Case and Nikon School Online Educational Class.

Nikon D3500 18-55 VR Kit – $399.95 (save $100)
Includes: AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens.

The D3500 Camera Stats:
24.2MP. 1080 full HD Video. Up to 5 FPS continuous shooting. 100-25,600 ISO.

The Nikon D3400 is the popular entry level DSLR camera that is considered a top camera for amateur photographers. The Nikon D3500 is expected to be released during 2018 and will then be a prime target for discounts among online retailers and stores during Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018. The D3500 will replace the D3400, which was first released in August 2016.

If the D3500 is not released, we will be expecting discounts of 50% or more off the workhorse entry level Nikon D3400 DSLR camera. Last year, there were some tremendous Black Friday deals on Nikon D3400 camera bundles. Best Buy, Target and others offered a two lens bundle for $499.99, a savings of approximately 50% off the regular price of the product. Although it is possible that they will be topped again during Black Friday as Nikon and electronics retailers looking to top their past discounts by adding the three camera lens bundle to offer increased flexibility with the camera system, it seems more likely that the big sales would have been used to clear out inventory to make way for the release of the D3500 this year.

Discounts during the first year of a camera line’s release are not a given. So it is too early to say for sure how Nikon will be discounting it over the holidays. Given the competition in the entry level DSLR camera market, there will likely be some discount during Black Friday in order to drive buzz about the product and keep up with competition from Canon and others. The Thanksgiving weekend may be your best change to get a big deal on this camera if you are buying if for yourself or as a Christmas gift.

The D3400 has 24.2 megapixel sensor resolution, 11 auto focus points, auto ISO up to 25600, pop-up flash with red eye reduction, and max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 with 60 frames per second and 1080p HD support. The stats of the D3500 haven’t been announced yet.

Black Friday 2019

The big department stores and retailers will start previewing their electronics sales early in November, so we will probably have a pretty good idea what at least some of the best Nikon deals will be early in the process. Nikon camera will likely see its own deals leaked or announced in mid-November, with the specialty camera shops delaying their own sales announcements for a few days longer. We will be posting all of the deals on the D3500 and D3400 here when they have become available.

Cyber Monday 2019

Camera deals happening on Cyber Monday typically aren’t announced until the Sunday after Thanksgiving at the earliest. So you will have to turn down a few camera deals before you know whether it is worth it to wait. The best camera deals are probably going to be part of the Thursday and Friday doorbusters, so we recommend that you start your camera shopping a bit earlier. But we will also be gathering the Cyber Monday sales here in case you decided to wait or there is a surprise.

2018 UPDATE:

The Nikon D3500 camera has been released. It takes beautiful DSLR photos and videos with the ease of a point-and-shoot. 24.2MP, 5 frames per second continuous shooting, Full HD 1080p. Integrates seamlessly with compatible smartphones. Lightweight and balanced, even with a telephoto lens. Small and durable with two travel lenses for day trippers. Download the SnapBridge App for your photos to instantly appear on a compatible tablet or phone.

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Nikon Black Friday 2020 Camera Deals

Where to Look for Black Friday Camera Deals:

Best Buy - As the nation's leading specialty retailer for consumer electronics, the Best Buy Black Friday ad and online deals usually match some of the best camera sales around. They cater to both the pro and amateur photographer with deals on cameras at both levels. They usually has some of the best amateur camera and lens bundle combinations around during Black Friday.

Amazon - The nation's top retailer usually has some of the best discounts on older cell phones over the Thanksgiving weekend. It's always worth checking out the Amazon Black Friday deals before you make a purchase over Thanksgiving Weekend.

Walmart - Walmart is known for its great Black Friday deals on consumer electronics and that usually includes amateur cameras. In 2020, Walmart split the Walmart Black Friday ad into three ads across November and in addition to a security camera they also had a sale on the GoPro Hero 7 action camera. We typically see Walmart camera deals featuring a low priced, older model amateur all-in-one DSLR camera.

Adorama - Adorama is a New York City camera and film equipment store that sells to amateur and professional photographers. It is one of the nation’s largest mail order and retail photo suppliers. The Adorama Black Friday ad typically offers sales prices throughout November as it kicks off its holiday deals early. As a leading camera retailer, it offers sales and price discounts on many products of the top camera manufacturers including Canon, Nikon and Sony.

B&H Photo - B&H Photo Video is one of the largest non-chain photo and video equipment stores in the United States. It was founded in 1973 and has a store in Manhattan. B&H caters primarily to equipment used by professional photographers and videographers, as well as amateurs. You can expect that the B&H Photo Black Friday sale and Holiday sales will include discounts on some of the top cameras brands, video and audio equipment around.

Canon - This Japanese imaging company has produced some of the top DSLR, mirrorless and professional lenses for photographers. Every year in November they launch the Canon Black Friday deals on their website for their cameras and lenses. These discounts are usually replicated at other top camera retailers like Best Buy and Adorama.

Nikon - This multinational imaging company with its headquarters in Japan offers big Nikon Black Friday deals every November, followed by a holiday sale to kick off the Christmas shopping season. If you are looking for a new Nikon camera or lens for yourself or a family member that loves photography, this is the time to pony up to save big!

Sony - Sony has become one of the leading providers of mirrorless cameras including the Sony A9 and the A7R IV cameras, making the Sony electronics website a must have stop for those looking for pro and prosumer cameras during the Sony Black Friday sale.

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