Hurry! This Nikon DSLR camera bundle is $350 off

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Are you a seasoned photographer? Have you been thinking about exploring a hobby or even a career in photography? Do you just want a shiny new camera in your possession before making any further decisions? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, Target‘s latest DSLR camera deal may fall right within your wheelhouse.

The major retailer has significantly slashed the standard retail price of the Nikon D3500 camera from $850 to $500 — and based on reviews, it’s almost a unanimous customer favorite.

Shop: Nikon D3500 Bundle with Bag, $499.99 (Orig. $849.99)

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Standing as one of the most trusted and widely used camera brands in the world, Nikon offers photography products and equipment that usually retail for a pretty penny — and it rarely ever goes on sale.

Giving shoppers more bang for their buck, this DSLR camera bundle comes with the Nikon D3500 DSLR video camera, an external lens, the MH-24 battery charger, a rear lens cap, 55mm and 58mm snap-on front lens caps, a rechargeable li-ion battery, a rubber eyecup, a body cap, a strap and a carrying case.

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Said to be “as easy to use as a point-and-shoot camera,” this 24.2-megapixel camera boasts an image sensor that’s 15 times larger than a smartphone and shoots 1080p full HD video with stereo sound.

One of the device’s most outstanding features is its still shot scene mode, which allows the camera to clearly capture auto, child, landscape, macro, night portrait, portrait and sports photography.

With a 91 percent recommendation rate on Target, shoppers have not held back when praising this product’s performance.

“Super easy to use. Light and easy to handle,” one five-star reviewer wrote. Another added that it is “very beginner friendly.”

“The case is large to accommodate expanding lens inventory,” the shopper continued before adding one con: that “it does not come with the SD card.” He went on to recommend that fellow shoppers “buy it with the camera so you can start using it right away.”

Other reviewers stressed that this particular camera is perfect for nature photography and is especially “great for someone that wants DSLR without spending thousands.”

One minor gripe shoppers had with this device is that it lacks a flip touch screen like this model by the same brand and only features manual buttons on its rear end. Shoppers, however, reassured that this in no way affects the camera’s impressive performance.

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