While there’s much similar between the D3400 and its replacement, the D3500, there have also been some changes. Most of them are relatively minor. But that doesn’t mean that they’re necessarily intuitive changes.
One of them involves how to turn on the live view on the back screen. One of the reasons it’s important to know where that is, is to begin video recording on the D3500. You have to put on the live view before you can begin recording.
On the D3400, there’s a prominent Lv button right next to the screen. So it’s hard to miss. But with the new button layout on the D3500, that button has gone.
It has been replaced with a lever on the top of the camera that’s at the base of the shooting mode dial. You can see it in the center of the image at the top of this page. Pull the lever towards you to toggle the switch.
Things Worth Knowing
By default, the Nikon D3500’s Live View will turn off after 10 minutes. You can adjust that down to a minimum of 5 minutes and up to a maximum of 30 minutes. I have detailed instructions on how to do that here.
Where to Buy a Nikon D3500 DSLRThe D3500 is an excellent entry-point camera for getting started with DSLR photography. You can find them at Amazon and B&H Photo. You can also find them used at major used camera gear sellers such as KEH (which is where I often buy when I'm looking for used gear).
Nikon D3500 Tips
I've put together a number of resources related to the Nikon D3500.