Brand

a3500

  • The Sony Alpha 3500 (a3500) is an SLR-style mirrorless camera that utilizes Sony's E-mount. The camera includes an F4-5.6 18-50mm lens (without IS). The a3500 has a 20.1MP CMOS sensor with a maximum ISO of 16000. Photos can be composed on a 3-inch LCD (230k dot) or low resolution electronic viewfinder. The camera can shoot continuously at 3.5 fps and supports Full HD video recording.

  • Body

    Body type
    SLR-style mirrorless

    Sensor

    Max resolution
    5456 x 3632
    Other resolutions
    3872 x 2576, 2736 x 1824
    Image ratio w:h
    3:2, 16:9
    Effective pixels
    20 megapixels
    Sensor photo detectors
    20 megapixels
    Sensor size
    APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
    Sensor type
    CMOS
    Processor
    BIONZ image processor

    Image

    ISO
    ISO 100-16000 selectable in 1 EV steps
    White balance presets
    9
    Custom white balance
    Yes
    Image stabilization
    Optical
    Image stabilization notes
    Lens-based (where applicable)
    Uncompressed format
    RAW
    JPEG quality levels
    Standard, Fine

    Optics & Focus

    Autofocus
    • Contrast Detect (sensor)
    • Multi-area
    • Center
    • Selective single-point
    • Tracking
    • Single
    • Continuous
    • Face Detection
    • Live View
    Manual focus
    Yes (Focus Peaking Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
    Number of focus points
    25
    Lens mount
    Sony E (NEX)
    Focal length multiplier
    1.5x

    Screen & Viewfinder

    Articulated LCD
    Fixed
    Screen size
    3"
    Screen dots
    230,400
    Touch screen
    No
    Screen type
    TFT LCD
    Live view
    Yes
    Viewfinder type
    Electronic
    Viewfinder coverage
    100%
    Viewfinder magnification
    0.7x

    Photography features

    Aperture priority
    Yes
    Shutter priority
    Yes
    Manual exposure mode
    Yes
    Subject / scene modes
    Yes
    Built-in flash
    Yes (Built-in, Pop-up Auto)
    Flash range
    6.00 m (at ISO200 / 4m at ISO100)
    External flash
    Yes (hot shoe)
    Flash modes
    Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync.
    Continuous drive
    3.5 fps
    Self-timer
    Yes (2-sec. or 10-sec. delay)
    Metering modes
    • Multi
    • Center-weighted
    • Spot
    Exposure compensation
    ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
    AE Bracketing
    (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV steps)

    Videography features

    Format
    AVCHD, H.264
    Microphone
    Stereo
    Speaker
    Mono

    Connectivity

    USB
    USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
    HDMI
    Yes (mini-HDMI)
    Microphone port
    No
    Headphone port
    No
    Remote control
    Yes (via optional RM-VPR1)

    Physical

    Environmentally sealed
    No
    Battery
    NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery
    Battery life (CIPA)
    480
    Weight (inc. batteries)
    411 g (0.91 lb / 14.50 oz)
    Dimensions
    128 x 91 x 85 mm (5.04 x 3.58 x 3.35″)

    Other features

    Timelapse recording
    No
    GPS
    No