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Sony A3500 First Specifications and Images Leaked

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Sony is rumored to replace the budget-friendly A3000 compact system digital camera soon. The successor of the Sony A3000 will be named as Sony A3500. Sony A3500 full specifications and first images leaked and can be seen below.

The DSLR styled A3000 E-mount camera will get a replacement and the new Sony A3500 will come with a new Sony 18-50mm f/4.0-5.6 lens.

The competitively priced Sony A3000 offers a 20.1 megapixel APS-C sized Exmor CMOS sensor, a built-in 201,600-dot electronic viewfinder, an ergonomic hand-grip and weighs in at 411 grams including a battery.

Sony A3500 First Specifications and Images Leaked



Camera Type : Interchangeable lens digital camera with built-in flash

Lens Compatibility :  Sony E-mount lenses
Image Sensor

Type  : APS-C type (23.2 x 15.4mm), “Exmor” APS HD CMOS sensor

Effective no. of Pixels  : Approx. 20.1 mega pixels

Total no. of Pixels  : Approx. 20.4 mega pixels

Anti-Dust System : Charge protection coating on, Optical Filter

Recording System (Still Image)

Recording Format : JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)

Image Size (Aspect Ratio 3:2) L: 5456 x 3632(20M), M: 3872×2576(10M), S: 2736×1824(5M)

Image Size (Aspect Ratio 16:9) L: 5456×3064(17M), M: 3872×2176(8.4M), S:2736×1536(4.2M)

Image Quality :  Modes RAW & JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard

Picture Effects Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature

Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps))

Dynamic Range Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level), Auto High Dynamic Range: Off, Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0EV step)

Color Space sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color

Recording System (Movie)

Recording Format : AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant, MP4

Video Compression : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Audio Recording Format : Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch

Recording Media

Memory Stick : Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo

SD Memory Card : SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card

Noise Reduction

Long exposure NR : Available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.

High ISO NR : Normal/Low

White Balance

Modes : Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, C.Tem , C.Filter , Custom

Focus System

Type :  Contrast-detection AF*1

Sensitivity Range : EV0 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)

Focus Modes : Autofocus, DMF (Direct Manual Focus)*2 , Manual Focus*2

Autofocus Mode : AF-S: Single-shot AF, AF-C: Continuous AF

Focus Area : Multi Point (25 points) / Center-weighted / Flexible Spot

Other Features : Tracking Focus, Focus lock, Built-in AF illuminator (Distance: approx. 0.5-3.0m (with E 18-50mm F4-5.6 lens attached))

Exposure Control

Metering System : Type 1200-zone evaluative metering

Sensitivity Range : EV0 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)

Metering Modes : Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot

Exposure Modes : iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection

Scene Selection Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night view, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur

Exposure Compensation : Still images: +/- 3.0EV (1/3EV steps), Movies: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)

Exposure Bracketing : With 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, 3EV increments, 3frames

AE Lock AE is locked when the shutter button is half pressed (ON/OFF is available in MENU)

ISO Sensitivity : Still images: ISO100 to 16000, AUTO (ISO100 to 3200), Movies:ISO100 to 3200 equivalent, AUTO(ISO100 to 3200 equivalent)


LCD Monitor : Type 7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT

Total no. of Dots : 230,400 dots

Brightness Control : Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode

Histogram : Yes

Real-time Image:  Adjustment On/Off

Other Features

Face Detection : Up to 8 faces detectable automatically

Smile Shutter : Selectable from 3 steps

MF Assist : Yes

Shooting Tips : Yes

Help Guide : Yes


Type : Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type

Shutter Speeds Still images:1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4(1/3 steps), up to 1/30 in AUTO mode

Flash Sync. Speed 1/160 sec.*3


Type : 0.5cm (0.2type) electronic viewfinder(color)

Field of View : 100%

Magnification : Approx. 0.70x with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m

Eye Relief : Approx. 21mm from the eyepiece, 15mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m

Diopter Control -4m to +3.5m


Shooting Modes : Single Shooting, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority Continuous shooting, Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.)(with 10 sec delay 3 exposures), Bracketing

Self-Timer : 10/2 sec delay selectable, 10 sec delay 3 exposures

Continuous Shooting : (Approx.) Continuous mode:max. 2.5 fps*5, Speed Priority Continuous shooting: max. 3.5 fps*5

No. of Frame Recordable (Approx.) Fine: 6 frames*5 *6, Standard: 6 frames*5*6, RAW&JPG: 4 frames *5 *6


Single : Yes (with or without shooting information RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning)

6/12-frame Index View Yes

Enlarged Display Mode L: 15.1x, M: 10.7x, S: 7.6x, Panorama (Standard): 19x, Panorama (Wide): 29x

Image Orientation On/Off selectable

Slideshow Yes


PC Interface Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Hi-speed USB (USB2.0): Mass-storage, MTP

Compatible OS (USB Connection) Windows Vista*7  SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Mac OS X (v10.6-v10.9)


Microphone Built-in stereo microphone

Speaker Built-in, monaural, Volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7


Type Built-in flash

Guide No. 4 (in meters at ISO 100)

Flash Coverage 16mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)

Control Pre-flash TTL

Flash Compensation +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)

Flash Modes Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Hi-speed sync.*4

Red-eye Reduction On/Off selectable

Recycling Time Approx. 4 sec.


Compatible Standards Exif Prin, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting


Battery One rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50

Battery Performance Still Image: (Approx. 470 images(Viewfinder), Approx. 480 images(LCD screen)(CIPA standard))*8

Movies(actual recording): (Approx. 90 minutes(Viewfinder), Approx 90 minutes(LCD screen) (CIPA standard) )*9 *10, Movies(continuous recording): (Approx. 160 minutes(Viewfinder), Approx 160 minutes(LCD screen)(CIPA standard))*9 *11

External Power AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)


Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 128 x 90.9 x 84.5 mm

Weight (Body Only) Approx. 353 g

Weight (With Battery & Memory Stick PRO Duo) Approx. 411 g

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
*1 When using phase-detection AF, limited lenses will be compatible initially. Expansion is planned by body firmware update.
*2 Only with lens sold separately
*3 With compatible Sony external flash
*4 With compatible external flash
*5 Varies according to shooting conditions or memory card used
*6 Continuous drive (Hi) in Drive mode
*7 Starter Edition is not supported.
*8 The LCD screen is turned on, shot once every 30 seconds, operate zoom alternately between W and T ends, flash strobe once every two times, turn power off and on once every ten times.
*9 Continuous movie recording is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications).
*10 Indication recording time, which is defined by repeating the cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom , stand-by and power off.
*11 The total movie recording time. When the limit of the continuous movie recording time (29 minutes) is reached, let the camera continue movie recording by pressing the MOVIE button again. No other operation such as zoom are performed.

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