Sony has revealed some images and technical aspects of the new Sony A3500, made known unofficially thanks to Sony Alpha Rumors. Most of its major improvements were already included in its predecessor, the Sony A3000, so this seems to be a minor upgrade.
The Sony A3500 has already been listed in shops and some of its details have been filtered thanks to the guys at Sony Alpha Rumors.
The general consensus is that this camera feels like a Sony A3000 with a new lens, a Sony 18-50mm f/4-5.6 with a new angular position of f./4. The camera incorporates an Exmor HD CMOS APS-C sensor with a size of 23.2 x 15.4mm and a resolution of 20.1 megapixels. It can record AVCHD or MP4 video with H264 compression, which is great, although not many users will take advantage of the true potential of this AVCHD format.
The A3500 will have an ISO range of 100-16000, with a respectable level of quality and detail at around 800 or 1600, due to the small sensor. It features a 3-inch screen with a 230400-pixel resolution, not good, but nothing exceptional either. Regarding the electronic viewfinder, we know it has a 100% coverage, but nothing else has been made known.
Its size: 128 x 90.9 x 84.5 mm. It weighs 353 grams, 411 with battery and memory card. It’s expected to cost about the same as the A3000, around $400, although just for $300 more, you can get an A6000, a model that has gained a lot of popularity in recent weeks, which seems to do everything the A3500 does, but better.