Camera freedom: The Sony A3500 mirrorless camera and total creative freedom

The new A3500 interchangeable lens camera packs innovative shooting features and delivers superb image quality.

Beginning photographers looking for their first interchangeable lens camera to take their photography to the next level will be delighted with the new A3500 from Sony. A 20.1-megapixel interchangeable-lens digital camera that easily captures DSLR-quality images.

The A3500 has a variety of controls for creative shooting, a clear electronic viewfinder that helps you frame your shots with confidence, and a comfortable grip-grip handle that adds to your comfort, reliability and balance when you pick up the camera.

The Sony A3500 mirrorless camera - control

Large APS-C Exmor sensor with an effective resolution of 20.1 MP sensor for professional quality stills and Full HD movies.

Use the electronic viewfinder to precisely frame your shots.

Choose from a comprehensive collection of interchangeable E lenses to fully realize your creative vision.

Comfortable and secure grip.

Image quality is a revelation for those used to compact, fixed-lens cameras. Inside the A3500 is a large 20.1-megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor. Combined with the expanding range of interchangeable E lenses, it is the key to impeccably detailed images, from portraits and street scenes to gorgeous landscapes. Equally impressive is Full HD video, for which you can use 50i or 25p shooting modes for high-definition action or smooth “real cinema,” depending on what your vision calls for.

The larger sensor also increases sensitivity, capturing more light and removing image noise, meaning pristine photo and video quality when shooting at dusk or in poorly lit interiors, where the tiny sensor on your compact camera or smartphone often fails.

Simply a pleasure to frame your shots with the Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder with 100% frame coverage. The viewfinder also displays a variety of additional information, including a grid line to help align the image horizontally. Instant preview of exposure changes and white balance lets you compose your shots in even more detail.

As your confidence grows, add accessories with the Multi Interface Shoe to further expand your creative capabilities. Record better soundtracks and sharper dialogue with the ECM-XYST1M stereo microphone. Or make your party or indoor lighting brighter with the HVL-LEIR1 infrared video light with battery power.

To create artistic effects without using a computer, 15 Artistic Processors such as Retro, Miniature, Partial Color and more are preset in the camera. Auto-crop feature accurately crops portraits, close-ups, and even moving subjects for better, more professional results.

Unlike conventional point-and-shoot cameras, the A3500 gives you creative freedom with the extensive family of interchangeable E-lenses from Sony and Carl Zeiss. Choose any lens from telephoto, wide-angle and macro to versatile zoom lenses for travel photography or everyday shooting. The camera comes with a standard E 18-50mm F4-5.6 zoom lens, which was designed specifically for the A3500 E 18-50mm F4-5.6 lens not sold separately . Great for everyday shooting, from snapshots and landscapes to portraits.

The new Sony A3500 interchangeable lens camera will be available from mid-April 2014. The approximate price for the set with E18-50mm F4-5.6 lens – 14 900 rub.

Sony A3500 mirrorless camera

Main features of A3500



Digital camera with interchangeable lenses and built-in flash

Compatible Lens

Sony E-mount lenses



Exmor APS HD CMOS format APS-C 23.2 x 15.4mm

Number of pixels effective

Approx. 20.1 megapixel

Recording still photo

Recording format

JPEG DCF version 2.0, Exif version 2.3, MPF Baseline support , RAW Sony ARW 2 format.3

Image quality


Picture special effects

11 modes 15 effects : Posterization color, B/W , Explosive Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color red, green, blue, yellow , High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft Vivid Tone, Soft Focus, Oil Painting, Rich Monochrome, Miniature

Recording video

Recording format

AVCHD version 2 support.0


Video codec

MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Audio Recording Format

Dolby Digital AC-3 2-channel

MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2-channel

Video Recording Format AVCHD

1920 x 1080(50i, 24M, FX 25 fps sensor output

approx. 24 Mbps maximum bit rate [bitrate]

1920 x 1080(50i, 17M, FH 25 fps sensor output

approx.17Mbps average bitrate

1920 x 1080(25p, 24M, FX

approx. 24 Mbps maximum bitrate

1920 x 1080(25p, 17M, FH

approx.17 Mbps average bit rate



Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo/Memory Stick XC-HG Duo/ SD /SDHC /SDXC memory cards

Focus System


Contrast AF

Number of focus points

25 points

Autofocus tracking



ISO sensitivity Recommended exposure values

Photo: ISO100 to 16000, AUTO ISO100 to 3200 , Video:ISO100 to 3200 equivalent, AUTO(ISO100 to 3200 equivalent



0.5cm 0.2″ electronic viewfinder color

Number of dots effective

201600 dots equivalent

Frame coverage


LCD screen


7.5cm 3.0″ widescreen TFT

Number of points total

230,400 points


TRILUMINOS Colour Face Detection Smile Shutter Auto Trim Auto HDR Handheld Twilight Mode Panorama Mode Anti Motion Blur Mode

Digital zoom

Smart zoom still photo

M:approx. 1.4x, S:approx. 2x

Digital zoom still image

approx. 4x

Digital zoom video

approx. 4x




Guide number

4 in meters at ISO 100


16mm focal length indicated on the lens barrel


Speed approx., max. *1

Continuous Shooting Mode: max. 2.5 fps

Continuous shooting with speed priority: max. 3.5 fps


Number of shots

Approx. 460 shots with viewfinder , approx. 470 snapshots with LCD screen CIPA standard


mm WxHxD without protruding parts

Approx. 128.0mm x 90.9mm x 84.5mm

1 Varies depending on shooting conditions or memory card used

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  1. Ellery

    What are some of the key features and benefits of the Sony A3500 mirrorless camera that enable users to have total creative freedom in their photography?

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