Sony Alpha a3500 Review

Overall Score

59

Main Features

  • 20 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 16000 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 4 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 128 x 91 x 85 mm, 411g.
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  • Replaced: Alpha A3000

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Sony Alpha a3500 Overview


First introduced in March, 2014, Sony Alpha a3500 is a 20 MP Mirrorless with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Sony replaced the older Sony A3000 with Alpha a3500. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony a3500 with Sony A3000


Proc and Cons of Sony a3500


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Alpha a3500 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
4.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
411g Light Body
Flash Sync Port
External Flash
RAW Support
16000 Max Native ISO
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
25 Focus Points
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Low Battery Life: 470 shots
Type Scores

Sony Alpha a3500 has an Overall Score of 59/100 and ranked #158 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #345 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony a3500 Scores
Imaging score
57
Features score
50
Value for money score
75
Portability score
82
Overall score
59
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
61
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
63

Physical Dimensions of Sony a3500


Sony Alpha a3500 weighs 411g and has external dimensions of 128 x 91 x 85mm (5.04 x 3.58 x 3.35"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 323g, Sony a3500 is 88 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony a3500 is more by 13mm more than the average length in Entry-Level Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Sony a3500
411g
Average weight
323g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Sony a3500
85mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Alpha a3500 with the dimensions:

Sony Alpha a3500

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Alpha a3500 Dimensions Alpha a3500
Sony Alpha A3000 Sony A3000 411 g 411 g 128 x 91 x 85 mm 128 x 91 x 85 mm
Canon EOS 1200D Canon 1200D 480 g 411 g 130 x 100 x 78 mm 128 x 91 x 85 mm
Nikon D3200 Nikon D3200 505 g 411 g 125 x 96 x 77 mm 128 x 91 x 85 mm
Sony SLT-A58 Sony A58 492 g 411 g 129 x 95 x 78 mm 128 x 91 x 85 mm
Nikon D3300 Nikon D3300 430 g 411 g 124 x 98 x 76 mm 128 x 91 x 85 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 411 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 128 x 91 x 85 mm
Sony Alpha a5000 Sony a5000 269 g 411 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 128 x 91 x 85 mm
Nikon D5200 Nikon D5200 555 g 411 g 129 x 98 x 78 mm 128 x 91 x 85 mm

Specifications of Sony Alpha a3500


General
Brand Sony
Model Alpha a3500
Announced March, 2014
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Sony E
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 116
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.47
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 25
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 4.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.00
Flash Modes Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync.
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5456 x 3632
Max Native ISO 16000
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats AVCHD, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 470 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FW50
Physical
Weight 411 g
Physical Dimensions 128 x 91 x 85 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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