Sony’s 20.1 megapixel* Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor and blazing-fast BIONZ™ image processing engine. Every scene is captured beautifully, from corner to corner, with fine details and rich tonal gradations. The sensor’s large size delivers high sensitivity, attractive defocusing effects and low noise in wide-ranging shooting situations including dimly lit environments.
*Effective pixels (approx.)
Sony is the world’s No. 1 manufacturer of image sensors for digital cameras and video recorders (based on Sony research from April 2012 to March 2013 that shows Sony has a 50% market share)
Wide-ranging ISO Sensitivity
Even in dim lighting, you can shoot beautiful photos with natural tonal gradations and low noise — without using a flash. Auto ISO provides outstanding results in most lighting situations and you can select settings manually to suit particular occasions. Excellent low-light performance is made possible by cutting-edge features like the same area-specific noise reduction as found on the α99.
Area-specific noice reduction
This intelligent technology — initially introduced on Sony
α Series camera starting with α99 — adjusts the level of noise reduction for different areas of the image.
Easy-to-view Electronic Viewfinder
View every scene clearly with the built-in viewfinder, which even shows the effects of exposure and white balance settings so you can accurately check how the final photo will look. Features include 100% frame coverage and various shooting information displays.
Fabulous Full HD Movies At
The Press Of A Button
Experience the magnificence of Full HD movies in AVCHD. Support for 60i/50i gives your movies a lifelike feel while aspiring moviemakers can select 24p/25p to re-create the look of traditional cinema. α3500’s responsive autofocus allows you to excellently record moving subjects. The Digital Zoom can be used to extend the lens’ maximum magnification while recording.
Beautifully Composed Photos
This savvy function analyses portraits, close-ups or images of moving subjects, then crops them after you take the shot to produce photos with maximum appeal. Featuring advancements like exceptional two-person portrait capabilities along with Face Detection and Tracking Focus, Auto Object Framing not only turns ordinary photos into stunning compositions but does so effortlessly, automatically recognising the scene, then cropping accordingly.
Picture Effects For Any Moment
Turn every image into treasured keepsakes with Picture Effect - α3500 includes 15 effects that can be applied to photos or movies, allowing you to express yourself freely. View effects in real-time on the LCD screen or viewfinder and experiment with different looks until you achieve the perfect result.
The following modes are not displayed in real time and cannot be applied to movies: HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Soft Focus and Miniature.
Relive Memories with TRILUMINOS™ Colour
α3500 supports Sony's "TRILUMINOS™ Colour", allowing you to view photos and movies in rich, natural colours on any TV equipped with a "TRILUMINOS™ Display". The expanded colour gamut lets you immerse yourself once again in those unforgettably colourful moments, from the complex shades in a shimmering blue sky to the natural tones of a rosy complexion.
Advanced Image Compositioning Technology
Anti Motion Blur mode decreases blur caused by camera shake and subject movement, while Hand-held Twilight mode for pleasing night-time photos. To capture landscape or cityscapes, swing the camera when shooting then play back on the LCD screen with Sweep Panorama. Auto HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode/D-range Optimiser (DRO) decreases contrast in scenes with extremely dark and light areas.
Face Detection and Smile Shutter Technologies
Set α3500 to recognize faces and smiles. Face Detection locates up to eight faces in a composition then adjusts exposure, white balance and other settings based on these faces. Smile Shutter — adjustable in three levels — automatically takes a shot when smiles in the scene are at their brightest.
Brighten the scene with this convenient addition. Combined with the high sensitivity of ISO 16000, you’ll never miss a shot even when the lights go down. It also produces alluring catch lights for daylight portraits.
Multi-interface Shoe for System Expandability
Tap into a wide variety of optional accessories with the Multi Interface Shoe. The α3500 system enables you to attach external flash units, video lights, adaptors and more — everything you need when it’s time to expand.
Secure, Dependable Grip
The grip is designed so you can hold the camera securely, shoot with confidence and enjoy worry-free shooting. Sony even conducted market research to determine the optimal grip size and shape. The result is a comfortable grip that fits snugly in the palm of your hand and is long enough to grab hold of securely with all your fingers.
Big in features yet compact in size, the α3500 is an ideal travel companion for photo enthusiasts who prefer DSLR-quality photos while shooting effortlessly with one hand.
A Variety of Lenses Gives You More Freedom
See the world your way with the growing range of lenses. Adding on a A-mount adapter lets you use Sony α system A-mount lenses with your E-mount camera. Discover high-quality lenses to suit any shooting situation.