LCD and Viewfinder
Sony a3500 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
a3500 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 100% and a magnification ratio of 0.47x. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Sony a3500 can shoot continuously at max speed of 4 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
a3500 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Sony a3500 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 25 points to choose from.
Sony a3500 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Sony a3500, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 and save in AVCHD and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Sony a3500 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
a3500 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Sony a3500 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Mirrorless camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Sony Alpha A7 II or Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (Lumix DMC-G80) in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect a3500 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Sony a3500 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 470 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 359 shots, Sony a3500 has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras
Samsung NX mini with its 650shots is the model with longest battery life among Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Sony a3500 vs Samsung NX mini or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Sony a3500 Features Compared to Main Competitors