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  1. Sergei
    30.06.2020

    The most important question, which for some reason no one touched upon when reviewing these cameras, is whether it is possible to focus with manual lenses with picking and / or magnification using the camera screen from the upper or lower shooting point ??? Does the screen go completely blind?
    Thank you in advance!

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      30.06.2020

      I pointed out that the viewing angles are weak. If the shooting conditions, background lighting contributes to this, then something else is possible, but if it is a sunny day, flooded with light, then this is impossible.

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      • Yuriy75
        30.06.2020

        So does picking with manuals work?

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      • Arkady Shapoval
        30.06.2020

        Yes, this is indicated in the review.

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  2. Sergei
    30.06.2020

    “… It’s impossible.” - that is what I wanted to know. Thanks!

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    • Oleg
      19.08.2020

      The picking also works via EVF + digital zoom, so there is absolutely no focusing problem with melee optics. I personally just took this camera for lenses from movie cameras, scales and soap dishes, with 20 megapixels. detail is even nothing)

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  3. Andrei
    30.06.2020

    "At one time the Sony a3000 / a3500 were the only alternative to the Sony NEX-7 with built-in EVF." - if I'm not mistaken, Sony NEX6 was released before A3000 (announced in 2012), and this was exactly the alternative to NEX7, also with a built-in video recorder.

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  4. Jankowsky
    30.06.2020

    YES ! Finally it happened! Review of the world's best Sony E crop for color rendering. It was me who encouraged Arkady to find and buy this camera. I shot with the NEX 3N and a5000 for a very long time before buying the a3500. So - no one has ever written about this anywhere - the a5000 and a3500 have completely different color rendition and rendering. The a3500's picture is less noisy at all ISOs and much more plastic, more reminiscent of the NEX 3N, but with noticeably better details. a5000 has a very technical rough drawing, very sharp at ISO 100 (with Sigma fixes), but then the picture falls apart - ISO over 200 is not working. In addition, it does not export underexposure at all at the expo. The shadows stop stretching and the terrible watercolor soap rushes - which is not observed in the NEX and a3500. There is also a rumor that the A3000 has even better color. A3500 produces a phenomenally sharp, clean and beautiful picture in combination with Kamlan 50 \ F1.1 Mark II, Sigma 16 \ 1.4, Sigma 60 \ 2.8 Art lenses

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    • Alex
      30.06.2020

      just like in that joke "what we took for an orgasm" ...

      at least the camera suffers from a terribly crooked jpeg engine and it looks like all its imperfections, some take for increased "plasticity" and so on and so on and so forth)

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      • Sergei
        30.06.2020

        Is it:
        “… .Camera suffers from horribly crooked jpeg engine”
        compatible with this:
        “… .The shadows stop stretching and the terrible watercolor soap is rushing - which is not observed in NEX and a3500…”?
        Probably it was about the "ductility" of the RAW?

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      30.06.2020

      You were not inspired, although you constantly talked about it. If anything, I do not agree with all your conclusions.

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    • Andrei
      30.06.2020

      filmed on NEX6 for many years and really liked the color rendering (even after the A7 full frame)
      Then he looked at the characteristics of the sensors, at least here:
      https://photonstophotos.net/Charts/Sensor_Characteristics.htm
      NEX6 has almost the highest Full Well Capacity of these cameras, and actually the DD.
      Did not compare A3000 and NEX6?

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    • Anatoly
      05.07.2020

      Once upon a time, I photographed for a couple of days simultaneously on the A3500 and A6000, the comparison, frankly, is not in favor of the first. Such a "marketing" camera in order to lure the amateur photographer into the magic world of Sonya at a low price) Everything that is possible and impossible has been cut. I did not notice any special color rendition. In general, given what can be done in editors, it is not entirely clear what role the chamber color plays now.

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      • Fedor
        22.11.2020

        Yes, according to the photo, the a6000 is not better than the a3500, only the a3500 can now be taken for almost free, but the a6000 is too expensive for its photo and video capabilities

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  5. Sergei
    30.06.2020

    I have this very camera for a long time.
    The main thing is inexpensive with quite good quality.
    Good grip for large interchangeable lenses.
    The main disadvantage is weak LCD screens (viewfinder and display).
    Acquire only for experienced users (I do not recommend beginners).
    You can evaluate the quality of shots only at home on a good display.

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    • Oleg
      30.06.2020

      It's kind of dumb to attach large lenses to a plastic mount ... No? .. My nex-5n has metal. Although such a crumb is more likely to be held by the glass. :)

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      • Arkady Shapoval
        30.06.2020

        With big Tamron 180mm 1: 3.5 LD DI SP AF [IF] MACRO 1: 1 + adapter, which lengthens the system, there were no special problems.

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      • Oleg
        01.07.2020

        Well, if so! I just saw metal rings of an e-mount bayonet on sale on Aliexpress, I just don’t remember with or without petals. I also thought, who needs them, does Sony seem to be sound? Maybe for such cases?

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      • Fedor
        22.11.2020

        I took from Ali just a metal brass mount on a7 and a3500, any heavy lenses can now be held without backlash

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      • Fedor
        22.11.2020

        The nex 5n has the same plastic mount as many older Sony models, even the a7 has the first plastic mount.

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  6. Victor
    30.06.2020

    My first more or less professional camera, which, unfortunately or fortunately, quickly went to the shelf. There are still many advantages, but they all overlap with one fatty flaw: the matrix collects dust, and there is no cleaning system. After each lens change, it is completely dusty, it is almost impossible to shoot on those glasses that require clamping the aperture for a sharp picture. As a result, the replacement turns into such a non-quick ritual: I hooked up the lenses, made a frame of the sky in the closed, remembered where the dust particles, wiped them with a little lenspen, hooked back, checked again. If you are lucky and everything turned out in one go, then you can shoot further.

    Probably the most reasonable way to use the A3000 / A3500 is to hang one of the 18-200s on it and leave it that way. True, they can also pump dust through cracks ...

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    • Roman
      30.06.2020

      What are you talking about grip, about dust particles, these are the characteristics that nobody needs. Did you see the color, saw the color? This plasticity of the green channel, these legible lights in red, this beautiful rendering and detailing of shadows in blue! And this bend of the gamma curve! * experiencing an orgasm for the first time in the last two years *

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    • Jankowsky
      30.06.2020

      About the dust on the matrix is ​​complete nonsense. This is where, where and how it is necessary, in war or in the desert to change lenses in the rain in order to crawl the matrix every time with a lenspen? I’ve changed lenses 1000 times, here from three E cameras, and it is extremely rare for dust particles to be blown there by a pear. I generally advise you to forget about Lenspen, he scratches the matrix for the nefig!

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      • Roman
        30.06.2020

        If you shoot the DIVINE COLOR less and use the camera more for real shooting such as the beach, desert, dusty attic, basement, construction site - where texture is important, where you need to shoot the play of light in the dust, then any camera picks up dust quickly enough. And the camera without ultrasonic cleaning is so special. And the dust becomes especially visible on the pinched hole (well, in macro mode).

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      • Roman
        30.06.2020

        And by the way, LensPen also makes pencils for cleaning matrices. Well, they are also called mops. Somehow it’s called differently from them, SensorClean or Clear, but they do it too.

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    • Ilya
      26.12.2020

      The Neks are no better, the ultrasonic system practically does not affect the dust particles in any way, it only spends energy to squeak at each shutdown. So its elimination in this chamber is not a disadvantage. Yes, there are effective vacuum cleaners, but this is not about Sonya (at least at that time, I am not aware of the new ones).

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  7. Oleg
    30.06.2020

    Important: the camera uses plastic bayonet petals. Only the outer bayonet ring is metallic. In fact, the lens on the camera is fixed using these petals, and therefore we can assume that the a3500 mount is still plastic.
    ====================
    I looked, the Sony A37 has a similar mount at the bayonet - a metal ring and plastic petals.

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  8. E
    08.07.2020

    Teach me armless how to squeeze at least 1500 shots from the default battery.
    Maybe some geomagnetic fields in our area? %)

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      09.07.2020

      The secret is simple, the shorter the time between each shot - the more the ac will live.

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  9. Stas
    18.07.2020

    I have been using Sony a3000 for about a year (which is essentially the same camera). In addition to her, since 2012 I have been using two Olympus - PL-1 and PM-1. After the acquisition of Sonya, the Olympuses are on the shelves, since they mainly used manual lenses on them, and the A3000 still has a smaller crop. I like the picture, but after Olympus it took a long time to get used to: the color rendition is different and not always in favor of Sonya. Especially annoying "cold" shadows with yellow-green foliage. Olik's picture is more natural (in my opinion), although maybe this is a matter of habit))

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  10. Oleg
    20.10.2020

    How interesting is her shutter life?

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      20.10.2020

      How lucky

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      • Oleg
        28.10.2020

        Just wondering how long it serves for a mirrorless.
        The A3500 itself has a small mileage, thous. - 5 frames.

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      • Arkady Shapoval
        28.10.2020

        And the shutter zk and bzk are fundamentally no different. In the bzk, the first electronic curtain is more often used. Usually 50.000 run easily, 100.000 run without problems, and further depends on the model and luck. For some reason I am sure that now even a million is not a special problem for the bzk.

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    • Fedor
      22.11.2020

      I already have almost 90 thousand mileage on one, with a friend of more than 118 thousand

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  11. Fedor
    19.12.2020

    About dd this is of course not true at all, dd sony a3500 is much more than old nex-type cameras any and Sony a77 a37 a65 and the a3500 matrix makes less noise than all nex and slt (crop) except a77ii.

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      19.12.2020

      Seriously?

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      • Fedor
        22.12.2020

        I compared the pictures from the a3500 cameras with the pictures from the a65 a77 nex5t cameras, the same settings and the same lens, so the a3500 has less noise and the dd is much more, but if we say that this is not so, then this is very soft speaking wrong.

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      • Arkady Shapoval
        22.12.2020

        I shot a lot on 16 megapixel cameras from Sony, like nex-3n, nex-5r and others. So, the same 5r dd is even slightly wider than 3500. 3n + has the same thing. Therefore, it is difficult for me to believe in your comparison. The same can be seen from purely laboratory tests dd and other :).
        And the a77 and a65 have a 24 megapixel sensor, and it was about the old 16 megapixel sensors):

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      • Fedor
        23.12.2020

        Arkady, I apologize for what was written earlier. It was a6500, I confused ((

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  12. Ilya
    26.12.2020

    A few comments.

    There is a possibility to connect an external microphone - through a “smart shoe”. This is what the manual says. But I have never seen such microphones. Also somewhere in nature there is a remote control connected to it via a USB connector. So the interface is not formally cut. And the menu is also not truncated in comparison with the nexes, except that there is no shooting with two mechanical curtains, but she does not need it in FIG, and only one option is left for the display brightness - manual correction. But what I can’t cut down on the most is both sighting bodies. “The display is quite mediocre” - you put it very mildly, I have never seen worse in my life, even on a soap dish. And the point is not only in the low spatial resolution, but also in the generally useless color resolution. As a result, not only is it possible to focus manually only with the use of a magnifying glass (in the first Nexes, it was often possible to do without it, which greatly accelerated the shooting efficiency), but also the assessment of the footage becomes a non-trivial task. The pictures that we see on the screen are always faded, noisy and scary, it is possible to understand where there is a defect, and where suitable frames are only when viewed on a computer monitor. This is a very strange decision from the point of view of marketing, because when buying a camera, the quality of pictures is usually assessed on its display, therefore, many buyers probably shied away from this in stores. The picture on the display is really very ugly. EVI is no better.

    Kamzhpeg is significantly different from the Nexian, as for me, for the better. Better colors, better detail. But there is also more noise in the shadows, especially at low ISO. Paradoxical situations often occur when, when shooting the same scene with an ISO of more than 1000, there is less noise in the shadows in camzhpeg than at ISO 100, and the detail will drop quite a bit.

    Autofocus is not a fountain.

    A separate song is the whale lens. Now I'm going to write a couple of gentle ones about him under the corresponding article. But the summary is simple: when buying this camera, be prepared to change the lens right away.

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  13. Art
    01.01.2021

    “Some a3500 cameras support FUll HD 60i. Information about maximum video quality ”
    it has a different relation to video quality.
    50i our region for 50 Hz power supply
    60i for America with their 60 Hz
    in practice, when shooting video under artificial lighting at 60i / 30p, lamps will flicker

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  14. Gala
    11.01.2021

    Hello everyone! I am an experienced photographer, I learned to photograph myself. I bought Sonya from my hands - Sony A3500, it was not expensive. The very fact that I look at the comments of 2020, which is 7 years after the release of this model, already means something in favor of this camera. As a hobbyist, I love its shutter speed - good for animals and children. I like the battery - it lasts for a long time. I want to submit my photos for discussion and evaluation - I shoot using manual settings.

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    • twm
      12.01.2021

      Kote is always good :)
      Compositionally, I like the first two. Unless I would have saved the ears of the third princess.

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  15. Gala
    11.01.2021

    another mine
    a photo

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    • Victor
      11.01.2021

      "Another photo of mine."

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  16. Gala
    11.01.2021

    sony a
    3500

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