(SR5) first images and full specs of the Sony A3500!

 
These are the first images and full specs of the new Sony A3500 which replaces the current Sony A3000. It will come with a new Sony 18-50mm f/4.0-5.6 lens. Thanks MdB for sharing the info!
System
Camera Type Interchangeable lens digital camera with built-in flash
Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount lenses
Image Sensor
Type APS-C type (23.2 x 15.4mm), “Exmor” APS HD CMOS sensor
Effective no. of Pixels Approx. 20.1 mega pixels
Total no. of Pixels Approx. 20.4 mega pixels
Anti-Dust System Charge protection coating on, Optical Filter
Recording System (Still Image)
Recording Format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image Size (Aspect Ratio 3:2) L: 5456 x 3632(20M), M: 3872×2576(10M), S: 2736×1824(5M)
Image Size (Aspect Ratio 16:9) L: 5456×3064(17M), M: 3872×2176(8.4M), S:2736×1536(4.2M)
Image Quality Modes RAW & JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Picture Effects Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps))
Dynamic Range Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level), Auto High Dynamic Range: Off, Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0EV step)
Color Space sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color
Recording System (Movie)
Recording Format AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant, MP4
Video Compression MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Recording Format Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Recording Media
Memory Stick Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
SD Memory Card SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Noise Reduction
Long exposure NR Available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.
High ISO NR Normal/Low
White Balance
Modes Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, C.Tem , C.Filter , Custom
Focus System
Type Contrast-detection AF*1
Sensitivity Range EV0 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
Focus Modes Autofocus, DMF (Direct Manual Focus)*2 , Manual Focus*2
Autofocus Mode AF-S: Single-shot AF, AF-C: Continuous AF
Focus Area Multi Point (25 points) / Center-weighted / Flexible Spot
Other Features Tracking Focus, Focus lock, Built-in AF illuminator (Distance: approx. 0.5-3.0m (with E 18-50mm F4-5.6 lens attached))
Exposure Control
Metering System Type 1200-zone evaluative metering
Sensitivity Range EV0 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
Metering Modes Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure Modes iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
Scene Selection Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night view, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
Exposure Compensation Still images: +/- 3.0EV (1/3EV steps), Movies: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
Exposure Bracketing With 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, 3EV increments, 3frames
AE Lock AE is locked when the shutter button is half pressed (ON/OFF is available in MENU)
ISO Sensitivity Still images: ISO100 to 16000, AUTO (ISO100 to 3200), Movies:ISO100 to 3200 equivalent, AUTO(ISO100 to 3200 equivalent)
LCD
LCD Monitor Type 7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT
Total no. of Dots 230,400 dots
Brightness Control Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Display
Histogram Yes
Real-time Image Adjustment On/Off
Other Features
Face Detection Up to 8 faces detectable automatically
Smile Shutter Selectable from 3 steps
MF Assist Yes
Shooting Tips Yes
Help Guide Yes
Shutter
Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speeds Still images:1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4(1/3 steps), up to 1/30 in AUTO mode
Flash Sync. Speed 1/160 sec.*3
Viewfinder
Type 0.5cm (0.2type) electronic viewfinder(color)
Field of View 100%
Magnification Approx. 0.70x with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m
Eye Relief Approx. 21mm from the eyepiece, 15mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m
Diopter Control -4m to +3.5m
Drive
Shooting Modes Single Shooting, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority Continuous shooting, Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.)(with 10 sec delay 3 exposures), Bracketing
Self-Timer 10/2 sec delay selectable, 10 sec delay 3 exposures
Continuous Shooting (Approx.) Continuous mode:max. 2.5 fps*5, Speed Priority Continuous shooting: max. 3.5 fps*5
No. of Frame Recordable (Approx.) Fine: 6 frames*5 *6, Standard: 6 frames*5*6, RAW&JPG: 4 frames *5 *6
Playback
Single Yes (with or without shooting information RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning)
6/12-frame Index View Yes
Enlarged Display Mode L: 15.1x, M: 10.7x, S: 7.6x, Panorama (Standard): 19x, Panorama (Wide): 29x
Image Orientation On/Off selectable
Slideshow Yes
Interface
PC Interface Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Hi-speed USB (USB2.0): Mass-storage, MTP
Compatible OS (USB Connection) Windows Vista*7  SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Mac OS X (v10.6-v10.9)
Audio
Microphone Built-in stereo microphone
Speaker Built-in, monaural, Volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7
Flash
Type Built-in flash
Guide No. 4 (in meters at ISO 100)
Flash Coverage 16mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)
Control Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
Flash Modes Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Hi-speed sync.*4
Red-eye Reduction On/Off selectable
Recycling Time Approx. 4 sec.
Print
Compatible Standards Exif Prin, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Power
Battery One rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Battery Performance Still Image: (Approx. 470 images(Viewfinder), Approx. 480 images(LCD screen)(CIPA standard))*8
Movies(actual recording): (Approx. 90 minutes(Viewfinder), Approx 90 minutes(LCD screen) (CIPA standard) )*9 *10, Movies(continuous recording): (Approx. 160 minutes(Viewfinder), Approx 160 minutes(LCD screen)(CIPA standard))*9 *11
External Power AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)
Size
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 128 x 90.9 x 84.5 mm
Weight (Body Only) Approx. 353 g
Weight (With Battery & Memory Stick PRO Duo) Approx. 411 g
Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
*1 When using phase-detection AF, limited lenses will be compatible initially. Expansion is planned by body firmware update.
*2 Only with lens sold separately
*3 With compatible Sony external flash
*4 With compatible external flash
*5 Varies according to shooting conditions or memory card used
*6 Continuous drive (Hi) in Drive mode
*7 Starter Edition is not supported.
*8 The LCD screen is turned on, shot once every 30 seconds, operate zoom alternately between W and T ends, flash strobe once every two times, turn power off and on once every ten times.
*9 Continuous movie recording is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications).
*10 Indication recording time, which is defined by repeating the cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom , stand-by and power off.
*11 The total movie recording time. When the limit of the continuous movie recording time (29 minutes) is reached, let the camera continue movie recording by pressing the MOVIE button again. No other operation such as zoom are performed.