Sony has taken official wraps off of the A3500, which was leaked last week. The camera seems to simply be a rebadge of the current A3000 model with a lower caliber kit lens.
The 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens in the A3000 kit offers image stabilization, while the 18-50mm f/4-5.6 kitted with the A3500 is slower (at f/4 on the wide end) and is not equipped with optical image stabilization.
The A3500 retails for $499AU only in Australia for the time being. Meanwhile the A3000 (with a better lens) remains a ridiculous bargain at $294 for its current sale price and is on backorder because of it. Even when it’s not on sale the A3000 retails for only $399.
It looks like Sony’s A3500 is just around the corner, as the images and specs for the camera have leaked out in full. The A3500 is poised to replace the entry-level Sony A3000 and will continue the theme of mirrorless functionality with a more traditional DSLR-style body. [click to continue…]
B&H has the Sony A3000 with the 18-55mm OSS kit lens for $279 (reg. $398). The deal includes 4% rewards and free next day delivery.
Note that you have to add the kit to your cart before you see the final deal price. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the Sony A3000 20MP E-mount mirrorless camera with 18-55mm lens for $299 (reg. $398). The deal includes 4% rewards and free 2nd day delivery in the US. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW to version 5.01, which adds RAW image compatibility for several new cameras in Aperture 3.5 and iPhoto.
New camera support in Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.01:
The update is available through the Mac App Store’s Updates tab.
B&H has the Sony Alpha A3000 with 18-55mm kit lens for $348 (reg. $398) through Nov. 30. The deal includes 4% rewards from B&H and free shipping in the US. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Also, B&H has the A3000 with the 18-55mm and 55-210mm lens kit for $498 (reg. $748) through Dec. 2 (includes a free camera bag). Check it out here at B&H Photo.