Summary: The Sony A3000 is a mirrorless system
camera styled like a DSLR. Based on the earlier NEX system with the same APS-C sized sensor and compatible with existing E-mount interchangeable lenses, it's an entry-level model with a budget price tag. As such it's targetted at improvers moving up from a phone or compact and is looking to poach sales from the entry-level DSLR market dominated by Canon and Nikon.
Pros: Inexpensive., Excellent image quality and noise performance., Highly customisable., Manual focus with peaking assistance., Auto panorama feature.
Cons: Small low resolution EVF., 16:9 proportion low res screen not ideal for stills., Playback button not in ideal location., No Wifi, but then neither do budget rivals., Miniature effect can't be applied to movies.
Summary: We're all in favour of diversity in the digital camera market. The greater the variety of cameras available, the more likely it is that you'll be able to find something that entirely suits your needs. That said however, the Sony A3000 seems to be a niche camera without a niche to fit into.
Summary: While the body is plastic and both the LCD and the viewfinder are well below average in resolution, the Alpha 3000 is still an excellent beginner's camera. The autofocus is speedy, even in challenging conditions. Coupled with the wide sensitivity range of ISO 100-16,000, this camera is suited to low-light shooting and more.
Up to and including ISO 1600, noise performance is impressive, with the camera striking a great balance between detail and noise.
Excerpt: The Sony Alpha 3000 is a mirrorless camera in the styling of a Digital SLR, with a 20.1 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, and Sony E-Mount, it is compatible with all Sony NEX lenses and features a 3inch screen and electronic viewfinder on the back. It is available for around £299 with kit lens, making it one of the cheapest mirrorless / DSLR style interchangeable lens cameras available.
Pros: Price - excellent value for money, Good image quality, Pleasing colour saturation, Good panoramic mode, Good battery life, Info-lithium battery, Focus peaking
Cons: Alpha branding could cause confusion, Same size as real Digital SLRs, Low resolution screen, Small viewfinder
Summary: Продукт у Sony получился интересным, но непонятным. Хорошая эргонмика и интересные любительские функции в синергии с отличной матрицей позволяют получать превосходные результаты. А наличие видоискателя и автоматических режимов делают ее чуть ли не идеальной камерой для новичка, который только начинает свой фотографический путь и хочет получить от своего устройства максимум. Но при этом инженеры умудрились сделать много досадных ошибок.