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Sony Alpha a3000
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Sony Alpha a3000

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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha A3000

Camera Labs
1 July 2014
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.4

Expert Review

reviewed
5 February 2014
  • Summary: Sony's new entry-level mirrorless camera is cheap, but it seems to be suffering an identity crisis.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony A3000 Review

Digital Photography School
7 November 2013
  • Conclusion: above average. Accurate colour.
  • Pros: small DSLR-like camera; access to lots of lenses.
  • Cons: menu access confusing. An attractive camera for the newcomer. Lots to like. Especially the price.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha 3000

PC Magazine
1 November 2013
  • Conclusion: The mirrorless Sony Alpha 3000 cuts a lot of corners to hit its low $400 asking price, but there are no compromises in image quality.
  • Pros: Inexpensive. SLR-like design. Built-in EVF. Built-in flash. Short shutter lag. Focus peaking. 1080i60 video capture. Excellent image quality at high ISOs.
  • Cons: No eye sensor. Low-resolution EVF and rear LCD. Limited burst shooting.
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Overall 8
7.8
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 8
7.5
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 9
8.5

Sony A3000 Review

What Digital Camera
27 September 2013
  • 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.
  • Pros: NEX-style controls; Light weight
  • Cons: Build quality; Slow focusing; Generic styling; Lack of features
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Alpha ILCE-3000 ( with 18-55mm lens)

CNET
25 September 2013
  • Summary: If you're just looking for better photo quality than a point-and-shoot on a really tight budget, but not better performance, the Sony Alpha A3000 meets that criterion.
  • Pros: With an attractive $400 (or less) price, the Sony Alpha A3000 delivers excellent photo quality for the money.
  • Cons: It's slow, with a poor LCD and only slightly better EVF. Plus Sony doesn't include a charger, which may be an issue for some folks.
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Overall 8
7.9
Features 7
7.0
Build quality 7
7.0
Autofocus 8
8.0

Sony Alpha 3000 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha 3000 review

TechRadar UK
17 December 2013
  • Summary: Mix the build of a DSLT and the NEX E-Mount and you get the Alpha 3000
  • Pros: APS-C size sensor, EVF, Affordable, This is a no-frills camera, but the images it produces are excellent with fine detail, excellent colours and lots of scope for post production editing if you're into that kind of thing. It would be a great camera to learn on for somebody who's just getting into...
  • Cons: Poor screen, Disappointing EVF, The screen is the major let down on this camera, displaying a low resolution and lots of noise, especially when shooting in lower light conditions. We suspect that this screen was chosen in a bid to keep the price as low as it could possibly be, though. It's also a...
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 7
7.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 7
7.0
Ease of use 7
7.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Sony A3000

PhotographyBLOG
23 October 2013
  • Summary: Designed to appeal to compact camera upgraders who instinctively want a DSLR, or at least something that looks like one, the Sony A3000 is an intriguing mix of mirrorless technology and DSLR styling that almost hits the mark.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha 3000 Review

ePHOTOzine
10 October 2013
  • 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.
  • 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
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