Excerpt: I got this camera as a budget replacement for a Rebel T1i, thinking I was downgrading on all specs but Megapixels. When I did the first test pics I was simplyt amazed how clear and sharp the images are. Its highly recommended!
Summary: I've been on the fence about this camera for months now and I'm glad I bought it. At $249, it's simply unbeatable at this price range. Sure, the EVF and LCD are not as sharp as other cameras, but the Leica V-Lux 1 I replaced had an EVF and LCD that are similar in quality.
Summary: I haven't had a lot of time to familiarize myself ithe camera but will tell you the pro's; the camera is lightweight; it came with everything I needed to get started. Is easy to use in auto mode. (That's all I've done so far).
Excerpt: DPR says the A3000 "feels cheap". Well, it certainly is cheap. Feels lightweight. Even ye olde NEX menu system has a certain charm about it (simply put you want to avoid going there - set up the custom button instead). But it handles nicely (larger body, lighter weight).
good for photographing art. slightly large for all around use.
jeremy rathbone, Amazon
20 January 2015
Summary: The camera is performing as expected. However I bought this camera with a specific purpose in mind (photographing art) I feel that the access to some of the settings is not entirely intuitive. I am very happy with the image quality though.
Summary: I bought this camera to replace an old camera and since I just had my first little I didn't want to miss a thing. Well I am was pleasantly pleased. This is my first SLR camera and I definitely still figuring out all of the options I am enjoying figuring it out.