Excerpt: For the price alone here in germany (sold @dslr-forum.de for 130 EUR, body only) or for 239 EUR new via Saturn Onlineshop @ebay with 18-55mm/3.5-5.6 OSS Kitlens, you really can't go wrong, nothing beats that price atm from canikon. The bad, or worst: - very cheap EVF, flickering, very low resolution. - plastic eyecup, not rubber like onto a "real DSLR".
Summary: When I first started looking for a digital SLR I was attracted to some other well known name camera. I got the Sony because of the price. I'm extermely happy with the size performance and the multitude of features. I mostly use it for action shoots; sporting events and food photography. The continuous shoot feature is excellent, it makes me feel like a true professional.
Pros: Tons of features, great for action shoots. Great bang for your buck!
Cons: I bit small for me, probably because I have big hands.
Very good image quality/Good feature set for the price.
9 January 2014
Summary: A mirrorless camera in DSLR "shape". What I like about A3000 is the hefty grip to hold it. I wish all mirrorless cameras had such grip. I don't know why NEX/Olympus/FUJI make their bodies compact with larger SLR-like grips. Because after attaching most lenses, all cameras get bulky. Yes, some NEX cameras like 5T/6/7 do have good grips but nothing like A3000. I'm not going to bash A3000 for its EVF. It's an entry level camera and I don't even expect it to be there.
Summary: I purchased this camera instead of spending a bit more money on a Canon DSLR. I learned soon that there is a bit more compromise in the overall feel and ultimate performance that has me returning this camera and upgrading. If you are used to point and shoot cameras, you will like this camera very much.
Excerpt: We needed a new video camera to take on vacation and we were close to replacing our old point and shoot still camera, so I stated looking into these type combo cameras to replace both in one shot. I have had Sony products all my life and have never had any major issues so after pricing and reviewing, the best value out there was this A3000. I could even use my old manual SLR camera lenses. We just got back from D.C. and NYC and the camera worked out great!
Pros: Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Small / Compact