Excerpt: I purchased this camera recently as a replacement for my Alpha 100 which is dying a slow but certain death. I wasn't sure that I made the correct purchase when I ordered the camera since I did it on the spur of the moment in order to get a rebate being offered. I was quite surprised when the camera arrived right on schedule from BH Photo ( free shipping). I thought I was down sizing to a degree but this was only true in the size of the compactness of the camera.
Excerpt: The Sony a3000 is a top quality current-gen entry-level MILC. The overall product quality is marred by Wireless remote compatibility restrictions, the lack of 4K/Ultra HD video support and a sub-par LCD screen. Outweighing the flaws, this product boasts 20.1 MP still image quality and a functionable UI for an unbeatable price.
Pros: Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Quiet
Excerpt: Great hi-res images in an SLR-shaped body. I wouldn't 'to take it on a Safari, as it's a bit plasticky, but amazing value, especially if you put a better lens on it (takes Sony E-mount lenses).
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. My only complaint is the larger lens is about the same price of the camera! I am hoping that if I am patient I will find it on sale somewhere.
Excerpt: I am a simple point and shoot kind of person (canon 90) and wanted a new camera with better zoom for <$ for a trip to Alaska. Spoke with customer service and they walked thru the features of several cameras. I selected this one after reading every review I could find. I also purchased the second lens which I used that the entire time.I have mixed feelings.
Excerpt: I bought this in Jinotega, NI, for about what it would have cost me to import it from the US. It's available world wide and is a great introduction to better photography with interchangeable lenses and a larger image file. I've used mine with Sony 16mm f/2.8, the kit zoom (18-55mm) that came with it, and with the Sony 35mm f/1.8 and the Zeiss/Sony 24mm f/1.8.