Excerpt: I bought my a3000 to use with my collection of classic MF lenses (Konica AR, Canon FD and Jupiter 8). I had been considering the smaller NEX bodies but I am happier with how the a3000 body provides a more secure grip, especially when using older heavy metal and glass lenses. The results and ease of use are incredible. The focus peaking and magnification features are especially helpfull and I couldn't be more pleased with my decision.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance
Summary: There are a lot of different options with buying a SLR interchangeable lens camera. I would call this an advanced starter camera. For the price, the quality and the the potential options you really can't go wrong.
Summary: I love this camera! It is the first dslr I have ever owned and I am very pleased with it. My only complaint is that the display screen does not accurately show what the camera is taking a picture of, but the pictures turn out beautiful!