Conclusion: On the whole, this is a good option for those who want something with traditional stylings but are tempted by the low weight and low overall size of mirrorless systems. If you don't mind the more compact style of camera though, take a look at the also excellent Sony NEX 3N, which features many similar specs to the a3000 but in a differently shaped body.
Conclusion: Similarly, while the system’s full-blown Internet access is a bonus that first-gen users could only dream of in theory, is anyone really a fan of entering information one slow letter/number at a time on the virtual keyboard? While we can only wonder if a touch-screen is the next frontier, and why such incremental updates were introduced versus a sweeping upgrade, take heart in the following at least.
Pros: Gorgeous new screen; built-in microphone; ongoing firmware updates
Cons: Light on major enhancements; still no keyboard; not worth upgrading if you already own one
Summary: In July, Sony revealed the PSP -3000 at the 2008 Leipzig Games Convention in Germany, and the new handheld looks to build on the success of the slimmed-down PSP-2000 that was announced just under a year ago. This annual update has proved to be the product cycle trend for Sony with their handheld gaming system. Following that formula, the PSP-3000 sports some minor, yet exciting, new features.
Summary: If you're a heavy PSP user with wads of cash to blow, need the external mic or want to play games on a standard TV, the PSP 3000 is the sleeker, visually crisper twin to last year's model. If you're an original PSP owner and skipped the PSP 2000, you'll see an even more dramatic difference upgrading. But if you're already rolling with a PSP 2000, your money's better saved than spent on this nominal uptick.
Pros: External mic, feels less plasticky, colour space options
Conclusion: If you want the most powerful portable gaming machine on the market, with the slickest visuals around then this is undoubtedly the handheld machine for you. It’s got a bigger, smoother, brighter screen than previous models, plus new voice, messaging and web-links for the same price. The gaming catalogue of the PSP isn’t anywhere near as extensive or varied as the DS Lite’s , though, but with the likes of Patapon and FIFA 09 it’s improving. A quality machine.
Pros: Okay, so the Nintendo DS is a cutesy, fun, touchscreen-toting handheld, but Sony still provides the glorious eye-bleeding on-screen action. This third incarnation of the sleek, black multimedia machine boasts a screen with more colours than ever before, half the response time and five times the contrast ratio of the last version. What that means is, watch the Dark Knight on it and it literally will be the Dark Knight and not the Slightly Gloomy Knight. There’s also a ...
Cons: Don’t get us wrong, the screen is glorious, but occasionally you do get some annoying scan lines, which can mar your gaming/movie-watching experience. Also, battery life was poor before, but with the expanded screen sucking it dry quicker than a kid with a can of cola, you won’t be watching any Kevin Costner eoics (a good thing, maybe?).
Excerpt: Sony’s recent PSP-3000 upgrade had one major feature change among its other small updates: the brighter, increased contrast and wider colour gamut screen (above: old top, new bottom). The more vivid display takes more power overall, but the rest of the PSP’s components are now using less power, giving battery life a net change of zero , which is good. But the interlacing issues which results in visible jagged lines and scan lines on motion?
Excerpt: Äntligen har jag stiftat närmare bekantskap med PSP. Sonys svar på bärbara spel som faktiskt klarar sig ganska bra på marknaden. Med tanke på hur det gått för det andra företag, förutom Nintendo, som försökt sig på det där med bärbart och spel så lyckas PSP riktigt bra. Min modell är den senaste och kallas helt enkelt för PSP-3000 och är en smärre uppdatering på PSP Slime & Lite som släpptes för ett tag sedan.
Pros: Skärmen + WLAN + Para ihop med PS3 + Snygg + Multimedia
Conclusion: Uma tela grande (maior que do iPhone), design confortável e recursos como conexão Wi-fi e reprodução de mídias (como vídeos e músicas) fazem do PSP 3000 uma opção razoável para quem quer investir em mais um gadget portátil e ainda levar um bom videogame no bolso.
Pros: Grande variedade de jogos., Bateria com boa autonomia., Conexão Wi-fi.
Cons: Tela ruim., Navegador pouco funcional., Roda jogos apenas via UMD.