Sony Alpha a3000

Announced Aug 27, 2013 •
20 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor

So, I took my a3000 out for about an hour of shooting. I won't make this a full-fledged review, just a few major points and one major issue. I just got mine delivered yesterday, so haven't spent much time getting to know each other. (yet). First, I've not ever used a translucent mirror camera before. So, having no optical viewfinder is driving me crazy on a harsh/overcast day. Tough to compose (can't see anything except glare off the rear LCD), will take lots of getting used to. I don't feel ...

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Yekitsu2015
 

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!

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poopoohead
 

Bought this body to use it with manual lenses cause I find aperture rings give better ergonomics. The e-mount, having the smallest flange focal distance, is compatable, manually, with almost every fullframe or crop lens ever made. (Leica, Nikon, Pentax, Canon, Minolta, Olympus, Konica, m42, Sony A,etc etc), Did not want to go Micro 4/3 because of the 35mm equivelence and depth of feild, could have gone Fujifilm, but would cost a lot more. I bought this camera because I don't care for sports ...

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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). Pros: Price Simple (ish) Low weight Good grip (balances nicely with Good sensor performance Cons: EVF and back LCD are indeed low res / low rent but otherwise perfectly functional Fill flash only unless in iA modes? Should be ...

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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". - low resolution 3 inch display (230.000 pixels, flickering, too) - no Sony Alpha menu style, in fact it looks like a NEX-3N into a DSLR body, ...

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photoholiko
 

I bought this camera with the kit lens when it was first introduced, I wanted an NEX mount to use strictly with my legacy lenses. I have nothing but good things to say about this camera especially since I have never been a Sony fan, the kit lens was a pleasant surprise and focus peeking with legacies is perfect, the pics are sharp with good color. Contrary to popular criticism about the EVF and 230K screen I find them quite adequate. Now I'm gunning for a 7R.

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This is Sony's entry level camera which seems to have more presence in Latin America than the US.  It takes very good pictures but isn't the uber camera that the A6000 is, but at half the price, that's not to be expected.  It is, however, the camera you can buy anywhere, including every Radio Shack in Nicaragua. The layout for manual focusing is easier than the layout on the A6000 (didn't have to set a button to get focus assist) and the high ISO is at least comparable to the A6000 at the top ...

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fotolike

I use the camera for 1 week..better than I expected. having used many cameras, dslr, compact,etc, and having in mind, from various articles,  that the camera was considered flimsy or cheap looking, I was happily surprised to find that the a3000 is very well made considering the low price (300 euros) ! -very good handling and controls for the price too... -image quality : excellent...beyond my expectations in bright and low light... acceptable noise till 3200 iso..( havent used RAW yet) -fast ...

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Dirk Nuary

I have sony A3000 for three months, I think it's a great camera for its class. Great image quality with remarkable detail in good light.

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