Another First Impressions Review Of The A3000

Started Aug 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
captura Forum Pro • Posts: 26,118
Re: Another First Impressions Review Of The A3000

jimr wrote:

captura wrote:

SDF wrote:

Sounds like same sensor from Alpha 58. Looks good.

"the sensor in the A3000 appears to be more or less identical to the one in the Alpha A58, which we reviewed just this month. We were reasonably impressed with both of those elements in the past, so there's no reason to think we won't be happy with the A3000's performance."

jimr wrote:

20 mp but no hybrid PDAF.

Would you rather Sony compromised the sensor to get that low a price at launch? The IQ was not compromised so something less important had to go to achieve the incredibly low launch price ...I believe Sony made the right choice giving IQ the top priority.

Bottom line is the A3000 should give the best image quality out there at that launch price point. Give it a few months and as is always the case the price will drop even further giving an incredible image quality bang for the buck....

I think it's like this: The Sony Alpha division, which is (probably) completely separate entity from the NEX people, were charged with designing a cheap NEX-analogue but using their own existing but underused items from the alpha parts bin. So they raided the A-58, the A-37 and got a cheap EVF from Cybershot. The 20.1 mp sensor from the A-58 is excellent but old-tech. No IBIS. And ISO is limited at 16000, same as the A-58.

I agree with your second statement, in fact I have pre-ordered one for myself.

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