Another First Impressions Review Of The A3000

Started Aug 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
parallaxproblem Veteran Member • Posts: 5,335
Re: Another First Impressions Review Of The A3000

captura wrote:

GXRuser wrote:

parallaxproblem wrote:

Keit ll wrote:

This mini review is fair & balanced & sums up the ILC-3000 accurately. Given its initial asking price this camera deserves to sell well & is an excellent entry level camera. It seems that Sony have finally accepted that an eye-level VF is needed , I just hope that the quality of the EVF is sufficient for the job.

It is understandable that many current NEX owners are a little sceptical because they may already have more capable cameras & , in addition , they are left feeling a little unsure as to where the current NEX line may go.

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Keith C

Even more so after reading the review!

Quote: "During our product briefing, Sony reps revealed that according to internal study data, 60% of likely system camera buyers preferred DSLR styling to the typical rangefinder-style mirrorless design. Sony clearly took those numbers to heart, and the result is its first DSLR-shaped mirrorless camera, which draws its visual cues in equal parts from the A-mount Alpha A58 and the Cyber-shot HX300 superzoom."

Sony clearly want to move NEX, or should I say E-mount 'out of the niche'. For those of us who entered into NEX system because we prefered it over the mainstream this is very bad news

The A3000 is not the first dslr styled mirrorless camera.

The Panasonic G1, Samsung NX10, Olympus OMD EM5 all are dslr mirrorless cameras that have predated the A3000. The G1 was available in early 2009.

I also have a G1 which, although limited by it's early 12 mp sensor, is a reasonably full-featured and capable camera for it's time.

There was one other Panasonic camera, based on the G1 but a real stripper model, exactly like the A3000. And that was the G10.

I have pre-ordered an A-3000. It will be a great back-up for my 5R, and I get the black lens.

For my part I'm going to start taking an interest in the Fuji and Samsung mirrorless ranges...

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