Sony A3000

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demarren 123 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,616
Sony A3000
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After using the camera for about 1 mound now I am very happy with the camera.

My NEX6 is bit better but the A3000 take great pictures.

Here are some samples I took today.

Brugge Vesting

Tzand Brugge

First flowers

you can see allot more here.

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Thank you So mush:p

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Re: Sony A3000

Pretty nice.

The A3000 has a great sensor, surrounded by a cheap body.  Very capable of nice images, just not attractive to use/hold.

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wsalopek Regular Member • Posts: 192
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Yeah...the A3000 is a great value.

Dollars spent vs quality-of-image can't be beat.

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demarren 123 OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,616
Re: Sony A3000

davect01 wrote:

Pretty nice.

The A3000 has a great sensor, surrounded by a cheap body. Very capable of nice images, just not attractive to use/hold.

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I agree with it.

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demarren 123 OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,616
Re: Sony A3000

wsalopek wrote:

Yeah...the A3000 is a great value.

Dollars spent vs quality-of-image can't be beat.

Indeed thank you :p.

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semifast Contributing Member • Posts: 780
Re: Sony A3000

Its actually great to hold, is pretty small for the form factor, and looks better than many low end dslrs considering the nice looking black 18-55mm lens.

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Greynerd Veteran Member • Posts: 5,729
Re: Sony A3000

I have a Nex 6 and whilst is the more aesthetically pleasing camera the A3000 with its deep grip is probably easier to hold. So whilst the A3000 looks a bit clumsy and has a poor EVF it is the better quality image maker of the 2 especially with the 18-55 lens and cost me 1/3 of the price.

Criticising the A3000 at the moment is very much looking a gift horse in the mouth. It has a cheap body because it is cheap.

davect01 wrote:

Pretty nice.

The A3000 has a great sensor, surrounded by a cheap body. Very capable of nice images, just not attractive to use/hold.

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wsalopek Regular Member • Posts: 192
Re: Sony A3000

Greynerd wrote:

I have a Nex 6 and whilst is the more aesthetically pleasing camera the A3000 with its deep grip is probably easier to hold. So whilst the A3000 looks a bit clumsy and has a poor EVF it is the better quality image maker of the 2 especially with the 18-55 lens and cost me 1/3 of the price.

Greynerd...

Interesting comment...can you say in what way or ways you judge the A3000 to be a better image maker than the Nex-6?

(I own a Nex-6, but have always thought the A3000 a great deal.)

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demarren 123 OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,616
Re: Sony A3000

semifast wrote:

Its actually great to hold, is pretty small for the form factor, and looks better than many low end dslrs considering the nice looking black 18-55mm lens.

Yes It is a great camera no problems work great.

The plastic is bit on the cheap side but what matters it look great and it work great

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demarren 123 OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,616
Re: Sony A3000

Greynerd wrote:

I have a Nex 6 and whilst is the more aesthetically pleasing camera the A3000 with its deep grip is probably easier to hold. So whilst the A3000 looks a bit clumsy and has a poor EVF it is the better quality image maker of the 2 especially with the 18-55 lens and cost me 1/3 of the price.

I also have the NEX6 the EVF is allot better and the 16 mm is nice,the nex 6 is faster to ,but it is a great camera for the price.

many starter SLR cannot even compare in image quality.

and cost allot more to.you get a better LCD and a real viewfinder ,but the electronic viewfinder.

Have advance to.instant view of your taken picture.

not possible with a Nikon or canon 1100D

with I also have.

Same hold for the NEX6

Criticising the A3000 at the moment is very much looking a gift horse in the mouth. It has a cheap body because it is cheap.

davect01 wrote:

Pretty nice.

The A3000 has a great sensor, surrounded by a cheap body. Very capable of nice images, just not attractive to use/hold.

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demarren 123 OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,616
Re: Sony A3000

wsalopek wrote:

Greynerd wrote:

I have a Nex 6 and whilst is the more aesthetically pleasing camera the A3000 with its deep grip is probably easier to hold. So whilst the A3000 looks a bit clumsy and has a poor EVF it is the better quality image maker of the 2 especially with the 18-55 lens and cost me 1/3 of the price.

Greynerd...

Interesting comment...can you say in what way or ways you judge the A3000 to be a better image maker than the Nex-6?

(I own a Nex-6, but have always thought the A3000 a great deal.)

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I can help you Bill.

The nex6 is better in many ways.

Except for the viewfinder LCD everyone know about.

the A3000 is slower to focus,ones the camera go in sleep mode it take some time to wake up.

I think is around 2 sec.

the menu system is also slower.

With A good fast SD card you can take pictures almost with no delay.

But continue is good for around 3 fine jpg then the camera slow down fast.

it will not hold but I think it slow down to 1 frame per sec after the 3 burst pictures.

I use all the focus points I find it focus faster then with the centre point only.

The difference between the NEX6 and the A3000 is speed.

Image quality is a little better on the NEX6 to .

But bought camera,s are great.

One touch t the 16-50 while it is a great lens the 18-55 is faster when you start up the lens do not have to come out like the 16-50

and is almost instant ready the 16-50 take a second or two.

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Greynerd Veteran Member • Posts: 5,729
Re: Sony A3000

Those extra megapixels and the newer sensor just seem to give the pictures more sparkle than the Nex 6. It is very subjective I know but the OP's images give an indication of that. Operationally the Nex 6 has the advantages but the A3000 is a great second body and worth getting for the lens alone but giving credit where it is due the sensor is fabulous. Probably better for having less mp than the A6000 though I have no proof of that but 20mp is enough for me. Sony with their compacts show they have no scruples about trashing image quality for the sake of a high nominal pixel count on the box.

As I have said before all this 'the best camera you have is the one with you' seems to evaporate rapidly when people talk about the A3000. As an image maker it is superb from my early impressions though it would be no great loss if it was not at the price. The EVF is pretty poor though but the rear screen is not too bad and can be turned up very bright.

I do get the impression people who get it are fairly well pleased on the whole.

wsalopek wrote:

Greynerd wrote:

I have a Nex 6 and whilst is the more aesthetically pleasing camera the A3000 with its deep grip is probably easier to hold. So whilst the A3000 looks a bit clumsy and has a poor EVF it is the better quality image maker of the 2 especially with the 18-55 lens and cost me 1/3 of the price.

Greynerd...

Interesting comment...can you say in what way or ways you judge the A3000 to be a better image maker than the Nex-6?

(I own a Nex-6, but have always thought the A3000 a great deal.)

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Darren Lee Regular Member • Posts: 299
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Nice...better than the 3N ?

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demarren 123 OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,616
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Greynerd wrote:

Those extra megapixels and the newer sensor just seem to give the pictures more sparkle than the Nex 6. It is very subjective I know but the OP's images give an indication of that. Operationally the Nex 6 has the advantages but the A3000 is a great second body and worth getting for the lens alone but giving credit where it is due the sensor is fabulous. Probably better for having less mp than the A6000 though I have no proof of that but 20mp is enough for me. Sony with their compacts show they have no scruples about trashing image quality for the sake of a high nominal pixel count on the box.

As I have said before all this 'the best camera you have is the one with you' seems to evaporate rapidly when people talk about the A3000. As an image maker it is superb from my early impressions though it would be no great loss if it was not at the price. The EVF is pretty poor though but the rear screen is not too bad and can be turned up very bright.

I do get the impression people who get it are fairly well pleased on the whole.

You are right.

for the prise you pay now the lens alone cost the same.

free camera.

wsalopek wrote:

Greynerd wrote:

I have a Nex 6 and whilst is the more aesthetically pleasing camera the A3000 with its deep grip is probably easier to hold. So whilst the A3000 looks a bit clumsy and has a poor EVF it is the better quality image maker of the 2 especially with the 18-55 lens and cost me 1/3 of the price.

Greynerd...

Interesting comment...can you say in what way or ways you judge the A3000 to be a better image maker than the Nex-6?

(I own a Nex-6, but have always thought the A3000 a great deal.)

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