A3000 vs. Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

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Aug 27, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
May 18, 2009
 
$399 with 18-55mm lens
 
 
SLR-style mirrorless
Compact SLR
 
5456 x 3632
3872 x 2592
3872 x 2576, 2736 x 1824
3872 x 2176, 2896 x 1936, 2896 x 1632, 1920 x 1280, 1920 x 1088
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
20 megapixels
10 megapixels
20 megapixels
11 megapixels
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
CMOS
CCD
BIONZ image processor
Bionz
sRGB, AdobeRGB
 
 
ISO 100-16000 selectable in 1 EV steps
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
9
6
Yes
Yes (1)
Optical
Sensor-shift
Lens-based (where applicable)
 
RAW
RAW
Standard, Fine
Fine, Standard
  • JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW+JPEG
 
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes (with built-in LED type)
 
 
No
Yes (Focus Peaking Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Yes
25
9
Sony E
Sony/Minolta Alpha
1.5×
1.5×
 
Fixed
Tilting
3
2.7
230,400
230,400
No
No
TFT LCD
 
Yes (Continuous Live View)
Yes
Electronic
Optical (pentamirror)
100%
95%
0.7× (0.47× 35mm equiv.)
0.74× (0.49× 35mm equiv.)
 
 
30 sec
 
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • iAUTO
  • Superior Auto
  • Programmed AE (P)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Shutter-speed priority (S)
  • Manual (M)
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Scene Selection
 
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Macro
  • Sports Action
  • Sunset
  • Night Portrait
  • Night View
  • Hand-held Twilight
  • Anti Motion Blur
 
Yes (Built-in, Pop-up Auto)
Yes (Pop-up)
6.00 m (at ISO200 / 4m at ISO100)
10.00 m
Yes (hot shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync.
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Wireless
  • Single-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority Continuous, Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec. delay; 3/5 exposures), Bracketing
 
2.5 fps
2.5 fps
Yes (2-sec. or 10-sec. delay)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
(3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV steps)
 
 
No
 
AVCHD, H.264
 
Stereo
None
Mono
 
 
 
SD/ SDHC, Memory Stick Pro Duo
 
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (Type C mini))
Yes
Yes (via optional RM-VPR1)
Yes (Wireless (Optional))
 
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
NP-FW50
Lithium-Ion NP-FH50 rechargeable battery & charger
470
230
411 g (0.91 lb / 14.50 oz)
529 g (1.17 lb / 18.66 oz)
128 x 91 x 85 mm (5.04 x 3.58 x 3.35)
128 x 97 x 71 mm (5.04 x 3.82 x 2.8)
 
 
Yes
 
No
None
None