Sony Alpha a3000

Announced Aug 27, 2013 •
20 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
Price
MSRP $399 with 18-55mm lens
Body type
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor
Max resolution 5456 x 3632
Other resolutions 3872 x 2576, 2736 x 1824
Image ratio w:h 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 20 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor BIONZ image processor
Image
ISO ISO 100-16000 selectable in 1 EV steps
White balance presets 9
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Optical
Image stabilization notes Lens-based (where applicable)
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Standard, Fine
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Manual focus Yes (Focus Peaking Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Number of focus points 25
Lens mount Sony E
Focal length multiplier 1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 230,400
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes (Continuous Live View)
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.7×
Photography features
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes (Built-in, Pop-up Auto)
Flash range 6.00 m (at ISO200 / 4m at ISO100)
External flash Yes (hot shoe)
Flash modes Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync.
Continuous drive 2.5 fps
Self-timer Yes (2-sec. or 10-sec. delay)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Format AVCHD, H.264
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (Type C mini))
Remote control Yes (via optional RM-VPR1)
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description NP-FW50
Battery Life (CIPA) 470
Weight (inc. batteries) 411 g (0.91 lb / 14.50 oz)
Dimensions 128 x 91 x 85 mm (5.04 x 3.58 x 3.35)
Other features
GPS None
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