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Sony ILCE-3000
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Sony ILCE-3000 Digital Camera

SLR 20.1MP 3x Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
The Solid And Dependable 3000 Feels Good In Your Hands And Brings Out The Beauty Of Every Memorable Scene. Designed With A Comfortable Grip, You 'll Be Assured Of A Confident And Worry-free... More
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19 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony digital cameras and also specifically for Sony MILC cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the ILCE-3000 has a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon 1 V1[plb_2794_price], or the Pentax K-01[plb_1677575_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The ILCE-3000 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ILCE-3000.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the 1 V1[pl_2794_price], and the 1 J3[pl_1858479_price] both from Nikon or the Sony NEX-7[plb_1612397_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20.1 megapixels, the ILCE-3000 has a fairly high megapixel count compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The lowest megapixel count of MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-3000 is 2.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 17MP.

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might also be worth considering include the Galaxy NX[pl_2082510_price] (20.3MP), the NX2000[pl_2085238_price] (20.3MP), or the NX1100[pl_2088336_price] (20.3MP) all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Nikon 1 V1[plb_2794_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Samsung NX300M[plb_2205970_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Olympus PEN E-P5[plb_2032029_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think the Nikon 1 V1[plb_2794_price], the Leica M[plb_2212774_price], and the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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4700 Shots Per Battery Charge

The ILCE-3000 is a camera that takes 4,700 shots shots per battery charge.

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Electrical Viewfinder

This digital camera has an Electrical viewfinder, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The ILCE-3000 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of this type and age. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on MILC cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years have maximum apertures of between 1 and 36. With a maximum aperture of 36, the ILCE-3000 has one of the smaller maximum apertures amongst cameras of this age.

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Features Eight Flash Modes

The ILCE-3000 has a greater number of flash modes than most MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on MILC cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ILCE-3000. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Flash on", "Pre-flash", "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "Flash Off" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony ILCE-3000 is more than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Sony camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras of a comparable type and age to the ILCE-3000. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on cameras of this type and age. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the ILCE-3000 is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the ILCE-3000. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Supports Three ISO Speeds

The Sony ILCE-3000 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 200, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Sony camera. The ISO speeds 100, 3200 and 16000 are also supported by this camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This camera supports an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is the most commonly supported video format on cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Features Six Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the ILCE-3000 is more than most MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on cameras of this age and type. The auto focus "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Flexible Spot Auto Focus", "Multi Point Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The ILCE-3000 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most digital cameras of this age and type do not support video recording. The Sony ILCE-3000 is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support video recording that you might also want to consider including the Nikon 1 V1[plb_2794_price], or the Sigma DP2 Merrill[plb_1750733_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony ILCE-3000 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5[plb_1433511_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the ILCE-3000 does not have a GPS.

Other cameras which also have a GPS that you might want to consider include the Galaxy NX[pl_2082510_price], or the NX1100[pl_2088336_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ILCE-3000, the Sony ILCE-3000 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Sony ILCE-3000 does not have an image stabiliser, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ILCE-3000 also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

Across all the MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ILCE-3000 the display resolutions range from 33 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 750,000 pixels. The ILCE-3000 has a very low display resolution (only 230.4 pixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago have maximum focal lengths of between 27mm and 870mm, and the average maximum focal length is 110mm. The ILCE-3000 has a quite short maximum focal length (only 75 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the ILCE-3000.

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Only Supports Two Power Sources

The ILCE-3000 has a greater number of power sources than most MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years. This digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the ILCE-3000. The power source "AC" is also supported by this camera.

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Only 25 Auto Focus Points

The ILCE-3000 is a 25 auto focus point camera.

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Very Thick

When compared to other MILC cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the ILCE-3000, the depth of the ILCE-3000 of 84.5 millimeters is one of the thickest. The thinnest camera of a comparable spec and age to the ILCE-3000 is 22mm deep and the thickest is 95mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony ILCE-3000

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the ILCE-3000.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the ILCE-3000 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the ILCE-3000.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon 1 V1[plb_2794_price], the Leica X Vario (Typ 107)[plb_1969444_price], or the Olympus Pen E-PL5[plb_1840381_price].

If you would prefer a larger screen size then you might want to look at the NX300M[pl_2205970_price] (3.31"), or the NX300[pl_2096674_price] (3.31") both from Samsung or the Leica T (Typ 701)[plb_2550905_price] (3.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Sony ILCE-3000 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-3000.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Pentax Q10[plb_1399120_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5[plb_1433511_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Sony ILCE-7[plb_2044892_price] (8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The ILCE-3000 has a relatively typical weight (353 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ILCE-3000.

Alternative cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm X-P[plb_1452080_price] (400g).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Manual Focusing Range
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Other Features
Image Effective Megapixels
Frame Rate

Expert Reviews

(2)

First and foremost the picture quality of this new Compact System Camera is excellent. The high-resolution 20MP sensor is a full APS-C size and so suffers from very little of the ?noise? inherent... Read more…

Inexpensive
Excellent image quality and noise performance
Highly customisable
Manual focus with peaking assistance
Auto panorama feature
Small low resolution EVF
16 9 proportion low res screen not ideal for stills
Playback button not in ideal location
No Wifi, but then neither do budget rivals
Miniature effect can't be applied to movies
24 October 2013

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Inexpensive
SLR-like design
Built-in EVF
Built-in flash
Short shutter lag
No eye sensor
Low-resolution EVF and rear LCD
Limited burst shooting
Slow AF system
Poor specification

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 4 January 2014 by JRPH
JRPH would recommend the Sony Alpha A3000 (Verified Purchase)

Nice addition to laptop. Easy to use. Many options for illustration type software to choose from making it easy to get starting designing/drawing...

Easy to use
Makes my job a lot easier
The table is fair good without th soft problems
Free programs
Easy setuo
Drivers
Reviewing pictures
At this point
Nothing
Basically a glorified mouse
Reviewed 13 December 2014 by Baller21
Baller21 would recommend the Sony Alpha A3000 (Verified Purchase)

The product is great. My friend love it . It works great...

Friendly user
Great pictures
Great when using drawing and illustration software
Easy to use and kid friendly
Light weight and accurate
Battery has short life
Not so great when used as a mouse replacement
When pen interferes with the mouse
Pen holder
I can't find anything so far
Reviewed 8 July 2015 by Tazman
Tazman would recommend the Sony Alpha A3000 (Verified Purchase)

I was pleased with the ease of use of this cyber writer ... no problems installing either. Good value for the price...

Most everything
Easy to use and a reasonable price
Auto focus is great
Price is right
Fits nice on desk or on the go with laptop
Zoom
Nothing to complain about
May need to download drivers
A little bulky still but not bad
The stylus button is awkward
Reviewed 24 April 2014 by MisterMoose
MisterMoose would recommend the Plantronics Voyager Pro HD

Excellent productivity tool.  We use several of the Voyager PRO HD Bluetooths in our office, and they have made my staff much more effective...

Handy
Great zoom
Was easy to setup and use
And I got it the price I wanted
Easy Setup
Smudges easily
Have to buy protecting covering
Not easy to learn the functions settings. poor setting interactions

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