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Sony Alpha A3000

$299.99
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A multi award winning 20.1 megapixel camera
SLR 20.1MP CMOS Black Jan 2016
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Sony Alpha A3000 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A3000 number 49 across all digital cameras.
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54
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Why Has it Scored 54?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced, is easy to use and good lens quality.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly high megapixel
5456 x 3632 pixels image resolution
Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)

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How Big is the Sony Alpha A3000?

The Sony Alpha A3000 is 128mm wide and 90.9mm tall. It is 84.5mm deep and weighs 353g.

Sony Alpha A3000 front dimensions

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Sony Alpha A3000 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Four Industry Awards

This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from review websites Camera Labs, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine all of whom thought that this camera was very good.

This camera was given a "Value for Money" award by website Expert Reviews who concluded that this Sony camera was great for its price.

Average Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 73 out of 100 based on 30 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine.

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Good Owner Reviews

Alpha A3000 owners on average rated this camera 88 out of 100. Over 89% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

27 people agreed that it was good value for money.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

38 people concluded that it was easy to use, six owners concluded that the product was easy to setup and three people mentioned that this digital camera was easy to use the menus.

Sony Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 29,814 expert and owner reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has very good reviews. We also found that Sony has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Two customers who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good lens.

Customers Report it is Robust

Three owners agreed that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Five people mentioned in their reviews that the product was well designed.

Users Report Great Product Quality

14 people who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Technical Features

Four owners said in their reviews that it had good features.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Three customers said in their reviews that it was compact and three people who purchased this digital camera thought it was lightweight.

Users Report Helpful Technical Guidance

Two owners concluded that this digital camera had good technical guidance.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people said in their reviews that it had a good screen.

  • Nice image quality, if you can get past the so so display and viewfinder, along with the plastic housing, you are in for a treat when you see the images this thing puts out…
  • Navigation on the computer screen is simple…
  • Once you get used to drawing while looking at the screen it's very easy to use…

Users Report Good Picture Quality

18 customers reckoned that the product was able to produce good images and two owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light.


Value For Money

Good Value for Money

Expert Reviews highlighted in their review that this camera provided a good bang for your buck.

Average Priced

The cheapeast digital cameras that we found costs $29 and the most expensive costs $6,895. We think that this camera has an average price.

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Features

Fairly High Megapixel

The Alpha A3000 has a fairly high megapixel (20.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras. The lowest megapixel of cameras is 0.3MP and the highest is 80MP.

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5456 X 3632 Pixels Image Resolution

The Alpha A3000 has a 5456 x 3632 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras. The image resolution of all cameras ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 7680 x 5120 pixels (best).

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Average Weight

The Sony Alpha A3000 has a relatively average weight (353 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sony Alpha A3000 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Supports 160, 200 and 4 More ISO Sensitivities

The Alpha A3000 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras. This digital camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras. The ISO sensitivities "160", "320", "1600", "3200" and "16000" are also supported by this camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Alpha A3000 has a relatively average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony Alpha A3000 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Sony Alpha A3000 features noise reduction. Most of the other cameras also feature noise reduction.

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4,700 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Sony Alpha A3000 takes more battery life (CIPA standard) than most of the cameras. Most of the digital cameras only take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), however this digital camera takes 4,700 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Alpha A3000 has a relatively typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Alpha A3000 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Sony Alpha A3000 has a carrying case. Most of the other cameras also have a carrying case.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 82.5 millimeters, the Sony Alpha A3000 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm.

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5456 X 3632 Still Image Resolution

The Alpha A3000 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras. This camera has a 5456 x 3632 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Sony camera also have still image resolution(s) of 5456 x 3064, 3872 x 2576, 3872 x 2176 and 2736 x 1824 and 2736 x 1536. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

The smallest maximum aperture number of cameras is 1.8, the largest is 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. At 22, the Alpha A3000 has a quite large maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Alpha A3000 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras. In addition, this camera support a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels. 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. Cameras video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Sony Alpha A3000 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

This camera has been on the market since January 2016.


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