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Sony ILCE-3000
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Sony ILCE-3000 Digital Camera

SLR 20.1MP CMOS Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type 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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23 Reasons For

Good Quality Pictures

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Sony ILCE-3000 had a good image sensor. Expert review site Digitalmediaandit.com said in their review “The high-resolution 20MP sensor is a full APS-C size”. One person mentioned in their reviews that the Sony ILCE-3000 was able to produce good images.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution.

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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

SLR cameras produced by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just SLR cameras) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

Good Product Quality

A few people reckoned that it was good quality. Last year expert review site Digitalmediaandit.com said “First and foremost the picture quality of this new Compact System Camera is excellent” in their Sony ILCE-3000 review but despite that they rated the Sony ILCE-3000 3 stars. Digitalmediaandit.com also said “Excellent image quality and noise performance”.

Good Video Capture

Several Sony ILCE-3000 reviewers who purchased it wrote that it was good for video recording. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned “Broad handgrip, easy and quick to shoot video” in their review of this digital camera however they rated the Sony ILCE-3000 60 out of 100. Digitalmediaandit.com also mentioned “Prezzo eccellente, scatti di qualit anche ad alti ISO, compatta e maneggevole, registra video Full HD 50i”.

Easy to Use

One Sony ILCE-3000 owner said in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Sony ILCE-3000 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was noisy.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The ILCE-3000 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the SLT-A35[pl_964_price], or the Alpha SLT-A77[pl_1512851_price] both from Sony or the Olympus PEN E-P3[plb_1666913_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MSXC|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this SLR digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the EOS 5D[pl_1058_price] (cf|microdrive), or the EOS 5D Mark II[pl_695006_price] (CF|MicroDrive) both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix 8800[plb_1640989_price] (cf|microdrive) which is also higher rated.

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Very Light

The ILCE-3000 is quite light (only 353 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the ILCE-3000. The weights of similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 230g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 650g.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the D610[pl_2024275_price], or the D5000[pl_1640596_price] both from Nikon or the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price].

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

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.

An electrical viewfinder type is actually the best viewfinder amongst all SLR cameras that came out more than two years ago.

The worst viewfinder across comparable types of camera is Electronic.

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4700 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Sony ILCE-3000 takes more battery life (CIPA standard)s than most of the SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ILCE-3000. Most of the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ILCE-3000 only take between 220 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however this Sony digital camera takes 4700 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The ILCE-3000 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ILCE-3000. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

At only 0.25 meters, the ILCE-3000 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-3000. The closest focusing distances of cameras that were launched around the same time as the ILCE-3000 range from 0.2m to 0.5m.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Sony ILCE-3000 is more than most SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the ILCE-3000. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This camera supports an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the ILCE-3000 is more than most SLR cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the ILCE-3000. The ISO sensitivitys "3200" and "16000" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Features Eight Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the ILCE-3000 is more than most SLR cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the ILCE-3000. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Continuous Auto Focus", "Contrast Detection Auto Focus", "Face detection", "Flexible Spot Auto Focus", "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Supports Two Power Source Types

The Sony ILCE-3000 has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of this type and age. This Sony camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by digital cameras of this age and type. The power source type "AC" is also supported by this camera.

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17 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This camera received an expert rating of 60% from digitalmediaandit.com. Digital camera experts aren't convinced by this SLR digital camera.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person who reviewed it wrote that it was not compact. Last year Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned “Miniature effect can't be applied to movies”. One Sony ILCE-3000 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was not heavy and bulky.

Poor Connectivity

One Sony ILCE-3000 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was not wifi compatible. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned “Operational speed could be improved, fixed and low-ish resolution LCD screen, no eye sensor on viewfinder, no Wi-Fi built in” and scored it 60 out of 100.

Not Robust

One person who bought the Sony ILCE-3000 said that it was not well made.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the ILCE-3000 does not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price], or the Canon EOS 650D - Rebel T4i[plb_1514554_price].

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Sony ILCE-3000 does not support video capability, unlike most of the other SLR cameras that came out around the same time as the ILCE-3000 which support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support video capability including the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price], the Canon EOS 60Da[plb_1425495_price], or the Nikon D90[plb_1836503_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Most comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years are not 3D. The ILCE-3000 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the SLT-A35[pl_964_price], or the SLT-A37[pl_1436794_price] both from Sony or the Olympus PEN E-P3[plb_1666913_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony ILCE-3000 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might also want to look at including the D700[pl_1641152_price], the D3100[pl_1350595_price], or the D3200 + TAMRON AF 18-200 XR Di II LD + SD 4GB[pl_1947140_price] all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ILCE-3000, the Sony ILCE-3000 does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi which you might want to look at including the D3000[pl_993_price], or the D5300[pl_2189436_price] both from Nikon or the Panasonic DMC-GH3 + 12-35mm[plb_1815297_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the ILCE-3000 are not waterproof. The ILCE-3000 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The ILCE-3000 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other SLR cameras that are a similar age to the ILCE-3000 also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras that were released around the same time as the ILCE-3000 the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 38mm to 320mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 120mm. The Sony ILCE-3000 has a very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 38 millimeters) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ILCE-3000.

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Only Features Seven Flash Modess

The Sony ILCE-3000 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This Sony digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras that came out more than two years ago. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Flash on", "Pre-flash", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports Three Audio Formats Supporteds

The ILCE-3000 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is PCM, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC, AC3 and MP4 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Digital cameras of a similar type and age to the ILCE-3000 have display resolution (numeric)s of between 640 pixels and 2,400,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 780,000 pixels. At only 230,400 pixels, the Sony ILCE-3000 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Long Flash Recharging Time

With a flash recharging time of 4 seconds, the ILCE-3000 has a quite long flash recharging time compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The average flash recharging time of digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ILCE-3000 is 3.1s.

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Fairly Long Flash Sync-Speed

At 1 second, the ILCE-3000 has a quite long flash sync-speed compared to most of the other SLR cameras that were released around the same time as the ILCE-3000. Digital cameras of this age and spec have flash sync-speeds of between 0.00012s and 3s.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony ILCE-3000

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the ILCE-3000 over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the ILCE-3000 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-3000.

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price], the Canon M + EF-M 22mm + 90EX[plb_1609273_price], or the Pentax K-5 II[plb_1452971_price].

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Df[pl_1740408_price] (3.2"), the D4[pl_1998795_price] (3.2"), or the D610[pl_2024275_price] (3.2") all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20.1 megapixels, the ILCE-3000 has a relatively standard megapixel compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ILCE-3000.

If this Sony camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to look at the D5200 + TAMRON AF 18-200 XR Di II LD + SD 4GB[pl_1829432_price] (24.1MP and higher rated), the D3200 + TAMRON AF 18-200 XR Di II LD + SD 4GB[pl_1947140_price] (24.2MP and higher rated), or the D3300[pl_2113658_price] (24.2MP and higher rated) all from Nikon.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the ILCE-3000 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ILCE-3000.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the Canon EOS 5D Mark II[plb_695006_price], or the Sony SLT-A99[plb_1546952_price] which has better reviews.

If this Sony camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Olympus PEN E-P3[plb_1666913_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Other Features
Built-In Flash
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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Product Identifiers

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