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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 Count Image Stabiliser 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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19 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

On average Sony SLR digital cameras have good ratings as do all cameras manufactured by Sony.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The ILCE-3000 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The ILCE-3000 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the ILCE-3000 also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the D5000[pl_1640596_price], or the D7100[pl_2082345_price] both from Nikon or the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MSXC|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 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 Coolpix 8800[plb_1640989_price] (cf|microdrive), or the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Very Light

SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the ILCE-3000 have weights of between 230g and 1.5kg. The Sony ILCE-3000 is one of the lighter digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ILCE-3000 (only 353 grams) amongst SLR digital cameras of this age.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Sony ILCE-3000 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Sony digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of this age and type. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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4700 Shots Per Battery Charge

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

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Electrical Viewfinder

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 is in fact the best viewfinder amongst all cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst viewfinder is Electronic.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Big Frame Rate

Similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the ILCE-3000 have frame rates of between 3fps and 30fps. When compared to other SLR digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the ILCE-3000 that we have checked the frame rate of, the Sony ILCE-3000's frame rate of 30 frames per second is one of the biggest.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital 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 SLR digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time 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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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the ILCE-3000 is more than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Supports Three ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the ILCE-3000 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Sony camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by SLR digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the ILCE-3000. The ISO speeds "3200" and "16000" are also supported by this digital camera.

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H.264 Video Format

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

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Features Eight Auto Focus

The ILCE-3000 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This digital camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on digital cameras of this spec and age. The auto focus "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 digital camera.

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Auto Focus

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

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 24 millimeters, the ILCE-3000 has a fairly short minimum focal length compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the ILCE-3000. The minimum focal lengths of SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ILCE-3000 range from 4.5mm to 75mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The ILCE-3000 does not support video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec do support video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a video recording and we think the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price], the Canon EOS 1100D[plb_1385668_price], or the Nikon D90[plb_1836503_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony ILCE-3000 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price], or the Lumix DMC-GF5[pl_1433511_price] both from Panasonic or the Sony SLT-A35[plb_964_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS

The ILCE-3000 does not have a GPS, although this is within the context that most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the ILCE-3000 also do not have a GPS.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Nikon D7100[plb_2082345_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Sony ILCE-3000 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at include the D7100[pl_2082345_price], or the D5300[pl_2189436_price] both from Nikon.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to 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. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ILCE-3000 also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

The maximum focal lengths of digital cameras of this type and age range from 3mm to 320mm. With a maximum focal length of only 75 millimeters, the ILCE-3000 has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-3000.

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Only Features Seven Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the ILCE-3000 is more than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ILCE-3000. The flash modes "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

The number of audio formats supported by the ILCE-3000 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently supported audio format is PCM, but this audio format is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The audio formats AAC, AC3 and MP4 are also supported by this camera.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Cameras of a similar age and spec to the ILCE-3000 have display resolutions of between 1 pixels and 2,400,000 pixels. The ILCE-3000 has one of the lower display resolutions (only 230,400 pixels) amongst SLR digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Long Flash Recharging Time

SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have flash recharging times of between 1s and 5.5s. At 4 seconds, the Sony ILCE-3000 has a fairly long flash recharging time compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the ILCE-3000.

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Thick

SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have depths of between 29mm and 130mm, and the average depth is 75mm. The ILCE-3000 is quite thick (84.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Long Flash Sync-Speed

The ILCE-3000 has one of the longer flash sync-speeds (1 second) amongst cameras of this age. The flash sync-speeds of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the ILCE-3000 range from 0.0031s to 4s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.67s.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony ILCE-3000

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this SLR digital camera was released.

Average Screen Size

The ILCE-3000 has a fairly standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-3000.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the SLT-A35[pl_964_price], or the NEX-6[pl_1609287_price] both from Sony or the Pentax K-5 II[plb_1452971_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the Df[pl_1740408_price] (3.2"), or the D4[pl_1998795_price] (3.2") both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20.1 megapixels, the Sony ILCE-3000 has a relatively standard megapixel count compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Other 20.1MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the Sony Alpha A58[plb_1611460_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a higher megapixel count that might also be worth looking at include the D7100[pl_2082345_price] (24.1MP and higher rated), the D5200[pl_1829432_price] (24.1MP and higher rated), or the D3200[pl_1947140_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 relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the ILCE-3000.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price], and the Lumix DMC-GF5[pl_1433511_price] both from Panasonic is also worth considering.

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

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on SLR digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the SLT-A35[pl_964_price], and the SLT-A65[pl_1620656_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth considering include the Nikon D3000[plb_993_price] (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
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
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
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
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Histogram
Tripod Mount
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special Features

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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