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Sony Alpha A3000

Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
A fully featured and multi award winning SLR camera
SLR 20.1MP CMOS Black Jan 2016
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Sony Alpha A3000 Review

With excellent features and very good reviews, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A3000 number 452 across all digital cameras.
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164 Reviews + 4 Awards
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Fully-Featured
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18 Months Old
Overall Score
59
Average

Why Has it Scored 59?

It has very good user reviews but ok expert reviews. 93% of buyers recommended this camera to others. This digital camera has received four awards including a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs plus two other sites and a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available.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.
It has some great features:
Quite high megapixels sensor
5456 x 3632 pixels image resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Quite high ISO sensitivity (max)

Sony Alpha A3000 Video Reviews


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

Sony Alpha A3000 size in context

Sony Alpha A3000 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Four Industry Awards

The writers at three expert review sites all concluded that they would endorse this digital camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from Camera Labs, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine.

The author at one more expert review site thought that this camera was very good. This Sony camera received a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on 21 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this camera is 70 out of 100.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

The average owner rating of this camera is 88 out of 100 based on 143 owner reviews. 80 reviewers (89% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 93% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

17 customers who bought it considered that it was good value for money.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

27 owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use and five people said in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A3000 was easy to setup.

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 32,324 expert and user reviews (including 10,628 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has very good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Two people who bought this digital camera considered that it had a good lens.

Users Report Excellent Design

Five owners who bought this digital camera considered that it was well designed.

Users Report it is Robust

Two customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Eight people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Four customers who reviewed the product considered that it had good features.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Two customers thought the Sony Alpha A3000 was compact and two owners agreed that it was lightweight.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

10 people who bought it mentioned that it was able to produce good images and two people who reviewed it said that it was good in low light.


Features

Quite High Megapixels Sensor

The Alpha A3000's sensor megapixels of 20.1MP is in the highest 17% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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5456 X 3632 Pixels Image Resolution

The Alpha A3000 has a maximum image resolution of 5456 x 3632 pixels. That's 24% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Alpha A3000 of 16,000 is in the highest 20% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of all digital cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Sony camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Alpha A3000 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Alpha A3000 of 353g is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras. 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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Average Display Diagonal

The Alpha A3000's display diagonal of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Alpha A3000 has a carrying case, unlike 89% of cameras which do not have a carrying case.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Alpha A3000 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Alpha A3000 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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5456 X 3632 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Alpha A3000 is 5456 x 3632 pixels. That's 24% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this camera supports still image resolutions of 5456 x 3064 pixels, 3872 x 2576 pixels, 3872 x 2176 pixels plus 2 more values. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 384 x 480 pixels and the best is 6016 x 4016 pixels.

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Quite Fast Flash Recharging Time

Cameras have flash recharging times of between 0.0055s and 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.5s. The flash recharging time of the Sony Alpha A3000 of only 4s is in the fastest 22% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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4,700 Battery Life

The Alpha A3000 is a digital camera that takes 4,700 shots battery life.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Alpha A3000 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This Sony camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Alpha A3000's digital zoom of 4x is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

Sony released the Alpha A3000 in January 2016.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242870789, 03662362021825, 03662362021924

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony Alpha A3000

2x lighter
3x smaller maximum aperture number

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