Close

Loading image...
Sony ILCE-3000
25 Images + 1 Video

Sony ILCE-3000 Digital Camera

MILC 20.1MP CMOS Sep 2013
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
Available from international sellers only
Tell Me When It Becomes Available
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...

21 Reasons For

Good Quality Pictures

One customer thought the Sony ILCE-3000 had a good image sensor. Expert website Digitalmediaandit.com said two years ago “The high-resolution 20MP sensor is a full APS-C size”. One person thought it was able to produce good images.

One Sony ILCE-3000 owner reckoned that it had a good picture resolution.

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

Sony has good average reviews for its MILC cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Product Quality

A number of Sony ILCE-3000 owners who reviewed the product wrote that it was good quality. Two years ago expert website Digitalmediaandit.com said “First and foremost the picture quality of this new Compact System Camera is excellent”. Digitalmediaandit.com also said “Excellent image quality and noise performance”.

Good Video Capture

A number of customers who bought it thought it was good for video recording. Digitalmediaandit.com mentioned in their review of the Sony ILCE-3000 “Broad handgrip, easy and quick to shoot video”. Digitalmediaandit.com also wrote “Prezzo eccellente, scatti di qualit anche ad alti ISO, compatta e maneggevole, registra video Full HD 50i”.

Reasonably Priced

One customer who purchased it wrote that it was a bargain for the price. Digitalmediaandit.com said “Bargain price tag if you dont mind the lack of extras, large” in their review of this digital camera although they rated the product 3 stars.

Easy to Use

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

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who purchased the product thought it was noisy.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this digital camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

Chart Edit

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ILCE-3000, the Sony ILCE-3000 has a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the PEN E-PL3, or the PEN E-PM1 both from Olympus or the Nikon Coolpix J4.

Read more Less Chart Edit

SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

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 compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Olympus PEN E-PL3 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sigma DP2 Quattro (£579.99) (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Sony ILCE-7 (£799.00) (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

4700 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Sony ILCE-3000 is a digital camera that takes 4,700 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the ILCE-3000 only take between 220 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

Chart Edit

Electrical Viewfinder Type

This digital camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is the most frequently found viewfinder type on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar 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.

Chart Edit

Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

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

Chart Edit

Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

Chart Edit

Has Eight White Balances

The ILCE-3000 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the ILCE-3000. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this digital camera.

Chart Edit

Fairly Big Effective Megapixels (image)

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ILCE-3000 the effective megapixels (image)s range from 16MP to 21MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 17MP. The Sony ILCE-3000 has one of the bigger effective megapixels (image)s (20.1 megapixels) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

Chart Edit

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on digital cameras of this spec 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.

Chart Edit

Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The ILCE-3000 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 200, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Sony camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 3200 and 16000 are also supported by this camera.

Chart Edit

Features Six Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Sony ILCE-3000 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Sony camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the ILCE-3000. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Continuous Auto Focus", "Flexible Spot Auto Focus", "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

Chart Edit

Supports Two Power Source Types

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

Chart Edit

Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Chart Edit

13 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This camera received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from digitalmediaandit.com. That puts this MILC digital camera in the bottom 3% of all the comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One Sony ILCE-3000 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was not compact. Two years ago Digitalmediaandit.com said “Miniature effect can't be applied to movies”. One person considered that this digital camera was not heavy and bulky.

Not Robust

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was not well made. Digitalmediaandit.com said in their review of the Sony ILCE-3000 “Operational speed could be improved, fixed and low-ish resolution LCD screen, no eye sensor on viewfinder, no Wi-Fi built in” and gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

Poor Connectivity

One Sony ILCE-3000 reviewer who purchased the Sony ILCE-3000 concluded that it was not wifi compatible.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The ILCE-3000 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the ILCE-3000 do support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Olympus PEN E-PL3, the Pentax K-01, or the Sony ILCE-7R.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ILCE-3000 do not support wi-Fi. The Sony ILCE-3000 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Sony Alpha A7 II, the Samsung 20, or the Olympus OM-D E-M10 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Support Video Capability

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

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a video capability and we think the Olympus PEN E-PL3, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, or the Samsung NX1100 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the ILCE-3000 is not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Olympus PEN E-PL3, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, or the Samsung 20 which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the ILCE-3000 does not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to consider include the 20, the NX1100, or the NX (£189.99) all from Samsung.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Not Waterproof

The ILCE-3000 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

Chart Edit

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The ILCE-3000 does not have an image stabilizer, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not have an image stabilizer.

Chart Edit

Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

When compared to other MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the display resolution (numeric) of the Sony ILCE-3000 of only 230.4 pixels is one of the lowest. The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-3000 is 740,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 33 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

Chart Edit

Only Features Eight Flash Modess

The ILCE-3000 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ILCE-3000. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Flash on", "Pre-flash", "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "Flash Off" are also featured on this digital camera.

Chart Edit

6 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 Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Sony ILCE-3000 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including the Olympus PEN E-PL3, the Leica X Vario (£1,890.00), or the Sigma DP2 Merrill which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the NX300 (£399.99) (3.31"), the NX300M (£260.00) (3.31"), or the NX2000 (3.7") all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20.1 megapixels, the Sony ILCE-3000 has a pretty average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the NX300M (£260.00) (20.3MP and higher rated), the NX (£189.99) (20.3MP and higher rated), or the 20 (20.3MP and higher rated) all from Samsung.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Digital Zoom

The ILCE-3000 has a relatively standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-GF2, or the Lumix DMC-GF5 both from Panasonic or the Leica V-Lux 3.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the ILCE-7 (£799.00) (8x), the Alpha A7S (8x), or the Alpha A5100 (£389.99) (8x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Weight

With a weight of 353 grams, the ILCE-3000 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

Chart Edit

MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Leica V-Lux 3, the Nikon Coolpix J4, or the Samsung NX2000 which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this Sony camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the M9-P (CCD), or the M Monochrom (£5,798.00) (CCD) both from Leica or the Olympus SP-810UZ (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

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
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus (AF) Points
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
Camera Playback
Brightness Adjustment
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)
System Requirements
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Panorama
Aperture Priority AE
Manual Exposure
Auto Exposure
Shutter Priority AE
Effective Megapixels (image)
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

???? ??? ?? ???? a3000 e??? ??? ???? ????? ??? ?? ???? ??? ???? ??? ????? ???? ?????. ?? ????? ??? ?? ?? ???? ???? ??? ?? ???? ????. ?? ?????? ?? ??? ????? ?? ??? ???? ???? ?? ??????.??? ?? ???... Read more…

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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ilce3000, ilce3000k, sony ilce3000, sony ilce3000k, sony ilce3000b, sony ilce3000kb, sony ilce3000kbc, ebasket ilce3000, sony ilce3000kbce, ebasket ilce3000b, sony ilce3000bkit3, sony ilce3000bkit2, sony ilce3000bkit1, sony ilce3000kbkit1, sony ilce3000kbkit4, sony ilce3000kbkit3, sony ilce3000kbkit2
Barcodes 00027242870789, 00060739021332, 00616932802010, 00616932802027, 00616932802041, 00616932802058, 00616932802065, 00616932802072, 00616932803055, 00616932805653, 00617689592049, 03662362021818, 03662362021832, 03662362021887, 03662362021917, 03662362021931, 04013675005634, 04016138851397, 04905524945409, 04905524945416, 05013493241138, 05054230077542

Save Money with These Great Digital Camera Vouchers & Offers

£30 Off
Voucher
£30 Off a £300+ spend
Valid 1 Nov 16 - 31 Jan 17
15% Off
Voucher
15% Off for new customers
Valid 17 Mar 16 - 17 Mar 17
10% Off
Voucher
10% Off the entire site
Offer ends tomorrow!
Free Next Day Delivery
Voucher
Free Next Day Delivery on orders over £100
Valid 11 Jan 17 - 31 Jan 17

See How Other Digital Cameras Compare to the Sony ILCE-3000

Lumix DMC-GM5 vs ILCE-3000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 vs Sony ILCE-3000
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Sony ILCE-3000
£ 973.63
Significantly Shorter Flash Sync-Speed
Vastly Higher Display Resolution
Two Times Thinner
97% Lighter
Four Thousand, Four Hundred and Eighty Less Shots Per Battery Charge
14 Bigger Maximum Aperture

Sony ILCE-7 vs Sony ILCE-3000

Sony ILCE-7 vs Sony ILCE-3000
Sony ILCE-7 Sony ILCE-3000
£ 799.00
Higher Display Resolution
Smaller Minimum ISO Speed
117 Auto Focus Points
Thinner
Significantly Shorter Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Only 340 Shots Per Battery Charge

Nikon 1 V3 vs Sony ILCE-3000

Nikon 1 V3 vs Sony ILCE-3000
Nikon 1 V3 Sony ILCE-3000
£ 483.00
1,036,769.6 Pixels Higher Display Resolution
Thinner
171 Auto Focus Points
Shorter
Only 310 Shots Per Battery Charge
6x Bigger Maximum Aperture
Feedback