Sony Alpha A3000 Review

Overall Score

61

Main Features

  • 20 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 16000 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 128 x 91 x 85 mm, 411g.
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Sony Alpha A3000 Overview


First introduced in August, 2013, Sony Alpha A3000 is a 20 MP Mirrorless with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS sensor.


Sony A3000 comes with a 23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.21 mm (1.1").

- Full Frame
- Sony Alpha A3000

Sensor resolution of Sony A3000 ~ 5495 x 3639 pixels.

Sony A3000 has Crop Factor: 1.53

The sensor has a surface area of 366.6 mm².

There are approximate 19,996,305 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sony A3000


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Alpha A3000 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
411g Light Body
±3 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
External Flash
RAW Support
16000 Max Native ISO
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
25 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Low Battery Life: 470 shots
Type Scores

Sony Alpha A3000 has an Overall Score of 61/100 and ranked #125 out of 195 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #299 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Sony A3000 Scores
Imaging score
57
Features score
53
Value for money score
76
Portability score
82
Overall score
61
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
51
Features Score
60
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
62

Physical Dimensions of Sony A3000


Sony Alpha A3000 weighs 411g and has external dimensions of 128 x 91 x 85mm (5.04 x 3.58 x 3.35"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 320g, Sony A3000 is 91 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony A3000 is more by 14mm more than the average length in Entry-Level Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Sony A3000
411g
Average weight
320g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Sony A3000
85mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Alpha A3000 with the dimensions:

Sony Alpha A3000

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Alpha A3000 Dimensions Alpha A3000
Sony Alpha a3500 Sony a3500 411 g 411 g 128 x 91 x 85 mm 128 x 91 x 85 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 411 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 128 x 91 x 85 mm
Sony Alpha a5000 Sony a5000 269 g 411 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 128 x 91 x 85 mm
Sony SLT-A58 Sony A58 492 g 411 g 129 x 95 x 78 mm 128 x 91 x 85 mm
Nikon D3300 Nikon D3300 430 g 411 g 124 x 98 x 76 mm 128 x 91 x 85 mm
Nikon D3200 Nikon D3200 505 g 411 g 125 x 96 x 77 mm 128 x 91 x 85 mm
Sony Alpha a5100 Sony a5100 283 g 411 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 128 x 91 x 85 mm
Sony Alpha NEX-5N Sony NEX-5N 269 g 411 g 111 x 59 x 38 mm 128 x 91 x 85 mm

Specifications of Sony Alpha A3000


General
Brand Sony
Model Alpha A3000
Announced August, 2013
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Sony E
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 116
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.47
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 25
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.00
Flash Modes Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync.
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 366.6 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5456 x 3632
Max Native ISO 16000
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats AVCHD, H.264, MP4
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 470 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FW50
Physical
Weight 411 g
Physical Dimensions 128 x 91 x 85 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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