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Sony NW-A3000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 958 reviews of Sony NW-A3000. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and battery. The sound and design also get good comments. There are some mixed reviews about the portability and performance, while there are some critical comments about the reliability.

usability, design, sound, battery, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony NW-A3000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 475 user reviews of Sony NW-A3000 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on People are impressed by the price and battery. The sound and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the size. There are some less positive reviews about the portability and reliability.

usability, design, sound, battery, price

performance, reliability, portability

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony NWA3000B 20 GB HDD Walkman - BlackSony NWA3000B 20 GB HDD Walkman - Black

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Dec, 2013

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The Sony Alpha A3000 is the brand's new bargain interchangeable lens camera

Aug, 2013

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Sony NW-A3000 review


Sony might have been fashionably late for the party but it's definitely walked into a warm reception

The NW-A3000 sounds clear, detailed and as crisp as a bag of Walkers'

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Rosemary Haworth (

Sony NW-A3000


It'd be a slight overstatement to say there was a round of applause when we heard that Sony was going to break the habit of a lifetime and start selling music players that were capable of playing MP3s. But it was certainly greeted as a welcome volte-face.

Its looks are striking and listening to tunes on it really is a joy, but the NW-A3000 is heavy and lacks the user-friendly access to tracks found on its rivals. And despite claiming to be an MP3 player, in reality it's a clunky Atrac player that can...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Randolph Ramsay (

Sony NW-A3000S Walkman (20GB)


Sony won us over with its latest MP3 entry, the 6GB

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Sony A3000 camera review


The unfussy A3000 suggests a good entry point for anyone considering their first ever DSLR – or rather ‘SLT' – interchangeable lens camera

In summation it very much appears then that the A3000 has been engineered to hit a budget price tag without it intially and outwardly seeming to be the case. But still, for its price it does suggest very good value even if its operational performance...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Alistair Warmington (

Sony NW-A3000


A promising assault on the MP3 market best suited to newcomers

The NW-A3000 is a simple, functional device ; there's no fancy colour screen in there but the monotone display is very smoothly integrated with the translucent chassis and easily shows all the info you need

You knew this was coming really: the CONNECT software is the player's main Achilles heel

Dec, 2005

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Sony NWA3000 Review

Apr, 2005

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Excellent sound qualityFirmware upgradesUse it to store files e.g. word docs

screen terrible in daylightVERY SLOW to browse trackshold button annoyingartist link useless

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (

Buy at your pearl


The battery lasts, you don't have to connect to a PC to charge it.

Get one and find out.

Jan, 2007

Product Specifications

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Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:6

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Hard drive based
Functions (KB):Digital player
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player


Camera Mechanical Design:Pan / tilt / zoom
Equipment Category:CCTV cameras
Supported Video Signals:Component video / SDI


Color of product:Black / Silver / Violet
Optical sensor size:1 / 3
Pan Range:340
Sensor Type:CCD
Tilt angle:-25 - 90
Tilt angle range:-25 - 90

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:ATRAC3 / MP3

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:35


Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:6 bands


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony/Sony IPELA/Sony Walkman

Optical Sensor

Total Pixels:1,120,000 pixels

Other Features

Bit rate:66 / 105 / 132 kbps(ATRAC3); 48/ 64 / 96 / 128 / 160 / 192 / 256 / 320 / 352 kbps(ATRAC3plus); 32 – 320 kbps(MP3); 32 – 320 kbps(WMA (NON-DRM))
Color: Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.57 x 0.843 x 4.1 / 8.19 x 8.19 x 10.5
Focus:Auto / Auto / ManualA
I/O ports:Audio Out
Manual focus: Yes
Physical resolution:1120000
Power Requirements:DC 12V
USB powered: Yes
Video out:HD-SDI x 2, Y/Pb/Pr x 1 / HD-SDI(BNC), Y/Pb/Pr

Packaging Content

Bundled software:CONNECT Player 1.0


Digital Zoom:4
Focal length range (f-f):0.177 - 2.13
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40
Optical Zoom:12
Power consumption (typical):24
Storage relative humidity (H-H):20 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:20 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60
Viewing angle, horizontal:60.3
Viewing angle, vertical:36.2

Ports & interfaces

Line-out: Yes


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:35


FM radio:No / Yes

Record Modes

Voice recording:No / Yes

Remote Control

Type: None


Player media type:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:20

Video Input

Camera Type:CCTV camera/Videoconferencing camera

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:6.42 / 9.7