Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Sony Alpha a3000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 657 reviews of Sony Alpha a3000. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and portability. The performance and price are also appreciated, whereas there are mixed views on the memory and zoom. Many are critical about the storage and viewfinder.

usability, price, performance, portability, image quality

viewfinder, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha a3000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

See all Sony Digital Cameras

Review analysis

(Based on 657 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Features

Showing 489 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 436 of 489 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (35)

Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha a3000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Sony Alpha a3000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the lens and image quality are generally positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the battery, while many are negative about the zoom and storage.

usability, portability, price, image quality, lens

screen, viewfinder, storage, zoom

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

May, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha a3000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 386 user reviews of Sony Alpha a3000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The portability and zoom also get good feedback. Many are negative about the image quality and viewfinder.

price, zoom, portability, usability, design

size, screen, viewfinder, image quality

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2020

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Alpha 3000

 

The mirrorless Sony Alpha 3000 cuts a lot of corners to hit its low $400 asking price, but there are no compromises in image quality.

Inexpensive. SLR-like design. Built-in EVF. Built-in flash. Short shutter lag. Focus peaking. 1080i60 video capture. Excellent image quality at high ISOs.

No eye sensor. Low-resolution EVF and rear LCD. Limited burst shooting.

The Alpha 3000 does support peaking as a manual focus aid; that system outlines in-focus parts of an image in red, yellow, or white to make manual focus quicker and more precise. But if you're serious about using the EVF, you'll be better suited with...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Alpha A3000 review

 

Despite being one of the few growing segments of the digital camera market, mirrorless versions of interchangeable-lens cameras still don't get no respect. For one, there's a perception in some quarters that they don't produce the same image quality as...

With an attractive $400 (or less) price, the Sony Alpha A3000 delivers excellent photo quality for the money.

It's slow, with a poor LCD and only slightly better EVF. Plus Sony doesn't include a charger, which may be an issue for some folks.

If you're just looking for better photo quality than a point-and-shoot on a really tight budget, but not better performance, the Sony Alpha A3000 meets that criterion.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Richard Butler (dpreview.com)

Sony A3000 First Impressions Review

 

Sony's taking a different approach to the consumer interchangeable lens market with the A3000, essentially a 20.1MP APS-C mirrorless camera that uses the same E-mount as the Sony NEX line, yet which has the look and feel of a traditional SLR. Though...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Sony a3000

 

The Sony a3000 is a compact and affordable ILC that provides great image quality and good performance. It is also one of the most affordable ILCs on the market, and great idea for anyone that is looking to take on their first dSLR/ILC. Read more in our...

iAuto and Superior Auto shooting modes are accurate and easy in all situations ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Very compact body is easy to handle ; Excellent image quality at lower ISO settings ; Performance surpasses...

Weak pop-up flash ; Very high noise levels at the higher ISO settings ; Very sensitive onboard mic with no mic input ; Lower resolution EVF and LCD ; No HDMI output for HD movies on an HDTV

The Sony a3000 is a compact and affordable ILC that provides great image quality and good performance. It is also one of the most affordable ILCs on the market, and great idea for anyone that is looking to take on their first dSLR/ILC. Read more in our...

Jan, 2014

Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony A3000 Review

 

The Sony A3000 is an entry-level compact system camera that's styled to look and feel like a more traditional DSLR. Compatible with the manufacturer's range of E-mount lenses, the A3000 features a 20.1 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, 201,600-dot...

Designed to appeal to compact camera upgraders who instinctively want a DSLR, or at least something that looks like one, the Sony A3000 is an intriguing mix of mirrorless technology and DSLR styling that almost hits the mark. While the image quality is...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : imaging-resource.com (imaging-resource.com)

Sony A3000

 

Updates: 06/25/2014 : Shooter's Report by Jason Schneider Since Sony launched its first mirrorless cameras -- the Alpha NEX-3 and NEX-5 -- back in early 2010, its E-mount has gone on to become extremely popular. Now that Alpha mirrorless models have...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Camera Labs (cameralabs.com)

Sony Alpha A3000

 

The Sony A3000 is a mirrorless systemcamera styled like a DSLR. Based on the earlier NEX system with the same APS-C sized sensor and compatible with existing E-mount interchangeable lenses, it's an entry-level model with a budget price tag. As such...

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

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Thomas (reviewed.com)

Sony Alpha A3000

 

Mirrorless with an identity crisis.

Performance matches the price.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony A3000

 

A DSLR-style camera for just £350 sounds like a great idea, is it?

Light body, Intelligent control layout familiar from the NEX system

Slow AF system, Poor specification, Sub-standard build quality

Oct, 2013

Expert review by (t3.com)

Sony Alpha A3000 review: Hands-on

 

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

Price comparison for Sony Alpha a3000

  Store     Price
Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3MP...
24 MP APS C CMOS sensor and Focus Sensitivity Range: EV 0 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.8 lens...
$498.00 TO SHOP
Sony Alpha ILCE-6000L/B a6000 Digital Camera with 16...
BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a6000 24.3MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens, 64GB SD Card, 40...
$598.00 TO SHOP
Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm and...
BUNDLES INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a6000 24.3MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens, 55-210mm f/4.5-6...
$798.00 TO SHOP
Sony Alpha a6000 24.3MP Wi-Fi Mirrorless Digital...
Sony Authorized Dealer Includes Full Sony USA Warranty
$599.00 TO SHOP
Sony Alpha 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS Super-Telephoto...
Telephoto zoom with outstanding corner-to-corner g lens resolution
$898.00 TO SHOP
Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Alpha E-Mount Retractable...
POWER ZOOM for smooth zooming with superb operability and quietness
$135.00 TO SHOP
Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 Lens for Sony E-Mount...
Wide zoom range (82 - 315mm 35mm equivalent) ideal for sports or nature;Aperture blades : 7
$348.00 TO SHOP
Sony - E 50mm F1.8 OSS Portrait Lens (SEL50F18/B)...
Built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization and 7-blade circular aperture for beautiful defocus effects
$348.00 TO SHOP
Sony 55mm F1.8 Sonnar T FE ZA Full Frame Prime Lens...
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
$998.00 TO SHOP
Sony SEL2470GM E-Mount Camera Lens: FE 24-70 mm F2.8...
SONY EMOUNT LENS: 35mm full frame format, instant auto / manual focus selection, focus hold button. The...
$2,198.00 TO SHOP

Note: Please check the product information and price with the store.

Top 5 Digital Cameras