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Sony Alpha a3000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 631 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 are impressed by the image quality and portability. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. The storage and viewfinder get negative views, and there are mixed reviews on the memory and zoom.

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.

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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. Views about the lens and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability also get good comments. There are some less positive comments about the zoom and storage. There are some mixed reviews about the battery.

usability, portability, price, image quality, lens

screen, viewfinder, storage, zoom

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

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha a3000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 367 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 are also appreciated, but many are critical 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.

Dec, 2019

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 : 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

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony A3000 hands-on: Cheap body, NEX lenses - Pocket-lint

 

Sony is pushing into new territory with the launch of the Sony A3000. But it's risky: this compact system camera lifts the Alpha brand name, but not the

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Sony Alpha 3000 review

 

Mix the build of a DSLT and the NEX E-Mount and you get the Alpha 3000

APS-C size sensor ; EVF ; Affordable

Poor screen ; Disappointing EVF

Sony has produced another good camera in the shape of the a3000. It's not hugely exciting, but it's not meant to be. It produces excellent image quality and is available at an enticingly low price point.

Dec, 2013

Price comparison for Sony Alpha a3000

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