Sony A3000 Review - The Sony A3000 has a foot in both the DSLR and CSC camp, with DSLR-esque design yet the inner workings of a CSC.

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Overall score:78%
Image Quality:85%


  • NEX-style controls; Light weight


  • Build quality; Slow focusing; Generic styling; Lack of features


Sony A3000 Review


Price as reviewed:


Sample Image Gallery

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White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incand., Fluor., Flash, Custom
ISO:100 - 16000
Video:1920 x 1080 Full HD
Built-in Flash:Yes, GN 4
Lens Mount:Sony E mount
Memory Card:Memory Stick PRO Duo variants, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Exposure Comp:+/- 3.0EV (0.3EV steps)
Compression:Fine, Standard
Cable Release:No
Viewfinder Type:0.2in EVF
PC Socket:No
Output Size:5456 x 3632
LCD:3.0in, 230,400 dots
Field of View:100%
Colour Temp Control:2500 - 9900 k
AF Points:25
Sensor:20.1MP Exmor APS HD CMOS
White Balance Bracket:No
Max Flash Sync:1/160th sec
Focal Length Mag:1.5x approx
DoF Prview:No
Dust Reduction:No
Built-in Image Stabilisation:No
Metering System:1200-zone evaluative, multi-segment, C/W, spot
Movie Mode:Full HD 1080p 50i
Exposure Modes:P, A, S, M, Auto, Scene modes
Live Mode:Yes
Connectivity:USB micro
Weight:417g body inc. battery & card
Power:1080mAh li-ion rechargeable
File Format:JPEG, ARW (raw), AVDHD, MP4
Dimensions:128 x 90.9 x 84.5mm
Shutter Speeds:30 – 1/4000th
Focusing Modes:Single-shot, Continuous
Drive Mode:2.5fps
Colour Space:sRGB, Adobe RGB
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Design
  3. 3. Performance
  4. 4. Image Quality
  5. 5. Verdict
  6. 6. Sample Image Gallery
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