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Sony A3000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens

Sony A3000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens

Sony A3000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens

  • 20.1 MP Exmor APS-C sensor for great images
  • Light body and dependable grip for worry-free shooting
  • Full HD video recording for capturing life’s moments
  • Model: ILCE3000K/B

Now even you can take professional-looking 20 megapixel photos effortlessly. Unlock your artsy side the easy way and shoot stunning, frame-worthy images and HD video with small-camera simplicity. Best of all, can’t-miss moments and fast-action shots are captured with DSLR quality and speed-all in a lightweight camera you’ll want to take everywhere.

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List Price: $ 398.00

Price: $ 398.00

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  1. Reply
    aljacobs July 7, 2016 at 11:19 am
    334 of 348 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent Product from SONY at an unbelievable Price., December 11, 2013
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    This review is from: Sony A3000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Electronics)
    I’m not going to bore you with repeating statistics and features many contributors do. I needed this camera for my trip to Germany in the fall, I have two other SONY Cameras the A77 and the A99 which are the full size DSLR’s with two pieces of Carl Zeiss glass and lots of toys. Since we will be in Europe for 21 days, weight became an issue.

    My full frame and full size SONY’s with additional battery holders, and glass were just too big. Great cameras for what I do here in the states. 21 Days, one suitcase, I go light. Besides I have an adapter that allows alpha lenses on the NEX size bodies.

    Trudging through castles and churches, Photokina and Octoberfest, I wanted small with interchangeable lenses, the whole kit with the 12mm, 16mm, 18-55, 55-200 weighs less than one unit of the larger size. This type of trip is wide angle country.

    I have owned a camera store, a full house lab, and still the CEO of the “Black Box Company”. I was and still am at times been a professional photographer owning Nikon, Canon and Bronica systems for the past 50 years. When I retired, finally, I became interested in SONY and retired all my other gear. I had a lot, it got me a new car.

    People are not aware SONY makes the chips and motherboards for the others mentioned and the results in tests we ran with the camera and optics especially in the wides with incredible low light and little or no distortion. Color rendition showed no red or blue fringing, I noticed with other products, even pushing 20-30’s in our lab from a sub 400.00 dollar camera. So far we have been blown away by the results, fit and finish, but the pictures we processed and blew up were outstanding.

    One of the magazine writers commented about the viewfinder not being exact enough (pixel count) but I had no problems whatsoever. If thats their main con, they had to look awful hard to find it. Most critics even in the magazines (ad buckets, we call them) shill for either Canon or Nikon and I ignore many of their comments. 50 years of handling repairs, none of the makers mentioned attained sainthood, they all had their quirks and we did a robust repair business.

    This is an incredible price point camera that delivers, and four of us going to Germany already switched because of the weight situation.

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    Richard Goulmassian July 7, 2016 at 12:12 pm
    239 of 257 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Sony A3000 compared to Canon T3i, Nikon D3100, and Olympus E-PL1, February 27, 2014
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    This review is from: Sony A3000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Electronics)
    I have come to the conclusion that most of the reviewers of this camera do not own any other cameras with which to make a competent and accurate comparison! Unless you are looking at a review from a professional site that does nothing but camera reviews, most consumer reviews have to be taken with a grain of salt! You have to keep in mind that for a review to have meaning, you must know what camera(s) the consumer is comparing the A3000 to and if the photos are being taken under similar conditions. Comparing the A3000 to a 6MP Canon is useless and so is comparing photos that are shot under different lighting conditions or using different ISO settings or different lenses (zoom versus wide angle).

    I am not going to go into all of the details as to which camera has what features since my primary concern is picture quality followed by video quality. Features are great but would rather have fewer features but better photos and videos!

    I took all four cameras, put them on a tripod and shot photos using the standard 18-55mm kit lens that came bundled with the camera. I took photos of a house on the side of a hill that is located about 500 yards away and then enlarged the resulting JPEG files on my computer using a 23″ HP LCD screen. I did not print them out but viewed them at 200-300% to check out every bit of detail. I used ISO speed from 100 to 3200 to get an idea of how well the noise reduction worked on each camera without sacrificing image quality,

    RESULTS: The best camera from ISO 100 to 1600 – Sony A3000. The second best – Canon T3i ( not as good as the Sony from ISO 100-1600, but just a little better than the Sony at 3200), third place goes to to the Olympus E-PL1 which did very well when you consider that it has a 12mp sensor versus the others that range from 14.2MP to 20.1MP. In LAST place is the Nikon D3100.

    The D3100 is better than my old Nikon D40x for sure but not as good as any of the other cameras I used in this comparison. You could say that it is not fair since the Nikon has 14.2MP and the others that rated better have 18-20MP. But then, the Olympus with 12.3MP also did better than the D3100!

    In terms of Video quality, the Canon T3i and Sony A3000 are pretty close with the T3i being slightly better. The Olympus PL1 fell to last place because the output is in 720p when all the others are 1080p. Nikon D3100 took third place in video quality.

    Hope that helps a little in clearing up some of the picture quality issues between at least this batch of cameras.

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