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Sony Alpha A3000 Mirrorless Camera

20 Megapixels20 MegapixelsElectronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Memory Stick Duo memory.Accepts Memory Stick Duo memory.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Sony Alpha A3000 is a Mirrorless Digital Camera with an APS-C sensor and a Sony E lens mount. Its 20 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 100-16000 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 100-16000. This makes it possible to shoot hand-held in relatively low-light. With 20 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

A builtin 2-Axis Image Stabilization mechanism allows the Sony Alpha A3000 to compensate for camera shake with any mounted lens.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/4000 to 30s. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/4000, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.

Sony Alpha A3000

The Sony Alpha A3000 features a 25-point Contrast-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. Manual Focus is also available.

A single control-dial on this camera makes it easy to use semi-automatic modes by adjusting the current exposure parameter directly This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. Framing on the Sony Alpha A3000 is performed via a 0.20" Built-in EVF with 200K Pixels. This extra large EVF has 0.70X magnification and shows 100% coverage.

Model Specifications

BrandSony ModelAlpha A3000
Sensor 20 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 24 x 16mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 3:2 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization 2-Axis Dust-ReductionNo
Sensitivity ISO 100 - 16000 Shutter-Speed 1/4000 - 30s
Lens MountSony E MountCrop Factor1.5X
Filter DiameterN / A Focus System 25-point Contrast-Detect, Assist-lamp
Viewfinder Type Built-in EVF Viewfinder Size 0.20" EVF 200K Pixels (0.70X) 100% Coverage
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 230K Pixels 3" LCD 100% Coverage
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M Scene Modes10Sweep Panorama, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot Bracketing 3 Shots ±2/3 EV
Exposure Compensation ±3 EV, 1/3 EV Flash Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 EV
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning 2 Axis, 15 steps
Continuous Drive 3.5 FPS, Unlimited JPEG Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s
Command Dials 1 DOF Preview No
Protection Dust Reduction No
Digital Level 1 Axis Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger WiFi Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR Yes Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe
Built-In Flash Yes (GN 6) Flash Sync
Video Capture 1920x1080 @ 30 FPS 16:9 Sound Input
Video Format AVCHD, H.264 WiFi Yes
Memory Secure Digital Extended Capacity, Memory Stick Duo GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 470 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2013-08-27, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 102 x 58 x 39mm (W x H x D) Weight 281g

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Sony A3000 Highlights


Mirrorless digital camera

Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm

APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

20 Megapixels MirrorlessISO 100-16000
Sony E Mount
1.5X FLM
Shutter 1/4000-30s
2-Axis Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
0.20" Built-in EVF 200K Pixels (0.70X)Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
1 Axis Digital LevelSpot-Metering
3.5 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesHot-Shoe
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingLithium-Ion Battery
3" LCD 230K PixelsSecure Digital Extended Capacity
Memory Stick Duo
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