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Sony A3000

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Sony A3000 review: specs and price

Sony A3000
Sony A3000

Why is Sony A3000 better than the average?

  • Megapixels
    20.1MPvs16.44MP
  • Sensor size
    23.5 x 15.6mmvs158.3mm
  • Maximum light sensitivity
    16000 ISOvs15728.84 ISO
  • longer battery life
    470shotsvs389.64shots
  • Video recording (main camera)
    1080 x 60fpsvs39471.46fps
  • more viewfinder coverage
    100%vs98.21%
  • Screen size
    3"vs2.96"
  • Height
    91mmvs95.97mm

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Design

1. more viewfinder coverage

100%

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

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100%

2.Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
Sony A3000

An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display showing the image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image, they can be more compact, focusing is easier with digital zoom, and they can also sometimes have extra info on the display, eg. a live histogram.

3. higher resolution (screen)

230k dots

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

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Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

1040000k dots

4.weight

411g

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HTC Re

65.5g

5.Has a hot shoe
Sony A3000

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

6.screen size

3"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

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Light L16

5"

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Optics

1.focus points

25

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

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Canon EOS R

5655

2.sensor size

23.5 x 15.6mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

3.has AF tracking
Sony A3000

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

4.megapixels

20.1MP

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Panono Camera

108MP

5.maximum light sensitivity

16000 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

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Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

6.has built-in optical image stabilization
Sony A3000

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

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Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Sony A3000

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

3.supports AVCHD format
Sony A3000

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Sony A3000

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has stereo speakers
Sony A3000

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

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Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

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Battery

1. longer battery life

470shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

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Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.has a removable battery
Sony A3000

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Sony A3000

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.has an external memory slot
Sony A3000

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

2.can be controlled remotely
Sony A3000

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

3.has GPS
Sony A3000

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

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Leica M10-D

4.USB version

2

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

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Fujifilm X-T3

3.1

5.has a HDMI output
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Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

6.has an accelerometer
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An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

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