Sony A3000 Review

October 23, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |


General Camera Type Interchangeable lens digital camera with built-in flash
Lens compatibility Sony E-mount lenses
Image Sensor Type APS-C type (23.2 x 15.4mm), "Exmor" APS HD CMOS sensor
Number of pixels (effective) Approx. 20.1 megapixels
Recording system (still image) Recording format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image quality modes RAW+JPEG/JPEG Fine/JPEG Standard
Picture Effect 11 types (15 variations): Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature
Recording system (movie) Recording format AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant
Video compression MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio recording format Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch
Movie recording system (AVCHD) 1920 x 1080(50i, 24M, FX) (25fps Image sensor output) Approx.24Mbps(Maximum bit-rate)
1920 x 1080(50i, 17M, FH) (25fps Image sensor output) Approx.17Mbps(Average bit-rate)
1920 x 1080(25p, 24M, FX) Approx.24Mbps(Maximum bit-rate)
1920 x 1080(25p, 17M, FH) Approx.17Mbps(Average bit-rate)
Recording system Media "Memory Stick PRO Duo"/"Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo"/"Memory Stick XC-HG Duo"/SD memory card/SDHC memory card/SDXC memory card
Focus system Type Contrast-detection AF
Focus point 25 points
Tracking Focus Yes
Exposure control ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) Still images: ISO100 to 16000, AUTO (ISO100 to 3200), Movies:ISO100 to 3200 equivalent, AUTO(ISO100 to 3200 equivalent)
Viewfinder Type 0.5cm (0.2type) electronic viewfinder(color)
Number of pixels (effective) 201600 dots equivalent
Field coverage 100%
LCD screen Type 7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT
Number of dots (total) 230,400 dots
Other features TRILUMINOS Colour; Face Detection; Smile Shutter; Auto Object Framing; Auto HDR; Handheld Twilight Mode; Sweep Panorama; Anti Motion Blur Mode
Digital zoom Smart zoom (Still images) M:approx. 1.4x, S:approx 2x
Digital zoom (Still images) Approx. 4x
Digital zoom (Movie) Approx. 4x
Flash Type Built-in flash
Guide No. 4 (in meters at ISO 100)
Flash coverage 16mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)
Drive Speed (approx., max.) *1 Continuous mode:max. 2.5 fps
Speed Priority Continuous shooting: max. 3.5 fps
Power Still images Approx. 460 images(Viewfinder), Approx. 470 images(LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
Dimensions mm (WxHxD) excluding protrusions Approx. 128.0mm x 90.9mm x 84.5mm