a3000 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera
I purchased this as a gift. Over the last few weeks, I have seen the images this camera produces and am very impressed with the value it provides for money. Full Manual control in photo and video modes, focus peaking, Anti Blur/Handheld Twilight, HDR/DRO Options and a good kit lens. I was concerned about the low resolution of the LCD. However in actual use, it is not a limitation and is very usable even in bright sunlight. The viewfinder on the other hand is not good. I cannot think of a scenario where I would compose photos looking through that viewfinder. I am maybe saying this having used a NEX 7 for more than a year. The important thing is that the final images are fantastic. My friend has taken a lot of photos of food, people and landscape and the quality even in Auto mode is great. This is great value for the money especially if you are looking to use the camera for photos and video. Nothing else in this price range provides great 1080 video with auto focus for family vacations. So I chose this over A58, D3200 and T3. My only request is to improve the quality of the viewfinder in the next version.
December 26, 2013
A3000 hits the spot I was looking for
As long as you remember what the A3000 is (and is not) you will be very happy. I like the point and shoot ease. I am not very good at photography so I want technology to do it for me. At the same time, I like the feel of a full size camera, changing lenses, etc.
The camera is incredibly fast. The salmon are running in Seattle so I went to a local creek. I was able to consistently catch fish jumping. That is pretty fast for the camera to figure out the settings and snap the shot. The picture quality has been great so far.
October 24, 2013
My SONY Camera's Have Always Been Reliable !
Since SONY started doing their digital camera's my getting one and using it for my photography here in the United States and photography in South Korea and South Eastern Russia has been FINE !
September 30, 2013
I have had my A3000 for a few weeks now and have used it daily. I am extremely impressed with the jpegs I get right out of the camera, usually needing little pp. The viewfinder is a bit low resolution, but very usable. The live view screen is bright and sharp. Focus is quick and accurate. With the 30mm/3.5 macro lens the focus is tack sharp with excellent bokeh. FOR THE MONEY, I do not know of any camera that can hold a light to the little A3000. Highly recommend.
September 26, 2013