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Sony a3000 Interchangeable Lens Digital 20.1MP Camera

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The new a3000 lets you 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, cant-miss moments and fast-action shots are captured with DSLR quality and speed - all in a lightweight camera youll want to take everywhere.

 

 

-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 lifes moments

-Up to ISO 16000 sensitivity with advanced noise reduction

-Fast 3.5 frames per second shooting for life in action

-Never miss the moment with quick AF response in Live View

-Unlimited creativity with 11 built-in Picture Effects

-Bright QVGA LCD eye-level viewfinder with 100% coverage

-Multi-Interface Accessory Shoe for system accessories

-Expanded E mount lens line-up extends your reach

 

 

20.1 MP APS-C size HD image sensor

The same sensor format that Sony builds into the full-sized a DSLRs. With 13 times the area of the typical point-and-shoot image sensor, APS-C sensor size makes the difference between ?snapshots? and ?photographs,? delivering an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds.

Light body and dependable grip

A newly developed grip that enables users to hold the camera more securely for worry-free shooting. Perfect for on-the-go shooting with ease and comfort.

Full HD Movies at 60i and 24p

Capture HD Movies in your choice of standard 60i or cinematic 24p, all at Full HD 1920x1080 resolution. AVCHD codec delivers stunning picture quality. MP4 codec offers smaller files for easier upload to the web.

Up to ISO 16000 sensitivity with advanced noise reduction

With a new Exmor sensor that features the same adaptive noise reduction technology from Sonys flagship SLT-A99V, the a3000 easily offers a wide range of sensitivity from ISO 100 to ISO 16000.

Up to 3.5 fps shooting

Capture the decisive moment in sports and get the ideal baby photo. Up to 3.5 fps continuous shooting at full 20 megapixel resolution. Standard continuous shooting speeds vary based upon shooting conditions and memory card speeds.

Picture Effect modes

There are 11 types (15 variations) of Picture Effects to choose from: 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. Each is unique and each give you a new and exciting way to make your images and videos pop.

QVGA Tru-Finder Eye-level viewfinder

This eye-level, through-the-lens, viewfinder with 100% coverage begins with over 200k dots for impressive resolution. You can also see the results of camera adjustments in real time with superb color and detail.

Multi Interface Shoe connector

Users can expand photographic and movie shooting possibilities by attaching optional accessories via the Multi Interface Shoe, including a powerful external flash, stereo microphone and more. You can also connect with a compatible remote control via the Multi Terminal.

Accepts Sony E-mount lenses

Compatible with Sonys wide selection of E-mount series of smaller, lighter lenses designed specifically for a NEX compact interchangeable lens cameras. Opens up a world of endless creative options.

Auto Object Framing

Give your photos a professional look with Auto Object Framing. Featuring advancements like exceptional two-person portrait capability along with Face Detection and Tracking Focus, Auto Object Framing not only turns ordinary photos into stunning compositions but does so automatically recognizing the scene then cropping accordingly.

Auto HDR mode

Captures more scene dynamic range than a single exposure can handle?and more range than photo film. Combines the best highlight detail from one shot, the best mid-tones from a second and the best shadow detail from a third for one incredible shot (up to 6 EV stops). Captures in a split second. (Recommended for still subjects.)

Face Detection/ Registration technology

The camera can automatically detect and register up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. Can prioritize children or adults.

Sweep Panorama Technology

Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together. Up to 23 MP image size. Up to 202 degrees maximum sweep angle (18mm focal length).

Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)

Improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows. Settings include Auto, Level with a choice of five operating levels and Off.

Six Creative Style settings

Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset and B&W. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation, and sharpness to your personal taste.

Photo Creativity Interface

The Photo Creativity interface enables you to easily enjoy the creative expression of SLR-quality digital imaging without the complicated settings. Changes can be easily made using the control dial with results seen in real time on the LCD. Settings include; Background Defocus, Brightness, Color, Vividness and most Picture Effects.

Clear Image Zoom

Utilizing Sonys exclusive By Pixel Super Resolution Technology, Clear Image Zoom increases the effective focal length of your lens up to 2x by digitally magnifying the center of your image with nearly imperceptible degradation. It virtually doubles the effective focal length of whatever lens youre using providing greater shooting flexibility.

Convenient USB charging

Easily recharge the camera via USB charging. Simply connect the bundled USB cable and recharge the battery without removing it from the camera, either via AC outlet or PC connection.

TRILUMINOS Color

The a3000 supports Sonys ?TRILUMINOS Color,? allowing you to view photos and movies in rich, natural colors on any TV equipped with a ?TRILUMINOS Display.? The expanded color gamut lets you immerse yourself once again in those unforgettably colorful moments, from the complex shades in a shimmering blue sky to the natural tones of a rosy complexion.

Stamina battery power for up to 470 shots

Take up to 470 shots on a single charge with Sony lithium ion Stamina battery power. Sonys InfoLITHIUM battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence.

 

Camera

Lens Compatibility: Sony E-mount, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta Maxxum A-mount lenses confirmed via optional LA-EA1/LA-EA2 adaptor

Lens Mount: Sony E-mount

Camera Type: Interchangeable Lens Digital SLR camera

 

Imaging Sensor

Imaging Sensor: Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)

Processor: BIONZ image processor

Anti Dust: Charge protection coating on Optical Low-pass Filter

Pixel Gross: 20.4M pixels (approx.)

Effective Picture Resolution: 20.1M pixels (approx.)

Focal Length Conversion Factor: 1.5x

Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters

 

Recording

Media Type: Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card

Color Space: Stills: sRGB, AdobeRGB Movie: xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS color

Still Image Mode: JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW+JPEG

Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 20.1 Megapixels

Still Image Size 16:9: L (17 MP) 5456 x 3064, M (12 MP) 3872 x 2176, S (4.2 MP) 2736 x 1824

Still Image Size 3:2: L (20 MP) 5456 x 3632, M (10 MP) 3872 x 2576, S (5 MP) 2736 x 1824

Panorama Still Image Size: Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M) Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M)

Video Mode: AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))

Video Resolution: AVCHD: FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps MP4: HD - 1440 x 1080/ 30p@12Mbps VGA - 640 x 480/ 30p@3Mbps

Video Signal: NTSC color, EIA standards

Audio Format: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC

Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Stereo Microphone/ Built-in monaural speaker; volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7

Still Image File Format: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3format)

 

Optics/Lens

Lens Type: Sony E-mount

Lens Mount Type: Sony E-mount

Lens Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot

Aperture (Max.): F3.5 - 5.6

Aperture (Min.): F22 - F32

Optical Zoom: Approx. 3x

Digital Zoom: 20.1M pixels (approx.) Yes, approx. 4x

Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 82.5 mm

Filter Diameter: 49mm

Lens Groups-Elements: 9/11

Minimum Focus Distance: 9-13/16 in. (.25m)

AF for Movie Capture: Contrast AF

Angle of View: 76 degree ? 29 degree

Aperture Blade: 7

Aspheric Elements: 3 elements

Dimensions (Max. Diameter x Length): 2-1/2 x 2-3/8 in. (62 x 60 mm)

Direct Manual Focus: Yes

Exterior Finish: Black

Internal Motor: Yes

Lens Weight: 6.9 oz. (194 g.)

Low Noise During Movie Capture: Yes

Maximum Magnification: 0.3x

EV Compensation: Still images: +/-3.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable) Movies: +/-2.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable)

Macro Mode: Yes

Magnification: 0.3x

 

Viewfinder

Type: 1/5-inch (0.5 cm) color electronic viewfinder

Diopter Adjustment: -4.0 m-1 ~ +3.5 m-1 (diopter)

Field of View: 100%

Magnification: Approx. 0.7x with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1 m-1 (diopter)

Display: Disp. Basic Info, Histogram

Brightness Control: Auto/Manual (3 steps between -1 and +1)

 

LCD Display

LCD Type: 3.0? (7.5cm) TFT LCD (230,400 dots)

Angle Adjustment: Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2)

Coverage: 100%

Live View: Continuous Live View

Real-time image adjustment display: Yes(On/Off)

Histogram: Yes (On/off)

Peaking: Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)

Grid Display: Yes (Rule of Thirds, 4x6 Square, Diagonal & 4x6 Square Grids, Off)

Customization: Grid, Histogram display, Digital Level Gauge, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback

 

Focus Control

Focus System: Contrast-detect AF

Focus Points: 25 points (contrast-detection AF)

AF Modes: Single-shot AF(AF-S), Continuous AF(AF-C), Auto Focus, Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus

Focus Area: Multi Point (25 points)/ Center-weighted/ Flexible Spot

Focus Sensitivity: EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)

Manual Focus Assist: MF Assist (4.8x, 9.6x)

Focus Features: Predictive control (AF-A, AF-C), Focus Lock

AF Illuminator: Yes (with built-in LED type)

 

Exposure System

Metering: Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering

Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot

Metering Sensitivity: EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens

Exposure Compensation: Still images: +/-3.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable) Movies: +/-2.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable)

Exposure Settings: iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection

Scene Mode(s): Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur

Picture Effect(s): 11 modes (15 effects): 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

D-Range Optimizer: Yes: (Auto, Level, Off)

Auto Exposure Lock: Yes (AE Lock button). Can be disabled from menu

Color Temperature: 2500 ? 9900K with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), Amber/Blue (A7 to B7), Custom

Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Portrait , Landscape, Sunset, Black & White (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps)

Exposure Bracketing: 3 continuous or single shots in 1/3 or 2/3 EV steps

ISO: Stills: ISO 100-16000 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (100-3200) Movies: ISO 100-3200 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (200-3200)

Noise Reduction: Long exposure NR: available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.

White Balance Mode: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color temperature range 2500 to 9900K, Custom

 

Drive System

Burst Buffer: JPEG Standard (30 shots) JPEG Fine (13 shots) RAW+JPEG (5 shots)

Continuous Shooting Speed: Continuous mode: 2.5 fps, Speed Priority Continuous mode: 3.5 fps

Drive Mode: Single-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority Continuous, Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec. delay; 3/5 exposures), Bracketing

Self-timer: 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay

Shutter Speeds: 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb

Shutter Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter

 

Flash

Flash Compensation: ?2.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 EV steps)

Flash Coverage: 16 mm (focal length printed on lens body)

Recycling Time: Approx. 3 sec.

Flash Bracketing: ?2.0 EV

Flash Metering System: Pre-flash TTL

Flash Modes: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync.

Flash Type: Built-in, Pop-up Auto

Guide Number: 6 (in meters at ISO200) 4 (in meters at ISO100)

 

Convenience Features

Self Timer: Yes

Red-Eye Reduction: Yes

Erase/Protect: Yes

Media/Battery Indicator: Yes

Power Save Mode: Yes

Still Image Playback Options: Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Still)

Video Playback Options: Forward/Rewind (movie)

Multiple Language Display: Yes

View & Index: Single (with or without shooting information), RGB histogram and highlight/shadow warning, 4/9-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 13.6x, M: 9.9x, S: 6.8x), Auto Review (10/5/2sec, Off), Image orientation (On/Off), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (still), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect

 

Advanced Features

Anti Motion Blur: Yes

Auto High Dynamic Range: Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)

Sweep Panorama: Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical (Wide/Standard)

Face Detection: On, Off, Face Registration, Face Selection; maximum eight faces detected

Smile Shutter technology: Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)

Intelligent Auto: Yes

Shooting Tips: Yes

Superior Auto: Yes

Tracking Focus: Yes

Image Stabilization: Lens-based (where applicable)

Photo Creativity: Yes

Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Yes (eight faces max)

 

Interface

Remote Commander: Yes, via optional RM-VPR1

Accessory Shoe: Yes, via Multi Interface Shoe

PictBridge Compatible: Yes

A/V Remote Terminal: Yes, via Multi Terminal interface

BRAVIA Sync: Yes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV (link menu)

DC IN: Yes via optional AC-PW20AM (sold separately)

HDMI Terminal: HDMI (Type C mini)

Memory Card Slot: Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX Duo media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card

PhotoTV HD: Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI cable

Tripod Mount: Yes, 1/4" (20 thread count)

USB Port(s): USB 2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)

Multi Interface Shoe: Yes

 

Weights and Measurements

Dimensions (Approx.): Approx. 5-1/8 ? 3-5/8 ? 3-3/8 (128.0 x 90.9 x 84.5 mm) (W/H/D) excluding protrusions

Weight (Approx.): With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo Approx. 14.5 oz. (411 g)

Weight(Approx) (Main unit only): Approx. 12.5 oz. (353 g)

 

Power

Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM NP-FW50 (7.2V)

Battery Capacity: 1080 mAh

Number of Still Images: Approx. 480 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)

Power Requirements: One rechargeable battery pack (NP-FW50)

External Power: Yes via optional AC-PW20AM (sold separately)

Power Consumption (in LCD Screen Operation): Still images: approx.1.9W(with E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx.3W(with E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation): Still images: approx.2.0W(with E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx.3W(with E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

 

Software

Supplied Software: Supplied Software: PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter Version 4

Operating System Compatibility: Operating System Compatibility: Windows XP SP3 (64-bit and Starter Editions are not supported, Windows Image Mastering API(IMAPI) Ver.2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs.) Windows Vista SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported) Windows 7 SP1; Windows 8; Mac OS X(v10.5 -v10.8) (Image Data Converter, PlayMemories Home is not Mac compatible)

 

Lens compensation

Lens compensation: Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion

 

Print

Compatible standards: Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting

 

 

 

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5 out of 5 stars   great camera highly recommended
May 03, 2015
Review submitted for Sony Alpha A3000 20.1MP Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (EM1EMSNILCE3000KB)
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Pros: the shutter speed is so fast I'm able to capture every moment. great quality pictures angry video
Cons: zoom is not very great but then again you can purchase other lens to improve the zoom
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4 out of 5 stars   Picture Quality is excellent. Price is right! Awesome customer service!
By Pokemon Snapper (Boston, MA) February 06, 2014
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Pros: 20.1MP and comes with the 18-55mm Lens Picture Quality Video Feels good in hand
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Other Comments: Just got this last week on sale. This is my first camera moving up from your Point and Shoots. The pictures came out great. Stabilization works real well too. Burst mode is not listed to be that fast like other cameras out there, but its fast enough in case someone blinks (3 shots a sec). I messed around with the video and 1080p at 24fps works for me. Don't care about the LCD screen not being that high resolution. As long as I can see what I just took a picture of I'm good. About the plastic housing, who cares. It takes great pictures. Would the picture and video be any better if the housing was metal? There was an issue with pricing and Buydig customer service responded to my email within a COUPLE OF HOURS and fixed it! Can't get any better than that.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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