Sony Alpha A3000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 E Mount Lens, 20.1MP, Full HD Video

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SONY A3000 DIGITAL CAMERA W/18-55mm LENS

If all point-and-shoot cameras were as good as the SONY A3000 DIGITAL CAMERA W/18-55mm LENS, they might stop calling them point-and-shoot cameras. After all, the Sony A3000 Digital Camera is capable of so much more:

Product Highlights

  • Stunning image quality can be found on a consistent basis here, thanks to the Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with its 20.1 million effective resolution. If that sounds like a lot, it’s because it is.
  • Features like Clear Image Zoom, Auto Object Framing, and Picture Effect add to your editorial capabilities in every aspect of the Sony A3000 DIG Camera.
  • The Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder allows you to easily and accurate frame your pictures before you take them.

In short, what you’ll get out of this camera is much more than point-and-shoot: you’ll get an introduction into the world of high-quality photography.

 



Learn about the SONY A3000 DIGITAL CAMERA W/18-55mm LENS

Some cameras require a lot of thought, a lot of effort, and a lot of knowledge to get stunning, professional-looking shots. The SONY A3000 DIGITAL CAMERA W/18-55mm LENS is from a different breed. Not only does it work well with amateurs who simply want to take amazing photograph after amazing photograph, but it allows you to unlock your creative potential with a stunning list of features and top-of-the-line technical qualities that place it a cut above many of the all-in-one cameras you’ll find here at Adorama. If you you’re thinking about buying a camera to start pursuing photography as a real hobby, you might not find a better purchase.



  • What goes into making a camera capable of producing these kinds of professional-quality photos? It starts with a high quality sensor. With some thirteen times the area of a typical “point and shoot” camera, the APS-C sensor on this Sony A3000 DIGITAL Camera puts it above the competition, allowing you to take high-contrast, high-clarity shots with nary a single thought except to frame and light your image properly. That gives you the flexibility to handle all sorts of live events with consistency in a more professional (or even social media) capacity.
  • Lightweight enough to carry with you the entire night, the Sony A3000 DIGITAL Camera has the added advantage of being more mobile than many other DSLR-style photography cameras. Not only does the lightweight design allow you to easily tote it with you on a number of events, but you’ll find it easy to set up and frame shots exactly the way you want—even selfie-style portraits won’t be a problem.
  • Capturing live events doesn’t have to be difficult even with a point-and-shoot style camera. In fact, you can capture amazing 20 megapixel images at up to 3.5 frames per second, continually shooting exactly what you want to capture and selecting the best-quality photo from each selection. This gives you editorial power over your own photographic work and puts you in the “director’s chair,” so to speak.
  • Versatility won’t be a concern—especially since this Sony A3000 DIG Camera is compatible with the wide selection of E-mount lenses at Sony. These small, light lenses can easily be interchanged to add a professional flair to each photo. The more you can control over the quality of your own shots, the faster you’ll be on your way to achieving professional consistency, even if you’re working in an amateur capacity.
  • And, seriously, did we mention the image quality? It warrants a second mention, because the Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor ISO 16000 may even surprise the battle-hardened photography professionals who are anxious to see what a point-and-shoot camera of this quality can produce. Heck, maybe we at Adorama shouldn’t even be calling it point-and-shoot, because it’s much, much more.

Acquire your own SONY A3000 DIG CAMERA W/18-55mm LENS if you want a fast introduction to the world of taking spectacular shots consistency. Whether you’re an established enthusiast or someone who simply wants to take better pictures, this is the camera for you.

 

 



From the Manufacturer
The Sony 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, can't-miss moments and fast-action shots are captured with DSLR quality and speed-all in a lightweight camera you'll want to take everywhere.

The a3000 uses the same sensor format that Sony builds into its full-sized DSLR cameras. 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.

Using larger, more professional digital cameras can sometimes be awkward to manage and can weigh you down. But, the a3000 offers a lightweight body and a newly developed grip that enables you to hold the camera more securely for worry-free shooting. It provides ease and comfort when you're taking photos on-the-go.

Enjoy the advantages of DSLR-style photography with fast action shooting. Never miss a moment of a soccer game, a gymnastics meet or even the subtle movements of a newborn baby. You'll capture amazing 20 megapixel images at up to 3.5 frames per second of continuous shooting. Standard continuous shooting speeds will vary based upon shooting conditions and memory card speeds.

The A3000 is compatible with Sony's wide section of E-mount lenses ; smaller, lighter and designed specifically for Sony's compact interchangeable lens cameras. With an array of lenses ranging from high zoom to macro, your photography is open to a world of endless creative options.

Sony A3000 Features

  • Adorama Camera Valuable Bundle. Kit Includes.
  • Sony A3000 Interchangeable Lens Camera with 18-55mm E Mount Lens. Sony A3000 Camera, SEL1855 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 Lens, Lens Cap, Rechargeable Battery (NP-FW50), AC Adapter (AC-UB10), Shoulder Strap, Body Cap, Micro USB Cable, USA Sony 1 Year Warranty.

Sony A3000 Specifications

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
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
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
Image Mode and Resolution
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
Video Resolution 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)
Lens
Mount: E-mount
Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot
Aperture (max/min): F3.5-5.6 / F22-F32
Zoom: optical 3x/digital 4x
Focal Length 35mm eq. 27-82.5mm
Filter diameter: 49mm
AOV: 76-29deg
Macro: 0.3x
Dimension DxL: 2.5 x 2.4" (62 x 60mm)
Weight: 6.9 oz (194g)
Viewfinder
Type: 1/2-inch (1.3 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)
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: Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Grid Display: Rule of 3rds, 4x6 Square, Diagonal 4x6 Square Grids, Off)
Customization: Grid, Histogram display, Digital Level Gauge, Grid Line, Magnified display f/plybck
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
Metering
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
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
Picture Effect
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
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
Self Timer
Red-Eye Reduction
Erase/Protect
Media/Battery Indicator
Power Save Mode
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
Anti Motion Blur
Auto High Dynamic Range: 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
Intelligent Auto
Shooting Tips
Superior Auto
Tracking Focus
Image Stabilization: Lens-based
Photo Creativity
Face detection (max 8)
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
NFC
Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
PhotoTV HD
Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI® cable
Tripod Mount
Yes, 1/4" (20 thread count)
USB Port
USB 2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)
Wi-Fi
WiFi: None
Battery
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)
Power Consumption (View Finder)
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)
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)
Dimensions (WxHxD)
4 x 2.3 x 1.5" (101.6 x 58.1 x 38.3mm)
Weight
9.9 oz (222g)

Sony A3000 Reviews

Reviewed by 2 customers

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

big bang for the bucks

By

from NYC  -  Pro Photographer

bought this as a higher resolution upgrade for my NEX-5. Works fine, finder resolution low but ok to use. All features work fine, capable of real fine high resolution photos. Only thing missing is cleaning of the sensor. It doesn't vibrate like on other NEX series cameras so you have to be real careful about dust. I think its a real great deal

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A great picture-taker

By

from Seattle  -  Photo Enthusiast

This camera takes an excellent image. It is light in weight and fits my hands well. The electronic viewfinder's image is a bit smaller and is not as fine as those in more expensive Sony cameras. But it is adequate for good composition and is far, far better than an LCD at arm's length in bright sunlight. It tracks moving objects without hesitation and is good in dim light. This camera does most of the things an expensive DSLR will do. It will be my take-everywhere camera.

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Shopper  Are Minolta lenses compatible with all Sony cameras?
FRANK S  No. The A3000 uses a dedicated lens mount. You can get an adapter, but the adapter is rather expensive, and it doesn't make sense unless you have a LOT of Minolta lenses around. Many of the older Sony Alphs camera bodies do accept Minolta lenses.
John S  I'm looking for a mirror less or compact camera for family photos and video under $700 (with or without lenses) that can produce pictures many times better than my Apple iPhone 5 and my old Canon S90 point and shoot, particularly in low light conditions. The Sony A3000 seems like a great deal, but the RX-100 is a great size. Which should I get?
RONNIE B  ...if you want a camera that will fit into a jacket pocket or purse get the rx100 (much easier to carry around)...if you want an interchangeable lens camera get the a3000...it will NOT fit into a jacket pocket or purse
Shopper  Does it have panoramic options?
RONNIE B  ...Yes, on page 44 of the A3000 operators manual it describes "Sweep Panarama"...you can download the manual from the Sony Customer Support Site for the a3000
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