• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16000
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12800

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Advantages

Sony A3000 over Panasonic G6

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Panasonic G6 over Sony A3000

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher-res screen
    346k vs 77k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Longer shutter
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 16000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Review Excerpt

  • Absolutely incredible value; Includes a stabilized kit lens; More versatile than a fixed-lens bridge camera; Comfortable body with good ergonomics; Great image quality; Good autofocus performance; Decent battery life.

  • Feels a bit plasticky; Slow burst shooting with limited buffer; Sluggish to power on or switch modes; Low-res EVF and LCD monitor; Can't review images using EVF; No video output; Weak flash; Battery charges in-camera.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon V2

Sony A3000
Nikon V2
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $772
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • 60p
Panasonic G6
Nikon V2
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $772
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Sony A3000
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • $1159
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
Panasonic G6
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1159
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • GPS

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Sony A3000
Panasonic GX7
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic G6
Panasonic GX7
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • External Mic
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Sony A3000
Olympus E-M10
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic G6
Olympus E-M10
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • 60p
  • External Mic
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Sony A6000

Sony A3000
Sony A6000
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
Panasonic G6
Sony A6000
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
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