• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16000
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800

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Advantages

Sony A3000 over Samsung NX1100

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Wider angle kit lens
    27 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    3.1x vs 2.5x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Samsung NX1100 over Sony A3000

  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 77k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Thinner
    37 mm vs 84 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    400g vs 616g
    Lighter weight

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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 Canon EOS M

Sony A3000
Canon EOS M
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $339
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Samsung NX1100
Canon EOS M
  • $318
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Wi-Fi
  • $339
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Panasonic G6

Sony A3000
Panasonic G6
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Samsung NX1100
Panasonic G6
  • $318
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Thinner
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Sony A3000
Panasonic GX7
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Samsung NX1100
Panasonic GX7
  • $318
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Sony A3000
Olympus E-M10
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Samsung NX1100
Olympus E-M10
  • $318
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Sony A6000

Sony A3000
Sony A6000
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
Samsung NX1100
Sony A6000
  • $318
  • APS-C
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
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