• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16000
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600

Advantages

Sony A3000 over Sony A6000

Sony A6000 over Sony A3000

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Thinner
    45 mm vs 84 mm
    Thinner
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • High-res screen
    307k vs 77k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.150 vs 0.279 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    2.0 fps vs 1.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 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.

  • Amazing image quality for the price; Blazing-fast hybrid autofocus; Swift burst shooting with generous buffer depths; Good battery life with LCD monitor; More compact than a DSLR; In-camera Wi-Fi wireless networking

  • Continuous autofocus can't match its burst rate; High-ISO JPEGs can look overprocessed; Sluggish startup performance; No touch-screen display; Wi-Fi can be a bit frustrating to use

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic G6

Sony A3000
Panasonic G6
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $748
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony A6000
Panasonic G6
  • $786
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $748
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Sony A3000
Panasonic GX7
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $771
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony A6000
Panasonic GX7
  • $786
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $771
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony A5000

Sony A3000
Sony A5000
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Hot shoe
  • $451
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
Sony A6000
Sony A5000
  • $786
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $451
  • APS-C

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Sony A3000
Olympus E-M10
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $783
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony A6000
Olympus E-M10
  • $786
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $783
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony A5100

Sony A3000
Sony A5100
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Hot shoe
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
Sony A6000
Sony A5100
  • $786
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • High-res screen
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
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