• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Sony A3000 advantages over Fujifilm X-E3

  • Less expensive
    $348 vs $949
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 470 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Fujifilm X-E3 advantages over Sony A3000

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~0.70 vs 2.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 84 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    19 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Less shutter lag
    0.16 vs 0.28 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.62x vs 0.47x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 3.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    48 vs 11 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 16000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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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.

  • Stylish, compact body; Great image quality; Very good overall performance; Touchscreen LCD; 4K UHD video recording.

  • Small EVF; Fixed display; Unreliable continuous autofocus.

The Competition

Compared to Pentax K-01

Sony A3000
Pentax K-01
  • $474
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $359
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Fujifilm X-E3
Pentax K-01
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $359
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Samsung NX30

Sony A3000
Samsung NX30
  • $474
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $872
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X-E3
Samsung NX30
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $872
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC

Compared to Canon EOS M3

Sony A3000
Canon EOS M3
  • $474
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $429
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Fujifilm X-E3
Canon EOS M3
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $429
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sigma sd Quattro

Sony A3000
Sigma sd Quattro
  • $474
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $674
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Newer
Fujifilm X-E3
Sigma sd Quattro
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $674
  • APS-C
  • More dots on screen
  • More viewfinder magnification

Compared to Fujifilm X-T30

Sony A3000
Fujifilm X-T30
  • $474
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X-E3
Fujifilm X-T30
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Internal flash
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