• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-H 476.1mm2
  • 25.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Sony A3000 advantages over Sigma sd Quattro H

  • Less expensive
    $348 vs $1099*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Higher extended ISO
    16000 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sigma sd Quattro H advantages over Sony A3000

  • Larger sensor
    APS-H vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    2 years vs 5 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
    1620k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.84x vs 0.47x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    25.6 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré

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
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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.

The Competition

Compared to Pentax K-01

Sony A3000
Pentax K-01
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $359
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sigma sd Quattro H
Pentax K-01
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $359
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Samsung NX30

Sony A3000
Samsung NX30
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $862
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Sigma sd Quattro H
Samsung NX30
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • Newer
  • $862
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sigma sd Quattro

Sony A3000
Sigma sd Quattro
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Newer
Sigma sd Quattro H
Sigma sd Quattro
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger RAW buffer

Compared to Fujifilm X-H1

Sony A3000
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $1599
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
Sigma sd Quattro H
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon EOS R

Sony A3000
Canon EOS R
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Sigma sd Quattro H
Canon EOS R
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Less expensive
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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