Sony A3000 – Best Selling Mirrorless Digital Camera

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The Sony A3000 helps you take professional-looking 20 megapixel photos effortlessly. Unlock your artsy side the easy way and shoot stunning, frame-worthy images and HD video with small-camera simplicity. Best of all, can’t-miss moments and fast-action shots are captured with DSLR quality and speed-all in a lightweight camera you’ll want to take everywhere.

 

 Technology

20.1 MP APS-C size HD
image sensor

The a3000 uses the same sensor format that Sony builds into its full-sized DSLR cameras. With 13 times the area of the typical point-and-shoot image sensor, APS-C sensor size makes the difference between “snapshots” and “photographs,” delivering an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds.

Light body and dependable grip

Using larger, more professional digital cameras can sometimes be awkward to manage and can weigh you down. But, the a3000 offers a lightweight body and a newly developed grip that enables you to hold the camera more securely for worry-free shooting. It provides ease and comfort when you’re taking photos on-the-go.

 

 

Accepts Sony® E-mount lenses

The a3000 is compatible a wide selection of smaller, lighter Sony E-mount series lenses. Each lens is portable, powerful and will open up a world of creative options for you to explore. The a3000 also accepts
A-mount lenses via an optional adaptor. (LA-EA1/LA-EA2 adaptor
sold separately)

 

Gorgeous low-light shooting

Now you can shoot with confidence in a variety of lighting conditions. With a new Exmor® sensor that features the same adaptive noise reduction technology from Sony’s flagship SLT-A99V, the a3000 easily offers a wide range of sensitivity from ISO 100 to ISO 16000.

 

Quick Auto Focus in Live View

If you enjoy taking photos via the large 3.0″ LCD screen over the viewfinder, then you’ll be thrilled with the performance of the a3000 optimized auto focus feature. It’s intuitive operation means you’ll never miss the action or get frustrated waiting for your camera to focus as you shoot stunning images or HD video. This is an ideal feature for photographers who prefer to keep contact with their subjects.

Full HD Movies1 at 60i and 24p

Not only does the a3000 take high resolution, magazine worthy photos, but it can also capture stunning HD movies in your choice of standard 60i or cinematic 24p, all at Full HD 1920×1080 resolution1. The AVCHD™ codec delivers stunning Blu-ray™ HD picture quality. Also included is the MP4 codec which offers smaller file size for easier upload to the web for sharing.

 

Additional Features

 

QVGA Tru-Finder™ Eye-level viewfinderThis eye-level, through-the-lens, viewfinder with 100% coverage begins with over 200k dots for impressive resolution. You can also see the results of camera adjustments in real time with superb color and detail.Up to 3.5 fps shootingEnjoy the advantages of DSLR-style photography with fast action shooting. Never miss a moment of a soccer game, a gymnastics meet or even the subtle movements of a newborn baby. You’ll capture amazing 20 megapixel images at up to 3.5 frames per second of continuous shooting. Standard continuous shooting speeds will vary based upon shooting conditions and memory card speeds.Multi Interface Shoe connector

Users can expand photographic and movie shooting possibilities by attaching optional accessories via the Multi Interface Shoe, including a powerful external flash, stereo microphone and more. You can also connect with a compatible remote control via the Multi Terminal.

Picture Effect modes

Ditch Photoshop and hours of editing. With 11 types of in-camera picture effects, you can create unique and exciting photos that really pop. Effects include: Soft Focus, Partial Color, Retro Photo, Miniature and more.

Auto Object Framing

Auto Object Framing automatically recognizes a scene and subjects in your photos and crops a photo accordingly allowing you to have your original photo and a second cropped photo. Thus, creating ordinary photos into stunning compositions.

Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)

This feature improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows, perfect if you’re capturing a beautiful sunset photo. Settings include Auto, 5 operating levels and off.

Auto HDR modeThis feature essentially captures three shots, highlighting the best elements from each shot (details, mid-tones and shadows) to create one incredible and stunning photograph (up to 6 EV stops) – all captured in a split second. (Recommended for still subjects.)Face Detection/ Registration technologyThe camera can automatically detect and register up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. It can even prioritize children or adults.Sweep Panorama™ Technology

Create stunning vertical or horizontal landscape photos with just the touch of a button. It’s easy – simply press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally and the camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together into one panoramic image.

Six Creative Style settings

Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset and B&W. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation, and sharpness to your personal taste.

Photo Creativity Interface

The Photo Creativity interface enables you to easily enjoy the creative expression of SLR-quality digital imaging without the complicated settings. Changes can be easily made using the control dial with results seen in real time on the LCD. Settings include; Background Defocus, Brightness, Color, Vividness and most Picture Effects.

 

Clear Image Zoom Utilizing Sony’s exclusive By Pixel Super Resolution Technology, Clear Image Zoom increases the effective focal length of your lens up to 2x by digitally magnifying the center of your image with nearly imperceptible degradation. It virtually doubles the effective focal length of whatever lens you’re using providing greater shooting flexibility.Convenient USB charging

Easily recharge the camera via USB charging. Simply connect the bundled USB cable and recharge the battery without removing it from the camera, either via AC outlet or PC connection.

TRILUMINOS™ Color

The a3000 supports Sony’s “TRILUMINOS Color,”8 allowing you to view photos and movies in rich, natural colors on any TV equipped with a “TRILUMINOS Display.” The expanded color gamut lets you immerse yourself once again in those unforgettably colorful moments, from the complex shades in a shimmering blue sky to the natural tones of a rosy complexion.

Stamina™ battery power for up to 470 shots7

Take up to 470 shots on a single charge7with Sony® lithium ion Stamina™ battery power. Sony’s InfoLITHIUM® battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence.

 

 

1. Records in up to 29 minutes segments.6. Compatible with BRAVIA® Sync or Theatre Sync™ HDTVs connected via HDMI®.7. Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, and usage. Battery capacity decreases over time and use.8. Requires compatible BRAVIA® HDTV and cable sold separately 

 

Source:  Sony Electronics Inc.

 

Sony, BIONZ, BRAVIA, Exmor, InfoLITHIUM, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, the Memory Stick logo, PlayMemories Home, Remote Commander, Smile Shutter, Stamina, Theatre Sync, Sweep Panorama, Xtra Fine LCD and the Sony make.believe logo are trademarks of Sony. AVCHD™ is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Mac OS and iMovie are trademarks of Apple Computers, Inc. HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.

 

 

 

 

Technical Details

  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
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