It is a new toy I bought last month.  I paid $302 including Tax. The price on tag is $269.99.

Model Features:

  • 20.1MP Exmor® APS-C sensor,
  • up to 3.5 fps shooting,
  • 1080 60i/24p HD video recording,
  • custom DLSR-like grip,
  • up to ISO 16000 sensitivity with advanced noise reduction,
  • E-mount 18-55mm lens included

It is a DSLR-like Alpha mirrorless camera.



Before I made the decision to purchase this camera, I did a lot of research.  Very helpful. First, I think I may need a DSLR, but it is too big and heavy, I will not carry it for everyday picture. Later, I was thinking about mirrorless interchangable lens camera, but they are too expensive for me.

So at the last, I picked Sony Alpha A3000.

Here are my collection of the pros and cons


  • Large comfortable grip
  • Lightweight
  • AF fine tuning and focus peaking
  • EVF
  • Price



  • Extremely limited burst fire rate
  • Noisy live view LCD
  • Blurry EVF
  • Sometimes unreliable autofocus
  • Doesn’t include a charger.
  • 470 shots battery


This is a Panorama I took at Burnaby Mountain last weekend.

It is a good deal. I will bring it when I take my trip to Shanghai. It will be my memory trip.

David Yin

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