Sony Alpha A3000 mirrorless camera coming next month

Sony Alhpa A3000

Sony Alhpa A3000

Sony has announced its latest mirrorless camera, but this one is a bit different from its previous models. The Sony Alpha A3000 is part of its NEX series of mirrorless cameras. But unlike its fellow compact cousins, this one looks like a full-sized DSLR camera.

The rationale behind its design is that while mirrorless cameras provide DSLR-like functionality without the bulk, some consumers — especially those who seek for an upgrade from a point-and-shoot — have a wrong notion of “the bigger the camera, the better the performance.” These are the customers Sony wants to target, since photographers who appreciate the appeal of mirrorless cameras will find the camera’s bulky build too unnecessary.

Internally, the very light Sony Alpha A3000 is similar to the NEX-3N, sporting a 20.1-megapixel APS-C sensor and E-mount lens compatibility. It also has a mode dial, multi-interface shoe, pop-up flash, a 230k-dot 3-inch fixed LCD, and an eye-level electronic viewfinder.

Sony Alpha A3000

Photographers of any level will appreciate the Alpha A3000’s 3.5fps consecutive shooting mode, making it ideal for shooting sports events and moving subjects. It can also record 1080/24p video clips with autofocus. Users can also adjust the camera’s capture and WiFi settings via Sony’s NEX user interface.

Sony is also introducing three new E-mount lenses, consisting of a 16-70mm f/4 fixed-aperture lens for $999 coming later this month; a black 50mm f/1.8 that will ship before this month ends for $299; and a power-zoom 18-105mm f/4 lens available in December for $599.

The Sony Alpha A3000 mirrorless camera, which comes with standard 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, will be available beginning next week for only $399.

Source: Engadget

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