Sony A 3000 A compact camera with an SLR feel

Sony A3000, new Sony camera, mirrorless camera
Sony A3000 and lens. Image: adorama.com
You will be confused if you see the picture of Sony A3000. Maybe you think this camera is a digital SLR camera. 

Sony A3000 is a mirrorless camera, but the camera is in plain view is a mix between a DSLR with a mirrorless. Sony’s taking a different approach to the interchangeable lens with the A3000 that uses the same E-mount as the Sony NEX line, yet which has the look and feel of a traditional Digital SLR camera.

A compact camera with an SLR feel

Using larger, more professional digital camera can sometimes be awkward to manage and can weigh you down, however Sony A3000 offer a lightweight body and 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.

Sony is described as a camera interchangeable lens camera in the entry-level class that combines mirrorless camera with DSLR camera capabilities. Since Sony launched its first mirrorless cameras Remember the Alpha NEX-3 and NEX-5, back in early 2010, its E-mount has gone on to become extremely popular. With the 20-megapixel Sony A3000, the company has offered a camera that looks more like a traditional SLR, yet which offers the Sony E lens mount of a NEX mirrorless camera. In the body of A3000 there is a handgrip, built-in viewfinder and layout as you find on a DSLR camera.

Sony A3000 equipped with a 20MP APS-C sensor that can record full-HD video, but with features that are tailored for the novice user, so this camera is very convenient and easy to use by anyone, especially by new fans of photography.
Sony A3000 a new combination camera.  Image: tech.onliner.by
Series of photo filters to the appeal of this camera includes motion-panorama mode, a built-in flash and AF LiveView system. Sony A3000 also offers a manual mode, aperture, and shutter-priority exposure-bracketing. With manual mode you can act as a professional photographer, then you can use manual mode to make images with sharp image.

Full HD Movie

Not only does the A3000 take high resolution, magazine worthy photos, but it can also capture fantastic HD movies in your choice of standard 60i or cinematic 24p, all Full HD 1920x1080 resolution. The AVCHD  codec deliver stunning Blu-Ray ™ HD picture quality. This camera also provide MP4 codec which offer smaller file size for easier upload to the web for sharing. You can create video clip or your own movie with ease.

Sony A3000 full specifications:

·         20.1MP Exmor APS-C HD CMOS sensor
·         Compatible with Sony E-mount lenses and A-mount with optional adaptor
·         1080 60i video
·         Built-in stereo microphones
·         Optical Steady Shot stabilization
·         25-point Contrast-detect AF
·         3-inch, 230K LCD
·         ISO 100-16,000 for stills, 100-3200 for video
·         1/4000 to 30 second shutter speeds, bulb
·         Sweep panorama
·         Shooting tips, Intelligent Auto, other novice modes
·         HDMI out

Are you interested to have this camera? Sony A3000 sold for about $ 400 with 18-55mm kit lens. Sony A3000 can be purchased at the beginning of September 2013. Are you ready to try this unique camera?