Sony Alpha A3000 vs Sony Alpha A5000

Winner
Sony Alpha A3000

100

Sony Alpha A5000

97

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A3000

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A5000

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Size
Really small
Compact (110×63×36 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.4"

competitors

Sony Alpha A3000 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$465 body only

$379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$522 with 18-55mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$157 - $171

Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Alpha A5000 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$478 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 with 15-45mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$539 - $548 body only

$579 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Larger

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