Sony SLT A58 vs Sony Alpha A3000

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Sony SLT A58

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Sony Alpha A3000

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A58

External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Phase detection video autofocus
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fast and accurate
Great battery life
Battery life
690 shots
Phase detection autofocus
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fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A3000

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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Advantages of the Sony A3000

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
78.0 vs 74.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
279 ms vs 326 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
1,068 ISO vs 753 ISO
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The A3000 has a slight edge (0.5 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Weight
Lighter
353 g vs 492 g
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Around 30% lighter
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
25 vs 15
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.8 EV vs 12.5 EV
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Almost the same
Color depth
Better color depth
23.7 bits vs 23.3 bits
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$321.89 vs $498.00
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The best price we've seen is $176 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Sony SLT A58

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Autofocus
Faster video autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Shoot videos without worrying about focus
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Movie continuous focus
Continuous video focus
Yes vs No
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Record movies without worrying about focus
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Lens availability
More lenses available
126 lenses vs 62 lenses
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More than 2x more lenses available
Battery life
Longer battery life
690 shots vs 480 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Sensor cleaning
Has a self cleaning sensor
Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
8 fps vs 3.5 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Startup delay
Less startup delay
1900 ms vs 2200 ms
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More than 10% less delay when turning on
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.65x vs 0.46x
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More than 2x larger viewfinder
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3.1" vs 3.3"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              20.1 MP
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              A30003.3"
              SLT A583.1"
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              A30002200 ms
              SLT A581900 ms
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Size Large Help
              A3000128×91×85 mm
              SLT A58129×95×78 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              A3000230k dots
              SLT A58460k dots

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $490 - $649 body only

              $581 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $405 - $497 body only

              $479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage

              Sony Alpha A3000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $263 body only

              $358 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage

              Sony SLT A58 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony SLT A58.

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