General

Sony Alpha A3000 Sony SLT A58
Brand
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Sony Sony
Lowest price
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$348.00 $398.00
Announced
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August, 2013 February, 2013

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CMOS
Size
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APS-C 23.5x15.6mm APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
Crop factor
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1.5x 1.5x
Megapixels
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20.1 MP 20.1 MP
Light sensitivity
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16,000 ISO 16,000 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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Unknown 25,600 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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No Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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20.1 MP 20.1 MP
Native resolution
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5175 x 3875 5176 x 3880
Pixel size
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18.3 µm² 18.3 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3.0" 2.7"
Resolution
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230k dots 460k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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No No
Live view
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Yes Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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21 lenses 123 lenses
Lens mount
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Sony E Sony Alpha

Form factor

Size
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128x90x84 mm 129x95x78 mm
Depth
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3.3" 3.1"
Weight
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353 g 492 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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No No
Built-in focus motor
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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Digital Digital
Viewfinder size
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0.46x 0.65x
Coverage
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100% 100%

Movies

Format
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1080p @ 24fps 1080p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
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Yes Yes
High-speed framerate
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None None
External mic jack
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No Yes
Autofocus
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Contrast detection Phase detection
Continuous focus
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No Yes
All formats
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480p @ 30fps
1440 x 1080 @ 30fps
1080p @ 24fps
480p @ 30fps
1080p @ 30fps
1440 x 1080 @ 30fps
1080p @ 24fps

Features

Panorama
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Yes Yes
HDR
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Yes Yes
3D
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No No
Image stabilization
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Lens Sensor shift
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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2200 ms 1900 ms
Shutter lag
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279 ms 326 ms
Battery life
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480 shots 690 shots
Continuous shooting
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3.5 fps 8 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Contrast detection Phase detection
Focus points
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25 15
Cross type focus points
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Unknown 3

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s 1/4000s
Min
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30s 30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes Yes
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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SDHC
SD
Memory Stick PRO Duo
SDXC
SD
SDHC
Memory Stick PRO Duo
SDXC
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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78.0 74.0
Color depth
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23.7 bits 23.3 bits
Dynamic range
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12.8 EV 12.5 EV
Low light performance
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1,068 ISO 753 ISO
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