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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony ILC-3000

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 480 shots vs 360 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
True resolution Higher true resolution 20.1 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
Size Smaller 102x58x38 mm vs 120x67x43 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 25.1x16.7mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Thickness Thinner 1.5" vs 1.7"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-6

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Focus points Significantly more focus points 99 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.71x vs 0.49x
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More than 2x larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 3.5 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 2000 ms vs 2200 ms
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Around 10% less delay when turning on
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag 257 ms vs 279 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.1 EV vs 12.8 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 16,000 ISO
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The NEX-6's maximum light sensitivity is 0.7 f-stops better
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        Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        Overall image quality Good image quality Help
        78.0
        Color depth Good color depth Help
        23.7 bits
        Supports 24p 24p support Help
        For that film look
        Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
        ILC-3000:12.8 EV
        NEX-6:13.1 EV
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        External flash Each supports an external flash Help
        Better lighting
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        External flash not needed
        Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
        1/4000 of a second
        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        30 seconds
        Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
        ILC-3000:2200 ms
        NEX-6:2000 ms
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support

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        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Alpha A6000

        Sony Alpha A6000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $648 body only

        $798 - $799 with 16-50mm lens

        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is slightly larger
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Sony Alpha A5000

        Sony Alpha A5000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $448 - $450 with 16-50mm lens

        Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
        Weight Is slightly lighter
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Samsung NX300

        Samsung NX300

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $485 - $749 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Sony NEX-5N

        Sony NEX-5N

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $598 body only

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        3D Captures 3D images
        Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Sony Alpha NEX-3N

        Sony Alpha NEX-3N

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $420 with 16-50mm lens

        3D Captures 3D images
        Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Canon EOS M

        Canon EOS M

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $350 body only

        $315 with 18-55mm lens

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
        Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

        Sony Alpha ILC-3000 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony SLT A58

        Sony SLT A58

        Entry-level DSLR

        $448 with 18-55mm lens

        Autofocus Faster video autofocus
        Lens availability Much more lenses available
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Size Much larger
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $273 body only

        $427 - $489 with 18-55mm lens

        Lens availability Much more lenses available
        Startup delay Much less startup delay
        Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $648 body only

        $200 - $570 with 18-55mm lens

        Lens availability Much more lenses available
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
        Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $681 - $700 body only

        $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

        Lens availability Much more lenses available
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $225 - $389 body only

        $399 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

        Lens availability Much more lenses available
        Startup delay Much less startup delay
        Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
        Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage

        Sony Alpha NEX-6 Competitors

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        Sony NEX-7

        Sony NEX-7

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $1,052 body only

        $1,235 with 18-55mm lens

        3D Takes 3D photos
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Focus points Significantly fewer focus points
        Lowest price More expensive
        Sony NEX-5T

        Sony NEX-5T

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $348 body only

        $630 with 16-50mm lens

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Smaller
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Sony NEX-5R

        Sony NEX-5R

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $1,026 - $1,073 with 16-50mm lens

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO

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