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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 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
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
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.1 EV vs 12.8 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
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        Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Overall image quality Good image quality Help
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        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
        ILC-3000:12.8 EV
        NEX-6:13.1 EV
        Color depth Good color depth Help
        23.7 bits
        Supports 24p 24p support Help
        For that film look
        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
        Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
        Need to shelter it from weather

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        Shared Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Alpha A6000

        Sony Alpha A6000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $548 body only

        $698 - $700 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
        Sony Alpha A5000

        Sony Alpha A5000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $398 - $410 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
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $415 body only

        $389 - $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
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $774 body only

        $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

        Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
        Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Sony NEX-5N

        Sony NEX-5N

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $495 - $689 body only

        $635 with 18-55mm lens

        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

        $280 body only

        $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 Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $749 - $1,048 with 18-55mm lens

        Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier

        Sony Alpha ILC-3000 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony SLT A58

        Sony SLT A58

        Entry-level DSLR

        $448 with 18-55mm lens

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

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $265 - $387 body only

        $401 - $427 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 EOS Rebel T5

        Canon EOS Rebel T5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $549 - $699 body only

        $489 - $816 with 18-55mm lens

        Lens availability Much more lenses available
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Nikon D3300

        Nikon D3300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

        Lens availability Much more lenses available
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
        Image stabilization No image stabilization

        Sony Alpha NEX-6 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony NEX-7

        Sony NEX-7

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $1,199 body only

        $781 with 18-200mm lens

        3D Takes 3D photos
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Focus points Fewer focus points
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Sony NEX-5T

        Sony NEX-5T

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $499 body only

        $630 - $640 with 16-50mm lens

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Smaller
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Samsung NX300

        Samsung NX300

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $399 - $520 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Sony NEX-5R

        Sony NEX-5R

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $348 body only

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
        Sony Alpha A5100

        Sony Alpha A5100

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $448 body only

        $598 with 16-50mm lens

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        External flash No external flash support

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