Sony Alpha ILC-3000

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Sony Alpha ILC-3000

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Sony Alpha NEX-6

74

Sony Alpha NEX-6

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha ILC-3000

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

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.1 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
 

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
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              78.0
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              30 seconds
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              ILC-3000:2200 ms
              NEX-6:2000 ms
              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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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $575 - $600 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

              $298 - $400 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 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 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 NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $299 body only

              $559 - $630 with 16-50mm 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
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $399 - $520 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
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $597 - $700 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 NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $286 body only

              $373 - $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

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $398 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

              $272 body only

              $390 - $409 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

              $449 - $450 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

              $389 - $418 body only

              $399 - $520 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
              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

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,199 body only

              $809 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 Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $498 - $650 with 16-50mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              External flash No external flash support
              Sony NEX-5R

              Sony NEX-5R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $396 body only

              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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