price is perhaps the major stumbling block for beginner shutterbugs; the last thing any beginner wants is to spend thousands of dollars and giving it up eventually. trust me. it happens. and that’s why we thought this latest addition, the Sony a3000 DSLR-style Interchangeable Lens Camera, to Sony’s Alpha DSLR family is an attractive proposition for anyone starting off in the hobby of photography. as the product name implies, the a3000 not only has interchangeable lens like its bigger DSLR siblings, but it also boast many DSLR capabilities at an affordable sticker. fitted with a large, high-resolution 20.1MP Exmor APS-C HD CMOS sensor commonly found in today’s DSLR, it offers crisp, detailed still images, as well as Full HD videoing (1080/60i or 1080/24p). with a larger sensor, it is able to capture more light, thereby reducing noise and boast the image quality in low-light conditions.
other noteworthy features include QVGA Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder, auto object framing, sweep panorama technology, clear image zoom, Sony lithium ion Stamina for up to 470 shots per charge, InfoLITHIUM battery system for keeping track of the available power, and a 3″ TFT LCD, and a Multi Interface Shoe terminal for fitment a variety of accessories such as flash, video lights, or microphone – just to name a few. all these and more are packed into a lightweight, classic DSLR-style design. however, the best part of the Sony a3000 DSLR-style Interchangeable Lens Camera is the price tag: it will only cost $399.99 with a black 18-55mm zoom kit lens. dropping into Sony retail stores and authorized dealers in September 2013. take a few more look in the gallery after the break.