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I tried the A3000 in a store, and it had an awful EVF--worse than my ancient PowerShot. Some sort of LCD. I don't remember if it was field sequential like the A57. It feels much cheaper than the A58.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 February 2022 at 09:31
Itís not my opinion, but David Kilpatrick did an extensive review of the A3000 here. This kept me away from the camera, even when it was only £100 or so, but he saw a lot of merits despite the big failings. I have a QX1 and the sensor is a big improvement on the NEX-7.

I think the A3000 is an interesting curio, and it would be fun to try one out if itís not too pricey - sub-£100?

(I assume the A3500 is near identical.)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 February 2022 at 09:50
Yes, sub-£100. Thanks for the link - it's a really interesting review and more than confirms the suspicions I had about it - an unusual combination of good and poor features. We'll have to see how it is in use.

Hmm, thinking about it, it could be the ideal old guy's camera:
- simple operation and few buttons, to avoid taxing fading memory cells;
- big grip easy for arthritic fingers to hold;
- light body for those weakening arm muscles;
- low res EVF and LCD to suit failing eyesight;
- accurate AF (see above);
- very good sensor (for its time) to allow PP on a big bright screen at home.
- and of course plenty of cheap OSS lenses for the growing hand tremor.


Edited by Miranda F - 19 February 2022 at 10:48
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I was wondering why you didn't just buy a used A6000, but I noticed that the prices of those have an upward trend and the A3000 is less then half price.
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