The Alpha line is quickly becoming Sony’s catchall brand for cameras. In the last year we’ve seen new cameras like the full-frame mirrorless A7 and A7r and new form factor cameras given designations like the A5000 and A6000. The Sony A3000 comes from the other end of the spectrum with an SLR styled body and high resolution 20MP sensor that takes smaller E-mount lenses.
With an electronic viewfinder and no translucent mirror, or any mirror for that matter, the A3000 has one foot in the space of full-on SLR Alpha cameras and the other steeped in Sony’s smaller mirrorless world. It’s an odd hybrid but how does it all work together in practice?