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Sony A3000 vs A7C

The Sony Alpha A3000 and the Sony Alpha A7C are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in August 2013 and September 2020. Both the A3000 and the A7C are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are based on an APS-C (A3000) and a full frame (A7C) sensor. The A3000 has a resolution of 19.8 megapixels, whereas the A7C provides 24 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Sony A3000
versus
Sony A7C
Sony A3000 Sony A7C
Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
Sony E mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
19.8 MP, APS-C Sensor 24 MP, Full Frame Sensor
1080/60i Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 100-16,000 ISO 100-51,200 (50 - 204,800)
Electronic viewfinder (202k dots) Electronic viewfinder (2360k dots)
3.0 LCD, 230k dots 3.0 LCD, 922k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Swivel touchscreen
2.5 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
Lens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
not weather sealedWeathersealed body
470 shots per battery charge740 shots per battery charge
128 x 91 x 85 mm, 411 g 124 x 71 x 60 mm, 509 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Sony Alpha A3000 and the Sony Alpha A7C? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Sony A3000 and the Sony A7C. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The A7C can be obtained in two different colors (black, silver), while the A3000 is only available in black.

Size Sony A3000 vs Sony A7C
Compare A3000 versus A7C top
Comparison A3000 or A7C rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony A7C is notably smaller (24 percent) than the Sony A3000. However, the A7C is markedly heavier (24 percent) than the A3000. It is noteworthy in this context that the A7C is splash and dust-proof, while the A3000 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. A larger imaging sensor will tend to go along with bigger and heavier lenses, although exceptions exist. You can compare the optics available for the two cameras in the Sony E-Mount Lens Catalog (A3000) and the Sony FE Lens Catalog (A7C). Mirrorless cameras, such as the two under consideration, have the additional advantage of having a short flange to focal plane distance, which makes it possible to mount many lenses from other systems onto the camera via adapters.

Concerning battery life, the A3000 gets 470 shots out of its NP-FW50 battery, while the A7C can take 740 images on a single charge of its NP-FZ100 power pack. The battery packs of both cameras can be charged via USB, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Sony A3000 128 mm 91 mm 85 mm 411 g 470 n Aug 2013 329 i
2.
 
Sony A7C 124 mm 71 mm 60 mm 509 g 740 Y Sep 2020 1,799 i
3.
 
Sony A9 II 129 mm 96 mm 76 mm 678 g 690 Y Oct 2019 4,499 i
4.
 
Sony A6400 120 mm 67 mm 50 mm 403 g 410 Y Jan 2019 899 i
5.
 
Sony A7 III 127 mm 96 mm 74 mm 650 g 610 Y Feb 2018 1,999 i
6.
 
Sony A7 II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 599 g 350 Y Nov 2014 1,999 i
7.
 
Sony A5000 110 mm 63 mm 36 mm 269 g 420 n Jan 2014 449 i
8.
 
Sony A5100 110 mm 63 mm 36 mm 283 g 400 n Aug 2014 549 i
9.
 
Sony A6000 120 mm 67 mm 45 mm 344 g 360 n Feb 2014 599 i
10.
 
Sony A7 127 mm 94 mm 48 mm 474 g 340 Y Oct 2013 1,699 i
11.
 
Sony A58 129 mm 95 mm 78 mm 492 g 690 n Feb 2013 599 i
12.
 
Sony NEX-3N 110 mm 62 mm 35 mm 269 g 480 n Feb 2013 499 i
13.
 
Sony RX1R 113 mm 65 mm 70 mm 482 g 270 n Jun 2013 2,799 i
14.
 
Sony NEX-6 120 mm 67 mm 43 mm 345 g 360 n Sep 2012 999 i
15.
 
Sony RX1 113 mm 65 mm 70 mm 482 g 270 n Sep 2012 2,799 i
16.
 
Sony NEX-7 120 mm 67 mm 43 mm 400 g 430 n Aug 2011 1,349 i
17.
 
Sony A850 156 mm 117 mm 82 mm 895 g 880 Y Aug 2009 1,999 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The A3000 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 82 percent) than the A7C, which puts it into a different market segment. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Sony A3000 features an APS-C sensor and the Sony A7C a full frame sensor. The sensor area in the A7C is 137 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.5 and 1.0. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Technology-wise, the A7C uses a more advanced image processing engine (BIONZ X) than the A3000 (BIONZ), with benefits for noise reduction, color accuracy, and processing speed.

Sony A3000 and Sony A7C sensor measures

With 24MP, the A7C offers a higher resolution than the A3000 (19.8MP), but the A7C nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 5.94μm versus 4.25μm for the A3000) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the A7C is a much more recent model (by 7 years) than the A3000, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units.

The resolution advantage of the Sony A7C implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the A7C for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 30 x 20 inches or 76.2 x 50.8 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 24 x 16 inches or 61 x 40.6 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 20 x 13.3 inches or 50.8 x 33.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Sony A3000 are 27.3 x 18.2 inches or 69.3 x 46.1 cm for good quality, 21.8 x 14.5 inches or 55.4 x 36.9 cm for very good quality, and 18.2 x 12.1 inches or 46.2 x 30.8 cm for excellent quality prints.

The A7C has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Sony Alpha A3000 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 16000. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Alpha A7C are ISO 100 to ISO 51200, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 50-204800.

A3000 versus A7C MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). Of the two cameras under consideration, the A7C offers substantially better image quality than the A3000 (overall score 17 points higher). The advantage is based on 1.3 bits higher color depth, 1.9 EV in additional dynamic range, and 1.7 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Sony A3000 APS-C 19.8 5456 36321080/60i23.712.81068 78
2.
 
Sony A7C Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.73407 95
3.
 
Sony A9 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.03434 93
4.
 
Sony A6400 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p2413.61431 83
5.
 
Sony A7 III Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.73730 96
6.
 
Sony A7 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.913.62449 90
7.
 
Sony A5000 APS-C 19.8 5456 36321080/60i23.813.01089 79
8.
 
Sony A5100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.812.71347 80
9.
 
Sony A6000 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.113.11347 82
10.
 
Sony A7 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.814.22248 90
11.
 
Sony A58 APS-C 19.8 5456 36321080/60i23.312.5753 74
12.
 
Sony NEX-3N APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60i22.812.51067 74
13.
 
Sony RX1R Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p25.013.62537 91
14.
 
Sony NEX-6 APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60i23.713.11018 78
15.
 
Sony RX1 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p25.114.32534 93
16.
 
Sony NEX-7 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60i24.113.41016 81
17.
 
Sony A850 Full Frame 24.4 6048 4032none23.812.21415 79

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. The two cameras under consideration both have sensors whose read-out speed is fast enough to capture moving pictures, but the A7C provides a better video resolution than the A3000. It can shoot movie footage at 4K/30p, while the A3000 is limited to 1080/60i.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. The two cameras under review are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the A7C offers a substantially higher resolution than the one in the A3000 (2360k vs 202k dots). The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Sony A3000 and Sony A7C in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Sony A3000202 n 3.0 230 fixed n 1/4000s 2.5 Y n
2.
 
Sony A7C2360 n 3.0 922 swivel Y 1/4000s 10.0 n Y
3.
 
Sony A9 II3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
4.
 
Sony A64002359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
5.
 
Sony A7 III2359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
6.
 
Sony A7 II2400 n 3.0 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
7.
 
Sony A5000none n 3.0 461 tilting n 1/4000s 3.5 Y n
8.
 
Sony A5100none n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
9.
 
Sony A60001440 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
10.
 
Sony A72400 n 3.0 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n n
11.
 
Sony A581440 n 2.7 460 tilting n 1/4000s 5.0 Y Y
12.
 
Sony NEX-3Noptional n 3.0 460 tilting n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
13.
 
Sony RX1Roptional n 3.0 1229 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
14.
 
Sony NEX-62359 n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/4000s 10.0 Y n
15.
 
Sony RX1optional n 3.0 1229 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
16.
 
Sony NEX-72359 n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/4000s 10.0 Y n
17.
 
Sony A850optical Y 3.0 922 fixed n 1/8000s 3.0 n Y

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The A3000 has one, while the A7C does not. While the built-in flash of the A3000 is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The A7C has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the A3000 does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the A7C is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Sony A7C has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the A3000 and the A7C write their files to SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. The A7C supports UHS-II cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 312 MB/s), while the A3000 cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Sony Alpha A3000 and Sony Alpha A7C and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Sony A3000Ystereomono--mini2.0---
2.
 
Sony A7CYstereomonoYYmicro3.2YYY
3.
 
Sony A9 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
4.
 
Sony A6400YstereomonoY-micro2.0YYY
5.
 
Sony A7 IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
6.
 
Sony A7 IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
7.
 
Sony A5000-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
8.
 
Sony A5100-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
9.
 
Sony A6000Ystereomono--micro2.0YY-
10.
 
Sony A7YstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
11.
 
Sony A58YstereomonoY-mini2.0---
12.
 
Sony NEX-3N-stereomono--micro2.0---
13.
 
Sony RX1RYstereomonoY-mini2.0---
14.
 
Sony NEX-6Ystereomono--mini2.0Y--
15.
 
Sony RX1YstereomonoY-mini2.0---
16.
 
Sony NEX-7YstereomonoY-mini2.0---
17.
 
Sony A850Y----mini2.0---

It is notable that the A7C offers wifi support, which can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location. In contrast, the A3000 does not provide wifi capability.

The A7C is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Sony. In contrast, the A3000 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). There has not been a direct replacement model for the A3000 from Sony. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Sony website.

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Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Is there a clear favorite between the Sony A3000 and the Sony A7C? Which camera is better? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.


Reasons to prefer the Sony Alpha A3000:

  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 98g or 19 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (82 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in August 2013).


Advantages of the Sony Alpha A7C:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (24 vs 19.8MP), which boosts linear resolution by 10%.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (17 points) in the DXO overall evaluation.
  • Richer colors: Generates noticeably more natural colors (1.3 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a broader range of light and dark details (1.9 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Can shoot in dim conditions (1.7 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better jpgs: Has a more modern image processing engine (BIONZ X vs BIONZ).
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/60i).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (2360k vs 202k dots).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.59x vs 0.47x).
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (922k vs 230k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Has a touchscreen to facilitate handling and shooting adjustments.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (10 vs 2.5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • More compact: Is smaller (124x71mm vs 128x91mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (740 versus 470) out of a single battery charge.
  • Better sealing: Is splash and dust sealed for shooting in inclement weather conditions.
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.2 vs 2.0).
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Has an SD card interface that supports the UHS-II standard.
  • More modern: Reflects 7 years of technical progress since the A3000 launch.

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the A7C is the clear winner of the contest (29 : 4 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

A3000 04:29 A7C

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Sony A3000 and the Sony A7C place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the A3000 and the A7C in practical situations. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Sony A30003/5+..4/54/5 Aug 2013 329 i
2.
 
Sony A7C3.5/5..86/1004/54/5 Sep 2020 1,799 i
3.
 
Sony A9 II....90/1005/55/5 Oct 2019 4,499 i
4.
 
Sony A64004/5+85/1004.5/54/5 Jan 2019 899 i
5.
 
Sony A7 III..+ +89/1005/55/5 Feb 2018 1,999 i
6.
 
Sony A7 II5/5+82/1004.5/55/5 Nov 2014 1,999 i
7.
 
Sony A50003/5+..4.5/54.5/5 Jan 2014 449 i
8.
 
Sony A51004.5/5+..4.5/55/5 Aug 2014 549 i
9.
 
Sony A60005/5+80/1004.5/55/5 Feb 2014 599 i
10.
 
Sony A75/5+ +80/1005/55/5 Oct 2013 1,699 i
11.
 
Sony A583/5....4.5/54.5/5 Feb 2013 599 i
12.
 
Sony NEX-3N3/5....4.5/54.5/5 Feb 2013 499 i
13.
 
Sony RX1R5/5....4/54.5/5 Jun 2013 2,799 i
14.
 
Sony NEX-65/5+ +78/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 999 i
15.
 
Sony RX15/5..79/1004/54.5/5 Sep 2012 2,799 i
16.
 
Sony NEX-75/5+ +81/1004.5/55/5 Aug 2011 1,349 i
17.
 
Sony A8503/5..75/100..4.5/5 Aug 2009 1,999 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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    Specifications: Sony A3000 vs Sony A7C

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Sony A3000 Sony A7C
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Sony E mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
    Launch Date August 2013 September 2020
    Launch Price USD 329 USD 1,799
    Sensor Specs Sony A3000 Sony A7C
    Sensor Technology CMOS BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor Full Frame Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.2 x 15.4 mm 35.6 x 23.8 mm
    Sensor Area 357.28 mm2 847.28 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 27.8 mm 42.8 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x 1.0x
    Sensor Resolution 19.8 Megapixels 24 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 5456 x 3632 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.25 μm 5.94 μm
    Pixel Density 5.55 MP/cm2 2.83 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60i Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 16,000 ISO 100 - 51,200 ISO
    ISO Boost no Enhancement 50 - 204,800 ISO
    Image Processor BIONZ BIONZ X
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 78 95
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 23.7 25.0
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 12.8 14.7
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 1068 3407
    Screen Specs Sony A3000 Sony A7C
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.47x 0.59x
    Viewfinder Resolution 202k dots 2360k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 230k dots 922k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Swivel screen
    Touch Input no Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Sony A3000 Sony A7C
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 2.5 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterno E-Shutterup to 1/8000s
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationLens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium MS or SDXC cards MS or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support no UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs Sony A3000 Sony A7C
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 3.2
    HDMI Port mini HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support no Wifi Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication no NFC NFC built-in
    Bluetooth Support no Bluetooth Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Sony A3000 Sony A7C
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type NP-FW50 NP-FZ100
    Battery Life (CIPA)470 shots per charge740 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 128 x 91 x 85 mm
    (5.0 x 3.6 x 3.3 in)
    124 x 71 x 60 mm
    (4.9 x 2.8 x 2.4 in)
    Camera Weight 411 g (14.5 oz) 509 g (18.0 oz)

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