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Sony A3000 vs A9 II

The Sony Alpha A3000 and the Sony Alpha A9 II are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in August 2013 and October 2019. Both the A3000 and the A9 II are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are based on an APS-C (A3000) and a full frame (A9 II) sensor. The A3000 has a resolution of 19.8 megapixels, whereas the A9 II 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 A9 II
Sony A3000 Sony A9 II
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 (3686k dots)
3.0 LCD, 230k dots 3.0 LCD, 1440k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Tilting 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 charge690 shots per battery charge
128 x 91 x 85 mm, 411 g 129 x 96 x 76 mm, 678 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Sony Alpha A3000 and the Sony Alpha A9 II? 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 A9 II. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Sony A3000 vs Sony A9 II
Compare A3000 versus A9 II top
Comparison A3000 or A9 II rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony A9 II is notably larger (6 percent) than the Sony A3000. Moreover, the A9 II is substantially heavier (65 percent) than the A3000. It is noteworthy in this context that the A9 II 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 (A9 II). 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 A9 II can take 690 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 adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. 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 329i
2.
 
Sony A9 II 129 mm 96 mm 76 mm 678 g 690 Y Oct 2019 4,499 i
3.
 
Sony A6400 120 mm 67 mm 50 mm 403 g 410 Y Jan 2019 899 i
4.
 
Sony A7 III 127 mm 96 mm 74 mm 650 g 610 Y Feb 2018 1,999 i
5.
 
Sony A9 127 mm 96 mm 63 mm 673 g 650 Y Apr 2017 4,499i
6.
 
Sony A7S II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 627 g 370 Y Sep 2015 2,999i
7.
 
Sony A7 II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 599 g 350 Y Nov 2014 1,999i
8.
 
Sony A5000 110 mm 63 mm 36 mm 269 g 420 n Jan 2014 449i
9.
 
Sony A5100 110 mm 63 mm 36 mm 283 g 400 n Aug 2014 549 i
10.
 
Sony A6000 120 mm 67 mm 45 mm 344 g 360 n Feb 2014 599i
11.
 
Sony A58 129 mm 95 mm 78 mm 492 g 690 n Feb 2013 599i
12.
 
Sony NEX-3N 110 mm 62 mm 35 mm 269 g 480 n Feb 2013 499i
13.
 
Sony RX1R 113 mm 65 mm 70 mm 482 g 270 n Jun 2013 2,799i
14.
 
Sony A99 147 mm 111 mm 78 mm 812 g 500 Y Sep 2012 2,799i
15.
 
Sony NEX-6 120 mm 67 mm 43 mm 345 g 360 n Sep 2012 999i
16.
 
Sony RX1 113 mm 65 mm 70 mm 482 g 270 n Sep 2012 2,799i
17.
 
Sony NEX-7 120 mm 67 mm 43 mm 400 g 430 n Aug 2011 1,349i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The A3000 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 93 percent) than the A9 II, 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.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and 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 A9 II a full frame sensor. The sensor area in the A9 II 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.

Sony A3000 and Sony A9 II sensor measures

With 24MP, the A9 II offers a higher resolution than the A3000 (19.8MP), but the A9 II nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 5.94μm versus 4.25μm for the A3000) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the A9 II is a much more recent model (by 6 years and 1 month) 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 A9 II implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the A9 II 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 A9 II 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 A9 II are ISO 100 to ISO 51200, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 50-204800.

A3000 versus A9 II MP

Consistent information on actual sensor performance is available from DXO Mark for many cameras. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. Of the two cameras under consideration, the A9 II offers substantially better image quality than the A3000 (overall score 15 points higher). The advantage is based on 1.3 bits higher color depth, 1.2 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 36321080/60i23.712.8106878
2.
 
Sony A9 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.0343493
3.
 
Sony A6400 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p2413.6143183
4.
 
Sony A7 III Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.7373096
5.
 
Sony A9 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.913.3351792
6.
 
Sony A7S II Full Frame 12.0 4240 28324K/30p23.613.3299385
7.
 
Sony A7 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.913.6244990
8.
 
Sony A5000 APS-C 19.8 5456 36321080/60i23.813.0108979
9.
 
Sony A5100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.812.7134780
10.
 
Sony A6000 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.113.1134782
11.
 
Sony A58 APS-C 19.8 5456 36321080/60i23.312.575374
12.
 
Sony NEX-3N APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60i22.812.5106774
13.
 
Sony RX1R Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p25.013.6253791
14.
 
Sony A99 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p25.014.0155589
15.
 
Sony NEX-6 APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60i23.713.1101878
16.
 
Sony RX1 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p25.114.3253493
17.
 
Sony NEX-7 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60i24.113.4101681

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. Both cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a sufficiently high read-out speed for moving images, but the A9 II 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 range of features. The two cameras under review are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the A9 II offers a substantially higher resolution than the one in the A3000 (3686k vs 202k dots). The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Sony A3000, the Sony A9 II, and comparable 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 A9 II3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
3.
 
Sony A64002359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
4.
 
Sony A7 III2359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
5.
 
Sony A93686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 20.0 n Y
6.
 
Sony A7S II2400 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
7.
 
Sony A7 II2400 n 3.0 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
8.
 
Sony A5000none n 3.0 461 tilting n 1/4000s 3.5 Y n
9.
 
Sony A5100none n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
10.
 
Sony A60001440 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/4000s 11.0 Y 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 A992359 Y 3.0 1229 full-flex n 1/8000s 6.0 n Y
15.
 
Sony NEX-62359 n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/4000s 10.0 Y n
16.
 
Sony RX1optional n 3.0 1229 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
17.
 
Sony NEX-72359 n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/4000s 10.0 Y n

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The A3000 has one, while the A9 II 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 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 A9 II 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 A9 II 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.

The A3000 writes its imaging data to SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards, while the A9 II uses SDXC cards. The A9 II features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the A3000 only has one slot. The A9 II supports UHS-II cards (on both slots), 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 A9 II 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 A9 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
3.
 
Sony A6400YstereomonoY-micro2.0YYY
4.
 
Sony A7 IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
5.
 
Sony A9YstereomonoYYmicro2.0YYY
6.
 
Sony A7S IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
7.
 
Sony A7 IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
8.
 
Sony A5000-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
9.
 
Sony A5100-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
10.
 
Sony A6000Ystereomono--micro2.0YY-
11.
 
Sony A58YstereomonoY-mini2.0---
12.
 
Sony NEX-3N-stereomono--micro2.0---
13.
 
Sony RX1RYstereomonoY-mini2.0---
14.
 
Sony A99YstereomonoYYmini2.0---
15.
 
Sony NEX-6Ystereomono--mini2.0Y--
16.
 
Sony RX1YstereomonoY-mini2.0---
17.
 
Sony NEX-7YstereomonoY-mini2.0---

It is notable that the A9 II 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.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Sony A9 II (unlike the A3000) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

The A9 II 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 A9 II? Which camera is better? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.


Arguments in favor of the Sony Alpha A3000:

  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 267g or 39 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 (93 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in August 2013).


Reasons to prefer the Sony Alpha A9 II:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (24 vs 19.8MP), which boosts linear resolution by 10%.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (15 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 (1.2 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Can shoot in dim conditions (1.7 stops ISO advantage).
  • 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 (3686k vs 202k dots).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.78x vs 0.47x).
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1440k vs 230k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a tilting screen for odd-angle shots in landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Has a touchscreen to facilitate handling and shooting adjustments.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • 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.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (690 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 (3.1 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.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports Ultra High Speed (UHS-II) SDXC cards on both slots.
  • More modern: Reflects 6 years and 1 month of technical progress since the A3000 launch.

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the A9 II is the clear winner of the contest (29 : 4 points). However, the relevance of individual strengths will vary across photographers, so that you might want to apply your own weighing scheme to the summary points when reflecting and deciding on a new camera. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

A3000 04:29 A9 II

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Sony A3000 and the Sony A9 II 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 remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the A3000 or the A9 II perform in practice. 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 where reviews by experts come in. 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 329i
2.
 
Sony A9 II....90/1005/55/5 Oct 2019 4,499 i
3.
 
Sony A64004/5+85/1004.5/54/5 Jan 2019 899 i
4.
 
Sony A7 III..+ +89/1005/55/5 Feb 2018 1,999 i
5.
 
Sony A95/5+ +89/1005/55/5 Apr 2017 4,499i
6.
 
Sony A7S II5/5+..4.5/55/5 Sep 2015 2,999i
7.
 
Sony A7 II5/5+82/1004.5/55/5 Nov 2014 1,999i
8.
 
Sony A50003/5+..4.5/54.5/5 Jan 2014 449i
9.
 
Sony A51004.5/5+..4.5/55/5 Aug 2014 549 i
10.
 
Sony A60005/5+80/1004.5/55/5 Feb 2014 599i
11.
 
Sony A583/5....4.5/54.5/5 Feb 2013 599i
12.
 
Sony NEX-3N3/5....4.5/54.5/5 Feb 2013 499i
13.
 
Sony RX1R5/5....4/54.5/5 Jun 2013 2,799i
14.
 
Sony A995/5..84/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 2,799i
15.
 
Sony NEX-65/5+ +78/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 999i
16.
 
Sony RX15/5..79/1004/54.5/5 Sep 2012 2,799i
17.
 
Sony NEX-75/5+ +81/1004.5/55/5 Aug 2011 1,349i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. 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. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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    Specifications: Sony A3000 vs Sony A9 II

    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 A9 II
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Sony E mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
    Launch Date August 2013 October 2019
    Launch Price USD 329 USD 4,499
    Sensor Specs Sony A3000 Sony A9 II
    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 93
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 23.7 25.0
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 12.8 14.0
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 1068 3434
    Screen Specs Sony A3000 Sony A9 II
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.47x 0.78x
    Viewfinder Resolution 202k dots 3686k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 230k dots 1440k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input no Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Sony A3000 Sony A9 II
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 2.5 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterno E-Shutterup to 1/32000s
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationLens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium MS or SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Dual card slots
    UHS card support no Dual UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs Sony A3000 Sony A9 II
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash no PC Sync PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 3.1
    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 A9 II
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type NP-FW50 NP-FZ100
    Battery Life (CIPA)470 shots per charge690 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)
    129 x 96 x 76 mm
    (5.1 x 3.8 x 3.0 in)
    Camera Weight 411 g (14.5 oz) 678 g (23.9 oz)

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