Sony A3000 Kit for $299 – Deal Alert

Sony A3000

B&H has the Sony A3000 with the 18-55mm kit lens for only $299 (reg. $398). This is just an insane price for what you get. Look at the features:

  • 20.1MP APS-C Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ Image Processor
  • Tru-Finder 0.5″ QVGA EVF
  • 3.0″ 230.4k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080i/p Video at 60 or 24 fps
  • Multi Interface Accessory Shoe
  • Continuous Shooting Rate of 3.5 fps
  • ISO 100-16000
  • Compact Design and SLR Ergonomics
  • Sony E-Mount 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens

I don’t know if we’ll even see deals better than this on Black Friday. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.

Sony A3500 Announced, But Only for Australia

Sony A3500

Sony has taken official wraps off of the A3500, which was leaked last week. The camera seems to simply be a rebadge of the current A3000 model with a lower caliber kit lens.

The 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens in the A3000 kit offers image stabilization, while the 18-50mm f/4-5.6 kitted with the A3500 is slower (at f/4 on the wide end) and is not equipped with optical image stabilization.

The A3500 retails for $499AU only in Australia for the time being. Meanwhile the A3000 (with a better lens) remains a ridiculous bargain at $294 for its current sale price and is on backorder because of it. Even when it’s not on sale the A3000 retails for only $399.