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.┬áCheck it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.

Sony AS30V Action Camera for $139 – Deal Alert

Sony HDR-AS30V in Waterproof Case

B&H has the Sony AS30V action camera for $139.99 through the end of the day today (reg. $249.99) with free expedited shipping. It’s a great deal on a camera that shoots 1080/60p and 720/120p video. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.

Also, the lower-end Sony AS15 action camera is only $109.99 (reg. $199.99) for today. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Sony RX100 III vs. Fuji X30 Comparison

Kai over at DigitalRev recently took the Sony RX100 III and Fuji X30 for a test drive with the intent of finding out which camera is the better advanced pocket shooter.

On the spec side, the RX100 II leads the way with a larger 1″ sensor and higher resolution at 20.1MP. The Fuji X30 has a 2/3″ sensor and 12MP resolution. He covers ergonomics of the two cameras as well and gives quite a bit of attention to the electronic viewfinders. Check out the video above for the full report.

Sony A7 & A7R Trade-In Program is Back

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Adorama is currently offering big trade-in bonuses for purchases of the Sony A7 or A7R. The deal is that you can purchase a Sony A7 or A7R and send Adorama your DSLR camera of any make or model and receive the following trade-in bonus:

  • $345 bonus towards the purchase of a Sony a7R
  • $300 bonus towards the purchase of a Sony a7 Kit
  • $255 bonus towards the purchase of a Sony a7 Body

More details here at Adorama.

Sony 50MP Full Frame Sensors Coming in 2015…

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New rumors suggest that Sony is primed to launch a 50MP-ish (some sources say 46MP) full frame camera in early 2015. Sony’s 36MP full frame A7R has been highly regarded for its image quality and affordable price. Likewise, the 36MP Sony sensor has been put to good use in the Nikon D810 and D800 models. [Read more...]