Sony A3000 vs. Canon 100D / SL1 – Take a look between the comparison of Sony alpha a 3000 and Canon 100D/ SL1, the Sony alpha a 3000 features 20.1MP APS-C Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor and BIONZ Image Processor on the other hand Canon 100D/ SL1 features 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor, take a look at the Major Specification Below.
Sony alpha a 3000 Major 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
Canon 100D/ SL1 Major Features
- 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 5 Image Processor
- 3.0″ Clear View II Touchscreen LCD
- ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
- Full HD 1080 Video with Continuous AF
- 4.0 fps Continuous Shooting
- 9-Point AF System
- Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
- Compact and Lightweight; Weighs 0.8 lb
Sony alpha a 3000 vs. Canon 100D/ SL1 Specification Comparison Table.
Megapixel: Sony alpha a 3000 more megapixels compared to Canon 100D + Sony alpha a 3000 features bit bigger sensor than Canon 100D.
More AF Points: Sony alpha a 3000 have More AF points Compared to Canon 100D, hence you get more area under coverage with Sony alpha a 3000.
AF System: Sony A3000 features contrast based AF system only, but Canon 100D / SL1 features Hybrid CMOS AF System is utilized when shooting photos and video in Live View. Combining two different kinds of AF-phase and contrast detection-continuous focus tracking becomes faster and more accurate than ever before in Live View. Hybrid CMOS AF II boasts an increased AF area (compared to Hybrid CMOS AF) that covers approximately 80% of the sensor for easier composition.
Better low light performance – The Canon 100D features more ISO range compared to Sony alpha a 3000, the ISO range of Canon 100D is upto 25600, Sony alpha a 3000 is limited to 16000 only.
Shutter: Sony alpha a 3000 and Canon 100D both camera feature same shutter min/max and Canon 100D features fast shooting speed compared to Sony alpha a 3000.
Video: Sony Alpha a 3000 features better video recording Full HD @ 60 fps , Canon 100D / SL1 is limited to 30 fps only at Full HD mode.
Display: Canon 100D features bigger and high resolution touch display compared to Sony Alpha a 3000.
Viewfinder: Canon 100D feature optical viewfinder with 95% frame under coverage and Sony Alpha a 3000 feature EVF with 100% fame under coverage.
Dimensions: Canon 100D is smaller than Sony Alpha a 3000.
Weight: Canon 100D lighter than Sony Alpha a 3000.
Price: Sony Alpha A3000 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens: $398.00 and Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm: $749.00
Verdict: Since A3000 have bit bigger sensor so you will notice bit better low-light performance with A3000, the 100D features advance AF system, touch and shoot technology and more choice of available lenses.
Also See – HIGH ISO TEST – Sony A3000 vs. Canon 100D