Sony Springs Another Leak, We Get Our First Picture of the Upcoming Alpha 3000


Over the last couple of weeks we’ve mentioned more than once that Sony has a lot of releases coming up, and as those releases draw near, inevitable photo and spec leaks also spring up. Yesterday it was the upcoming NEX-5T and a few new E-Mount lenses, and today it’s the first photo of the upcoming Alpha 3000 (sometimes referred to as the ILC-3000).

The photo, which comes to use courtesy of Digicame-Info, doesn’t reveal much, but it looks to be the same camera we told you about a week ago.

Unlike previous Sony DSLR-style cameras, this one will not contain the company's SLT technology

Unlike previous Sony DSLR-style cameras, this one will not contain the company’s SLT technology

According to sonyalpharumors, the camera will be an entry-level, DSLR-shaped E-Mount system that will compete with Canon’s Rebel line. It’ll sport a 20.1MP APS-C sensor, 230K-dot LCD, 1.44 million-dot electronic viewfinder and the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS pictured at the top as a kit lens.

No word on a specific announcement date yet, but the Alpha 3000, ILC-3000, or whatever you’d like to call it will hit shelves sometime next week for about 300 Pounds, which would translate into about $462.

(via Photo Rumors)

  • Tyler Magee

    well you see….. Its sony…….

  • Mike

    Not SLT, but electronic viewfinder.

  • JoeNoName

    because SLT is for Amount not E, and SLT tech takes away 1/3 of light which many of the users dont like. And EVF because Sony has been using them since almost 3 years no.

  • Mike

    OK, I read it all again. I made the mistake of thinking it was supposed to be a DSLR, but this is basically a “fat entry level NEX”.

  • Sky

    Yep. Like HX series with ILC lenses.

  • Bill

    It looks disgusting.

  • Buzzerfly

    1/3 of the light? Please provide your citation for that statement! I use Sony’s a99 DSLT, and believe the figure you are thinking of is 1/3 EV, IE, 1/3 of one stop…which equates to an average of 1 to 2% of the visible light.