Benchmarks Real world tests of Alpha A5000 vs NX3000

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Alpha A5000
22 ms
NX3000
98 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Alpha A5000
3.5 fps
NX3000
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Alpha A5000
420 photos
NX3000
370 photos

Features Key features of the Alpha A5000  vs NX3000 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Alpha A5000
19.8 MP
NX3000
20 MP

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Alpha A5000
18.5 microns
NX3000
18.5 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Alpha A5000  vs
NX3000 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 19.8 MP 20 MP
Resolution 5456 x 3632 5472 x 3648
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.5x
Pixel size 18.5 microns 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor No No

focus system

Type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Focus points 25 21
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder No No
Type N/A N/A
Coverage N/A N/A
Magnification N/A N/A
Display type N/A N/A
Display resolution N/A N/A

performance

Max continuous shooting 3.5 fps 5 fps
Battery life 420 370
Continuous shooting
5 fps
3.5 fps
Shutter lag 22 ms 98 ms

video

Alpha A5000  vs
NX3000 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 24 fps (17 Mbps, AVCHD, MPEG-4) 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (MPEG-4)
Shoots video in 24p Yes No
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack None None
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Manual
Autofocus type Contrast detection N/A
Autofocus supports continuous Yes N/A

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 460 k dots 460 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7 mm 117 x 66 x 39 mm
Thickness 35.7 mm 39 mm
Weight 210 g 230 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n Yes
Automatic panorama Yes Yes
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
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