Sony ILC-E3000 Compact System Camera with 18-55mm IS Lens, HD 1080p, 20.1MP, 3” LCD Screen

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The Sony E3000 balances the handling of a DSLR with the flexibility of a compact system camera. The large APS-C sensor captures more detail across the whole range and gives you extremely detailed Full HD home videos. You’ll also enjoy access to Sony’s full range of E-mount lenses with this camera.

This kit also includes an 18-55mm lens with image stabilisation

Key benefits:

  • The high performance 20.1 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor offers phenomenal imaging performance: like a DSLR camera, but without the size and weight. You'll notice the difference with richly detailed, low-noise pictures, even in low light.

  • DSLR handling puts everything within reach, allowing you to forget about the camera and focus on the picture.

  • The precision electronic viewfinder lets you frame and shoot, even in bright sunshine. Ultra-clear and high-contrast, you’ll have the confidence to shoot stills and video from any angle.

  • Because the E3000 is a compact system camera at its heart, you’ll have a range of separate compact E-mount lenses to choose from. From powerful telephoto to ultra-slim wide angle you’ll have all situations covered. There’s even a separate A-mount adaptor available for more choice.

  • The huge ISO range goes from 100 to 16000 that make low light shoots stand out.

  • The multi interface shoe gives you more shooting options by allowing you to attach separate flashes.

  • A 3-inch LCD screen offers a bright, extremely high contrast image preview, allowing you to share and tweak your pictures.

  • Includes lens, lens hood, rechargeable battery, AC adapter, shoulder strap and micro USB cable.

The image stabilisation on this camera is Lens Only.

Lenses & Cases
One of the biggest advantages of this camera is the sheer shooting flexibility on offer. You can use additional lenses to take wide-angle, telephoto, or close-up shots to suit just about any situation. The shorter the focal length (measured in mm), the wider the view will be – the longer the focal length, the more telescopic the picture. With a selection of interchangeable lenses at your disposal, the creative possibilities are endless. Click here to browse our selection.
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Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Approx 300 shots per charge
Camera Type
Compact System
Multi interface shoe, USB
Digital Bridge
H90.9 x W128 x D84.5mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
Image Stabilisation Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
Lens Size Information Also known as focal length, this is the distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity
18-55mm IS
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum ISO Rating Information Defines the sensor's light sensitivity and, thus, performance in low-light settings
Memory Card (included)
Memory Card (included)
Memory Card Type
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Power Supply
Li-ion battery
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Sensor Type
Shooting Modes
Sweep Panorama
Touch Screen
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information Higher the zoom, the closer you can get to the subject. In optical, the lens physically moves, maintaining more quality than digital zoom.


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You can return for free in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+ or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454

You’ll find returns information on your delivery note. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy

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