Sony A3000: The Cheapest Beginner DSLR Ever (Well, Sorta-DSLR)Mario Aguilar8/27/13 12:00am551EditPromoteGo to permalinkSony's A3000 DLSR is cheap. Super cheap. It costs $400 paired with a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens. These days, that's more or less the price of an advanced point-and-shoot camera from Canon, and it's considerably cheaper than Sony's badass RX100 II point-and-shoot. So what gives? And what's up with DSLRs?