Summary Sony DSLR-A290

Prices Price
Body only
Unknown
With 18-55mm lens
$192
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
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Among similar cameras
#n/a of 9
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Megapixels
Help 14 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 2.7"
Light sensitivity
Help 3,200 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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Pros

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The Sony DSLR-A290 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift
Storage slots More storage slots Help
2
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensor Help
Avoids dust in your photos
Lowest price Very inexpensive Help
$191.63

Cons

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The Sony DSLR-A290 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
615 ISO
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
11.5 EV
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
2.5 fps
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
14 MP
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
1
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Shutter lag Longer shutter lag Help
198 ms shutter lag
Announced Old Help
June 2010
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
None
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Overall image quality Low overall image quality Help
66.0
Movie format No movies Help
None
Screen size Very small screen Help
2.7"
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
9
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available Help
126 lenses
Viewfinder Uses battery, see less detail Help
Pentamirror
GPS No GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Size Slightly large Help
Professional size (128×97×86 mm)
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Thickness Thick Help
3.4"
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Albertus_anderesn (4:54 AM, July 09, 2011)
this camera really cool on colour..