Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

86

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

83

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Great color depth
Color depth
22.6 bits
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
Self cleaning sensor
Sensor cleaning
Avoids dust in your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
194 ms shutter lag
Thickness
Thin
2.7"
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
600 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A230.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A290.

competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 Competitors

Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$950 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$503 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$379 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$389 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots

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