Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

88

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

84

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentamirror
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (128×97×68 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.7"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
600 ms startup delay

galleries

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

competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$640 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$649 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$522 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 Competitors

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$649 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$640 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

Entry-level DSLR

Live view Has live view
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

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