Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

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Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
More storage slots
Storage slots
2
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
194 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (128×97×68 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.7"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

galleries

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competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

Entry-level DSLR

Live view Has live view
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$349 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Entry-level DSLR

$220 body only

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Battery life Longer battery life
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$452 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$349 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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