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

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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
194 ms shutter lag
Thickness
Thin
2.7"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
600 ms startup delay

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 D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

$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

$269 body only

$349 - $447 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-A330

Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

Entry-level DSLR

Live view Has live view
Thickness Much thinner
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Battery life Longer battery life
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$285 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

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

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