Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

56

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

54

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"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Storage slots
More storage slots
2

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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Entry-level DSLR

Thickness Much thinner
Battery life Longer battery life
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000

Entry-level DSLR

$420 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 Competitors

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
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$435 body only

$388 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$329 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Color depth Worse color depth

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