Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

87

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

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competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 Competitors

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Super zoom

$343

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

$276 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,097 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 Competitors

Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r

Entry-level DSLR

$489 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Nikon D70

Nikon D70

Pro DSLR

Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen size Much smaller screen
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Nikon D70s

Pro DSLR

$781 body only

Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen size Much smaller screen

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