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

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$520 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT A55

Entry-level DSLR

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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$632 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony SLT A35

Sony SLT A35

Entry-level DSLR

$507 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Entry-level DSLR

Live view Has live view
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

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