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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
600 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror

galleries

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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

$362 body only

$555 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$279 body only

$349 - $397 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

$550 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$329

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
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
Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

Entry-level DSLR

Live view Has live view
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

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