Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

102

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

99

Runner-up

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

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
600 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror
Storage slots
More storage slots
2

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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Entry-level DSLR

$335 body only

Live view Has live view
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$378 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$439 - $449 body only

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,640 body only

$1,500 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay

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