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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
198 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
194 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (128×97×68 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.7"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A230.
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competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$541 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

Entry-level DSLR

Live view Has live view
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Entry-level DSLR

$890 with 18-55mm lens

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

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 D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$541 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$559 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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