Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Great color depth
Color depth
22.6 bits
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
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.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A290.

competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 Competitors

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$427 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$496 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 Competitors

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000

Entry-level DSLR

$600 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EOS Rebel T1i

Canon Rebel T1i

Entry-level DSLR

$650 body only

$491 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth

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