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
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (128×97×68 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.7"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

galleries

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competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$360 body only

$555 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Entry-level DSLR

$817 with 18-55mm lens

Live view Has live view
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 body only

$799 with 18-55mm lens

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

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 Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$205

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
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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