Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

86

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

83

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Great image quality
Overall image quality
66.0
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.5 EV
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
Great color depth
Color depth
22.6 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (128×97×68 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.7"
Color depth
Great color depth
22.3 bits
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 T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution 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
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$340 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

Entry-level DSLR

Live view Has live view
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Battery life Longer battery life
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$393 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

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

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