Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

102

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

97

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentamirror
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
198 ms shutter lag
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A290.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A390.

competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$508 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Entry-level DSLR

Thickness Much thinner
Size Significantly smaller
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$394 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Entry-level DSLR

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Thickness Much thinner
Live view No live view
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

$389 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$582 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

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