Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

88

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

84

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
198 ms shutter lag
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
More storage slots
Storage slots
2
 

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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
198 ms shutter lag

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

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,796 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm 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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$472 body only

$399 with 18-55mm 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

Thickness Much thinner
Battery life Longer battery life
Autofocus Slower autofocus

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