Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

44

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentamirror
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
Self cleaning sensor
Sensor cleaning
Avoids dust in your photos
 

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
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate

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

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
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$529 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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$529 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

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Thickness Much thinner
Live view No live view
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 - $1,199 body only

$1,249 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lowest price Much more expensive

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