Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

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82

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentamirror
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
198 ms shutter lag
 

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

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Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

Entry-level DSLR

Live view Has live view
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
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Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
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Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$675 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 Competitors

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Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

Entry-level DSLR

Thickness Much thinner
Size Significantly smaller
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
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Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Entry-level DSLR

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Thickness Much thinner
Live view No live view

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