Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

87

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

82

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Long exposures
Longest exposure
30 seconds
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

Fujifilm FinePix S4700

Fujifilm FinePix S4700

Super zoom

$457

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,699 body only

$3,299 with 24-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 Competitors

Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

Entry-level DSLR

Battery life Longer battery life
Thickness Much thinner
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$522 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

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