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

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

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$429 - $430

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$375 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

$856 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

Entry-level DSLR

Battery life Longer battery life
Thickness Much thinner
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$503 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$497 body only

$460 with 18-55mm lens

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

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