Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

42

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
198 ms shutter lag
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
Self cleaning sensor
Sensor cleaning
Avoids dust in your photos
More storage slots
Storage slots
2
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A300.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A390.

competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$360 body only

$555 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$369 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Entry-level DSLR

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Color depth Better color depth
Live view No live view

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$360 body only

$555 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha SLT-A68

Sony Alpha SLT-A68

Boutique

Movie format Shoots movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Entry-level DSLR

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Live view No live view

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