Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

83

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

68

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
More storage slots
Storage slots
2
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing

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 D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$574 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$475 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Entry-level DSLR

$650 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Color depth Worse color depth

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300 Competitors

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$175 - $178

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $548 body only

$579 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Entry-level DSLR

$650 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Color depth Worse color depth

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