Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
198 ms shutter lag
Self cleaning sensor
Sensor cleaning
Avoids dust in your photos
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
600 ms startup delay
Thickness
Thin
2.8"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSLR-A330

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Thickness
Much thinner
2.8" vs 3.4"
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Around 20% thinner
Size
Significantly smaller
128x97x71 mm vs 128x97x86 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$379.93 vs $783.39
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The best price we've seen is $403 cheaper (2.1x less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
529 g vs 549 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Sony DSLR-A390

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Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
607 ISO vs 535 ISO
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The DSLR-A390 has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
True resolution
Higher true resolution
14 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture around 40% more detail in your photos
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
66.0 vs 64.0
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Almost the same
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent entry-level DSLRs, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Storage slots Multiple storage slots Help
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              Common Weaknesses
              Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
              No movies
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              2.5 fps
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              DSLR-A330:10 MP
              DSLR-A390:14 MP
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              0.48x
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              123 lenses
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              DSLR-A330:510 shots
              DSLR-A390:500 shots
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              11.5 EV
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              DSLR-A330:535 ISO
              DSLR-A390:607 ISO
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              DSLR-A330:64.0
              DSLR-A390:66.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $349 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $557 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $233 body only

              $379 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $539 body only

              $579 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A350

              Entry-level DSLR

              $950 with 75-300mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $443 - $448 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $650 body only

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A330 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony Alpha DSLR-A330.

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony SLT-A33

              Sony SLT-A33

              Entry-level DSLR

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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