Sony Alpha A290 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 14 megapixels
  • Interchangeable lens
  • 2.7-inch LCD
  • 2.5 fps continuous shooting
  • ISO up to 3200
  • Captures to Memory Stick/SD/SDHC memory cards
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2010-07-30
  • Final Grade: 89 B+

B+

Sony Alpha A290
14 megapixels; Interchangeable lens; 2.7-inch LCD; 2.5 fps continuous shooting; ISO up to 3200; Captures to Memory Stick/SD/SDHC memory cards; Rechargeable lithium-ion battery;
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

If it's priced anything like its predecessor, this will be the cheapest new dSLR money can buy when it comes out this summer. Sony's latest iteration of its budget dSLR now has the very good 14.2 megapixel sensor found on it's more advanced models.  Released alongside the A390, the A290 will cost $100 less and wont have the quick-focus live view, or live view at all for that matter.  It stacks up about equally with similarly-priced competitors, although we suggest waiting a bit for the price to come down to street levels.

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