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Sony DSLR-A290 Digital Camera

SLR 14.2MP CCD SDHC Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Expert reviews are average
The Live View features allows you to take better quality and more advanced photos
Has an image stabilizer
13 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, kamerabild.se, digitalkamera.de and wired.co.uk this Sony digital camera has an overall expert rating of 72%.

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 23,306 expert and user reviews (including 401 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range. 93% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

The Live View Features Allows You to Take Better Quality and More Advanced Photos

Two customers considered that this digital camera was good quality. Eleven years ago Dp Review said “The Live View features allows you to take better quality and more advanced photos”. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned on expert website What Digital Camera “Offering good image quality, there's really not much to criticise” in their review of this digital camera.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium megapixel digital camera was released in January 2016.


Features

Excellent Performance and Features

Three people agreed that it had good features. Dp Review wrote “Excellent performance and features”. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned on expert review site What Digital Camera six years ago “It does lack advanced features”.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The DSLR-A290 has a pretty typical weight (456 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Good Quality Pictures

Two customers who bought it agreed that it was able to produce good images.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSLR-A290 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

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14.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 14.2 megapixels camera.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera is 0.5", the largest is 3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The DSLR-A290 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Very Narrow Field of View

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera the field of views range from 95% to 100%, and the average field of view is 99%. With a field of view of only 95 percent, the DSLR-A290 has one of the narrower field of views amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras of this age and type is 230,000 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels. The DSLR-A290 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 230,400 pixels) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The DSLR-A290 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Has an HDMI

The Sony DSLR-A290 has an HDMI, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Camera

Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Sony DSLR-A290 has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Features Histogram

The DSLR-A290 features histogram. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Sony DSLR-A290 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Very Small Eye Relief

Medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera have eye reliefs of between 16mm and 18mm. At only 16.5 millimeters, the DSLR-A290 has a quite small eye relief compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released one year ago.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The DSLR-A290 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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Focusing

Very Large Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera is 1m. When compared to other medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera, the Sony DSLR-A290's closest focusing distance of 5 meters is one of the largest.

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Sony DSLR-A290 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony DSLR-A290 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 298,997 product attributes, 171,823 digital camera reviews and 3,191,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.
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