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Sony DSLR-A290
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Sony DSLR-A290 Digital Camera

SLR 14.2MP CCD Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Even first-time DSLR users can experience superb image quality plus generous creative features. Compact, easy to carry and comfortable to hold, it's also wonderfully simple to use. Keep things... More
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9 Reasons For

Sony Cameras Have Good Reviews

Sony is one of the superior digital camera manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Sony also has good ratings for its SLR cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

The DSLR-A290 has a CCD sensor type which is better than the MOS sensor type found on most recently released comparable spec digital cameras. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

A CCD sensor type is in fact the best sensor type across all latest SLR cameras.

The worst sensor type amongst similar types of camera is MOS.

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Has Eight White Balances

The Sony DSLR-A290 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on SLR cameras that were released around the same time as the DSLR-A290. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Manual", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Sony DSLR-A290 is more than most SLR cameras that came out in the last year. The most commonly found photo effects is Neutral, but this photo effects is not found on this digital camera. The photo effectss Black&White and Vivid are also found on this camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the DSLR-A290 is more than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Sony camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on new SLR cameras. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The DSLR-A290 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most new digital cameras. This digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by latest comparable spec cameras. The ISO sensitivitys "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Sony DSLR-A290 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Servo Auto Focus, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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19 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the DSLR-A290, the Sony DSLR-A290 does not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Sony DSLR-A290 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other SLR cameras that are a similar age to the DSLR-A290, the DSLR-A290 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSLR-A290 do not have a built-in flash. The DSLR-A290 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The DSLR-A290 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out in the last year also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Sony DSLR-A290 does not support video capability. Most of the other latest SLR cameras also do not support video capability.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other new cameras, the Sony DSLR-A290 is not 3D.

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Not Waterproof

The DSLR-A290 is not waterproof. Most of the other SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the DSLR-A290 are also not waterproof.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The DSLR-A290 has a quite small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSLR-A290. Across all the newly released SLR cameras the display diagonals range from 2" to 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 14.2 megapixels, the DSLR-A290 has one of the lower megapixels amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The average megapixel of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSLR-A290 is 19MP, and the megapixels range from 6MP to 37MP.

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Very Narrow Field of View

Across all the SLR cameras that came out in the last 12 months the field of views range from 95% to 100%. At only 95 percent, the DSLR-A290 has a quite narrow field of view compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSLR-A290.

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Quite Small Eye Relief

At only 16.5 millimeters, the DSLR-A290 has a quite small eye relief compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSLR-A290. The smallest eye relief of new cameras is 8mm and the biggest is 23mm.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The DSLR-A290 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that were released in the last year. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on recently released SLR cameras. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the DSLR-A290 is more than most SLR cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by latest comparable spec cameras. The camera file systems "DPOF", "Exif 2.21" and "MPF" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of only 14.9 megapixels, the DSLR-A290 has a quite few total megapixels compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSLR-A290. Digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSLR-A290 have total megapixelss of between 6.2MP and 38MP.

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Only Nine Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

The DSLR-A290 is a nine auto Focus (AF) points digital camera. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for the last year have between 3 and 424 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolution (numeric)s of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSLR-A290 range from 130,000 pixels to 2,400,000 pixels. At only 230,400 pixels, the Sony DSLR-A290 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the DSLR-A290.

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Fairly Long Flash Recharging Time

With a flash recharging time of 4 seconds, the DSLR-A290 has a fairly long flash recharging time compared to most of the other new SLR cameras. The flash recharging times of latest digital cameras range from 0.004s to 4s.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

At 5 meters, the DSLR-A290 has a fairly large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for the last year. Across all the newly released comparable spec digital cameras the closest focusing distances range from 0.25m to 51m.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSLR-A290

Released Twelve Months Ago

This Sony digital camera has been on the market for twelve months.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports an MS PRO|Memory Stick (MS)|SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on SLR cameras that were launched in the last year. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 456 grams, the DSLR-A290 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other new SLR cameras.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Sensor Format
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
Flash Recharging Time
Video
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Eye Relief
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)

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