Sony Alpha DSLR-A290 is nice camera with 14.2 Megapixel CCD,new Sony lenses,1.5X focal length and many more….
Sony has quietly introduced two new models in their Alpha series of digital SLRs. So quietly, that they didn’t even put out a press release. The first model is the replacement to the entry-level DSLR-A230, while the second is a slightly updated version of the DSLR-A350.
Sony has announced two new entry-level, 14-megapixel Alpha digital SLRs. The DSLR-A390 and DSLR-A290 are more traditional options for novice lens-swappers than Sony’s new NEX range of interchangeable-lens compacts.
Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 and DSLR-A290 are the latest cameras from the company’s Alpha range.
The new models are promoted as affordable, but highly advanced cameras, thanks to the 14.2 megapixels sensor and advanced functions, like Quick AF Live View, Graphic Display , HDMI output and BRAVIA Sync.
Sony Alpha A390 and A290: Sony introduces new models in the range α (Alpha) DSLR digital camera, stylish, with 14.2 megapixels. Ideal for users that enter for the first time ever DSLR, DSLR-A390 and DSLR-A290 offers a dramatic improvement in image quality and creative options for a compact camera point and shoot. They are also really simple to use, even if you’ve never handled a DSLR camera. With a resolution of 14.2 effective megapixels to get perfect images with little noise, both cameras offer the fast shutter response so coveted by the users of DSLR cameras. The α390 added bonus of Quick AF Live View.
Both cameras are essentially the same, although the A390’s 67mm (2.7-inch) LCD screen tilts and folds, while the A290’s is fixed to the camera body. The A390 also includes speedy phase-detection autofocus, while the A290 uses slightly slower contrast-detection autofocus.
Alpha dSLRs are based on the A-mount lens format, which supports older Minolta and Konica Minolta AF glass. The new models have a tougher grip design with a revised button layout. Their bodies include a built-in flash, HDMI output and slots for both Sony’s own Memory Stick Pro Duo memory cards, and SD and SDHC cards. Bravia Sync lets you attach the cameras to a Sony Bravia high-definition telly and control photo slide shows with the TV’s remote control.
To aid beginners, the cameras include an on-screen help function that explains their features, with a sample image showing the effects of each one. An exposure guide graphic makes it clear how the aperture and shutter-speed settings relate to each other.
Both cameras feature a new and attractive design of its grip that allows secure it even more comfortable. Also renewed the buttons on the upper part of both models, to provide a clear and orderly arrangement. Even beginners DSLR in the world will find that exploring the creative features of both cameras is remarkably easy. The intuitive Graphic Display makes it easy to understand the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and exposure adjustments elected on the final image. The Help Guide help system offers clear and concise explanations of camera functions, illustrated with an example image showing the results you can achieve. Quick access to shooting and playback menus is easier now thanks to the iconic color of the screen.
photographers are introduced in a world of flawless, low noise images, a big step up from classic point-and-shoot models.
Both cameras have a new design, offering a better grip and a more comfortable handling. The controls have also been repositioned, the result being a more.
Alpha DSLR-A290 details :
1.14.2 Megapixel CCD.
2.Sony A-mount supports new Sony lenses and classics from Minolta; 1.5X focal length conversion ratio.
3.Sensor-shift image stabilization.
4.2.7′ LCD display with 230,400 pixels; no live view.
5.Optical viewfinder has 0.83x magnification and 95% coverage.
6.9-point AF system.
7.Full manual controls, with ISO range of 100 – 3200 and shutter speed range of 30 – 1/4000 sec.
8.Built-in wireless flash support.
9.Continuous shooting at 2.5 fps.
10.Memory Stick Duo and SD/SDHC memory card slots.
11.Uses NP-FH50 lithium-ion battery; 500 shots per charge.
13.Ships in July with an 18 – 55 mm lens for $500.