Sony A290 Surfaces in Vietnam

by on May 14, 2010

in Sony

Sony Alpha A290

While there’s been no official word from Sony yet, it looks like the next entry-level DSLR from Sony has surfaced in Vietnam.  According to specs provided by tinhte.com, the Sony A290 is equipped with a 14.2MP CCD sensor, max sensitivity of ISO 3200, SteadyShot sensor-based stabilization and a frame rate of 2.5 fps.  The A290 appears to be a mild upgrade from the A230 and, keeping with the entry-level spec-list, still does not appear to offer the Quick Autofocus Live View based on the body design and roughly translated specifications.

[tinhte.com via Slashgear]

email

 

{ 3 comments }

1 Hamza May 14, 2010 at 9:16 am

Ah! They are bringing the grip back, I have the A230 and the grip really is small.

2 Michael McGrath May 21, 2010 at 1:05 am

I have the 230 as well , bought for 324 Euro bargain in Argos a month back, fabulous, sturdily built, like a jewel , don’t mind the grip at all once the photography continues to be beautiful . But , here’s one, that new 18-55 mm SAM lens is so Awesome on the 230 that I believe it to actually be a Sony Zeiss – designed lens made by Cosina . So I’ll go for the 290 body only if they ever introduce it here in Ireland . Sony is really kicking Canon and Nikon butts now , though \Nikon are holding up – yet I find the Sony 230 to be better than the Nikon D3000 and miles better than the Canon 1000D , in fact it’s better than every Canon up to 450D with which it’s on level-pegging , it’s level with the Nikon D5000 and the Pentax K-x . I am really a film photographer on Bronica SQA medium format Reala – but now the Sony Alpha, so light and small, goes everywhere I go with Bronicas and Mamiyas too . The advent of the 290 shows that Sony won with the introduction of their triples, the 230, 330 and 380, the lovely Vietnamese people are lucky with the 290 , wish it was available here in Ireland , wish they were here too !

Michael McGrath
Professional Photographer
The Studio
Kilkenny City
Ireland .

3 Russell May 21, 2010 at 4:53 am

A blowup of the a290 label seems to show signs of editing around the text.
Yes?

Russell McMahon

Comments are closed on this post, but you can carry on the conversation in the Photography Bay Forum.

Previous post:

Next post: