Sony has a number of Alpha models (both DSLR and NEX) on special through March 5, 2011. Most of the instant rebates are $50 off and include the new Sony A33 and NEX-3. Additionally, the A900 has a $200 instant rebate; however, those are apparently in short supply at the moment.
See the full list of available Sony instant rebates over here at B&H Photo.
Sony has announced two new additions to its Alpha series of DSLRs. The A290 is the base model for the Alpha lineup, featuring a 14.2 megapixel CCD sensor. The A390 offers the same image sensor, but adds Sony’s popular (and effective) quick AF live view function in combination with a 2.7″ tilting LCD. Both cameras otherwise share the same body and controls, which (fortunately) includes a redesigned grip over the predecessor A330 and its siblings.
The A290 and A390 should be available in July 2010 at an initial retail price of $500 and $600, respectively.
More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]
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]