Summary: Now we're halfway through 2013 and the camera is still working perfectly. I often use it to shoot artwork, which I usually do in full sun. It is not a great camera for low-light photography and the flash does not improve things. The video feature is reliable, but the sound quality is poor.
Summary: The main reason I got this camera was because it was a lot cheaper than most other DSLRs. I had never had a Digital camera before and this camera's features were super easy to use and the cameras help guide is very useful and thorough, they also use simple terms to break it down easier for...
An excellent camera for the amateur wildlife photographer
6 March 2011
Summary: I bought my Sony A290 five months ago, and I've been using it regularly since. For starters, it must be said it's really easy to handle for most things. The usual complaint I've read about the grip being too small for large hands seems to be unfounded - sure, you don't have a lot of legroom, but...
After one (sunny) day, totally happy with the Sony A290
30 December 2010
Summary: Took my new A290 to the local park/aircraft museum & got really great photos with everything set to standard. A tree with grey/green foliage, came out looking 100% natural, where other cameras have not looked so good. Green grass looked perfect.
Excerpt: This camera is my prized posession, with 14.2 megapixels the picture quality is stunning. It is very easy to use and has many options, including, sunset, night lights, portrait, macro, sports, etc. you can also customise the settings to your liking.
Pros: inexpensive, simple, fast, high quality photos .
Summary: This is my first DSLR camera and i have mixed feelings about it,. Since i'm a novice with DSLR's i have stuck to the Auto setting only trying the manual settings a few times with not so good results (Trying to learn though) The problem is the auto setting is very hit and miss.
Summary: This is extremely pricey for this camera. I bought mine for just under £300 at christmas from Comet. However, I will say this is a good camera for first time buyers, and amateur photographers.
Summary: Ritengo che questo modello di reflex sia alla portata di tutti ed ideale per chi è alle prime armi con la fotografia. E' uno strumento versatile e pratico. Ha un'ottima guida, anche all'interno del menù, utile a chi non ha grandi richieste.
Excerpt: Тут уже много сказано , и о достоинствах , и о недостатках, хочу вставить свои пять копеек... Мне подарили сей аппарат два года назад, до этого не было фотиков вообще,только на телефоне)))). Сначала снимал все на авто...быстро надоело, и ....начал экспериментировать..