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Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 The Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 is a 14.2 mil Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Sony A390 Review

Digital Photography School
8 October 2010
  • Excerpt: To my considerable delight, we now find ourselves surrounded by a multiplicity of options when facing a choice of camera, especially in the interchangeable lens division. You want it small? Go for the Micro Four Thirds models or Sony’s NEX duo or Samsung’s clever NX… and it appears Canon will soon dive into this pond too! However the true DSLR territory is not forgotten either. The Sony A390 model ticks many boxes and hits the market at a gang-busting price too!
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Overall 9
8.5
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
8.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
8.5

Sony Alpha a390 Review

What Digital Camera
4 August 2010
  • Summary: Make no bones about it: the A390 is the previous A380 model wrapped up in a new – and, it must be said, better – body, with no other changes to speak of. It’s important to highlight this for any A380 users considering upgrading, though for brand new users bypassing the A380 will be of little consequence.
  • Pros: Live View, help guide, improved grip over previous design
  • Cons: No AF-assist lamp, small screen, no new technology over the previous a380 model
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0
Photo quality - landscapes 8
8.0
Photo quality - macro 8
8.0
Photo quality - portraits 10
10
Photo quality - low light 8
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Photo quality - sports 6
6.0

Sony Alpha 390

digicambuyer.co.uk
12 October 2010
  • Conclusion: Just misses the top marks due to what it lacks, rather than what it offers. A few more features would make this an excellent contender
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Alpha A390 DSLR Review

ePHOTOzine
9 August 2010
  • Excerpt: Sony's A390 sits at the top of their entry level SLR range boasting a 14.2 megapixel CCD sensor. In this review Gary Wolstenholme takes a look at whether those megapixels have been put to good use.
  • Pros: In body image stabilisation, Quick AF during Live View, Articulating screen, Compact, lightweight design, Support for SDHC and Sony's own Memory Stick Duo cards
  • Cons: Noise at higher sensitivities, No video, Limited exposure compensation range
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Alpha 390

Pocket Lint
21 July 2010
  • Conclusion: The A390 is essentially an A380 rewrapped in a new body. Grateful though we should be for this - as the new, more substantial grip is essential for extended use of a DSLR camera - it fails to offer much "new". Of course, for those first time buyers this will be of little consequence as the A390 is an affordable, well-specced DSLR that takes decent pictures of good, usable quality throughout its entire ISO 100-3200 range.
  • Pros: Affordable, Quick AF Live View is class-leading, the grip makes a return to form
  • Cons: It's no more than an a380 in a new body, AF not always quick and accurate, no AF-assist lamp
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony DSLR-A390 review

PC Advisor
8 May 2010
  • Summary: The Sony DSLR-A390 is an entry-level digital SLR camera that can take great pictures, but it's not high on usability.
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