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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

Good for the price, did not like the display

Andy Kudlicki, Amazon
16 January 2014
  • Summary: I used the A390 for several months as a second, backup body. It has a good sensor (similar or maybe same as the A550/A560?), ergonomics could be better though - unless you have very small hands. I did not like the lcd display (low resolution) and the bronze-age user interface - same as on the A230. It did its job as a secondary body - the small, plasticky body was not a problem, but some features were missing and I traded it for a A55.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Andrea47, DP Review
22 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Prezzo ottimo € 399,00 in Italia; utilizzo estremamente semplice; Possibilità di ottiche Zais; immagini eccellenti fino a 800 ASa buone a 1600 scadenti a 3200; manca blocco AE; con luce buona messa a foco veloce; buona la messa a fuoco manuale. in definitiva ottimo rapporto prezzo qualità.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Entry Level Camera

z, Amazon
9 February 2012
  • Summary: This is a nice bridge between point and shoot and DSLR. The camera is modestly priced and chocked full of features. Having said this, I would point the a35 as an even better choice. The entry level SLTs are a lot more fun, but cost a little more. I would not recommend purchasing this or any other product from Focus Camera. They charge and backorder when it suits them.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent entry level DSLR for the price

Dp, Amazon
25 December 2011
  • Summary: I have owned this camera for about 4 months now. This is a decent DSLR camera with all the bells and whistles that a novice photographer can use to their advantage. I am saying this because I got this camera after using Nikon D3000. Nothing against Nikon since I own their D7000 but at sub $500 price range, this is definitely a better deal than Nikon D3000.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice first DSLR

correoed, Amazon
18 July 2011
  • Summary: Nice first DSLR Generally speaking, it's a nice DSRL for new photographers. Pros. Price. If you can't spend more than $500 then I would recommend this camera. However, if you are willing to spend $600 or more, there are better options. Picture quality. I have to say I am impressed on this point. I wasn't expecting much of the kit lens, but the image it quite clear. Cons. The only drawback for me is the lack of a dedicated button for changing the AF zone.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony A390

newnanron, Amazon
11 December 2010
  • Summary: Easy to use and very good picture quality. Accepts my older Minolta lenses which saved me a bunch of money. No noticeable difference in magnification qualities between new Sony lens and old Minolta lenses. Switching between Live View and view finder is very easy. I am a novice and this is a great novice camera.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Camera but lacking a few key features

R. Fernandez, Amazon
11 December 2010
  • Summary: I want to start by saying this is a great camera. However there are a few things that made me return it and get a different camera: 1. Continuous shooting. VERY slow. Almost too slow. They say it's 2.5 per second, but it felt like maybe 1.5 per second. It's not a huge issue, but my expectation was such that I thought it would be faster. It was really surprising and i couldn't get over it. 2. Battery.
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Overall 8
8.0

User review vs Dpreview

Digifotoworld, Amazon
28 July 2010
  • Summary: DPReview has posted their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 where they write - `If you're a Sony Alpha (or Konica Minolta) user that shoots mainly at base ISO, in live view and Auto mode the Sony DSLR-A390 is worth a look, and is definitely a more agreeable camera to use than its predecessor.' The new Sony A390 is a price breaker, a first-time DSLR user's camera. Sony added a little bit more style and value, some extra pixels and a `new' Alpha DSLR is born.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent First DSLR

neena4186, Amazon
26 October 2011
  • Summary: Product came in excellent condition within desired time. Instructions provided on how to use the camera and how to set up. Only thing not mentioned was that you need a SD Memory Card or a HG Duo Memory Card before you can use - it is a good job I had a spare with an M2 8Gig memory card or that would have been an extra expense.
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Overall 8
8.0

Gut aber kleine Nachteile

Thomas A., Amazon
25 March 2014
  • Summary: Die Kamera macht gute Bilder , auch bei wenig Licht . Ich hatte vorher eine Minolta A200 die mir von der Farben und vom Kontrast her besser gefallen hat . Wer viele Bilder hintereinander mit Blitz machen will bekommt aber nach ca 20 Fotos ein Problem . Das dauert schon mal 15-20 sek bis der Blitz trotz vollen Akkus wieder bereit ist .Sonst funktionieren auch die alten AF - Objektive meiner Uralt Minolta ( analog ) ohne Probleme an der Sony .
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