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Sony Alpha A290 digital camera
Alpha A290
at a glance
2.7" lcd viewer
MS Pro [HG] Duo [HX], SD[HC]
NP-FM500H Li-ion
Sony Alpha A290 review summary
camera date Jun 10  
pixels / class 14.9M  SLR digital camera
overall rating not rated overall camera rating  1 reviews
image quality not rated image quality rating  
ease of use not rated usability rating  
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digital features not rated digital features rating  
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user profile user profile: digital photography not specified yet
Sony Alpha A290 specifications
lens / zoom  Sony Alpha, Minolta A
focus / macro  auto | manual
metering mode  40 segment, center weighted, spot
aperture  auto | manual
white balance  auto, 6 presets, custom
shutter  auto | manual
exposure  +/- 2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps
flash / mode  hot shoe; pop-up - 4 modes / GN 10 (iso 100, meters)
viewfinder  ttl optical
iso ratings  
image size  14.2M
image format  raw, jpeg (exif 2.2)
image compr.  fine, standard
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 10s, 2s
video options  
audio options  
connectivity  usb 2 HS;  video (NTSC/PAL); HDMI
storage  SD, SDHC, memory stick pro [HG] duo [HX]
extra features  imager size 23.6mm x 15.8mm
histogram display
PictBridge compatible
anti dust system
anti vibration mechanism
Sony Alpha A290 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
05Oct10 Sony Alpha 290 review at digitalkamera (de)
News, guides, hints & tips
12Jun10 Sony DSLR-A290 press summary
Forum discussions Sony Talk Forum  Sony Forum Sony Forum
Who can help me with this camera 

Sony Alpha A290 announcement clippings

Ideal for first-time DSLR users, the DSLR-A290 (a290) offers a dramatic step up in picture quality and creative options from point-and-shoot compact cameras. Just as importantly, this camera is beautifully easy to use, even if you've never handled a DSLR before.

With a resolution of 14.2 effective megapixels for flawless, low-noise images, it offers the speedy shooting responses that are prized by DSLR users.  

The a290 includes a mini-HDMI terminal for direct connection to any HD Ready TV (requires optional cable). Support for PhotoTV HD ensures even better-looking still image reproduction on compatible BRAVIA models.

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