Sony Alpha A290 review

Full specification for Sony Alpha A290

Sensor 14.1 megapixels APS-C CCD sensor, 23.5 x 15.7mm
Output Size 4592 x 3056 pixels
Focal Length Mag 1.5x
Lens Mount Sony A-Mount (Minolta/Konica A-Mount compatible)
File Format Raw (Sony .ARW), JPEG, Raw + JPEG
Compression JPEG Fine or Standard, Large (14MP), Medium (7.7MP), Small (3.5MP) - all sizes approximate
ISO 100-3200
Shutter Speeds 1/4000–30secs, bulb
Drive Mode Single, Continuous, 10sec and 2sec timer, Self-timer continuous, Continuous advance AE bracketing, Remote commander
Viewfinder Type Fixed eye-level system with roof mirror
Field of View 95%
LCD 2.7in, 230k-dot
Live Mode No
Movie Mode No
Built-in Image Stabilisation Yes, Super SteadyShot sensor-based stabilisation
Dust Reduction Yes, anti-static coating and CCD shift mechanism
Focusing Modes Single shot, Continuous, Automatic, Manual
Exposure Modes P, A, S, M, Auto, Scene, Flash off, Macro
Metering System 40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC
Exposure Comp Yes, ±2.0EV (in 0.3 steps)
Colour Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Florescent, Flash, Custom
White Balance Bracket No
Colour Temp Control No
DoF Prview No
Built-in Flash Yes, GN10 (at ISO 100)
Max Flash Sync 1/160th sec
PC Socket No
Cable Release Remote release
Memory Card SD/SDHC
Power Rechargeable li-ion battery
Connectivity HDMI (type C), USB 2.0 (standard mini connection)
Dimensions 128.1 x 97.1 x 79.6mm
Weight 508g (inc battery and card)
AF Points Nine (with one central cross-type sensor)

Manufacturer website: Sony

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Design 17/20
Image Quality 17/20
Performance 16/20
Value 19/20
Features 15/20
Overall Score 84%