Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Announced Jun 9, 2010 •
14 megapixels | 2.7 screen | APS-C sensor
Price
Body type
Body type Compact SLR
Sensor
Max resolution 4592 x 3056
Other resolutions 4592 x 2576, 3408 x 2272, 3408 x 1920, 2288 x 1520, 2288 x 1280
Image ratio w:h 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 14 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 15 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Sensor type CCD
Processor Bionz
Image
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes (1)
Image stabilization Sensor-shift
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Standard
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 9
Lens mount Sony/Minolta Alpha
Focal length multiplier 1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 2.7
Screen dots 230,400
Touch screen No
Live view No
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.83×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range 10.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in, Wireless
Continuous drive 2.5 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No
Videography features
Microphone None
Storage
Storage types Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo, SD/SDHC
Storage included None
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes
Remote control Yes (Optional)
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion NP-FH50 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 290
Weight (inc. batteries) 549 g (1.21 lb / 19.37 oz)
Dimensions 128 x 97 x 86 mm (5.04 x 3.82 x 3.39)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording No
GPS None
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