Sony a290 and a390
On June 9 2010, Sony announced a replacement for the a2xx and a3xx entry level line of Sony Alpha DSLRs, the a290 and a390. Typically, the entry level cameras share the same basic features. In this case Sony opted to have two models instead of three eliminating any confusion between model numbers. The main difference between the two cameras is the 'Quick AF Live View' and a tilt LCD on the a390 and the a290 has a fixed LCD and has no live view. Its also worth mentioning that Sony has done away with the grip that they were criticized for and instead went with a more conventional stylish grip enabling a more comfortable hands on experience. Not much has changed internally from their predecessors except for the a290, which has had increase in megapixels from 10.2 to 14.2 megapixels.
A lot of Sony shooters are still waiting for the a7xx replacement.
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