Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

  • Sony Alpha DSLR-A390
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Based on 17 scores, 22 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    2
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    6

Pros:

  • In body image stabilisation, Quick AF during Live View, Articulating screen, Compact, lightweight design, Support for SDHC and Sony's own Memory Stick Duo cards
  • Live View, help guide, improved grip over previous design
  • Good RAW resolution, Reliable metering (most of the time - see 'cons'), Fastest AF in live view among 'traditional' DSLRs (but see disadvantages below), Coherent ergonomics for live view operation, Much improved handgrip over A380 (but sti

Cons:

  • Noise at higher sensitivities, No video, Limited exposure compensation range
  • No AFassist lamp, small screen, no new technology over the previous a380 model

Expert reviews and ratings

By 5FWD on 60

The Sony A390 is worth a look if price means everything to you, but there are definitely better DSLRs on the market, and in this case it's probably worth spending a little more on something like the Canon EOS 1100D. Sure, in some ways the Sony has...

By APC Magazine on 90

A top-flight DSLR is a joy to use, especially when it is fully mastered. But of course there is a hit to the back pocket for top-of-the-range. What if you want to simply test the water and get a decent camera but not mortgage the house?The Sony A390...

By Digital Camera Buyer on 80

Just misses the top marks due to what it lacks, rather than what it offers. A few more features would make this an excellent contenderOverall ...

By Digital Photography School on -

To my considerable delight, we now find ourselves surrounded by a multiplicity of options when facing a choice of camera, especially in the interchangeable lens division.You want it small? Go for the Micro Four Thirds models or Sony’s NEX duo or...

By PhotographyBLOG on 70

The Sony A390 represents one of the most minor upgrades that we've ever seen, effectively adding a better handgrip to last year's model. The A380 didn't really add much to the A350 model that it replaced, so the 2010 Sony A390 is effectively...

By TechRadar on 60

With mirrorless hybrid cameras grabbing all the limelight, the D-SLR market's been a bit quiet of late. Just the right time, then, for Sony to pounce with two new cameras. The A390 is one of two new models aimed at beginners – the other is the...

By ePHOTOzine on 70

Sony's A390 is certainly a very capable camera and the results this camera is capable of producing should please many who want an easy to use introduction to shooting with a digital SLR. It's only weakness appears to be with noise at high ISO...

By Good Gear Guide on 65

Sony's DSLR-A390 (DSLRA390Y) is an entry-level digital SLR camera that can take great pictures, but it's not high on usability. It has a 14.2-megapixel, APS-C sized sensor and, despite being a fully fledged D-SLR with a mirror box, it has a...

By PC Advisor on 70

Sony's DLSR-A390 is capable of capturing vibrant and clear images, but its body could use some work. For starters, we'd like a dedicated button for the flash and for zooming in on photos in playback mode, and it's awkward to change the...

By What Digital Camera on 85

Make no bones about it: the A390 is the previous A380 model wrapped up in a new - and, it must be said, better - body, with no other changes to speak of. It's important to highlight this for any A380 users considering upgrading, though for brand new...

By Digital Photography Review on 60

For this Quick review we ran some basic studio tests to confirm Sony's assurances that the A390's image quality is as good as identical to the A380. However, the images on the 'compared to' pages were shot 'fresh' with both...

By CNET UK on 60

The Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 is alright, but it's really just last year's tech after the shallowest of...

By Pocket-lint on 70

For first time buyers the a390 offers an attractive prospect: 2.7in tilt-angle LCD, Quick AF Live View, 2.5fps continuous shooting, sensor-based image stabilisation and good image quality from ISO 100-3200. For those in the know, however, this is a...

International Review By Magnus.de on 70

Handhabung und Ausstattung der Sony Alpha 390 gefallen gut. Bei der Labormessung lsst die Kamera...

International Review By Focus on -

Ein bisschen altmodisch Leicht altmodisch kommt sie ja daher, die Alpha 390. Mit dem gnstigen Preis ermglicht sie aber einen guten Einblick in die Hardcore-Spiegelreflexfotografie (also ohne neumodische Hilfsmittel) und...

International Review By Kamera & Bild on 60

Sony A290 och A390 erbjuder först och främst ett lågt pris och rejält grepp för den som är ute efter en kamera i Sony...

International Review By Digital Foto for Alla on -

Det var särskilt två saker som fick oss att falla pladask för föregångaren, Sony Alpha 350, när den kom våren 2008. För det första hade kameran en vridbar skärm som gjorde det möjligt att se bilden...

International Review By Digital Foto Online on -

Alpha390 er et opkog af et to r gammel kamera, og det gr ganske enkelt ikke, hvis man vil vinde respekt p et marked, hvor konkurrenterne tager tingene mere alvorligt og har reelle nyheder at vise frem.Ls mereLs HELE testen...

International Review By Netzwelt on -

Fr Einsteiger eine gute Wahl Werbung Zustzlich beeindruckt die DSLR mit einem sehr geringem Bildrauschen. Erste leichte Strungen lassen sich in dunklen Bereichen in der Originalauflsung erst bei ISO 800...

International Review By Magnus.de on 51

Wer ohne HD-Video auskommt, findet in der Alpha 390 eine gut ausgestattete Einsteigerkamera mit Schwenk-LCD und schnellem Live-View-AF. Einen Kauftipp verspielt sie wie die Alpha 290 durch ihre schwchelnde Bildqualitt vor allem bei...