Dennis Hissink : May 16th 2010 - 17:17 CET
Sony A290 digital SLR camera : Just after the global launch of the new Sony NEX cameras rumors float around talking about a new entry-level Sony Alpha DSLR camera. Although the following information is not official yet, product photos and detailed specifications are accurate enough to expect the information to be true. The new Sony Alpha 290 is likely to be introduced in the following weeks and seems to be a follow-up of the Alpha A230 camera. The Sony DSLR-A290 supposes to have an APS-C 14 Megapixels CCD image sensor on board with a fast BIONZ image processor. For enhanced detail reproduction, Sony’s BIONZ Image Processing Engine infuses a sense of vibrant realism in every shot taken by an Alpha DSLR.|
Sony A290 powered by BIONZ image processor
Since the integration of the advanced BIONZ image processor engine in the Alpha series a totally new way of enjoying photography has begun. High-quality photos, with advanced technology that is the goal of the Sony engineers, also for the entry level photographers. The Sony Alpha 290 body features SteadyShot Inside technology. Because of it, all compatible telephoto, wide-angle, standard and macro lenses are automatically image-stabilized. This also allows up to 4 stops of latitude in exposure, which support hand-held shooting at longer shutter speeds than would otherwise be possible. In the end, you have more opportunities to shoot in natural lighting without a tripod or a flash.
Sony DSLR-A290 supports SDHC and Memory Stick Duo cards
Powered by the BIONZ image processing engine, the entry level photography can capture fast-moving action effortlessly with faster continuous shooting speeds. Sustained shooting speeds of up to 2.5 fps can be achieved. Slots for Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC memory cards (sold separately) are offered to suit users’ personal shooting preferences.
Sony Alpha 290 DSLR camera details
• APS-C 14 MP CCD sensor
• BIONZ image processor
• Maximum sensitivity of ISO 3200
• 2.7 inch LCD screen
• Sensitivity optimized DRO range
• Speed 2.5 fps continuous shooting
• Interface with visual images
• Memory Stick Pro Duo memory card or SD / SDHC card
Sony Alpha 290 review
It is not clear when and where the Sony DSLR-A290 digital SLR camera will be available. As soon as we receive a Sony A290 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Sony Alpha 290 review.