Dennis Hissink : June 9th 2010 - 11:00 CET
Sony A390 digital SLR camera : Already rumoured earlier in numerous Asian forums we bring you the news of a new entry-level digital SLR camera, the Sony DSLR-A390. As expected the new Sony A390 is a price breaker, a first-time DSLR user’s camera. Sony added a little bit more style and value, some extra pixels and a ‘new’ Alpha DSLR is born. With the introduction of the Sony Alpha 390 the Alpha digital SLR range from Sony grows further with a stylish, affordable new entry-level camera. Ideal for first-time DSLR users, the Sony DSLR-A390 offers a dramatic step up in picture quality and creative options from point-and-shoot compact cameras. The Sony Alpha 390 is easy to use, even if you’ve never handled a DSLR camera before.|
14.2 Megapixel Sony A390 with Quick AF Live View
With a resolution of 14.2 effective megapixels for flawless, low-noise images, both cameras offer the speedy shooting responses that are prized by DSLR users. The Sony Alpha 390 adds the extra benefit of Quick AF Live View. This unique system teams the convenience of live image preview on the tilt-angle Clear Photo LCD with speedy, accurate phase-detection autofocus. The price of a Sony A390 + 18-55mm lens will be Euro 499. The Sony Alpha 390 double zoom kit (18-55 + 55-200mm) will be priced at Euro 699.
Sony DSLR-A390 offers graphic display with handy help guide
The Sony DSLR-A390 features an attractive new grip design that allows even more comfortable handling. Upper control areas of the Sony A390 have also been revised with a clear, uncluttered new button layout. Even DSLR novices will find it brilliantly simple to explore the generous creative features of this new Sony Alpha SLR. The intuitive Graphic Display makes it easy to understand the relation between shutter speed and aperture, plus the effects of your chosen exposure settings on the final picture. The Help Guide offers clear, concise explanations of camera functions, illustrated by a sample image to show the results you’ll achieve. Quick access to shooting and playback function menus is streamlined by colorful on-screen icons.
Key features of Sony A390 DSLR camera
• 14.2 megapixels CCD sensor
• Quick AF Live View
• 6.7cm (2.7-inch) tilt LCD
• Compact, stylish body with new grip design and revised button layout for comfortable handling
• Quick AF Live View with tilt LCD for live image preview with fast, accurate autofocus
• Friendly on-screen Help Guide and Graphic Display
• HDMI output and BRAVIA Sync
Connect the Sony Alpha 390 to a BRAVIA HD TV
The Sony Alpha 390 includes a mini-HDMI terminal for direct connection to any HD Ready TV (requires optional cable). Support for PhotoTV HD ensures even better-looking still image reproduction on compatible BRAVIA models. BRAVIA Sync allows control of slideshow and other camera playback functions in comfort using your TV remote. The stylish, easy to use new Sony A390 digital SLR camera by Sony is available from summer 2010.
Sony A390 review
As soon as we receive a Sony Alpha 390 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Sony A390 review.