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Sony A290

Info

Announced: 1 Jun 2010
Mount: Sony A-mount
Price: MYR 1480
Discontinued

Overview

  • 14.2 Megapixel
  • APS-C Format CCD Sensor
  • 2.7" TFT Photo Clear LCD
  • Anti-Dust Technology
  • Creative Style settings
  • 2.5 fps Continuous Shooting
  • High Sensitivity (ISO 3200)
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer
  • On-screen Help Guide
  • Frequently Used Products

    Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro 

    Format: Full-Frame

    Sony SAL-28F28 28mm f/2.8 

    Format: Full-Frame

    Discontinued

    Sony SAL-55200 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DT 

    Format: Crop

    Discontinued

    Sony SAL-1855 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM 

    Format: Full-Frame

    Sony SAL-30M28 30mm f/2.8 Macro DT SAM 

    Format: Crop

    Announced: 31 Aug 2009

    Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM 

    Format: Crop

    Announced: 3 Mar 2009

    Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7 

    Format: Full-Frame

    Discontinued

    Minolta AF 70-210mm f/4 

    Format: Full-Frame

    Announced: 1 Jan 1985

    Discontinued

    Sony SAL-18552 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM II 

    Format: Crop

    Announced: 22 Feb 2013

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    • 14.2 Megapixel
    • APS-C Format CCD Sensor
    • 2.7″ TFT Photo Clear LCD
    • Anti-Dust Technology
    • Creative Style settings
    • 2.5 fps Continuous Shooting
    • High Sensitivity (ISO 3200)
    • Dynamic Range Optimizer
    • On-screen Help Guide

    The Sony Alpha A290 is a compact DSLR designed around a 14.2 (effective) megapixel APS-C format CCD sensor that utilizes a Sony BIONZ image processor to capture and process image files as RAW, JPEG, or RAW+JPEG at speeds of up to 2.5 frames-per-second. The Alpha A290 features the smallest and lightest body of any Sony Alpha series camera for improved portability, as well as an intuitive button layout that allows for easy single-handed operation. Files can be stored onto Memory Stick PRO Duo or SD/SDHC memory cards.

    For indoor snapshots or eliminating ‘raccoon eyes’ when shooting portraits outdoors on sunny days, the Alpha A290 has a built-in pop-up flash (guide number 10 in meters @ ISO 100). There’s also a hot-shoe for use with Sony dedicated TTL flashguns and other Sony-compatible flashguns.

    For composing images the A290’s eye-level pentamirror viewfinder shows 95% of the total image area. A rear-mounted 2.7″ TFT Clear Photo LCD allows you to review the images you just photographed.

    To facilitate sharp, well-exposed images, the Sony Alpha A290 utilizes a 9-point autofocus (AF) system that can be used in single or multi-shot mode. There’s also an ‘eye-start’ mode which kick-starts the AF system when you raise the camera to your eye. For on-the-nose exposure readings the A290 features a 40-segment honeycomb-pattern SPC TTL metering system and Sony’s D-Range Optimizer for balanced shadow and highlight details.

    Other features of the Sony Alpha A290 include a Dust Reduction system, ISO settings that can be adjusted from a native 100 through an extended ISO 3200, a wide selection of shooting modes, an easy-to-read, easy-to-use menu interface, on-screen help guide and Sony SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization system for sharper imagery when shooting under low-light conditions with all Sony, Minolta, and Konica AF-mount lenses.

    The included Sony SAL-1855 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT AF Lens has an equivalent focal length of 27-82.5mm in the 35mm/full frame standard. This is the perfect starter lens allowing you to shoot close-up and distance subjects. The Sony Alpha A290 powers off a Sony NP-FH50 lithium-ion battery, which can capture 500-plus images per charge.

    Malaysia Prices

    Date Store Price (MYR) Warranty Note
    30 Dec 2011 Bintang Electronics (BB Plaza) 1480 Official DT 18-55mm SAM kit
    29 Oct 2011 Sony Style Malaysia 1499 Official DT 18-55mm SAM kit
    13 Dec 2010 Shashinki 1585 Official DT 18-55mm SAM kit
    9 Dec 2010 Camera Imaging Solutions Sdn Bhd 1399 Official DT 18-55mm SAM kit
    8 Dec 2010 Sony Style Malaysia 1499 Official DT 18-55mm SAM kit