First test shots posted for Sony A290!|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Friday, October 15, 2010 - 17:15 EDT)
We've just posted our first set of test shots for the Sony A290 digital SLR camera, straight from the lab!
Compared to its predecessor, the A230, the Sony Alpha 290 features a redesigned handgrip, which is more traditionally styled and should prove more comfortable in use. The change in grip adds around six grams to the body-only weight of the A230, and around 12mm to the depth. But there's a couple of other differences from the A230 beyond just the grip. The Sony A290 has a higher resolution 14.2 effective megapixel CCD image sensor -- the same chip that featured in the A380 and A390. Its battery life is also rated as just a few shots less than the A230, perhaps due to the increased processing required for the slightly higher-res images. In other respects, the Sony A290 digital SLR camera is similar to the A230. Read our Sony A290 Preview for more, and visit the Sony A290 Samples page for all the test shots we've taken so far, including links to select RAW files. Stay tuned for more test shots in the coming days! (Also visit the Sony A390 Samples page to see test shots from the A290's more fully-featured sibling.)