Sony DSLR-A390 Review

 
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Model Name: Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 
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General
Model Number: DSLR-A390 
Camera Format: SLR 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $599.99
Street Price: $506.68
Date Available: 2010-07-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 19.4 oz (549 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.0 x 3.8 x 3.3 in.
(128 x 97 x 84 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD 
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony 
Total Megapixels: 14.9
Effective Megapixels: 14.2 
Sensor Format: APS-C 
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.12"
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: Yes 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4592 x 3056 (14.0 MP, 3:2),
4592 x 2576 (11.8 MP, Other),
3408 x 2272 (7.7 MP, 3:2),
3408 x 1920 (6.5 MP, 16:9),
2288 x 1520 (3.5 MP, 3:2),
2288 x 1280 (2.9 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: No 
Movie Resolution: n/a
Movie Frame Rate: n/a
Movie Audio: n/a 
Movie File Format: n/a 
Optics
Lens Mount: Sony Alpha (Minolta A) mount 
Kit Lens: Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 83 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 36 (T) 
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: 55mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 9-point TTL phase detection (one cross-type sensor) with eye-start AF 
Face Detection:  
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical 
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.74x mag., 19.7mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 2.7
LCD Resolution: 230,400 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: Yes 
Max Playback Zoom: 14.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom 
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 40-segment honeycomb pattern, center-weighted, spot 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Sunset, Night Portrait/Night View 
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Fill-flash, Rear sync, Wireless, High-Speed sync, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction: On/Off 
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent 
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32 
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: No 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: n/a 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a 
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi:  
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional Wireless 
Other Connection: DC input, min-HDMI 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-FH50 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FH50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 500
Software
Included Software: Software/USB Driver CD-ROM 
OS Compatibility: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X (v. 10.4+) 
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