Sony A290 DSLR
Sony A290 DSLR
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Sony A290 DSLR: 51 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

14.2MP
Panono Camera: 108MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.6 x 15.7mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
9
Sony Alpha a9: 693

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
2.5fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps

5. weight

549g
HTC Re: 65.5g

6. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
66
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98

7. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
3200ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000ISO

8. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
290shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots

9. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
22.6bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits

10. Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Sony A290 DSLR
11% have it

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.00025s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s

12. pixel density

262ppi
Sony A7 II: 544ppi

13. width

97.1mm
DxO One: 26.2mm

14. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
230k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots

15. dynamic range

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
11.5Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs

16. height

128.1mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm

17. volume

990.11cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: cm³

18. thickness

79.6mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm

19. resolution

588 x 392px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1011px

20. battery power

900mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh

21. Has a built-in focus motor

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
Sony A290 DSLR
17% have it

22. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
2.7"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.8"

23. has sensor shift stabilization

With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
Sony A290 DSLR
18% have it

24. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Sony A290 DSLR
30% have it

25. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Sony A290 DSLR
45% have it

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