New Sony DSLR: Alpha 290 & Alpha 390

According to a message on the forums of Dyxum, a Swedish magazine, “Digitalfoto för Alla”, just presented the new SLR photo cameras from Sony. This looks terribly like an error in the publication date (a leak a few days before the official launch).

Sony Alpha 290
Sony Alpha 290

The two photo cameras (A290 et A390) will both be equipped with a 14-mega-pixel digital sensor, and the Alpha 390 keeps the Quick LiveView of its ancestors, while the Alpha 290 will loose it to keep prices down: A290 + 18-55 mm = 599 Euro (by the way, A390 + 18-55 mm = 799 Euro).

Common features of the two photo cameras:

  • 14 mega-pixel digital sensor
  • Image-stabilization by sensor shaking: In-camera SteadyShot
  • Sensitivity: up to ISO 3200
  • Autofocus: 9 AF points
  • New ergonomics (Sony goes to a better grip design than the angular one on the previous generation)
  • 2,7″ LCD screen on the back
  • Compatible memory cards: Either Memory Stick or SD memory cards
  • In-camera in-menu help and tips
  • HDMI output

The only thing left: Wait for the official announcement; It should not be long.