This is the end for the Sony a290, a390 & a850

Sony made several “end of life” announcements for the Alpha series of DSLR.

  • Two entry-level, the Alpha 290 and Alpha 390 are clearly replaced with the Alpha 35 and Alpha 55.
  • The Alpha 850 is leaving the shelves -as it was expected from a long time- with a progressive price reduction of the Sony Alpha 900 which is currently the last Full Frame DSLR at Sony. However, it is clear -if not official- that the A900 will be replaced with two new FF DLSR cameras in 2012, both of which will have semi-transparent mirror technology, like all the most recent Sony Alpha DSLR: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 and Sony Alpha SLT-A95.