Sony a290 Specifications

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Product
Name Sony a290
Manufacturer Sony
SKU DSLR-A290 / CX86100
Release Date and Price
Release Year 2010
Release Date 2010-06-09
MSRP 499 USD
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B&H Photo Video
Adorama
Camera Type
Camera Type DSLR
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DSLR vs Mirrorless Cameras
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm)
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Sensor Type CCD
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Resolution 4592 x 3056 pixels
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Megapixels 14 MP (14033152 total pixels)
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Image Processor Bionz
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Image
ISO Range 100 - 3200
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White Balance Presets 6
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Custom White Balance Yes
Setting Up Custom White Balance in Your Camera
Image Stabilization Yes (Sensor-Shift)
Image Stabilization in Digital and Mirrorless Cameras
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops
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Uncompressed format RAW
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Optics and Focus
Autofocus Motor Yes
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Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous

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Focus Points 9
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Lens Mount Sony A

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Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm

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Screen and viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 2.7
Screen dots 230400
Touchscreen No
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Screen Type N/A
Live view No
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Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror)
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Viewfinder Coverage 95%
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Viewfinder Magnification 0.83 (0.55 35mm equiv.)
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Viewfinder Resolution N/A
Photography features
Frames per second 2,5 fps
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Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds
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Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds
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Built-in Flash Yes
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Built-in Flash Range 10 meters
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External Flash Yes
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Self-Timer Yes
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Time-lapse No
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Metering Modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot

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Exposure Compensation +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
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Videography features
Video Recording No
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Built-in Microphone No
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Built-in Speakers No
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Storage
Memory Card Memory Stick Pro Duo
SD/SDHC

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Connectivity
HDMI Output Yes
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Microphone Port No
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Headphone Port No
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Wireless No
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Remote Control Yes (Optional)
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GPS No
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Body and Dimensions
Enviromentally sealed No
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Battery Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion NP-FH50 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery SKU NP-FH50
Battery Life 290 shots according to CIPA
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Width 128 mm
Height 97 mm
Depth 86 mm
Weight 549 gram including battery
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