Excerpt: This camera is my prized posession, with 14.2 megapixels the picture quality is stunning. It is very easy to use and has many options, including, sunset, night lights, portrait, macro, sports, etc. you can also customise the settings to your liking.
Pros: inexpensive, simple, fast, high quality photos .
Summary: After reading the reviews on the camera I decided this was to be my first dslr, I wouldn't change if for the world. I ordered it as an ex display, and the camera condition when it arrived was flawless.
Sony Alpha DSLR290l Entry Level Digital SLR Camera
AJ Pridham, Amazon
7 January 2011
Summary: Bought as a Christmas present for my wife , who is a excellent photographer , just limited by her camera a Kodak DX6490. She rates the Sony as a "awsome piece of kit" So I am pleased by the purchase. It can perform all sorts of magic tricks within the camera itsels like backround bluring.
Summary: after returning my 1st Sony a290 as it developed a fault, i have now used its replacement for over 12 months. the camera is an ideal starter DSLR, with easy to understand graphics on screen. which helps using it out off auto. i have learned a lot using this camera and am very pleased with it.
Summary: This is my first venture into owning a Digital SLR. David Bailey I aint and certainly I am no mastermind. Yet within a few minutes of reading the destruction manual I was snapping away! Excellent quality pictures and so easy to use, I'd happily reccomend this camera to anyone.
Summary: This camera is really good! Easy to use, and has some great results... I have only had it a day, and I am so impressed with the quality of both the pictures and the build! I love everything about this camera so far, havn't yet found a fault with it!
Summary: This a great entry level DSLR. I bought this for my Gandson who needed a dslr for his Uni-corse. With the need to enlarge pictures the high megapixel will help, plus this camera is so easy to use. he likes it very much and is getting on just great with it.I could recomend this camera to anyone
Summary: I am so pleased with my Sony A290. I have taken a shot of a van which has been used in advertising material, I have taken amazing pictures of flat artwork that looks brilliant when blown up, and I generally speaking the camera was an excellent choice.
Summary: very nice camera with very crisp images and ease of use. If my son robs it for photo course i would buy another sony for myself.Bonus with this make is you can get old minolta AF lenses and flash units that work with sony and are top quality, and dont cost the earth.