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. I only wish they mentioned it didn't come in the original box which was a bit disappointing, this reflects in the rating I'm giving. Call me anal about it, but I like to have the correct things with items for when I upgrade and come to 're-sell.
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. I have only been using it on manual, so I can't comment on the image processing stuff, but the camera focusses perfectly and quickly (although the lens feels a bit wobbly, the images have all been sharp).
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. (Also bought the David Busch's 'Guide to Digital Photography' for the Sonly a290/390, see reveiw).
Excerpt: "...for years to come, With sony coming out with more and more lenses the variety will be extensive. The price is great! for an entry level DSLR camera it is an AWESOME value. I am a semi-professional photographer but because i am only 14 i have a very limited income, this was the perfect camera for me and i love it, the photo shown here was taken on the Sony a290. ...
Pros: inexpensive, simple, fast, high quality photos .
Summary: This is extremely pricey for this camera. I bought mine for just under £300 at christmas from Comet. However, I will say this is a good camera for first time buyers, and amateur photographers. I am new to photography myself but this camera has been good for me to get to grips with, it's easy to use and has a lot of settings. I have enjoyed every minute of using this camera. The battery life is good as well.
Summary: This is my first DSLR camera and i have mixed feelings about it,. Since i'm a novice with DSLR's i have stuck to the Auto setting only trying the manual settings a few times with not so good results (Trying to learn though) The problem is the auto setting is very hit and miss. If i take a couple of pictures back to back in the same spot one will be nice and bright, the other looks like storm clouds have just arrived.
Sony Alpha DSLR290l Entry Level Digital SLR Camera
AJ Pridham, Amazon
16 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. selecting the focus area, Flash compensation, single or continous shooting, Video shooting, non of which mean anything to me, but I am assured by my wife that they are "awsome".
Summary: I have only just purchased this camera and have not had a lot of time to put it thorugh it's paces but wow what results on the first play!. Quality like i've never had before . This is however my first DSLR camera and so far would recommend it to anyone esp for newcomers and ammateurs alike, I am sure the more expereinced and professional photographers could find something a lot better on the market but this little compact camera really packs a punch when it comes to...
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! Would recommend to anyone looking for an easy-to-use DSLR camera with great quality. 5 stars!
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.