Sony A390 Review

September 13, 2010 | Mark Goldstein |

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Why, it's a new digital SLR! Remember those? They're what we all used to buy before those new-fangled hybrid cameras took over the market. The Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 looks good, too, boasting a 14.2-megapixel sensor, Sony's novel 'Quick AF Live View' mechanism and a tilting LCD display. It'll set you back around £400 with the 18-55mm kit lens.
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Adding to Sony's now bulging DSLR range, the A390 seems like a quick replacement DSLR for the A380 - the latter having received much criticism for its sunken grip that made it trickier to hold for extended use. The A390 adds the more traditional DSLR grip, aligning it with the other Sony DSLR range's style, but there's little else on offer. Does this make the A390 a worthy new addition to the Alpha series, or is it simply what the A380 always should have been...?
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