Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 with 18-70mm lens reviews and prices: SLR camera

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This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 44 reviews.
Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 with 18-70mm lens: 14.2 MP (Megapixels), Memory Stick PRO Duo storage, Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital SLR camera. See full product description

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Some customer reviews of Sony Alpha DSLR-A390 with 18-70mm lens

Most helpful reviews

Jack, Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
very good picture quality
low price
Bad points:
no compact flash memory slot (?!!)
plastic body
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 Dec 2010

Michael, Crowthorne Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
all good
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Oct 2011

Gordon, Edinburgh Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
As a novice to DSLR photography i was surprised just how fast i got to grips with the A390, Within 10 Min's of the battery being charged i had taken several different styles of great quality pictures.
why did i wait so long to make my move from compact to this superb unit.
Bad points:
Would have bean great if there was a choice tripod or bag with the camera design to fit the A390 and a spare Len's pocket but that would only be me getting picky.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Dec 2010

Ian, Glasgow Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The range of options and facilities is great and selection of options for a specific use is made easy by conveniently placed and clearly marked controls such as the menu button, control dial and mode dial.
Bad points:
As a newcomer to Digital SLR cameras I don't feel qualified to point out any bad points. So far I have found none.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Jul 2011

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Bought this for my son to do his photography a-level, he loves it.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Sep 2011

Beth, Cyprus Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It was easy to use even for a blonde like me.
The image is very clear. So many different featurers/settings. It has enabled us to explore and take lots of pics.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Dec 2010

Charlotte, Cheshire, UK Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
This was my first SLR.
Easy to use- Option to have an explanation come up after a few seconds telling you about the feature you've switched to
Quick set up- Provided you already have a memory card all you need to do is charge the battery and affix the lens
Lightweight- I was going to use my old point and shoot as a travel camera but this is lighter than I thought SLRs would be so I can use it on the go
Steady shot in the body- The reason I bought this over it's main rivals is you don't need to get lenses with image stabilisation
Bad points:
It comes with a quick set up guide and a manual. I found the manual a bit full on, so I ended up purchasing a further book based on Sony SLR cameras to explain how to use the features for a few areas I wanted to improve to a high standard. Pretty minor point though as it's down to what style user manual you prefer
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Dec 2010

Product Features

Camera Type SLR
Resolution (Pixels) 3872x2576
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Colour Black
Media format SD Card
Media format Memory Stick PRO Duo
Media format SDHC Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder No
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 549
Flash Yes
Body Only No
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/8000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/30
Waterproof No
Viewfinder Yes
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 128.1x97.1x83.5
RAW Format Yes
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3.5-5.6
Filter Diameter (mm) Lens 1 55
Bluetooth No
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Manufacturer's Description

Transform your pictures from snapshots to memorable images with a DSLR camera. Sony α DSLR’s responsiveness, versatility and image quality helps capture those moments that other cameras often miss. The α390 makes shooting with a DSLR easy and fun with its compact and lightweight design, intuitive controls and Quick AF Live View.
Capture Fast-moving Subjects
Unlike previous systems that required a tradeoff in autofocusing performance, the α390 features a dedicated live view sensor for fast, accurate, SLR-class autofocusing?even during live view shooting.
Improve Your Skills as You Shoot
A unique new Graphic Display helps you hone your photographic skills by making it much easier to understand how aperture and shutter speed adjustments will affect your results.


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