Sony announces two new DSLRs, the Î±390 and Î±290, both featuring identical 14.2-megapixel CCD sensors. Both are targeted at the entry-level market. Headline feature is the redesigned grip which should now make it easier to hold than previous versions.
Both models feature HDMI output and BRAVIA Sync, for viewing the photos on Sony TV sets. No movie mode for these entry-level DSLRs.
While the two new models are nearly identical, the Î±390 adds Live View with tilt LCD. Both models will be available with 18-55mm kit lenses this summer, priced at â‚¬450 for the Î±290 and â‚¬500 for the Î±390. They will be $500 and $600, respectively, in the US market.