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David Busch’s Sony® α DSLR-A390/A290: Guide to Digital Photography by David D. Busch

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Introduction

Sony has done it again! They’ve revised and compacted their popular entry-level dSLRs into two fresh versions in smaller highly affordable bodies that retain the best features of the earlier models. No matter which of these models you buy, you’ll find your new camera is loaded with capabilities that few would have expected to find in an “entry-level” dSLR. Indeed, the Alpha retains the ease of use that smoothes the transition for those new to digital photography. For those just dipping their toes into the digital pond, the experience is warm and inviting. These Alpha models aren’t snapshot cameras—they are point-and-shoots (if you want to use them in that mode) for the thinking photographer.

Nor will you easily outgrow these cameras. ...

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