Sony α290 and α390 appeared in a Swedish photo magazine

Sony α290 and α390 made an appearance in a Swedish photo magazine:

An article with pictures and a few specs about the new Sony A290 and A390 appeared today in a Swedish photo magazine, "Digitalfoto för Alla" #9 (possibly published one tay early?)
The much criticized grip of the A230/A330/A380 series is gone, and replaced with a more conventional and apparently with much better ergonomic.
The Smart Teleconverter button is moved out of the way a little, up onto the camera top.
Resolution of the low end model is increased with 40%, so now both are equipped with 14 Mp image sensors. Couldn't find any mention of it being CCD or CMOS, but have made a quick browse only so far.
And A390 has Quick LiveView, while A290 has not (thanks Sony, for not confuse us unnecessarily!).
Still no video.

Introductory prices in Sweden (approximately converted to Euro)
A290 + 18-55 mm 600 Euro
A390 + 18-55 mm 800 Euro
There will also be dual kits with the 55-200 mm too.

Common specs for both A290 and A390:
9 AF points
ISO up to 3200
In-camera SteadyShot
2,7" Screen
Either Memory Stick or SD memory cards (no dual slot, but a single combo slot).
New Help Guide + Tip Function (very clever, says the magazine writer).
HDMI Output

Via Dyxum

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