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Sony A290L Alpha DSLR Camera Two-Lens Outfit with 18-55mm & 55-200mm Sony Zoom Lenses (Black) image
 
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Two-Lens Sony DSLR Bonus Outfit!
Includes: Sony Alpha DSLR-A290L Digital SLR Camera, Sony SAL1855 DT 18-55mm and Sony 55-200mm DT f4-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens PLUS Quantaray Compact DSLR 2-Lens Gadget Bag

SteadyShot INSIDE in-camera image stabilization
Image stabilization helps you take blur-free shots by compensating for camera shake. Typical DSLR systems build image stabilization into selected lenses only. SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization is built into the camera body itself. You'll reduce blur with every a-mount lens, including macro and wide-aperture standard zoom lenses.

14.2 megapixel resolution for ultra-fine detail
A 14.2 megapixel APS-size CCD image sensor captures your images in stunning detail, giving you the freedom to make large prints and tight crops without sacrificing quality.

Smallest, lightest a series body
The A290 features the smallest and lightest body of any Sony a (alpha) series camera for improved portability, as well as an intuitive button layout that allows for easy single-handed operation.

Integrated on-screen Help Guide and Graphic Display
An integrated on-screen Help Guide and Graphic Display help take the complexity out of DSLR photography. The Help Guide offers clear, concise explanations of various modes and settings, while the Graphic Display helps you understand the relationship between aperture and shutter speed, as well as the effect each has on photographic results.

HDMI terminal with BRAVIA Sync compatibility
An HDMI terminal gives you the option of connecting your camera to a compatible HDTV and playing back your images in stunning high definition quality (HDMI cable required, sold separately). In addition, BRAVIA Sync works with compatible Sony BRAVIA HDTVs to let you control camera playback using the television’s remote (HDMI cable and BRAVIA Sync capable HDTV required, sold separately)1.

2.7in. (diag.) Clear Photo LCD Plus display
Review your images and monitor camera settings on the large 2.7in. (diag.) Clear Photo LCD Plus display, which provides sharp, clear viewing, even in outdoor environments.

High sensitivity (ISO 3200) for superior noise reduction
A broad sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 3200 enables you to capture beautiful color images even in very dim light -- High ISO Noise Reduction technology reduces picture noise artifacts at high-sensitivity ISO 1600 and ISO 3200 settings by eliminating noise from RAW data after analog-to-digital conversion.

Eye-Start Autofocus
Eye-Start Autofocus System begins precision autofocus adjustments the moment you raise the camera to your eye, so the camera is ready to catch the perfect moment.

9-Point AF Sensor
9-Point Center Cross AF Sensor uses with improved focus control to help bring images into sharp definition more quickly, and predictive focus control automatically calculates the position of fast-moving subjects.

Up to 2.5 fps continuous shooting
Continuous Shooting lets you shoot at up to 2.5 fps (frames per second) while viewing your subject through the optical viewfinder so you never lose track of the action.

Creative Style settings
Creative Style settings give you control over how the camera processes your images. Choose from 8 finishing styles, including Standard, Vivid, Potrait, Landscape, Night View, Sunset, B&W, and Adobe RGB, and fine tune them to your personal taste with the ability to adjust contrast, saturation, and sharpness settings.

Dynamic Range Optimizer
Dynamic Range Optimizer provides two levels - Standard/Plus to improve results with backlit subjects and recover details hidden in shadows or lost in glare. Normal DRO improves detail using standard gamma curves for fast shot-to-shot response time, while Advanced DRO adjusts dynamic range area-by-area for greater accuracy.

Built-in Pop-Up Flash
The Auto Pop-Up Flash automatically pops up and fires as needed when the camera is set to certain scene selection modes, helping first-time DSLR photographers shoot more effectively. In addition, the a230 features an integrated hot shoe, which lets you expand your lighting options with a range of accessory flashes (sold separately).

Anti-Dust Technology
Anti-Dust Technology helps keep the CCD imager clean, resulting in consistently better pictures, by utilizing a static-free anti-dust coating on the CCD filter, as well as an anti-dust vibration that automatically shakes the CCD to help dislodge dust each time the camera is shut off.

Stamina Battery power
Stamina Battery power allows you to take up to 500 shots2 on a fully charged NP-FM50 InfoLITHIUM battery when using the optical viewfinder mode, and you’ll be able to see how much power remains in percentage increments, so you can keep shooting in confidence.

BIONZ image processor
The advanced BIONZ image processor uses hardware-based Large Scale Integrated (LSI) circuitry to enhance images with rich tonal reproduction, reduced noise, and improved white balance and exposure control, for clear, sharp photos even at high sensitivity settings.

PhotoTV HD compatibility
PhotoTV HD compatibility3 lets you automatically create high-resolution thumbnails optimized for viewing on a compatible Sony BRAVIA HDTV.

Index and Slide Show Display
Index and Slide Show Display enable you to quickly review your photos using 4, 9 or 25-frame index views, or as an automatic slide show with fade-in/fade-out effect.

Function Guide Display
Function Guide Display provides intuitive and easy to use on-screen menus that can be activated and operated with one hand using the Fn (Function) button and controller button to adjust Flash mode, Autofocus mode, White Balance, Metering mode, AF area and D-Range Optimizer.

Dual slot Compatiblity for Memory Stick and SD media
Compatible with high-capacity Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC media (sold separately) for convenient storage and sharing of your images.

SAL1855 18-55mm Standard Zoom Lens
The DSLR-A290L kit comes with the SAL1855 DT 18-55mm zoom lens, which covers everything from wide angle to midrange telephoto shots. Sony's Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) delivers silent autofocus operation.

Sony 55-200mm DT f4-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Lens Features

If you don't have a telephoto zoom lens in your arsenal, this is a great place to start. The superb multi-purpose SAL-DT55200 55-200mm f4-5.6 telephoto zoom lens is an excellent all-around value, covering the medium to long-distance telephoto range you will use most. It also provides close minimum focusing distance of about 3 feet (.95m), for tight shots of people, natural subjects and close-up details. Its compact, lightweight design makes it easy to carry as your standard or accessory lens - and all your shots will benefit from the Sony Super SteadyShot image stabilization system built into every Sony a system DSLR. (35mm equivalent: 82.5-300mm). Please note: DT lenses are not recommended for use with the DSLR-A900.

Compact Design, All-Around Versatility
This high-value 55-200mm zoom lens covers a wide range of medium to long-distance telephoto applications -- and its lightweight design lets you leave it on-camera or carry it easily as an accessory lens for special purposes (35mm equivalent: 82.5-300mm).

DT Lens Design
The SAL-DT55200 is specially designed for the APS-size CCD imager used in Sony & 945 (alpha) DSLR cameras. APS-size sensors are smaller than a 35mm-format film frame, so the focal distance to cover the same field of view can be about 2/3 shorter -- allowing a more compact lens design.

Short Minimum Focusing Distance
With the ability to focus as closely as 3 feet (.95m), this telephoto lens also lets you move in for dramatic shots of people, natural subjects and close-up details.

In-Camera Image Stabilization
A major reason for its compact, lightweight design is the benefit of Super SteadyShot in-camera image stabilization, built into every Sony & 945 system DSLR -- and enabling accessory lenses to eliminate the extra weight and expense of in-lens stabilization mechanisms.

Multi-Element Design
The SAL-DT55200 is designed with 13 lens elements in 9 groups, with precision focusing performance and smooth zoom operation.

ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass
Because light of different wavelength (or color) bends at different angles when it passes through a lens, ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass is used to eliminate chromatic aberration by correcting certain wavelengths of light for sharp, clear images with well defined colors.

* Advisory when using DT lenses with full-frame (35mm equivalent) DSLR cameras.
Sony a (alpha) lenses with the Digital Technology (DT) designation are ideal for use on APS-C size DSLR cameras and are not recommended for use with full frame DSLR camera bodies (such as the DSLR-A900). Although DT lenses can be used with full frame cameras, they can only realize a maximum of 11MP image size (when using the DSLR-A900), and are not guaranteed to provide accurate Auto Exposure performance.

Quantaray Compact DSLR 2-Lens Gadget Bag Features

A Compact Camera or Camcorder Gadget Bag, ideal for a single camera, two-lenses, and a few Accessories.

  • Front Zippered Pocket for Memory Cards & Accessories
  • Works Well with Both Cameras & Camcorders
  • Adjustable Padded Dividers
  • Detachable Shoulder Strap
  • Sturdy, Padded Construction
  • Mesh Zipper Accessory Pocket Built into Lid
  • Attached Strap-holders For Easy Carrying of a Tripod
  • Constructed of 1680D Denier Nylon
  • For SLR Cameras - Enough Room for 1 Camera Body and Two Lenses
  • Dimensions
  • Overall Dimensions: 8 x 11 x 5 in. (HxLxD)
  • Interior Dimensions: 7.5 x 10.5 x 4.5 in. (HxLxD)

Footnotes
1 Requires BRAVIA Sync feature in each product, including a compatible BRAVIA HDTV. Please refer to owner’s manual to determine compatibility.
2 When fully charged. Actual results may vary based on product settings, usage patterns and environmental conditions.
3 Compatible BRAVIA HDTV, and component cable (sold separately) required for PhotoTV HD viewing. Specifications of the BRAVIA HDTV shown vary according to market region.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.5 stars
(based on 2 reviews)

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great deal/price for a DSLR kit
By DWKVerified Purchaser from Savannah GA on 12/29/2010
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony Sony A290L Alpha DSLR Camera Two-Lens Outfit with 18-55mm & 55-200mm Sony Zoom Lenses (Black):

DSLR Camera, 2 lens, and case all for a great price. Very easy to start using and taking great pics.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Perfect for beginners
By Helga Mommy of TwinsVerified Reviewer from Grand Junction CO on 12/28/2010
Pros:
Easy to use, Good Value, Perfect for starting DSLR
Best Uses:
Great for casual photos
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony Sony A290L Alpha DSLR Camera Two-Lens Outfit with 18-55mm & 55-200mm Sony Zoom Lenses (Black):

I received this for Christmas from my husband in order to better record the lives of our twins. This is great for the beginner wanting a good DSLR camera at a reasonable price. Pictures are crisp and clear and camera is easy to use.

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