By Tim Stevens posted May 14th 2010 10:03AM

Sony's entry-level A290 DSLR smiles for the camera

Sony hasn’t seen fit to fully announce the successor to its current entry-level Alpha model, the A230, but Tinhte forum member dt0306 has posted what looks to be conclusive proof of its existence — not to mention shots at every angle and detailed specs. This re-designed model now packs a 14 megapixel CCD with a BIONZ image processor, along with the same maximum 3200 ISO, 2.7-inch LCD, and 2.5fps maximum shooting speed of the A230. Storage is handled by Memory Stick or SDHC, and there’s even a price mentioned: 9,990,000 VND, or about $530 including the 18 – 55mm lens that the A230 comes mated to. There’s no telling what the domestic MSRP will really be whenever this kit releases here, but we’re not sure that a couple of extra megapixels and a new body warrants much of a premium.