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Sony A390 14.2-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera - Black

This digital SLR camera features SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization and a BIONZ image processor for clear, detailed images. Capture stunning images at long range with the included 18-55mm Sony A-mount lens.
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Questions & Answers for Sony A390 14.2-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera - Black

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how many picture can it take per second?

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It can shoot up to 2.5 frames per second (fps) in continuous shooting mode. The frame rate drops to 2 fps when LiveView mode.
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With the DSLRA390 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.
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answer 3
You can take up to 7 pictures in a second.
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Is there manual focus?

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Thank you for your question. This unit does have manual focus. For more information please use the URL provided and click on Instruction Manual then go to page 80. Have a great day. http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=DSLRA390
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Yes the DSLRA390 does have a manual focust feature. There's a switch in front of the camera that will allow you to switch from AF to MF.
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answer 3
Where the lens is attached to the body there is a switch marked AF MF. This is Auto Focus and Manual Focus selector.
NOTE: Even though you might set the Manual Focus on...it will still Auto Focus if the camera is in Auto mode.
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What is a "battery charger"?

I have absolutly no interest in a camera that cannot charge. So I've been looking for one that doesn't use batteries. The camera I'm looking at has a battery charger and I'm not so sure what that means. Is it the same as a charger, or is it the same as using normal batteries?
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Thank you for your question. The DSLR-A390 uses a rechargeable battery (NP-F550). The battery charger is used to charge the battery to full power. Have a great day.
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answer 2
You remove the battery from the camera and place it in a charger. The camera comes with a battery and a charger, so you don't need anything else.

If you want a camera that allows you to use AA or AAA batteries then you will have to look for a point and shot camera. All DSLR cameras use removable rechargeable batteries that are specific to that brand of camera.

If you want a camera that doesn't use batteries then you might want to go to your local pawn shop and find an old film camera.
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How do you attach the shoulder strap to the camera?

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Thank you for your question. This strap should be connected to the sides of the camera. For more information please use the URL provided below and click on Instruction manual and go to page 27. Have a great day. http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=DSLRA390
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answer 2
On both sides of the camera are metal eye-sockets for attaching the strap.
You can find tutorials on how to thread the strap by searching the net.
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Does this model have a video option?

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Thank you for your question. The DSLR-A390 is able to take high resolution still images. There is no option to record video on this model. For a full list of features and specifications please refer to the URL and click on Marketing Specifications. Have a great day. http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=DSLRA390
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answer 2
This model does not have a Video (Movie) Mode.
The Sony a33 and a55 have HD video function.
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what size is the sensor?

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Thank you for your question. The sensor is an APS size sensor. For more information please refer to the URL provided below and click on Marketing Specifications. Have a great day. http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=DSLRA390
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APS-C 23.6mm x 15.8mm
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Does this only come with one lens?

I see an additional lens pictured in a photo (Alternate view 3). Does that lens come with this camera or is it only available to purchase seperately?
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One lens only 18-55mm
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answer 2
Supplied Accessories for the DSLR-A390
DT18-55mm SAM Kit Lens
BC-VH1 Battery Charger
NP-FH50 Rechargeable Battery
Shoulder strap
Body cap
Software CD-ROM
USB cable
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Compatible lenses?

How can I find out what lenses are compatible with this camera?
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All Sony alpha lens work. (E-mount does not work)

All Minolta AF lens also work.

Hope that helps.
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answer 2
here is a very detailed list to help with your Lens and Accessories needs.

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=eSupport-NEWS193ENR1&sliceId=&docTypeID=DT_NEWS_ALERTS_1_1&dialogID=221440126&stateId=1%200%20221438640
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it is only body?

does lens include in 499USD? if yes please give the specification.
Sony - A390 14.2-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera - Black
Model: DSLRA390 Black | SKU: 1229504
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Yes, the price includes a 28-55mm lens.
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Supplied Accessories for the DSLR-A390 DT18-55mm SAM Kit Lens
BC-VH1 Battery Charger
NP-FH50 Rechargeable Battery
Shoulder strap
Body cap
Software
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will the Sony A390 accept old minolta manual focus bayonet mount lenses?

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No, you will need a converter adapter.
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answer 2
Compatible Konica Minolta™ (Maxxum®/Dynax™) lenses for the α (alpha) Digital SLR camera

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C1000570
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