Last week my Sony a290 died. Its been on its way out for a long time, I knew I would need to replace it. But there is nothing more sickening to the silence of pressing the power button and nothing happening. I have had this camera for a long time, since Devember 2010. 7 years this camera has lasted me, through all of university, and sixth form. Even helping me get an AS level photography certificate. In that time I have bought 4 lenses, and 2 flash guns for it. I love this camera as much as I loved my Kodak z740, they were both great cameras and served me well. But now its time to look forward, sticking with the sony range, I think a Sony A77ii is a good bet.

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