Sony DSC-W290 digital camera
DSC-W290
at a glance
4000 x 3000
5x optical zoom
3.0" lcd viewer
MS duo (pro) (HS)
NP-BG1 li-ion
Sony DSC-W290 review summary
camera date Mar 09  
pixels / class 12.1M  compact digital camera
overall rating not rated overall camera rating  3 reviews
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Sony DSC-W290 specifications
lens / zoom  28mm - 140mm (5x) (dig. 10x)
focus / macro  auto /  10cm
metering mode  multi-pattern, center weighted, spot
aperture  auto / F3.3 - F5.2
white balance  auto, 7 presets
shutter  auto / 2s - 1/1600s
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  internal - 4 modes and red-eye reduction / 0.2m - 3m
viewfinder  lcd screen
iso ratings  100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
image size  4000x3000, 3264x2448, 2592x1944, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 640x480 / [16:9] 4000x2248, 1920x1080 / [3:2] 4000 x 2672
image format  jpeg (exif)
image compr.  
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer
video options  mpeg1,  with sound - 1280x720, 640x480 (30fps)
audio options  
connectivity  multi-use terminal (usb 2.0 HS, video HD)
storage  11MB internal, memory stick duo (pro) (HS)
platform  
extra features  face and smile detection
optical image stabilization
PictBridge
histograms
Sony DSC-W290 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
09Sep09 Sony DSC-W270 / W290 review at CameraLabs
31Jul09 Sony Cyber-shot W290 review at TrustedReviews
24Jul09 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290 review at DCResource
News, guides, hints & tips
20Feb09 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290 press summary
Forum discussions
dpreview.com Sony Talk Forum
imaging-resource.com  Sony Forum
steves-digicams.com Sony Forum
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Sony DSC-W290 announcement clippings


The compact new Cyber-shot W290 puts even more shooting power in your pocket.  Available in a choice of eye-catching colours, the W290 is all about uncompromising picture quality and practical, easy to use functions.
With a generous 5x optical zoom range and 28mm wide angle, the Carl Zeiss lens broadens shooting possibilities – from detailed close-ups to panoramic landscapes and fun-filled parties.
Enhanced Face Detection and Smile Shutter make it easy to capture natural, spontaneous portraits and group shots. 720p HD movie mode shoots smooth HD video clips and stereo sound to enjoy on your HD TV.
The large 3.0-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus screen gives a crystal clear, high-contrast view of your pictures and HD video clips, even in bright viewing conditions. Ease of use is enhanced with Intelligent Auto mode that takes care of optimising camera settings to suit any scene.


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