Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Last Updated (30 November’12):
– Review & Sample Photos @ CNET

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 features 16.1-Megapixels 1/2.3″ Super HAD CCD Image Sensor with 25-250mm (35mm Equivalent) Sony G Lens and 10x Optical Zoom. It also equipped with ISO Sensitivity up to 3200, Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode, 720p HD Video Mode, Built-In Flash, Sweep Panorama Mode, and has 3.0-inch LCD Clear Photo LCD for easy share and viewing photos and videos. The camera measures (W x H x D) 3.71 x 2.21 x 0.85″ / 94.3 x 56.1 x 21.7 mm and weight 5.0 oz / 142 g with battery and memory card.

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Reviews

CNET reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 and writes;
“When set to fully automatic, the results weren’t as consistent as I would have liked, but when the W690 did well, it did very well indeed. Captured detail was consistently sharp, colours were accurate and the video performance was certainly up to scratch.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Ephotozine reviews the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 and writes;
“The W690 packs a good amount of optical zoom into its compact body and is easily small enough to carry around in your pocket. Image quality is also good with good colour reproduction. It’s not the quickest camera around, we found it a little slow when it came to switching on, shot-to-shot and when using continuous shooting. If these aren’t so important to you, the Sony Cybershot DSC-W690 is a decent compact digital camera.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

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User Opinions

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 User Reviews

Pretty good for what it is
“If you’re on a budget and either can’t afford or don’t want to spend $200+ on a camera, or if you’re looking for a low-end point and shoot compact you can just stick in your pocket and not have to haul around your primary camera, this is a good camera to get. It offers a nice all-around game of image quality, stabilization feature, and a decent for the money zoom in a compact, portable package.” – By The Draconic Nabokovian
Rating: ★★★★☆

Fine camera for the average picture-taker like me
“The zoom was extraordinary and the functionality, including basic video, panorama-picture and just plain easy handling was great for a traveler who wants to take a nice shot now and then. The shot-framing was straightforward. The low-light quality of the pics was quite fine.” – By Harris M.
Rating: ★★★★☆

Picture Perfect
“Was looking for a compact camera that was simple to use and would take great pictures….and this camera was it! I also was happy that you had a color selection, and the price was great too. I will be telling everyone I know who is looking for a camera that Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 is the one to buy.” – By Karen M. Porath
Rating: ★★★★★

pretty good
“This is a good little camera, very small and cute. Runs out of battery fairly easy. I bought a second battery fairly cheap and have been fine ever since. Personally I don’t like the software and it it pretty confusing to use. I have my own photo gallery so I just deleted it.” – By its me
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Samples Images

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Sample Photos

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 User Manual (PDF)

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Features

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 is equipped with 16.1 megapixel Super HAD CCD image sensor which allows user to capture outstanding images with superb contrast and clarity down to the finest detail that ideal to create photo-quality prints up to A3+ (13×19 inch) size, or crop the images and still come away with high resolution shots. It has 10x optical zoom G lens which enables to shoot distant subjects into closer for great outdoors, sports, and travel photos. While the Sweep Panorama mode-up to 360° lets users to take a variety of panoramic shots.


This camera is equipped with an Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to detect camera shake and automatically shifts the lens to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality. And an Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode which recognizing scenes, lighting conditions, faces, and adjusts settings resulting in clear images, faces with natural skin tone and less blur, its perfect to take beautiful images of ids on the playground, landscape shots, a beautiful flower or an indoor situations.


Additionally, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 also able to record 720p movie mode at 30 fps in MP4 format to compatible PC or Mac computer. There are additional features to increase your images quality such as Picture Effect for more expressive photos, Photo Creativity, Face Detection technology, Smile Shutter technology, Anti-blink Function, Soft Skin mode, Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode, Dynamic Range Optimizer, and Self-Portrait Timer.

Key Features:

+ 16.1Mp 1/2.3″ Super HAD CCD Sensor

+ 25-250mm (35mm Equivalent) Sony G Lens

+ 3.0″ LCD Clear Photo LCD

+ 10x Optical Zoom

+ 3200 ISO Sensitivity

+ Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode

+ Built-In Flash

+ 720p HD Video Capture

+ Sweep Panorama Mode

+ MS Duo/SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible

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