Sony W690 Review

 
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Model Name: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 
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General
Model Number: W690 
Camera Format: Ultra Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $179.99
Street Price: $257.14
Date Available: 2012-05-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 5.0 oz (142 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 3.7 x 2.2 x 0.9 in.
(94 x 56 x 22 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
11520 x 1080 (12.4 MP, Other),
7152 x 1080 (7.7 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
4912 x 1920 (9.4 MP, Other),
3424 x 1920 (6.6 MP, Other)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.0
Movie Resolution: 1280x720, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 30p (Fine: 9Mbps/Standard: 6Mbps), 30p (3Mbps)
Movie Audio: Yes 
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 16.40
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.3" 
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 
Sensor Type: CCD 
Effective Megapixels: 16.10 
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25 - 250 mm
Zoom Ratio: 10.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 4x Precision, up to 72x Smart Zoom 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: No 
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Aperture Range: f/3.3 (W) / f/5.9 (T) 
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No 
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 230,400 dots (76,800 px)
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push 
Shutter Speed Range: 2 - 1/1600
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene (High Sensitivity, Night Scene, Night Portrait, Landscape, Soft Snap, Soft Skin, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Gourmet, Pet Mode), Picture Effect (Toy camera, Pop Color, Partial Color, Soft High-key), Panorama (Standard, Wide, 360 degrees) 
Self Timer: 2, 10, Portrait1, Portrait2 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Flash Off; Red-eye Reduction: On/Off/Auto 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO Auto: Approx. 0.3 - 3.3m (W) / Approx. 1.2 - 1.9m (T) 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB): 27.0
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No 
Movie File Format: MP4 (AVC/H.264) with mono sound 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: Multiuse Terminal (AV(SD)/USB) 
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BN/NP-BN1 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BN Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 220
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, 720p HD movies, 4 Picture Effects. Available in silver, black, red or blue. 

 


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