As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 is also often compared to ultra compacts, compacts and digicams. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690's top rivals come from Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-W730 and the Cybershot DSC-W530) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S2900 and the Coolpix S01)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W690 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it significantly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1 fps vs 7.5 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and is older (february 2012 vs january 2014).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730
10 months newer
$138

Significant advantages of the DSC-W730 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W730 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-W730 and DSC-W690

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 122 g vs 142 g

Samsung WB30F

Samsung WB30F
10 months newer
$177

Significant advantages of the WB30F (vs the DSC-W690)

  • Thinner: 0.7" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the WB30F (vs the DSC-W690)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the WB30F and DSC-W690

  • Very small: Ultra compact (98×58×17 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 128 g vs 142 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
1 year newer
$268 - $345

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 1 fps

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and DSC-W690

  • Very small: Compact (96×55×26 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 137 g vs 142 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
1 year newer
$117 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and DSC-W690

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 122 g vs 142 g

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500
1 year newer
$417

Significant advantages of the S9500 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the S9500 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (110×60×31 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×22 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.2" vs 0.9"
  • Heavier: 205 g vs 142 g

common strengths of the S9500 and DSC-W690

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×60×31 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.2" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 205 g vs 142 g

Sony Cybershot WX60

Sony Cybershot WX60
10 months newer
$737

Significant advantages of the WX60 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 1 fps

Significant disadvantages of the WX60 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the WX60 and DSC-W690

  • Very small: Super compact (92×53×23 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 124 g vs 142 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W690 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 29 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (february 2012 vs february 2011) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it is slightly larger (super compact (94×56×22 mm) vs ultra compact (77×51×17 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), has a slightly shorter battery life (220 shots vs 250 shots) and is thicker (0.9" vs 0.7").

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Sony Cybershot W530
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W530 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W530 and DSC-W690

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
similar age
$133

Significant advantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W610 and DSC-W690

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S01

Nikon Coolpix S01
5 months newer
$321

Significant advantages of the S01 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S01 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • None found

common strengths of the S01 and DSC-W690

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix FH10

Panasonic Lumix FH10
10 months newer
$160

Significant advantages of the FH10 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FH10 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • None found

common strengths of the FH10 and DSC-W690

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX70 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX70 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX70 and DSC-W690

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix Z10fd

Fujifilm FinePix Z10fd
4 years older
$119

Significant advantages of the Z10fd (vs the DSC-W690)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Z10fd (vs the DSC-W690)

  • None found

common strengths of the Z10fd and DSC-W690

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W690 compared to compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), is newer (february 2012 vs february 2009) and is thinner (0.9" vs 1").

However, on average it has a slightly shorter battery life (220 shots vs 250 shots) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Nikon Coolpix S2900

Nikon Coolpix S2900
2 years newer
$261

Significant advantages of the S2900 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S2900 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the S2900 and DSC-W690

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

Canon PowerShot SD600

Canon PowerShot SD600
6 years older
$380

Significant advantages of the SD600 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD600 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the SD600 and DSC-W690

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (86×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W170 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • Much longer battery life: 370 shots vs 220 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W170 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Much shorter max exposures: 1 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-W170 and DSC-W690

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (94×58×24 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
1 year older
$315

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 25 mm
  • Significantly thicker: 1.2" vs 0.9"
  • Shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the S95 and DSC-W690

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix S630

Nikon Coolpix S630
3 years older

Significant advantages of the S630 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • Shoots faster: 11 fps vs 1 fps

Significant disadvantages of the S630 (vs the DSC-W690)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 25 mm

common strengths of the S630 and DSC-W690

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (58×97×26 mm) vs Super compact (94×56×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W690 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (25 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (230k dots vs 85k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 3.1 MP).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Olympus D-560 Zoom

Olympus D-560 Zoom
9 years older

Significant advantages of the D-560 Zoom (vs the DSC-W690)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D-560 Zoom (vs the DSC-W690)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 25 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"

common strengths of the D-560 Zoom and DSC-W690

  • Light weight: 220 g vs 142 g