Summary Sony DSC-W290

Prices Price
Camera only
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 2
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 13
Specifications Key specs
Help 5x
Screen size
Help 3"
Help f/3.3
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Wide angle
Help 28 mm
Movie format
Help 720p @ 30fps
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290


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The Sony DSC-W290 vs other recent compacts

Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Screen size Above average sized screen Help
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Zoom Above average zoom Help
Size Quite small Help
Compact (98×57×23 mm)
Thickness Thin Help


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The Sony DSC-W290 vs other recent compacts

Wide angle Poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
1.8 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
Announced Old Help
February 2009
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
2 seconds
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Light sensitivity Very poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.8 MP
Sensor type Sensor type Help
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/1600 of a second
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290
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Ahmed Fouad (5:18 PM, May 20, 2011)
I had this camera for 2 years..I think it is only worth $140-$150 or so given that it always worked poorly in low-light, It only takes great shots outdoors in the morning or sun light, otherwise it takes really poor quality pictures..unrealistic details with flash on..overall, I am not happy with this one and I am looking for an alternative now.