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Sony DSC-W690 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 10x Yes Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Fairly priced
Good quality pictures
Expert reviews are average
70 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

Seven experts from sites including CNET.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and techradar.com/au/ have rated this medium megapixel camera on average 66%.

User Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average user rating of 87% based on 103 user reviews. Over 86% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 27,220 expert and owner reviews (including 471 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 93% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Quality Pictures

11 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was able to produce good images.

Good Video Capture

Two owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-W690 considered that it was good for video recording.

  • In this review Features for beginners Specs Stills tests Video test Conclusion Where compact pocket cameras like this are concerned…
    CNET.co.uk July 2012
  • The sound on the video is really good too…
    Colette (Amazon) - August 2013

Design

Easy to Use

10 people who bought the product agreed that it was easy to use.

Superior Product Quality

Six people who bought the product concluded that it was good quality.

Not Waterproof

The DSC-W690 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera are also not waterproof.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Five owners wrote in their reviews that it was compact and four owners who bought it mentioned that it was thin.

Average Weight

The Sony DSC-W690 has a relatively standard weight (124 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was September 2013 when Sony released the DSC-W690.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-W690 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Lens System

Very Big Digital Zoom

When compared to other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera, the Sony DSC-W690's digital zoom of 72 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. The digital zooms of cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera range from 2x to 120x.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the DSC-W690 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-W690 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera which support Full HD video.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-W690 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Sony camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The best video resolution of all cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-W690 supports video capability. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-W690 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also have a built-in flash.

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Has a Night Mode

The DSC-W690 has a night mode. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a night mode.

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Features Face Detection

The DSC-W690 features face detection. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also feature face detection.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DSC-W690 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-W690 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-W690 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 2592 x 1944. Across all digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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16.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.1 megapixels digital camera.

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Audio

Features Noise Reduction

The DSC-W690 features noise reduction, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Wind Filter

The DSC-W690 has a wind filter. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a wind filter.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Sony DSC-W690 features smile detection. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also feature smile detection.

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Camera

Features Multi Burst Mode

The DSC-W690 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-W690 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The DSC-W690 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Sony DSC-W690 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The DSC-W690 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DSC-W690 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dscw690ts, sony dscw690l, sony dscw690r, sony dscw690b
Barcodes 00027242276918, 00027242844209, 00027242844216, 00027242844223, 00027242844230, 00411378262462, 00617529208215, 00639767694858, 00639767694865, 03610170850137, 03610170850144, 04905524832709, 04905524832716, 04905524832723, 04905524832730, 04905524832747, 04905524832754, 04905524858013, 04905524858020, 04905524858266, 04905524878424, 05013493218482, 05053313418999, 07501450762256, 07501450762263, 08427247081340, 08427247081357, 08427247081364

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