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Sony DSC-W690

Sony DSC-W690
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A classic but only average spec compact camera
Compact 16.1MP 10x No Mar 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD (Blue) (2012 Model)
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Sony DSC-W690 Review

With very good reviews but average features, we have ranked the Sony DSC-W690 number 930 across all digital cameras.
77
Reviews
111 Reviews
59
Features
Average Features
46
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 46?

It has great user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 73%, based on 111 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Average optical zoom
Very slim, easy to use cyber-shot camera with powerful zoom
So slim and simple with high-power zoom
Magical movies
Experience the whole picture
Slim with super zoom
Only 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
Very low maximum ISO sensitivity

Sony DSC-W690 Video Reviews

How Big is the Sony DSC-W690?

The Sony DSC-W690 is 94.3mm wide and 56.1mm tall. It is 21.7mm deep and weighs 124g.

Sony DSC-W690 front dimensions
Sony DSC-W690 size in context

Sony DSC-W690 In-Depth Analysis

Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The DSC-W690's sensor megapixels of 16.1MP is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 37% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the DSC-W690 of 10x is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 42% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the DSC-W690 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 3840 x 3840 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The DSC-W690's minimum aperture number of 3.3 is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 40% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-W690 has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Sony DSC-W690's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 3,200 is in the lowest 30% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the DSC-W690 of 0.000625s is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is faster than 46% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Light

The weight of the Sony DSC-W690 of only 124g is in the lightest 18% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The DSC-W690 has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DSC-W690 features multi burst mode, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Shorter Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The DSC-W690's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 335mm is shorter than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is shorter than 74% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most other digital cameras, the DSC-W690 does not support Full HD video. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the DSC-W690 of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 16% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Feature Contrast Adjustment

Like most other digital cameras, the DSC-W690 does not feature contrast adjustment. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

Across all the digital cameras the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The digital zoom of the Sony DSC-W690 of 72x is in the biggest 3% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony DSC-W690 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Noise Reduction

The DSC-W690 features noise reduction. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Has a Wind Filter

The DSC-W690 has a wind filter. 96% of digital cameras do not have a wind filter.

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Not Waterproof

Like most other cameras, the DSC-W690 is not waterproof. 92% of digital cameras are not waterproof.

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-W690 features smile detection, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Only 220 Battery Life

The DSC-W690 is a digital camera that takes 220 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The DSC-W690 supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 2144 x 1424. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-W690 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 78% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Face Detection

The DSC-W690 features face detection, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not feature face detection.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The DSC-W690's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is lower than 68% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 610,000 pixels.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Sony DSC-W690 supports video capability, unlike 67% of digital cameras which do not support video capability.

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Has a Night Mode

The Sony DSC-W690 has a night mode. 96% of digital cameras do not have a night mode.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the DSC-W690 of 0.435" is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 53% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Sony DSC-W690 has a tripod mount. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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