Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 16.1 MP Digital Camera

Sony has finally launched the Cyber-shot DSC-W690 digital camera, announced in February 2012. It has 16 megapixel sensor and comes with 10x optical zoom lens. This camera is available in black, blue, red and silver with a price tag of $148. Check the specifications for more.
Body type Compact
Max resolution 4608 x 3456
Other resolutions 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h 4:3, 16:9
Effective pixels 16.1 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 16.4 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type CCD
Processor BIONZ
ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes (1)
Image stabilization Optical
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 25 – 250 mm
Optical zoom 10×
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
Digital zoom Yes (20x)
Macro focus range 5 cm (1.97″)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3″
Screen dots 230,400
Screen type ClearPhoto TFT LCD display
Live view Yes
Photography features
Maximum aperture F3.3 – F5.9
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 sec
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 3.3 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Continuous drive Yes (1 fps)
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±2 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
  • MPEG-4
Microphone Mono
Speaker Mono
Resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage included 27 MB
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion NP-BN battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 220
Weight (inc. batteries) 142 g (0.31 lb / 5.01 oz)
Dimensions 94 x 56 x 22 mm (3.7 x 2.2 x .87″)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 features a generous 3.0″ LCD that makes navigation ans settings adjustment a breeze. Its 16.1 megapixel CCD sensor is capable of shooting HD 720p video. DSC-W690 includes Face Detection, Smile Shutter, Self Portrait Timer, Sweep Panorama mode-up to 360° and in-camera retouching.

That’s all about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690. This camera is available in Amazon.
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