Sony DSC-W290 Cyber-shot Black Digital Camera


What does the 20% ReviewGist Score mean?

Sony Cyber-shot W290 is a not recommended buy as per the ReviewGist score of 20%. This is because even though the Sony Cyber-shot W290 has garnered good reviews from most reviewers, it might not come with the latest specifications as it is a relatively very old model.

  • Good ratings from over 35 review sources with an average rating of 3.5 stars. Top review sources include, stars), and
  • Released 5 years 5 months ago (Jul 2009) which makes it one of the very old digital cameras in the market.


Key Features
Camera Type Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Image Sensor Type CCD
Optical Zoom 5.0 x
Resolution 12.0 Megapixel
LCD Screen Size 3.0 in.
HD Recording Format 1080i (HDTV), 720p (HDTV)
Digital Zoom 2.0 x
Focal Length 5 - 25 mm
Focus Type Autofocus
Interchangeable Lens Not Interchangeable Lens
Image Quality
Camera Resolution 12.1 Megapixel
Image Resolutions 3264 x 2448, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 4000 x 3000, 4000 x 2672, 4000 x 2248
Video Format MPEG-4
Video Resolutions 640 x 480 (VGA), 1280 x 720
Exposure Control
Frames Per Second 1.8 Frames
Shutter Speed 1/4 - 1/1600 sec
White Balance Auto, Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Cloudy (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Incandescent (Preset), Flash (Preset), Underwater (Preset)
Compression Type DPOF 1.1, EXIF 2.21, DCF 2.0
Memory Type Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Internal Memory
Flash Type Built-In
ISO Speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 80
Viewfinder / Display
LCD Panel Size 3.0 in.
Interface Type USB 2.0
Power Supply
Battery Life 300.0 Images
Battery Type Lithium ion rechargeable
Included Features
Self Timer 10 Sec, 2 Sec
Tripod Mount Tripod Mount
Depth 0.89 in.
Height 2.37 in.
Weight 0.32 lb.
Width 3.87 in.
Warranty 1 Year
Exterior Color Black
Family Line Sony Cyber-shot
Included Accessories Software, USB Cable, Hand Strap, Battery Charger, AV Cable, Li-Ion Rechargable Battery
Product ID 82899017
UPC 4905524587050
Waterproof Not Waterproof
ReviewGist ID 42594,82899017

Manufacturer Description

12.1 Megapixel, Compact Camera, 3 in. LCD Screen, 5x Optical Zoom, With Video Capability, Weight: 0.32 lb.
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