Sony DSC-W690 16.1 Megapixel Simple and Easy Reviews Roundup

Sony announces four new Cyber-Shot models include the DSC-WX150, DSC-W690, DSC-TX66 and the waterproof DSC-TX20 cameras. The WX150 and W690 are the world's thinnest 10x optical zoom cameras with the new AA (Advanced Aspherical) lens element which is drastically smaller than those in previous 10x zoom Cyber-shots. The TX66 and TX20 feature an ultra-slim, front-sliding design and measures about 12.2 mm thick. The TX20 is also waterproof up to 5m (16 feet), dustproof, shockproof up to 1.5m (5 feet) and freezeproof up to 14 degrees F.

The DSC-WX150 and DSC-TX66 features a 18.2 Megapixels Exmor R CMOS sensor with fast AF speed of approximately 0.13 second in daylight, 0.20 seconds in low-light. The DSC-WX150 comes with 3.0-inch 460k dot LCD screen and 10x wide-angle optical zoom lens (25-250mm in 35mm format) with 20x digital Clear Image Zoom at full resolution, while the DSC-TX66 comes with 5x wide-angle optical zoom lens (26-130mm in 35mm format) and 3.3-inch Xtra Fine OLED touch-screen. Both models have Extra High Sensitivity technology to enhance low-light shooting, Full HD Movie Shooting at 1920x1080/60i, Enhanced Optical SteadyShot and 9 Picture Effect options. The DSC-W690 features a 16.1 Megapixels CCD sensor, 3.0-inch 230k dot LCD touch screen, same 10x zoom lens, 720p HD Movie Shooting, and only 4 Picture Effect options. The DSC-WX150, DSC-W690 and DSC-T66 are listed for $250, $180 and $350 respectively. The DSC-WX150 & DSC-W690 are available in silver, black, red and blue this May, while the DSC-TX66 is available in silver, gold, red, white, purple and pink this March.

Sony DSC-W690 Camera Reviews Roundup


TechRadar - Oct 03 2012
"These results show that images from the Sony Cyber-Shot W690 at lower ISO sensitivities show the same sort of signal to noise ratio as those from the Samsung PL210, Nikon Coolpix S6200 and Canon A4000. At mid-range sensitivities (between ISO 100 and ISO 400), the Sony camera performs better than all but the Nikon, before dipping at higher ISOs to the Samsun..." More »
60out of 100
CNET US - Sep 29 2012
"Photo quality from the W690 is very good for its class, but like most compact cameras -- particularly those with CCD sensors -- it still stumbles at higher ISOs. Photos at ISO 80 and 100 are relatively sharp with a decent amount of fine detail and low noise. At ISO 200, subjects soften some, losing sharpness and fine detail. At ISO 400, images get noticeabl..." More »
66out of 100
ePhotoZine - Aug 01 2012
"Detail is good throughout the images when shooting wide or with the full optical zoom, with the camera doing well at keeping purple fringing to a minimum. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 5cm, this allows the camera to get close enough to take a decent macro shot. A sharp noise free image is taken at ISO 80, with only a very slight hint of noise..." More »
70out of 100
CNET UK - Aug 01 2012
"I performed my tests using the W690's intelligent auto mode, allowing the camera to set all its own shooting parameters, while I concentrated on angle and composition. On first downloading the results and judging them as arbitray hits or misses, there was a higher proportion of misses than I have seen from other compacts over the last few months. Some shots..." More »
60out of 100

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User Review of the camera - Sony DSC-W690

  • 2014-04-06 07:00
    Second Cybershot to die in too short a time, Smilee306
    I bought the Cybershots in the first place for their great zoom and compact body, but this is the second one I've had in 4 years stop working entirely. This one lasted just more than a year. I do not drop them or treat them harshly - I take very good care of my possessions. The first one the light sensor went out, this time the ability to focus has died. I have to be done with Sony, it upsets me too much to have to replace my camera every year. That's a ridiculously short-lived piece of technology.
  • 2014-03-23 07:00
    Nice camera, Praveen
    Nice camera with basic point and shoot options. Simple to click and simple to download. Recommended product. Easy to carry.
  • 2014-02-09 08:00
    SONY CYBER-SHOT DSC-3690 16.1 MP DIGITAL CAMER, Theresa Mak
    I like Sony digital camers. I used to own one W370 Cyber-shot digital camera with 14.1 MP, 7X optical zoom. This one was being droped by someone while travelling on a cruise. I don't think this one is available any more.
  • 2014-01-07 08:00
    Awesome, Dnice
    I love it, this camera takes great photos, you may have to adjust the resolution because they are sooooo big that it takes a minute to be able to review them. But other than that small delay, it works great.
  • 2014-01-06 08:00
    I have been scammed, Juan
    My order was for the Sony DSC-W690 camera and instead the seller send the Sony DSC-W710 camera. It is an abuse that a product is offered and send another for the same value. I am in Ecuador and it is very difficult to return the product for customs policies. I hope a solution.
  • 2013-12-29 08:00
    Great, Marite
    Everything I wanted! Great value for a great camera, very easy tu use and excellent pictures and quality! Very satisfied
  • 2013-11-10 08:00
    Ruined my cruise photos :(, Lil One
    I could not be more unhappy with this purchase. I bought this camera to take on a once in a lifetime cruise. The small size and simple point/shoot operation were quite attractive to me.
    The camera worked fine for the first day of my trip. By Day 2, it developed a black spot that showed up in any photos that were zoomed in to any degree. A number of my photos are ruined as a result.
    I am a diehard Amazon shopper and generally very happy with everything that I buy, but this was a most disappointing purchase.
  • 2013-10-08 07:00
    You are my #1 man and the best I could ever ask for! :), chantelle
    I loved it babe :) The best I could have ever got and it will bring many memories ;) You mean the world to me ;)
  • 2013-09-20 07:00
    Sony is the Greatest!!, ptcoke2
    I owned one of these but older model so i thought it was time to up grade to a newer model and this one is so HOT!!! I just LOVE IT I don't think i would have any other model besides SONY!!!
  • 2013-09-03 07:00
    roger venezuela 2013, roger
    very good I recommend it all came as I was a bit slow charm thanks but I congratulate taste good sellers
  • 2013-09-01 07:00
    Great, Jessica Piper
    When I got this Sony cyber camera, I was playing with it and I love it. I just went to a concert couple of days ago n the hp 720 video camera is awesome. I can see the video clearly and I cant beat the price... I will keep on shopping on amazon
  • 2013-08-13 07:00
    Product appeared much more "used" than advertised and was not completed, molly clouston
    The product was advertised as "like new" but came with numerous scratches and the case was filthy. Also, it did not have the battery charger or computer cables so I had to spend another $30 just to find out if it worked. Now that I have the camera charged, I think it will meet my needs.
  • 2013-08-11 07:00
    Soy Cyper-shot Digital Camera, Elvis Kelly
    I'm one of those people who are technologically challenged. I don't want a camera with so many "bells and whistles" that I could never figure out how to use it. This is the perfect camera for someone like me. It's so easy to use, compact and easy to carry, yet does have several "bells and whistles" for those who want to use them. If you want simple, you have it in this camera. If you want more sophisticated features, you also have them in this camera. However, the more sophisticated features do not prevent you from simple "point and shoot" photography.
  • 2013-08-03 07:00
    very friendly and very efficient thanks, Yaritza Chacon
    very friendly and very efficient thanks indeed very happy with the product are excellent sellers all perfect and no complaints hamables demaciado excuse the tardansa for qualification but are actually very efficient thanks. Thank you.
  • 2013-08-01 07:00
    Excellent, Julie L. Tilley
    This is perfect for our needs.We use a camara to document all sorts of things. Easy to download to computer.
    Delivery was on schedule.
  • 2013-07-29 07:00
    Great camera, Douglas Devries "bigdoug"
    It's a little slow to get ready for the next photo but it takes great photos like it like it
  • 2013-07-28 07:00
    Camera, Lynn Denis
    It did not take me long to pick this camera out of all of the cameras displayed. It is small so it is easy to keep in my pocket so I can use it whenever I want.
  • 2013-07-22 07:00
    Camera extraordinarie, ve140709 Juan Portillo
    excelent for me, it is practical for my work because i'm electrician, it is very easy its functional, thanks very much
  • 2013-07-17 07:00
    Big Fan, chakla
    I have always been a big fan of Sony Cyber-shot cameras. This is probably the 4th if not 5th Sony Cyber-shot I have owned. I replace them every 12-18 months because the technology improves year over year. Photography has been a hobby of mine for over 20 years back to when film was used in cameras.
    I really endorse Sony Cyber-shot because of the ergonomics of the camera. I one time switched to Nikon and did not like how had to adjust the different modes through a menu and not a hard button on the camera you can slide up and down to change. You can easily change between photo, panoramic and movie modes on the Cyber-shot. The Nikon didn't take as good quality of the photos as the Sony. This camera takes beautiful photos. I have enlarged the prints to 11x14 and framed them in 16x20 frames in my office. Customers come in and marvel at the beauty of the photo and ask where I took the picture and what camera was used. I tell them it was just a simple point and shoot digital camera and they cannot believe it. The zoom on this camera is a 10x optical zoom. Most cameras are just 5x or 8x, but this one is 10x. I don't zoom often but it is a good zoom.
    The size of the camera is perfect for every occasion. I take this camera on all of my vacations and it documents my memories. It easily fits in my pocket during travel or I will use the strap to put around my wrist.
    Definitely recommend and will definitely be a repeat customer to Sony Cyber-shot for the future.
  • 2013-07-15 07:00
    Great Camera, Ronald V. Perrone "Ronald Perrone"
    I like it because it is a point and shoot camera and it automatically takes care of the details such as flash.
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