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

  • 2014-07-15 07:00
    Five Stars, REMIGIO SANAFRIA
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    very good
  • 2014-07-09 07:00
    Love it but problems., Karen Meredith "small pebbles"
    This is my second cybershot camera and I love the photos this brand of camera takes! Color is right on...and I need this, as one of my uses is photographing my art for my Website...and very little adjustment is required. The zoom works incredibly well and rarely is out of focus. I had to send it for repair within one year, as the latch to the battery and memory card stopped working. Now I need to send it back for repair, as the LED has an annoying spot in the upper right side, which is transferred to each photo. Thank goodness I purchased a warranty on this!
  • 2014-07-09 07:00
    Best pocket sized digital camera, Reny U
    Verified Purchase(
    Very easy to use point and shoot camera. Takes excellent photos and videos. Everyone that sees the images I take with this camera is impressed and tell me I have a really good camera.
  • 2014-05-11 07:00
    A-OK, Michael
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    Nice item,in decent shape and well traveled too.It spent some time in Bogota.Small problem concerning the usb cord was handled with ALACRITY and GRACE. A+ seller,,,MLR
  • 2014-04-17 07:00
    camera received was not one ordered, Yvonnepicc
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    I was very unhappy with Ezcorp. I ordered this camera, the order slip in the box referred to this camera, but the camera was DIFFERENT. It was an inferior model in every way. I won't do business with them again!
  • 2014-04-06 07:00
    Second Cybershot to die in too short a time, Smilee306
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    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.
  • 2014-04-06 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
    Verified Purchase(
    Nice camera with basic point and shoot options. Simple to click and simple to download. Recommended product. Easy to carry.
  • 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, ycfmak
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    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.
  • 2014-02-09 08:00
    SONY CYBER-SHOT DSC-3690 16.1 MP DIGITAL CAMER, Theresa Mak
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    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.
  • 2014-02-09 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
    Verified Purchase(
    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.
  • 2014-01-07 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
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    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.
  • 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
    Verified Purchase(
    Everything I wanted! Great value for a great camera, very easy tu use and excellent pictures and quality! Very satisfied
  • 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
    Verified Purchase(
    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.
  • 2013-11-10 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.