Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290

Announced Feb 17, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 140 mm (5×)
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Announced Feb 17, 2009

One of a pair of near identical twins (the other being the DSC-W230), the DSC-W290 sat near the top of the new ('09) generation of conventionally-styled 'W' series compacts and features Sony's latest intelligent auto features, a useful stabilized 28-140mm (5x) zoom, 3.0" LCD and 12MP sensor that's also capable of capturing 720p HD movie clips in MPEG4 format. The slightly more run of the mill - and cheaper - DSC-W230 drops the zoom range and HD movie capture.

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Article, Feb 17, 2009
Quick specs
Body type Compact
Max resolution 4000 x 3000
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type CCD
ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Focal length (equiv.) 28–140 mm
Optical zoom 5×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 230,400
Min shutter speed 2 sec
Max shutter speed 1/1600 sec
Format MPEG-4
Storage types Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 167 g (0.37 lb / 5.89 oz)
Dimensions 98 x 57 x 23 mm (3.86 x 2.24 x 0.91)
GPS None

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