Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290

Announced Feb 17, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 140 mm (5×)
Body type
Body type Compact
Sensor
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 ?
Other resolutions 4000 x 2672, 4000 x 2248, 3264 x 2448, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480 ?
Image ratio w:h 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 ?
Effective pixels 12 megapixels ?
Sensor photo detectors 12 megapixels ?
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) ?
Sensor type CCD ?
Image
ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 ?
White balance presets 8 ?
Custom white balance No ?
Image stabilization Optical ?
Uncompressed format No
JPEG quality levels Fine, Standard ?
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 28–140 mm
Optical zoom 5×
Maximum aperture F3.3 - F5.2 ?
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Single
  • Live View
?
Digital zoom Yes (10x)
Manual focus Yes (Semi - Manual) ?
Normal focus range 50 cm (19.69) ?
Macro focus range 10 cm (3.94) ?
Number of focus points 9
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed ?
Screen size 3 ?
Screen dots 230,400 ?
Touch screen No
Live view No ?
Viewfinder type None ?
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 2 sec ?
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 sec ?
Aperture priority No ?
Shutter priority No ?
Manual exposure mode No
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 3.90 m
External flash No
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
Continuous drive 2 fps ?
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps) ?
Videography features
Resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Format MPEG-4
Microphone Mono
Speaker None
Storage
Storage types Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo, Internal ?
Storage included 11 MB Internal ?
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) ?
HDMI Yes ?
Remote control No
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion Battery & Charger
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)
Other features
Orientation sensor No
Timelapse recording No ?
GPS None
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