Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290 / W290 is a well-built compact with with a useful zoom range and a range of features that makes it suitable for point and shoot photography. It has some more advanced options, but
lacks anything approaching full manual exposure controls. Auto scene detection, face recognition and smile shutter features will help novices get better pictures with less effort.
Pros: Ease of use., Slick design and build quality, Smile shutter feature., Fast flash recycling.
Cons: Slightly soft image quality., Proprietary storage and port., No optical zoom while filming., No HDMI port.