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Sony Cyber-shot  DSC-W290
5.8 out of 10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290

12.1 megapixel, Carl Zeiss® 5x optical zoom wide (28mm) lens, 3. Read more

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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

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20 March 2015
  • Summary: With all of the features being added to new beginner-level digital cameras, it sometimes can be easy to lose track of the most important feature -- image quality. After all, your digital camera can have all of the coolest features, but if it can't create a sharp, high-quality image, the extra...
  • Pros: Image quality is very good, Very easy to use with few buttons, Large LCD is easy to see in bright sunlight, Continuous-shot performance is very good, Multiple body colors are available
  • Cons: Shutter lag can be a minor problem, especially in low light, Some focus problems on close-up subjects, Design is pretty basic, MSRP could be a little lower - shop around
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Overall 9
8.8
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 8
8.0

Sony Cyber-shot W290 Review

What Digital Camera
27 September 2009
  • Summary: Image quality may not be perfect, but the fantastic low-light ability, excellent build quality, lightning-fast performance and the additional versatility of the 5x wide zoom and HD video recording make this camera outstanding value for money.
  • Pros: Build quality, performance, low-light ability
  • Cons: Slight image noise problems
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
23 July 2009
  • Excerpt: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290 ($250) is an ultra-compact camera featuring a 12 Megapixel CCD, 5X wide-angle zoom lens, image stabilization, a 3-inch LCD, HD movie recording, and more. It has two siblings -- the DSC-W220 and W230 -- and the chart below illustrates what differentiates these models:
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Overall 8
8.3
Performance 8
8.3

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-W290 handles a big zoom with strong image results

PC Authority
18 June 2010
  • Summary: A great-value Cyber-shot that no-one would regret buying
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 8
8.3
Features 7
6.7
Performance 8
8.3
Picture quality 8
8.3

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290

PC Pro
11 November 2009
  • Conclusion: A great-value Cyber-shot combining decent features and good image quality with a reasonable price
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0
Photo quality - landscapes 10
10
Photo quality - macro 4
4.0
Photo quality - portraits 8
8.0
Photo quality - low light 4
4.0
Photo quality - sports 6
6.0

Sony Cybershot DSC-W290

digicambuyer.co.uk
16 September 2009
  • Conclusion: The W290 is a fantastic buy: producing crisp, well-balanced and vibrant frames, all at an affordable cost. It struggles in low light and isn't the top contender for macro or sports but excels in landscape and portrait shooting, and for an every day point and shoot you'd struggle to find a camera...
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0

Sony Camera DSC-W290

GadgetSpeak
5 August 2009
  • Excerpt: I do not get to see many Sony units as their agency in the past has not the most cooperative hence this unit being supplied by Jessops. This is a small neat unit but it also has a lot of recent features and certainly worth a look.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290

Trusted Reviews
1 August 2009
  • Summary: This Jessops-exclusive compact is packed with advanced features
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Recenze: Stylový kompakt Sony Cybershot DSC-W290 v praxi

Fotografovani.cz
3 February 2013
  • Excerpt: V dnešním redakčním testu jsme se rozhodli podívat se na „zoubek“ stylovému kompaktu od Sony, nesoucímu označení Cybershot DSC-W290. Jedná se o model, který je v produktové řadě „W“ momentálně posazen na nejvyšším místě a tak by mohlo jít o hodnotný přístroj.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony W290

Absolut Photo
28 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Sony vient renouveler sa gamme W avec les nouveaux modèles, Sony W290, W270 et W230 qui sont autant de variantes autour de caractéristiques. Ce que l’on peut en retenir, c’est que les Sony CyberShot W sont des appareils qui feront de l’œil aux photographes désireux d’un compact sobre à l’allure...
  • Pros: Compacité / look, Mode vidéo
  • Cons: Zoom un peu sage, Ecran peu défini
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