Summary: Curse myself for not returning it back within the 30-day period. Worst camera I ever used. Blurry pics, horrible under low lights. Don't waste your money. Sony lcd quality is exceptional, better than most. But picture quality sucks. Can't zoom in during movie mode. Never ever buy this.
Summary: Before you buy a Sony Cybershot DSC W290 Google the following sony DSC W290 "turn the power off and on again". We purchased a Sony Cybershot DSC W290 Digital Camera from Amazon.com in March 2010.
Summary: I purchased this camera to fit in my purse for special occassions. Primarily a wedding. While it took good pictures for the first 2 months of ownership, it began to fail horribly thereafter. After having the camera serviced twice in less than 2 years, it is now dead again.
Summary: We bought this camera. twice. the first time within a week, we found it defective as one day we turned it on and half the screen/view-finder was blank. Ok, fine defective. We had otherwise liked it during that week it worked, so returned it and chose the same camera.
Summary: This is the worst camera I have ever owned and I will NEVER buy another Sony again. I had a cannon elph for over 5 years and it worked wonderfully. Since pixel numerosity, HD, etc., have improved so much since I purchased that one, I thought I was "upgrading" to the Sony.
Summary: My husband got me this camera for my birthday. I loved it at first. Then within about 4-5 months I had to send it in (under warranty-free) because the shutter wouldn't close all the way or open. They fixed it no problem, then about 6 months after that, it happened again.
Summary: I bought this camera after owning several Kodak cameras over the past ten years. It has been awful as far as I'm concerned. It is much slower than my Kodak cameras and the picture quality is not as good.
Unreliable, Poor Video Quality, and Expensive Memory
Daniel Berntson, Amazon
30 April 2010
Summary: I've had a Sony DSC-290 for just about a year--I bought the camera for a trip to Europe last summer with my dad. The camera LCD stopped function in the middle of our trip (fortunately, we had brought along a spare).