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Sony Cybershot DSCW290 12.1MP Digital Camera (Black)

Sony Cybershot DSCW290 12.1MP Digital Camera (Black)

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Product Description

The DSC-W290 featuring Carl Zeiss 5x optical zoom wide angle lens, Intelligent Auto, Smile Shutter, Face Detection, and Optical SteadyShot turns the most challenging situations into the most perfect pictures.

  • 12.1 Mega Pixels
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition
  • Double Anti-Blur Technology
  • 28mm Wide Angle Lens
  • 3.0" Clear Photo LCD Screen
  • 5x Optical Zoom
Key Features
  • Easy Mode
    A picture paints a thousand words, so easy-to-understand screen icons are used to help you control the settings of your Cyber-shot. But for even greater simplicity, switch to Easy Mode and the camera will do all the thinking for you, and can even display just the bare essentials like remaining shots and battery life.
  • Full High Definition 1080
    Photos are meant to be shared. Now, with Full HD 1080 output, it's easier than ever to show off your holiday shots or create an entertaining slideshow of party photos. Using an optional cable, just plug your Cyber-shot into any High Definition TV for crystal clear, vivid images that everyone can enjoy together.
  • Double Anti-blur Technology
    Sony's Double Anti-Blur combines two key technologies, High Sensitivity and Optical Steadyshot, to significantly reduce motion blurs and allow you to capture sharp images in any situation.
  • BIONZ Image Processing Engine
    The BIONZ Image Processing Engine suppresses colour and luminance noise, giving you enhanced colour reproduction, rich tonal graduations and an amazing clarity of detail that captures the instant the way it was meant to be.
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition
    Let the camera detect between the different types of scenes, automatically selecting the optimum settings for each situation. With this mode, shooting in varied situation is a breeze.
  • Clear Photo LCD Plus
    Gasp at your best moments when you view them on the crystalline clarity of the Clear Photo LCD Plus Display. It features a special, multi-layered coating that reduces reflection and increases contrast, so pictures can be previewed and framed in superb detail, even under extra bright or dark lighting conditions.
  • 12.1 Mega Pixels
    With 12.1 Mega Pixels, your picture offer amazing sharpness and clarity. Crop any part of an image that captured your imagination, its pin-sharp clarity will remain breathtaking. Should you require a larger print, the high resolution keeps quality impressively high.

Gross Pixels Approx. 12.4 Mega Pixels
Effective Pixels Approx. 12.1 Mega Pixels
Processor BIONZ
Sensor Type 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD
Optical Zoom 5x
Precision Digital Zoom Approx. 10x
Smart Zoom 8M: Approx. 6.1x, 5M: Approx. 7.7x, 3M: Approx. 9.8x, VGA: Approx. 31.0x, 16:9: Approx. 10.0x
Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
F Number 3.3 - 5.2
Focal Length f = (35mm Conversion) 5 - 25mm (28 - 140mm)
Auto Focus Range W: Approx. 10cm to Infinity, T: Approx. 50cm to Infinity
Macro Auto Focus Range W: Approx. 10cm to Infinity, T: Approx. 50cm to Infinity
Internal Memory Approx. 11MB
Memory Stick Memory Stick Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed) / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
LCD 3.0" (230K pixels), Clear Photo LCD Plus
Stamina (Battery Life) 300 shots / 150mins
Battery System Lithium ION Battery
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Photo Mode Intelligent Auto, Easy Shooting, Program Auto, Smile Shutter, Scene Selection
Scene Selection Twilight / Twilight Portrait / Landscape / Soft Snap / Snow / Beach / Fireworks / High Sensitivity / Underwater / Gourmet
Still Image Size 12M 4,000 x 3,000
Still Image Size 8M 3,264 x 2,448
Still Image Size 5M 2,592 x 1,944
Still Image Size 3M 2,048 x 1,536
Still Image Size VGA 640 x 480
Still Image Size 3:2 Mode 11M(4,000 x 2,672)
Still Image Size 16:9 Mode 9M(4,000 x 2,248) / 2M(1,920 x1,080)
Movie Recording Mode (720p Fine) 1280 x 720, 30fps, Approx.9Mbps
Movie Recording Mode (720p Standard) 1280 x 720, 30fps, Approx.6Mbps
Movie Recording Mode (VGA) 640 x 480, 30fps, Approx.3Mbps
Recording Format JPEG / MPEG4
Still Image Recording Mode Normal (JPEG) / Burst (JPEG) / Bracketing (JPEG)
Aperture Auto (F3.3 - F8.0) / Program Auto (F3.3 - F8.0)
Shutter Speed Auto (2" - 1/1,600) / Program Auto (1" - 1/1,600)
NR Slow Shutter Shutter Speed of 1/3sec or slower
ISO Sensitivity Setting Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
Image Stablizer Optical SteadyShot
Focus Mode Multi-point AF (9 points) / Center-weighted AF / Spot AF / Semi Manual (0.5m / 1.0m / 3.0m / 7.0m / Unlimited Distance)
Auto Focus Mode Intelligent
Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1/3EV Step
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent / Incandescent / Flash
Underwater White Balance Auto / Underwater 1-2 / Flash
Light Metering Multi-Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Auto Focus Illuminator Yes
Flash Mode Auto, Flash On, Flash Off, Slow Synchro
Flash Range ISO Auto: 0.2 - 3.0m (W) / Approx. 0.5 - 1.9m (T), ISO3200: up to 6.1m (W) / 3.9m (T)
Flash Level Setting Plus / Minus 1 Step
Pre-flash Yes
Auto Daylight Syncro Yes
Dynamic Range Optimiser Standard / Plus
Face Detection Yes
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Colour Mode Normal / Vivid / Sepia / B&W
Burst Mode Yes
Clear RAW NR (Noise Reduction) Yes
Self-Timer Yes (10sec / 2sec / off)
Auto Review Yes
Mode Dial Yes
Index Playback Yes
Playback Moving Image Mode Yes (1280 x 720 (Fine) / 1280 x 720 (Standard) / VGA)
Slide Show Playback Yes (HD / SD)
Slide Show Effect Transition Effect (Simple / Active / Nostalgic / Stylish), Music (4 Tunes)
Trimming / Resize / Playback Zoom Yes / Yes (Multi-resizing) / 8x
Image Rotation / Divide (MPEG) / Cue & Review Yes / No / Yes
Hand Shake Alert Yes
LCD Brightness Setting Yes
Speaker Volume Control Yes
Internal Memory Full Data Copy (to Memory Stick) Yes
Multi-use Terminal Yes (AV / USB / DC)
USB Connecting Auto / Mass Storage / PTP, MTP / PictBridge
Tripod Receptacle Yes
Battery Remaining Indicator Yes
Exposure Warning Indicator Yes
Histogram Indicator Yes
Disk / Memory Stick Remaining Indicator Yes
Start-up Approx. 1.6sec
Shutter Time Lag Approx. 0.3sec
Release Time Lag Approx. 0.012sec
Burst Speed (Maximum) Approx. 1.8 fps
Burst Interval (Minimum) Approx. 0.57sec
Dimensions (W x H x D) 97.6 x 57.4 x 22.6mm
Weight Approx. 145g (Body), Approx. 174g (With Accessories)
Body Material Metal Body
Battery Lithium ION Battery NP-BG1
Battery Charger BC-CSGD / BC-CSGE
Multi-cable Yes
Power Cord Yes
Wrist Strap Yes
Application Software Picture Motion Browser
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