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Shoot beautiful photos and HD 720p video with the slim 16.1MP DSC-W690. Get close to your subject with the stabilized 10X optical zoom lens, use its colorful 3.0" LCD to compose and share images, and select the iSCN mode to automatically set the best exposure.
Compact camera with 10x zoom - The Sony 10x optical zoom G lens brings distant subjects super close for great outdoors, sports, and travel photos. The compact size makes it easy to take with you in a pocket, purse, or backpack.
720p MP4 HD Movie Mode - In 720p MP4 movie mode the camera shoots 1280 x 720 high definition movies at 30 fps, a standard format when working with a PC. Users will create high quality movies with full use of optical zoom in files small enough to transfer to compatible PC or Mac computer. Once transferred to your computer and connected to the internet, you can effortlessly upload your media to popular photo and video-sharing websites such as Photobucket and YouTube.
Sweep Panorama mode (up to 360?) - Reach beyond the traditional wide angle lens, and capture more breathtaking shots with Sweep Panorama mode. Simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed, then seamlessly stitches the images together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image. Available in wide and up to 360? full circle, the camera can take a variety of panoramic shots. Now capturing wide landscapes is as easy as press and sweep.
16.1 Megapixel Super HAD CCD Image Sensor - A powerful 16.1 megapixel 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD image sensor helps you capture gorgeous images with superb contrast and clarity down to the finest detail. With 16.1 megapixels, you can create stunning, photo-quality prints up to A3+ (13x19") size, or crop your images and still come away with high resolution shots.
3.0" Clear Photo LCD display - Large 3.0" (230K dots) Clear Photo LCD display features sharp, natural color that makes it easy to compose shots, read menus, and view photos, even in bright sunlight.
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization - Optical SteadyShot image stabilization uses a built-in gyro sensor to detect camera shake and automatically shifts the lens to help prevent blur without sacrificing image quality.
Picture Effect - Picture Effect adds a new level of expression to photos, making ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Select camera models have up to nine different effects. See camera specs for details.
Intelligent Auto Mode - Unlike traditional auto mode, Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode thinks for you, recognizing scenes, lighting conditions, faces, and adjusts settings resulting in clear images, faces with natural skin tone and less blur. Take advantage of all the technology without leaving Auto mode. Kids on the playground, landscape shots, a beautiful flower or an indoor birthday party; result in clear images without leaving auto mode.
Face Detection technology - Face Detection technology detects up to eight individual faces and adjusts focus, exposure, and white balance to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends.
Smile Shutter technology - Smile Shutter technology captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply press the Smile Shutter button and the camera does the rest. You can also select adult and child priority and indicate the degree of Smile Detection sensitivity. Intelligent Scene Recognition can be used together with Smile Shutter mode when the Intelligent Auto mode is on. This means that beautiful smiles can be captured with settings optimized for the particular scene, even in difficult conditions such as twilight and backlighting.
Anti-blink Function - It's frustrating to capture the perfect shot, only to review it later and discover subjects blinked during the photo. The Anti-blink function works to help counter blinking and squinting. When the camera is set to Soft Snap, the Anti-blink function captures two images, recording only the photo with less squinting. If a blink is detected in other shooting modes, a warning will be displayed after you take the shot.
Soft Skin mode - Portrait subjects will love the results. Soft Skin mode recognizes skin tones and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles without affecting the rest of the shot.
Intelligent Scene Recognition mode - Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) mode automatically detects 33 different types of scenes and selects the appropriate camera settings. iSCN has two modes: Auto and Advanced. In Auto Mode, the camera takes a single shot using the optimal settings. In Advanced Mode, the camera takes a photo with the optimal settings and, if in difficult lighting (low light or back light) immediately takes a second photo with another optimized setting so you can choose which to keep.
Natural Flash - Conventional point-and-shoot camera flash shots just don't capture colors the way the eye sees them. Natural Flash controls the white balance of both the background and main subjects.
Dynamic Range Optimizer - Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) Standard and Plus uses a sophisticated algorithm to help recover shadows and highlights. The result is more natural images with clearer details that more closely match what your naked eye sees. DRO is particularly effective when shooting backlit portraits or any scene with a dramatic contrast between background and foreground lighting. DRO Plus allows for even greater optimization by analyzing each region of an image and performing additional image processing.
Self-Portrait Timer - Self-Portrait Timer helps take the guesswork out of self-portraits by utilizing Face Detection technology to recognize when your face enters the frame. Once the camera detects your face, it triggers a 2-second timer, and then snaps a picture.
- 10x optical zoom in a compact camera body
- Capture your videos in HD Movie mode (720p)
- Take stunning images in Sweep Panorama mode-up to 360?
- 16.1 megapixel plus a 3.0" LCD screen for easy viewing
- Optical SteadyShot image stabilization reduces blur
- Picture Effect for more expressive photos
- iAuto mode automatically optimizes camera settings
- Face Detection and Smile Shutter technologies
- Anti-blink, Face Priority and Red-eye Reduction functions
- Soft Skin mode reduces visible blemishes and wrinkles
- iSCN detects 33 scene conditions and adjusts camera settings
- Natural Flash corrects color balance for lifelike shots
Camera Type: Compact zoom digital camera
Imaging Sensor: 1/2.3" Super HAD CCD Sensor
Pixel Gross: 16.4MP
Effective Picture Resolution: 16.1MP
Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
Media Type: optional ?Memory Stick Duo" (No movie recording), optional ?Memory Stick PRO Duo" (Mark 2 only for movie recording), optional ?Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo", optional SD Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), optional SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher)
Still Image Mode: JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution: Approx. 16.1 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9: 12M (4,608 x 2,592) / 2M (1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 4:3: 16M (4,608 x 3,456) / 10M (3,648 x 2,736) / 5M (2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
Panorama Still Image Size: 7,152 x 1,080 (235deg) / 4,912 x 1,080 (161deg) / 4,912 x 1,920 (161deg) / 3,424 x 1,920 (112deg)
Video Mode: 1280x720(Fine)(1,280x720/30fps)/1280x720(Standard)(1,280x720/30fps)/VGA(640x480/30fps)
Audio Format: MP3
Microphone/Speaker: Mono / Mono
Lens Type: Sony G
Aperture: f 3.3-5.9
Optical Zoom: 5x
Digital Zoom: 40x
Smart Zoom Technology: 10M: Approx.12x / 5M: Approx.17x / VGA: Approx.72x / 2M: (16:9) Approx.24x)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Still 16:9: 27.5-275mm / Still 4:3: 25-250mm / Movie 16:9: 27.5-275mm(SteadyShot Standard), 27.5-385mm(SteadyShot Active) / Movie 4:3: 33.5-335mm(SteadyShot Standard), 33.5-469mm(SteadyShot Active)
Lens Construction: 9 elements in 7 groups (including 4 aspheric elements)
Minimum Focus Distance: iAuto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(0.16') to Infinity, T:Approx.150cm(4.92') to Infinity) / Program Auto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(0.16') to Infinity, T:Approx.150cm(4.92') to Infinity)
Aspheric Elements: 3
Steady Shot Mode:Active: Yes
LCD Type: 2.7" LCD Clear Photo LCD (230K dots)
Brightness Control: Normal / Bright / Auto Bright
Grid Display: Yes (Off / On)
AF Modes: Multi Point AF /Center Weighted AF / Spot AF / Tracking Focus / Face Tracking Focus
AF Illuminator: Auto / Off
Metering Modes: Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation: Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Scene Mode(s): High Sensitivity / Soft snap / Soft Skin / Landscape / Night Portrait / Night Scene / Gourmet / Beach / Snow / Fireworks / Pet mode
D-Range Optimizer: Standard / Plus / Off
ISO: Auto / 80/ 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
White Balance Mode: Auto (Intelligent) / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent 1 (White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 2 (Natural White Fluorescent Lighting) / Fluorescent 3 (Day White Fluorescent Lighting) / Incandescent / Flash / One Push
Self-timer: Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait
Shutter Speeds: Auto (2" - 1/1600) / Program Auto (1" - 1/1600)
Burst Mode: Approx 1 fps at 16.1MP (Maximum 100 shots)
Flash Modes: Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Flash Coverage: ISO Auto: Approx. 0.2-Approx. 3.7m (Approx. 0.66'- Approx. 12.1') (W) / Approx. 1.0-Approx. 1.5m (Approx. 3.28'- Approx. 4.92') (T), ISO3200: Up to Approx. 7.3m (Approx. 24.0') (W) / Up to Approx. 3.1m (Approx. 10.2') (T)
Red-Eye Reduction: Auto / On / Off
Erase/Protect: Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder, Protect: Single / Select / Date / Folder
Power Save Mode: Standard / Max / Off
Sweep Panorama: Sweep Panorama / Sweep Panorama (360)
Face Detection: 8 Faces (Auto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority / Key Selected Face Memory)
Smile Shutter technology: Yes
Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode Image Stabilization
In-Camera Editing: Trimming / Red Eye Correction / Unsharp Masking
Intelligent Auto: Yes
Shooting Tips: Yes
Tracking Focus: Off / Auto
Blink Detection: Yes
Picture Effects: Toy camera / Pop Color / Partial color / Soft High-key
Memory Card Slot: MS Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC Compatible
SD Output: 4:3
HD Output: Composite
USB Port(s): Multi (AV/USB), Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.): W x H x D: 3 3/4" x 2 1/4" x 7/8" (94.3mm x 56.1mm x 21.7mm)
Weight (Approx.): 5.0 oz (142g)
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only): 4.4 oz (124g)
Battery Type: LITHIUM ION NP-BN 3.6V
Battery Capacity: typical: 2.3Wh (630mAh), minimum: 2.2Wh (600mAh)
Number of Still Images: 220
Power Consumption (in Operation): Approx. 1.1W
Power Requirements: AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 2W