Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W690 review

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The Sony Cyber-Shot W690 is capable of capturing lots of detail with its 16 million pixels sensor.

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A 10x optical zoom is housed in the Sony Cyber-Shot W690's slim body. At the top you can see an image shot at the widest angle (25mm equivalent), while the second image shows the full zoom capability (250mm equivalent).

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Colours from the Sony Cyber-Shot W690 are bright and vibrant, without being over the top.

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An image created with the Sweep Panorama mode. If you view it at 100% you can see the low resolution of the image.

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Focusing is quick and accurate. Although focus points can't be selected manually, the camera does a good job of choosing the most accurate place to focus.

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Images shot at the mid-range sensitivities, such as this image shot at ISO 400, show a good level of noise control, without too much evidence of smoothing.

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Multi metering does a good job of providing the correct exposure, even in mixed lighting conditions.

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Another image that shows the amount of detail captured by the Sony Cyber-Shot W690. Automatic white balance has also performed well here.

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Macro focusing is available from as close as 5cm, making it a good option for shooting close-up images.

Filters

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Partial colour shoots an image in monochrome, with one colour (you can choose from red, green, blue or yellow, highlighted. Here we've selected red.

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Toy Camera mode aims to replicate the appearance of a cheap, plastic camera by distorting colours and adding a vignette around the edge of the frame. This is Toy Colour Normal.

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Several variations are available on Toy Camera - this is Cool.

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Another variation, this is Toy Camera Warm.

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Toy Camera Green.

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Toy Camera Magenta.

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Pop Colour is another Picture Effect, which emphasises colour tones to produce a bold image.