The Sony Cybershot DSC-W690 is a sophisticated compact camera with 1 /2.3 inch CCD type BIONZ sensor. The camera has image ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The lens has a focal length of 25 to 250 mm with 10X optical and 20x digital zoom, which are excellent for photographing distant objects. The DSC-W690 Model also has a 3 inch Clear Photo TFT LCD display screen with a resolution of 230,460 pixels and is of the fixed type and suitable for live viewing. High-quality videos can also be recorded with sound with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels in MPEG-4 format. The Li-Ion in the form of NP-BN pack is used in the camera. The internal memory of 27 MB can be enhanced with SD/SDHC/SDXC cards. The high-speed USB 2.0 provides connectivity to a computer.
The camera has several unique features such as Image Stabilization Option, which produces blur-free images and 6 pre-set White Balances. The built-in flash and high light sensitivity between 100 to 3200 enable users to photograph in poor light conditions. The aperture of the camera is in the range of f/3.3 to 5.9 and permits just the right amount of light to fall on the sensor. The shutter speed in the range of 30 seconds and 1 / 1600 second can be adjusted to shoot fast-moving objects such as speeding cars. Additional features in the camera include Face Recognition, Smile Recognition, Self-Timer, Built-in scene modes and Continuous Shooting Modes that make photography that much more exiting.