The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Digital Camera (Black) is a super-compact point-and-shoot with more under the hood than meets the eye. This sleek little number is host to a 16.1 MP image sensor, a 3.0" LCD screen, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, 10x optical zoom and more. In addition to capturing stills, the W690 also records 720p HD video. A bevy of auto functions also come in handy by taking the guesswork out of image making. Functions like iSCN, Natural Flash, Picture Effect and more do all the hard work while you enjoy the memory in-progress.
It's an easy camera to use...still haven't gotten the panorama feature to work well, but I know it's user error.
I have used this camera at a special party where there was a live play. It got every shot with precision and clarity. I enjoy this camera very much!
I wouldn't recommend this camera to my enemies. This is how bad this camera is made. Hate this product, a do not buy.
I replaced a Sony dsc-H55 that they no longer make because it went bad in 2 years, with this w-690. I take pictures of homes and E-mail them. I use VGA in order to keep E-mail size small. The VGA pictures on this camera were very poor compared to the VGA quality that was on the h-55. I have since sent it back and upgraded to a H-90 hoping this will have better quality VGA pictures.