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Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC W270 / W290

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1274 reviews of Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC W270 / W290. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and image quality. The size and portability are also appreciated, but there are some negative views about the storage and reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the low light performance and zoom.

usability, portability, size, image quality, price

battery, memory, viewfinder, reliability, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC W270 / W290 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC W270 / W290

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC W270 / W290 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the usability and performance are generally positive.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC W270 / W290

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 809 user reviews of Sony Cyber-SHOT DSC W270 / W290 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290

 

This Jessops-exclusive compact is packed with advanced features

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Cybershot DSC-W290 review

 

A wide-angle lens, a sharp 3in LCD screen, and a 720p HD movie mode also add to its overall appeal, but we have seen better image quality from similarly priced cameras in 2009.

The Sony Cybershot DSC-W290 may not have the sharpest image quality in its price range, but casual photographers looking for a big display, ease of use, and good battery life will likely be pleased with it. Those looking for fun in-camera features and...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Expert Reviews Staff (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W270

 

We like the wide-angle view and HD video option, but its lack of user control, soft images and noise levels are disappointing

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Rosemary Hattersley (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290 review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290 is a 12Mp compact camera with 1080p video capture.

Sony has had a fair bash at marrying video capture and point-and-shoot photography and, on paper, you get a lot for your £180 or so. However, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290's video functions are limited, the camera is reasonable but not exceptional and...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot W290 review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290 seemed too good to be true when it was announced in February 2009. For less than $250 you get a wide-angle lens with a 5x zoom, 12-megapixel resolution, some of Sony's advanced automatic shooting options, HD video capture,...

Terrific design, interface, and controls; wide-angle, 5x zoom lens; excellent price-to-feature ratio.

No optical zoom while recording video; soft photos.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290 is an excellent, well-balanced compact camera.

May, 2009

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot W290, W270, W230

 

The 5x optical zoom range won't get you to the top of Everest but the 28mm wide angle will certainly make sure you capture the breadth of the mountain range. The now standard Carl Zeiss lens helps to make the W290 and W270 cameras versatile enough to...

Despite offering a powerful 20x optical zoom, the Sony HX1 is still quite compact and easily fits into a small bag. Whilst the HX1 has the looks and performance of a SLR camera, it is in fact a compact camera but perhaps slightly bigger than the pocket...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W270

 

The Sony W270, or W270S for the Silver camera, is a camera that has a 5x optical zoom so you can get closer to your shot without affecting the image quality at all. Using the best photography technology available the stylish cyber-shot DSC-W270 has the...

The Sony DSC-W270 is a really high quality digital camera giving fantastic quality images without the camera costing a small fortune to buy. If your looking for a camera to take family or holiday shots this is a great digital camera for that, if your...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Sony Cyber-shot W290 review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290 is a variant of the W270 sold in the UK exclusively from Jessops. It differs from the W270 in that it has a 3in 230k LCD monitor instead of the W270's 2.7in screen....

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Sony Cyber-shot W270 review

 

Sony W270 - a stylish compact camera with 28mm wide angle lens and 720p HD movie mode. Should the W270 be the HD compact to find itself onto your wishlist? The What Digital Camera Sony Cyber-shot...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Sony Cyber-shot W290

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290 is a variant of the W270 sold in the UK exclusively from Jessops. It differs from the W270 in that it has a 3in 230k LCD monitor instead of the W270's 2.7in screen. The What Digital Camera Sony W290 review...

Build quality, performance, low-light ability

Slight image noise problems

Image quality may not be perfect, but the fantastic low-light ability, excellent build quality, lightning-fast performance and the additional versatility of the 5x wide zoom and HD video recording make this camera outstanding value for money.

Sep, 2009

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