A powerful 12.1-megapixel, ½.3-inch Super HAD CCD image sensor helps you capture gorgeous images with wonderful contrast and clarity down to the finest detail. It features a professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 5x optical zoom lens that brings distant subjects closer for great outdoors, sports, and travel photos. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290 also has a 28mm wide angle lens. It shows more of the scene you are shooting, helping you to capture more complete images when shooting indoor group portraits, expansive landscapes, or architectural scenes.
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It features a generous 3.0-inch (230K pixels) Clear Photo LCD display which features sharp, natural color that makes it easy to compose shots, read menus, and view photos, even in bright sunlight. It has BIONZ image processor that delivers the high resolution and fast performance you expect from a Sony digital camera. The Sony Cyber-shot also has intelligent Auto (iAuto) that thinks for you, recognizing scenes, lighting conditions, faces, and adjusting settings, resulting in clearer images, faces with natural skin tone and less blur.
The Sony Cyber-shot can also capture more of your memories in high definition (720p) video. It also has Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN) Mode which automatically detects eight different types of scene conditions and within 1/30th of a second selects the appropriate camera setting. It also has such features as Face Detection technology, Priority Face Selection, Anti-blink Function, Red-eye Reductions and Smile Shutter Technology and many more features this camera is a camera that can do just about anything a photographer would need.