This Dandy Gadget: Along with CyberShot W270, Sony CyberShot W290 is lining up at PMA 2009. This gadget has a sleek design and several color options: silver, black, bronze, and blue.
This new compact camera has the same specs as CyberShot W270. It features a 12.1 megapixels camera, and 1/2.3″ Super HAD CCD sensor, high sensitivity (ISO3200), Optical SteadyShot reduces the effects of camera shake when you’re shooting handheld, BIONZ processor and a generous 5x optical zoom Carl Zeiss lens.
The only difference is its physical size with wider screen, 0.3-inch wider compared to CyberShot W270, 3.0” Clear Photo LCD Plus Screen. However, the wider screen consumes more power, so it has a little weak battery life. Its battery only can hold up to 150min shots.
Sony CyberShot W290 will be available in mid-March 2009. Unfortunately, there is no clear information about its pricing. [Dandy Gadget Source]