There is an available review for the Canon SD1200, complete with sample photos:
But I can not find any reviews of the Sony W290.
In fact, I could find no useful "Owner Opinions" on the W290.
Perhaps we are too early, it has not been on the market very long.
I have been doing tons of searching on both of these cameras and I cannot seem to decide which one is best.
I currently own a Canon point and Shoot, and it's been wonderful for the past 4 years.
The appeal to the sony is the 5 x optical zoom.
I think that they both would have decent picture quality, and are good camera brands, even though I personally would buy the Canon instantly if it also had the 5 x optical.
I was just hoping for some advise/thoughts from people who have used either of these cameras.