Nikon Coolpix P900 vs Sony DSC-HX90

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Nikon Coolpix P900
Sony DSC-HX90

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Significantly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has an optical zoom of 83xx, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90 is only a 30xx optical zoom digital camera (53x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

26% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.7 smaller than the Sony DSC-HX90 (3.5).
$20 cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix P900 costs $19.98 less than the Sony DSC-HX90.
Available from 22 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
User reviews are a bit better
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has an average user review score of 91%, however the Sony DSC-HX90 has an average rating of 87% (based on 55 reviews).
5 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 has a megapixel count of 18.2MPMP, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 is only a 16MPMP digital camera (2.2MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

A lot longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 30ss, however the Nikon Coolpix P900 is only a 15ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (15s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

37.5mm narrower Edit
Sony DSC-HX90 is 102mmmm wide, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 139.5mmmm wide digital camera (37.5mm wider).
Thirty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 takes 390 shots shots per battery charge, however the Nikon Coolpix P900 only takes 360 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 5 reviews, the Sony DSC-HX90 has an average expert review score of 94%, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P900 has an average rating of 75% (based on 26 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
2.2MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a megapixel count of 16MPMP, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90 is an 18.2MPMP digital camera (2.2MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon Coolpix P900 is only 15ss maximum shutter speed, but the Sony DSC-HX90 is a 30ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (15s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

A lot wider Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a 139.5mmmm wide digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90 is a 102mmmm wide digital camera (37.5mm narrower).
Thirty less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 360 shots, but the Sony DSC-HX90 only takes 390 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Two months older
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is older than the Sony DSC-HX90 by two months.
A lot Lower expert review Score
The Nikon Coolpix P900's average expert rating is only 75%, however the Sony DSC-HX90's is 94% (based on 5 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Two times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 has an optical zoom of 30xx, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 is an 83xx optical zoom digital camera (53x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

0.7 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.7 larger than the Nikon Coolpix P900 (3.5).
$20 more expensive
The Sony DSC-HX90 is more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix P900 by $19.98.
Fewer sellers
Only 8 sellers sells the Sony DSC-HX90, but 30 stores sell the Nikon Coolpix P900. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
A little Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-HX90 is 87%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 91% (based on 124 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
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Megapixel Count
16MP 18.2MP
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Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
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 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3264
 4896 x 3264
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Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixel Count
16.76MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
83x
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30x
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
120x
Maximum Aperture
6.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
2.8
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3.5
Maximum Focal Length
2,000mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 357 4.1 - 123
Lens Structure
16/12 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
6 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 80
 800
 12800
 64
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 80
 800
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
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Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s 30s
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Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
5 - 7 2.5 - 3
Flash Range
0.5 - 11.5 0.3 - 5.4

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 640x480@100fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@15fps
 640x480@100fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
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 LPCM
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
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Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Push
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Push
Shooting Mode
 Aperture priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10
Image Editing Mode
 Crop
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
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 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
 Pet
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Food
 Pet
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 218g
Height
103.2mm
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58.1mm
Depth
137.4mm
BEST
35.4mm
Width
139.5mm 102mm
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Weight Including Battery
899g 245g
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Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
EN-EL23 NP-BX1
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,240mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
360 shots 390 shots
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Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Recharge Time
3.6h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
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