Olympus Stylus 1 vs Sony DSC-HX90V

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Olympus Stylus 1
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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
A lot smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 has a minimum aperture of 2.8, but the Sony DSC-HX90V is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.7 larger).
50% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 is a 60ss maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 30s longer than the Sony DSC-HX90V (30ss). Read more

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

Eight more awards
The Olympus Stylus 1 has 12 awards from expert review sites, however the Sony DSC-HX90V has 4 awards.
A bit better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Olympus Stylus 1 is 84%, but the average rating of the Sony DSC-HX90V is 83% (based on 20 reviews).
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Olympus Stylus 1 is 95%, but the average rating of the Sony DSC-HX90V is 87% (based on 99 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V is an 18.2MPMP digital camera. That's 6.2MP higher than the Olympus Stylus 1 (18.2MPMP). 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.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V is a 30xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 19.3x bigger than the Olympus Stylus 1 (30xx). 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.

920 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V is a 921,600 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 920 pixels higher than the Olympus Stylus 1 (921,600 pixels pixels).
184g lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V has a weight of 218gg, whereas the Olympus Stylus 1 is a 402gg digital camera (184g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

50% shorter Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V is a 58.1mmmm tall digital camera. That's 28.9mm shorter than the Olympus Stylus 1 (58.1mmmm).
60% thinner Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V has a depth of 35.4mmmm. That's 21.1mm thinner than the Olympus Stylus 1 (35.4mmmm).
14% narrower Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V has a width of 102mmmm. That's 14.2mm narrower than the Olympus Stylus 1 (102mmmm).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 is a 12MPMP digital camera. That's 6.2MP lower than the Sony DSC-HX90V (18.2MPMP). 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.

Vastly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 is a 10.7xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 19.3x smaller than the Sony DSC-HX90V (30xx). 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.

920 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 is a 1,040,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 920 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-HX90V (921,600 pixels pixels).
184g heavier Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 has a weight of 402gg, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90V is a 218gg digital camera (184g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

34% taller Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 is an 87mmmm tall digital camera. That's 28.9mm taller than the Sony DSC-HX90V (58.1mmmm).
38% thicker Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 has a depth of 56.5mmmm. That's 21.1mm thicker than the Sony DSC-HX90V (35.4mmmm).
13% wider Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 has a width of 116.2mmmm. That's 14.2mm wider than the Sony DSC-HX90V (102mmmm).
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Older by over one year
The Olympus Stylus 1 is 16 months older than the Sony DSC-HX90V.
5 Reasons Against
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V has a minimum aperture of 3.5, but the Olympus Stylus 1 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.7 smaller).
30s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V is a 30ss maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 30s shorter than the Olympus Stylus 1 (30ss). Read more

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

Eight less awards
The Sony DSC-HX90V has only received 4 awards, however the Olympus Stylus 1 has received 12 awards.
Expert review Rating is a little Worse
The Sony DSC-HX90V has an average expert score of 83%, but the Olympus Stylus 1 has an average expert rating of 84% (based on 56 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The Sony DSC-HX90V has an average user score of 87%, but the Olympus Stylus 1 has an average user rating of 95% (based on 43 reviews).

Awards

12 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
dgl.ru: Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
4 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Ephotozine: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

36 months Ago 20 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
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Megapixel Count
12MP 18.2MP
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Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 3968 x 2976
 2560 x 1920
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 3968 x 2976
 2560 x 1920
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3264
 4896 x 3264
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Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
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 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
7.3 x 5.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixel Count
12.76MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
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 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Metal
 Metal

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10.7x 30x
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Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 120x
Maximum Aperture
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
2.8
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3.5
Maximum Focal Length
300mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
28mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
6 - 64.3 4.1 - 123
Lens Structure
12/10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
8 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.05m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.1 - ∞ / 0.8 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
35 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.1 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.8 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data

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
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 200
 320
 3200
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 200
 320
 3200
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Flash on
Tele Flash Range
0.8 - 10.3 2.5 - 3
Flash Range
0.1 - 10.3 0.3 - 5.4

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
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 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
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HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM

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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
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Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 electrical
 Electronic
BEST
 electrical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Flash
 Sunny
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Push
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Flash
 Sunny
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Push
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,12 2,5,10
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
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 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Built-In Processor
TruePic VI Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Snow
 Pet
 Beach
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Snow
 Pet
Display Language
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
402g 218g
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Height
87mm 58.1mm
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Depth
56.5mm 35.4mm
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Width
116.2mm 102mm
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Weight Including Battery
402g 245g
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Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
BLS-5 NP-BX1
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,240mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 390 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Storage Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operating Range
30 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
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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Technical Details

Housing Material
 Metal
 Metal
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