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Sony DSC-H90 Digital Camera

16.1MP 16x CCD Sep 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 Digital Camera 16x Optical Zoom Review

27 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Based on six expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Cameras.co.uk, CNET.com.au and erenumerique.fr this Sony digital camera has an average expert rating of 71%.

Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Sony compact camera digital cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Sony is one of the better rated brands.

Good Size

Two Sony DSC-H90 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Cnet.com wrote on expert review site CNET.com “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 is a fine choice for those wanting a compact 16x zoom lens for casual use”. Cameras.co.uk gave the Sony DSC-H90 a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “This is a relatively compact model that can also shoot High Definition Movies”.

Good Quality Lens

One Sony DSC-H90 owner who bought it mentioned that it had a good zoom.

Good Quality Pictures

One customer thought the product was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine “Here are several sample photos from the new 16.1 megapixel Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H90” in their review.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

Other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the SZ-14, or the VR-340 both from Olympus or the Sony DSC-W830 ($118.00).

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Fairly Large Screen Size

Compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-H90 have screen sizes of between 1" and 4.8". At 3 inches, the DSC-H90 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the SZ-14, and the VR-340 both from Olympus which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-H90 have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 10x. When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-H90 that we have checked, the digital zoom of the Sony DSC-H90 of 64 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

If this Sony digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Olympus SZ-14 (96x) which also has a higher rating.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the SZ-14 (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the VR-340 (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated) both from Olympus or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS ($119.95) (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-H90, the DSC-H90 supports video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video recording and we think because of it's better review score, the SZ-14, and the VR-340 both from Olympus is also worth considering.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the DSC-H90 has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-H90 the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

If this digital camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ151 ($99.96) (16.15MP), the Sony DSC-WX60 (16.2MP), or the Canon IXUS 155 (20MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The Sony DSC-H90 has a quite big optical zoom (16 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-H90. The optical zooms of cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-H90 range from 2x to 50x.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS ($119.95) (18x and higher rated), or the Olympus SZ-14 (24x and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Sony DSC-H90 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-H90.

Other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to look at include the PowerShot SX600 HS ($119.95), or the IXUS 155 both from Canon or the Kodak Pixpro FZ151 ($99.96) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-H90 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H90.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at including the PowerShot SX600 HS ($119.95), or the IXUS 155 both from Canon or the Kodak Pixpro FZ151 ($99.96) which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony DSC-H90 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Sony camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-H90. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-H90 the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s. With a maximum camera shutter speed of 30 seconds, the Sony DSC-H90 has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-H90 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 1920 x 1080, 2592 x 1944 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592. The still image resolution of all cameras of this age and spec ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ±2EV (1/2| 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

The maximum focal lengths of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-H90 range from 13mm to 1,800mm. At 416 millimeters, the DSC-H90 has a quite long maximum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the DSC-H90 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The audio formats MP3 are also supported by this camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DSC-H90 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The video resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-H90 have battery capacities of between 170mAh and 2,000mAh. At 960 milliamperes * hour, the DSC-H90 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-H90.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of only 80, the Sony DSC-H90 has one of the smaller minimum ISO speed amongst cameras of this age. The minimum ISO speed of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-H90 range from 10 to 800, and the average minimum ISO speed is 96.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-H90 do not support Full HD video. The Sony DSC-H90 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS ($119.95), or the Sony DSC-WX60.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-H90, the DSC-H90 does not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS ($119.95) which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the DSC-H90 is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the SZ-14, or the VR-340 both from Olympus which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-H90, the DSC-H90 does not have a GPS.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS ($119.95) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-H90 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-H90 are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The lightest camera that was launched more than two years ago is 20g , the heaviest is 710g, and the average weight is 170g. The DSC-H90 is quite heavy (192 grams) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H90.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Sony DSC-H90 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-H90. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the DSC-H90 is more than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF 2.0 and DPOF 1.1 are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Only Has One Image Editing Mode

The Sony DSC-H90 has a greater number of image editing modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this digital camera. The image editing modes Trimming are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Thick

The thinnest digital camera of a similar age and spec to the DSC-H90 is 13mm deep, the thickest is 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm. With a depth of 33.8 millimeters, the Sony DSC-H90 is one of the thicker cameras of this type and age amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The DSC-H90 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-H90.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of 0.05 meters, the DSC-H90 has a quite large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-H90. The smallest closest focusing distance of digital cameras of this spec and age is 0.01m, the largest is 30m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.28m.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-H90

Released Over Four Years Ago

This compact camera digital camera has been on the market for over four years.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Camera Dimension
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Included Cable
Other Features
Lens System

Expert Reviews

(12)
19 October 2012

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 is a fine choice for those wanting a compact 16x zoom lens for casual use...

18 October 2012

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 is a fine choice for those wanting a compact 16x zoom lens for casual use...

1 June 2012

Buying the Sony Cybershot DSC H90 can save you a few pounds compared to other cameras with a 16x zoom lens. This is a relatively compact model that can also shoot High Definition Movies. The main... Read more…

28 February 2012

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H90We were at the launch of the new Sony Cyber-Shot range, and were able to take a number of sample photos from the new cameras. Here are several sample photos from the new... Read more…

14 May 2012

Le Sony H90 est un appareil photo compact équipé d?un CCD 16 MP. C?est à la fois sa plus grande force, parce qu?il est du coup vendu moins de 240 euros, mais aussi sa grande faiblesse car il... Read more…

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 9 February 2013 by T.H.Hookham
(Verified Purchase)

As this was a present I don't know how good or how it performed but at least I received it!

Reviewed 22 January 2013 by Mr. Colin F. Bell
(Verified Purchase)

The quality from this camera appears superb - I was sold on the advert with the 360 degree panorama, but the reality is a little different. The camera itself I found too small but the most... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dsch90, dsch90s, dsch90b, dsch90r, dsch90sc, DSC-H90/R, dsch90sceh, dsch90bceh, dsch90rceh, dsch90rcee8, dsch90scee8, dsch90bcee8, sony dsch90b, ultrapro dschx100, ultrapro dschx100v
Barcodes 00027242843974, 00027242843998, 00608939807785, 00617529208154, 03610170847182, 03610170847212, 04905524831849, 04905524831856, 04905524831870, 04905524831887, 04905524831894, 04905524858129, 04905524858136, 04905524871920

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