Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 vs Sony DSC-HX90V

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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10
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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Slightly higher megapixel Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 has a megapixel of 20.2MP, but the Sony DSC-HX90V is only an 18.2MP digital camera (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.

25% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,228,800 pixels, however the Sony DSC-HX90V is only a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (307,200 pixels lower).
6 Reasons For
73% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V is a 30x optical zoom digital camera. That's 21.7x bigger than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (30x). 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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V is a 120x digital zoom digital camera. That's 87x bigger than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (120x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 26s longer than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (30s). Read more

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

3x lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V has a weight of 218g, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 770g digital camera (552g 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.

390.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V is a digital camera that takes 390.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 only takes 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

Cheaper by $420
The Sony DSC-HX90V costs $428.00, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is $848.00.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 has an optical zoom of 8.3x, but the Sony DSC-HX90V is a 30x optical zoom digital camera (21.7x 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.

3x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 has a digital zoom of 33x, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90V is a 120x digital zoom digital camera (87x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

26s shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 4s, however the Sony DSC-HX90V is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (26s longer). Read more

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

Heavier Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 770g digital camera. That's 552g heavier than the Sony DSC-HX90V (218g). 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.

Fifty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 takes 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Sony DSC-HX90V only takes 390.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

$420 more expensive
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-HX90V by $420.
3 Reasons Against
11% lower megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V is an 18.2MP digital camera. That's 2MP lower than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (18.2MP). 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.

34% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 307,200 pixels lower than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (921,600 pixels).
Older by nine months
The Sony DSC-HX90V is nine months older than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel
20.2MP
BEST
18.2MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 2056
BEST
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 2056
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
BEST
 5472 x 3648
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
BEST
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
13.2 x 8.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8.3x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
33x 120x
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
460mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
8.8 - 73.3 4.1 - 123

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
2.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 8000
 10000
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 8000
 10000
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 Unknown - Click to provide data
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
4s 30s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
0 - 20.4 2.5 - 3
Flash Range (wide)
1 - 10.2 0.3 - 5.4

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,228,800 pixels
BEST
921,600 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.7x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Flash
 Push
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Flash
 Push
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,5,10
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Sports
 Pet
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Sports
 Pet

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
770g 218g
BEST
Height
88.1mm 58.1mm
Depth
102.2mm 35.4mm
Width
129mm 102mm
Weight (including Battery)
813g 245g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
NP-FW50 NP-BX1
Battery Life (max)
2.8h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,240mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
340 shots 390 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

System Requirements

Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
 AC
 USB
 Micro-USB
 AC
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
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