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Olympus Stylus 1 vs Sony DSC-HX90V

Olympus Stylus 1 vs Sony DSC-HX90V

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Olympus Stylus 1
Sony DSC-HX90V

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
A lot smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Olympus Stylus 1 is 2.8 minimum aperture, but the Sony DSC-HX90V is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.7 larger).
Touchscreen Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 has a touchscreen, but the Sony DSC-HX90V does not have a touchscreen.
118,400 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 118,400 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-HX90V (921,600 pixels).
Seven more awards
The Olympus Stylus 1 has 12 awards from expert review sites, however the Sony DSC-HX90V has 5 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 24 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 88% (based on 157 reviews).
4 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V is an 18.2MP digital camera. That's 6.2MP higher than the Olympus Stylus 1 (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.

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

GPS (satellite) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V has a GPS (satellite), however the Olympus Stylus 1 does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

184g lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V has a weight of 218g, whereas the Olympus Stylus 1 is a 402g 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.

Reasons Against

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

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

Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 does not have a GPS (satellite), but the Sony DSC-HX90V has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

184g heavier Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 has a weight of 402g, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90V is a 218g 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.

Older by eight months
The Olympus Stylus 1 is eight months older than the Sony DSC-HX90V.
5 Reasons Against
Larger minimum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-HX90V is 3.5 minimum aperture, but the Olympus Stylus 1 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.7 smaller).
118,400 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 118,400 pixels lower than the Olympus Stylus 1 (921,600 pixels).
Seven less awards
The Sony DSC-HX90V has only received 5 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 60 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The Sony DSC-HX90V has an average user score of 88%, 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
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lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
5 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
altomdata.dk: Best Product
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Ephotozine: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel
12MP 18.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 2560 x 1920
BEST
 2560 x 1920
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3264
 4896 x 3264
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
7.3 x 5.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixels
12.76MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
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

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Material
 Metal
 Metal

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10.7x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 120x
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
300mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
6 - 64.3 4.1 - 123
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
8 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.05m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.1 - ∞ / 0.8 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
35 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.1 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
0.8 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.1m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
0.8m 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
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 200
 320
 3200
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 200
 320
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 Unknown - Click to provide data
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
Flash Range (tele)
0.8 - 10.3 2.5 - 3
Flash Range (wide)
0.1 - 10.3 0.3 - 5.4

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 320 x 240
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 320 x 240
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,600 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
 Push
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
 Push
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,12 2,5,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
TruePic VI Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Documents
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Fireworks
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Documents
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Fireworks
 Pet
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
402g 218g
BEST
Height
87mm 58.1mm
Depth
56.5mm 35.4mm
Width
116.2mm 102mm
Weight (including Battery)
402g 245g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
BLS‑5 NP-BX1
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,240mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 390 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Operational Conditions

Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
30 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

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

Networking

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

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Housing Material
 Metal
 Metal
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