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Sony DSC-H90
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Sony DSC-H90 Digital Camera

16.1MP 16x CCD 1/2.3" Mar 2012
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Compact Cyber-shot With Powerful Zoom And Great Image Quality Get Even Closer To Great Images Compact and easy to use, the Cyber-shot H90 digital camera lets everyone capture detail-packed still... More
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26 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

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

Good Size

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the Sony DSC-H90 was compact. Cnet.com mentioned on expert website CNET.com “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 is a fine choice for those wanting a compact 16x zoom lens for casual use” in their Sony DSC-H90 review however they scored the product 60 out of 100. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-H90 four years ago “This is a relatively compact model that can also shoot High Definition Movies” and rated it 4 stars.

Sony Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 14,237 expert and owner reviews, Sony has good reviews for its digital cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its compact cameras range.

Good Quality Lens

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had a good zoom.

Good Quality Pictures

One person who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com wrote four years ago “Here are several sample photos from the new 16.1 megapixel Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H90”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. 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.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that have a CCD sensor and we think the DSC-W830[pl_2109578_price], and the DSC-W810[pl_2109582_price] both from Sony or the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. At 115 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-H90 has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-H90.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports a microSDHC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras that have been available for 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 the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DSC-H90 supports video capability, unlike most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago which do not support video capability.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price], the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price], or the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The Sony DSC-H90 has a quite high megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H90. The megapixels of cameras of this age and type range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price] (18.2MP), or the DSC-W830[pl_2109578_price] (20.1MP) both from Sony or the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] (16.3MP) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-H90 the optical zooms range from 3x to 63x. With an optical zoom of 16 times zoom factor, the DSC-H90 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst compact cameras of this age.

If this Sony digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] (18x), or the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] (21x) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the DSC-H90 has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price], or the DSC-W830[pl_2109578_price] both from Sony or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Six White Balances

The Sony DSC-H90 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-H90. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-H90 have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s. At 30 seconds, the DSC-H90 has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Sony DSC-H90 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Sony camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Sony digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592. Across all compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-H90 the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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

This camera has a ±2EV (1/2| 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is the most frequently found flash exposure correction on compact cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony DSC-H90 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is WAV, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds MP3 are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 384 millimeters, the Sony DSC-H90 has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst cameras of this age. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-H90 range from 18mm to 1,000mm.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The DSC-H90 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions 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 digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-H90 ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

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

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 960 milliamperes * hour, the DSC-H90 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-H90. Across all the cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-H90 the battery capacitys range from 170mAh to 1,700mAh.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Sony DSC-H90 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-H90. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Spot Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 24 millimeters, the DSC-H90 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Across all the cameras of this spec and age the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 80, the DSC-H90 has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-H90. Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 10 to 200.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other cameras of this age and type have an image stabilizer, however the DSC-H90 does not have an image stabilizer.

Other cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might want to consider include the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price], or the DSC-W830[pl_2109578_price] both from Sony or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DSC-H90 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to look at including the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony DSC-H90 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H90 also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price], the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price], or the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price].

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Not 3D

The Sony DSC-H90 is not 3D. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras of this age and type do not have a GPS (satellite). The DSC-H90 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-H90 are not waterproof. The DSC-H90 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Heavy

The DSC-H90 is fairly heavy (192 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Across all the compact cameras that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 20g to 840g, and the average weight is 170g.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

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

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Sony DSC-H90 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as 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 digital camera.

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Only Has One Image Editing

The number of image editing modes found on the DSC-H90 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this camera. The image editings Trimming are also found on this Sony camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Sony DSC-H90 is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

At 0.05 meters, the DSC-H90 has a quite large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The smallest closest focusing distance of compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-H90 is 0.01m and the largest is 0.2m.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-H90

Average Display Diagonal

The Sony DSC-H90 has a fairly average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] which has better reviews.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the DSC-H90 over four years ago.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Smile Detection
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
Connection to PC
Camera
3D
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Dimensions (W X D X H) (imperial)
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Lens System
Conversion Function

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…

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dsch90, dsch90b, dsch90s, dsch90r, dsch90sc, DSC-H90/R, dsch90rceh, dsch90bceh, info dsch90, dsch90rcee8, dsch90bcee8, sony dsch90, sony dsch90b, sony dsch90s, info dsch90s, sony dsch90sc, info dsch90sc, sony dsch90sce, info dsch90sce, sony dsch90sceh, info dsch90sceh, ultrapro dschx100, ultrapro dschx100v
Barcodes 00027242843974, 00027242843998, 00608939807785, 00617529208154, 03610170847182, 03610170847212, 04905524831849, 04905524831856, 04905524831870, 04905524831887, 04905524831894, 04905524858129, 04905524858136, 04905524871920

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