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Sony DSC-HX90 Digital Camera

$428.00
Compact Camera 18.2MP 30x Apr 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Expert reviews are excellent
Good size
Good quality lens
153 Reviews
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Based on two expert reviews from sites including portablegear.nl and optyczne.pl the average expert rating of this camera is 94%. The digital camera expert review sites think this digital camera is one of the very best digital cameras of a similar age and spec.

Good Owner Reviews

People who bought this digital camera rated this digital camera 88 out of 100 on average. Over 87% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

We checked 23,045 expert and owner reviews (including 7,132 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The DSC-HX90 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony DSC-HX90 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera, the Sony DSC-HX90 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Power

Good Battery Life

Seven owners who bought the product said that it had a good battery life. Eskimo Nell mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Argos.co.uk in April last year “On a fully charged battery I managed to take 49, yes 49 pictures of fine 5 mg size”. Two years ago Sbno1 gave it a score of 7 stars and wrote on Amazon “On a full charge it will easily last a few days with lots of picture taking on holiday etc” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX90. Quayman said on Argos.co.uk “The battery is sufficient strong for a good session of photographs” and scored it 5 stars.


Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The DSC-HX90 has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Packaging Content

Has a Wrist Strap Included

The Sony DSC-HX90 has a wrist strap included. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also have a wrist strap included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony DSC-HX90 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony DSC-HX90 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners who bought it wrote that it was noisy. Two years ago Pixelpartner mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-HX90 “As light levels fall there's only so much a small-sensor camera like this can do to avoid noisy images - Noise is controlled well up to around ISO 800”.

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was quiet.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DSC-HX90 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-HX90 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

High megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera have digital zooms of between 2x and 810x. The DSC-HX90 has a fairly big digital zoom (120 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera is 0.34x and the biggest is 65x. At 30 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-HX90 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Good Video Capture

Fifteen people who bought this digital camera agreed that it was good for video recording. Viktor wrote “It makes really good family pictures and videos under any light condition (well don't expect DSLR quality when it's dark.”. Two years ago Shaz17 mentioned on Amazon “With more options for better quality video's and pictures It took some getting used to this Sony compact digital, after being used to my old camera's.” in their review of this digital camera and scored this digital camera 8 stars. Shaz17 also said “With more options for better quality video's and pictures.I took a few pictures with either normal or different zooms, right up to the 30 zoom setting” in their review.

Good Quality Lens

Fourty-nine people who purchased the product concluded that it had a good zoom. Last year Durham scored it 8 stars and said “Very good zoom lens”. Two years ago Sheila Connor gave it a rating of 6 stars and she said on Amazon “This seemed like an ideal camera with great zoom and (most important” in her review of this digital camera. Sbno1 gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned also two years ago “The one thing that stands out clearly over my Panasonic is the zoom”.

Ten people reckoned that this digital camera had a good lens. Soxer said “I've an HX400 bridge camera too which also has a Zeiss lens” in their review of this digital camera. Mjs66 said in their review of this digital camera on Argos.co.uk “In reality that's not a function I need and the flip screen, built in flash & viewfinder, G lens and processor all make up for this”. Dr. Ernest J. Hammond rated the product 8 stars and he mentioned “About the same compact size, you can get the Mark 1 version of Sony DSCRX100 Advanced Digital Compact Premium Camera with Large 1-inch Sensor and Bright High Quality Lens” in his Sony DSC-HX90 review.

Three customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Argos Customer said in their review of this digital camera on Argos.co.uk “The focus ring is another great feature”. Chantal Lyons wrote in her review of this digital camera “Manual focus – especially useful for wildlife in foliage” . Sandford said in their review of this digital camera “The 'Vario-Sonnar' unit fitted to the HX-90 is superb with excellent colour rendition and pin sharp focus across the full range”.

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it had a good image stabiliser. Stewart T wrote on Argos.co.uk “The stabilisation is very clever”.

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Good Quality Pictures

One hundred and four customers who purchased the Sony DSC-HX90 considered that it was able to produce good images. Argos Customer said on Argos.co.uk “I have found the quality and clarity of the photo's to be outstanding”. Argos Customer also mentioned “Hoping to get some fabulous photos on a safari holiday in the next few weeks” in their review. Viktor mentioned on Amazon “Best camera for family pictures” and scored it 7 stars.

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Sbno1 wrote “The screen will flip up 180 degrees for that all important selfie picture and it has a high resolution which is easy to read when configuring the settings” in their review of this digital camera. Techpuppy wrote “3 size offers the full quoted 18 megapixels, other modes are slightly lower”. Moggy75 said in April last year “Also has lots of shooting makes to choose from”.

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good in low light. Durham gave this digital camera a rating of 7 stars and said on Argos.co.uk “Good in low light conditions” in their review of this digital camera. Caroline N wrote on Argos.co.uk “Low light shooting is particularly good”. Soxer mentioned in April last year “On the other hand, this camera is very good in low light so with a little post adjustment, you can overcome this irritating downside” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 8 stars.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to produce clear pictures. Tubbsie mentioned “Up to now found it very easy to use and love the clarity in the photos” and gave it a score of 8 stars. Fredney scored it 7 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Argos.co.uk “Great clarity and fantastic zoom quality easy to use good battery life”.

Two customers wrote that it had a good image sensor. Pixelpartner said in their review of the Sony DSC-HX90 “Ultimately if your travels feature lots of dimly-lit locations it might be worth looking at a large sensor compact camera such as the Sony RX100 series”.

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Good Exposure Control

One customer considered that this digital camera had good exposure controls. John J gave it a rating of 4 stars and he mentioned in April last year “The only thing that should have been on the out side is a exposure control” in his review of the Sony DSC-HX90.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Thirty-seven customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good viewfinder. Agp1337 wrote on Argos.co.uk “The image quality is very good indeed - I've done decent A4 prints - and I love the viewfinder (this was really important to me” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Blazes wrote “A genuinely pocketable camera of high quality with a viewfinder” in their review of this digital camera. Techpuppy said “On the plus side the viewfinder has a very good diopter adjustment which means most spec's wearers should be able to use it without their spec's if they prefer”.

Fifteen customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen. Blazes scored the product 5 stars and mentioned on Argos.co.uk two years ago “The up/down titling screen is also useful”. Caroline N wrote “One of the most frustrating features is the screen which is almost impossible to view in strong sunlight” in her review of this digital camera. Shaz17 wrote in their Sony DSC-HX90 review “I just love the flip up screen at the back so we can take the whole family at once” and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

Two owners wrote that the product had an electronic viewfinder. Dr. Ernest J. Hammond mentioned two years ago “The EVF is very good too” in his review of the Sony DSC-HX90. In the same month Peter Miller said in his review of this digital camera “The really great feature is the EVF”.

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Good Flash

Seven customers considered that the product had a good flash. Sbno1 wrote “The pop up flash gives reasonable.” in their Sony DSC-HX90 review. Sbno1 also mentioned “The space it occupies could have been used to give a bigger and better range flash” in their review. Golders said in their review of this digital camera on Argos.co.uk “This is a good quality all purpose camera, only possible weakness is the flash which looks a little weak.”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Sony DSC-HX90 supports video recording. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Seventeen customers who bought it considered that it had good features. Blobbirobi mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Bought for a birthday present and delighted that I was - easy to use and great features ans so handy tohave with you at all times”. Caroline N said “The lens is excellent and there are lots of great features” in her review of this digital camera. Shaz17 scored the product 8 stars and said on Amazon “There are some added features that I love about this camera”.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Two customers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Two years ago C. Fuller rated it 7 stars and said on Amazon “It also has great connectivity using NFC /Wifi enabling you to share photos with smartphones” in their Sony DSC-HX90 review.

One customer thought the product had gps. Two years ago Techpuppy gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote “The only difference seems to be that the 'V' model has a GPS chip onboard which will tag your photo's with the location information of where you took them” in their review of this digital camera.

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Support

Good Support

Thirteen customers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony DSC-HX90 had good technical guidance. Techpuppy wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-HX90 “The camera comes with a good introductory manual which runs through the main features”. Shucat said “It was quiet easy to download a manual for it from Canon site” in their review of this digital camera. Nwithyman scored it 7 stars and said on Argos.co.uk “From simple 'point and shoot' to fully manual operation with many pre-sets in between, excellent results can be obtained”.


Other

A Top Selling Digital Camera

Across all digital cameras, the DSC-HX90 is one the fastest selling products currently available for purchase according to Amazon sales data.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released in April 2017.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Fifty-two customers said in their reviews that the product was compact. Daveatches said on Argos.co.uk last year “I saw the Sony HX90 and liked the idea of a compact camera with a view finder” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX90. Derek scored it 8 stars and he wrote “A very good compact camera with a super zoom”. Durham wrote “Decided a compact was more useful” in their review of this digital camera.

Five customers who purchased the product thought it was heavy and bulky. Agp1337 mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Then that's heavy and bulky” and rated it 6 stars. Daveatches mentioned on Argos.co.uk “It was also very bulky due to the lens” in their Sony DSC-HX90 review. Caroline N wrote “A huge downside is the heavy battery which has to be charged in the camera” in her review of the Sony DSC-HX90.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. Aaront mentioned on Argos.co.uk two years ago “I wanted a high quality camera that was easy to carry around”. Derickh said “As I walk a lot in the countryside it is compact and easy to carry” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers reckoned that this digital camera was a good body shape. Sbno1 wrote “The body has a top quality feel to it” .

Two owners who purchased it concluded that it was lightweight. In April last year Soxer wrote “It is compact, lightweight and like my other Sony cams, easy to use a feature I like” in their review of this digital camera. Hempnall wrote “Bought as a lightweight alternative to my DSLR”.

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Average Weight

The DSC-HX90 has a pretty typical weight (218 grams) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Nikon D5200 ($459.99) (505g and higher rated).

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Design

Easy to Use

Fourty-two people who purchased the product agreed that it was easy to use. Argos Customer gave it a score of 8 stars and mentioned in their Sony DSC-HX90 review on Argos.co.uk “It is easy to use and shows the display data clearly”. Last year Derickh mentioned on Argos.co.uk “It is also quick and easy to have ready to use and the zoom lens is particularly useful”. Durham gave it a score of 8 stars and mentioned in their Sony DSC-HX90 review on Argos.co.uk “Easy to use with enough features to make it interesting”.

Fifteen people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Shaz17 mentioned two years ago “The menu is easy enough to follow”. In the same month Sbno1 said in their Sony DSC-HX90 review “There are plenty of manual settings for those who like to be creative with their pictures.”. Techpuppy gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “There are different quality settings for each aspect ratio” in their review of this digital camera.

Six people considered that the product was easy to setup. Lofty17 mentioned in their review of this digital camera “I have found the camera easy to set up and use”. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “So first job is to setup the camera” and rated it 5 stars. Juliac wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I found it very easy to set up, including the wi-fi functionality”.

Four people concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Argos Customer mentioned in their review of this digital camera in April last year “I find it hard to hold the camera steady when the zoom is fully extended” . Thescorcher! wrote on Amazon two years ago “Being well past my sell-by date I find it almost impossible to hold the camera steady at full zoom” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars. P Savin mentioned “Fast start up The pop up view finder was very useful if there's bright light or you need to hold the camera steady in long zoom” .

One customer reckoned that it had a good interface. Dr. Ernest J. Hammond mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “The interface is fine - even changing from Canon to this, I had no problems” and scored it 6 stars.

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Nice Design

Seven people agreed that it was good looking. As01 scored it 8 stars and mentioned on Argos.co.uk “I bought this a month ago, being rather a novice - it does everything beautifully on its own” in their review of the Sony DSC-HX90. Agp1337 wrote in their review of the Sony DSC-HX90 “Have had posh SLRs with tons of lenses”. Pete17 gave the product a score of 8 stars and mentioned on Argos.co.uk “It's gorgeous”.

Four owners said in their reviews that it was neat. Arctichubbs wrote “If you want a small neat camera which takes very good pictures dare i say as good as my Nikon d90 then this is the camera for you” in their review of this digital camera. Snapharry mentioned “It looks neat has plenty of functions on it for the camera enthusiast or point”. C. Fuller said in their review of this digital camera “The Sony HX90 is a neat, compact digital camera with a host of features you’d find on much larger cameras”.

Three customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was well designed. Techpuppy said on Amazon “The first impression of the HX90, after the compact size, is how clean and uncluttered Sony have made it look” in their review of this digital camera. C. Fuller wrote in their review of this digital camera “It comes with a wrist strap and its modelled grip is well designed to help you keep the shot steady” . L. E. Cooper said on Amazon “Really love design too”.

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Good Product Quality

Fourty-eight owners considered that the product was good quality. Argos Customer wrote in their Sony DSC-HX90 review “Very pleased with the photo quality and the zoom is excellent” and rated it 6 stars. Argos Customer also wrote “The picture quality seems great” in their review. Argos Customer also mentioned “The compact size the quality of the images it takes just always put a smile on my face when I review them” in their review.

Robust

Ten customers mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Peter29m wrote in their review of this digital camera “Does just what I want - v good pictures and excellent build quality” . Peterf27 said in their review of this digital camera “Having owned Sony products before I am not disappointed in its build quality and when coupled with the excellent Zeiss lens it is more than meeting my expectations”. Sony Life Long User mentioned on Argos.co.uk “Also this camera has step by step guides on how to take great photos all built in, so you can, t go wrong” and scored it 7 stars.

Four owners thought the product was strong and durable. Last year Ian1950 said in their review of this digital camera on Argos.co.uk “Sturdy camera, good quality images”. Amazon Customer said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “A beautiful robust camera with lots of options for the point or shoot photographer or the more serious practitioner”. Bert said “Nt appear very robust”.

Two customers said in their reviews that the product was reliable. U. Jacob said in their review of this digital camera “However, having used it for a while now, I have to say it is much less reliable than my previous Sony compact” and rated it 6 stars. Kent Shelley said “This would be a great little camera - if it was reliable” in his review of this digital camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-HX90 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon D5200 ($459.99).

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04548736014299, 04548736014312

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