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Sony DSC-HX90

A critically acclaimed and fully featured 18.2 megapixel 30 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 18.2MP 30x Yes Apr 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Sony DSC-HX90 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Sony DSC-HX90 as follows for Summary.
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Overall Score
38
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 38?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly high megapixel
1" image sensor size
Does not have a GPS (satellite)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the DSC-HX90 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for sports photography. It is also very good for portrait photography, but good for everyday photography.
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How Big is the Sony DSC-HX90?

The Sony DSC-HX90 is 102mm wide and 58.1mm tall. It is 35.4mm deep and weighs 218g.

Sony DSC-HX90 front dimensions

Sony DSC-HX90 size in context

Sony DSC-HX90 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including portablegear.nl, zoom.nl and optyczne.pl the average expert rating of this Sony camera is 86 out of 100. The camera expert review sites think this camera is one of the better cameras.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera 89% on average. Over 88% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 29,814 user and expert reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has very good ratings specifically within its cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Fairly High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 18.2 megapixels, the DSC-HX90 has one of the higher megapixels amongst digital cameras of this age. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most commonly found image sensor size on cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 218 grams, the DSC-HX90 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of digital cameras range from 0.34x to 83x. The Sony DSC-HX90 has a quite big optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony DSC-HX90 has a fairly average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The DSC-HX90 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the cameras the display resolutions (numeric) range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 600,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,600 pixels, the Sony DSC-HX90 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DSC-HX90 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The DSC-HX90 has a wrist strap. Most of the other digital cameras also have a wrist strap.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-HX90 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony DSC-HX90 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

When compared to other cameras that we have assessed, the digital zoom of the DSC-HX90 of 120 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. Across all the cameras the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x.

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390 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The DSC-HX90 is a digital camera that takes 390 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony dschx90vb
Barcodes 00689466820171, 04548736014299, 04548736014312

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony DSC-HX90

32g lighter
Five times smaller optical zoom

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