Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Digital Camera

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Compact Digital Camera has a powerful 30x optical soom lens and an 18.2MP BSI Exmor R CMOS Sensor. Combined with the BIONZ X image processor, the sensor delivers sharp images and blazing fast autofocus speeds. The Zeiss 30x optical zoom Vario-Sonnar lens has an equivalent 35mm focal length of 24 thru720mm which covers a complete range of shooting situations from wide angle thru telephoto. Additionally, the camera boasts 60x digital zoom to let you to effortlessly double the optical zoom range for far away capture of images. A 638k-dot OLED electronic viewfinder offers a simple way to photograph at eye level, while a tilting 180° LCD 3.0" 921k-dot screen allows you shoot at different unique angles.

The HX90V also supports Full 1080p HD video recording at 24p, 60i and 60p. In both still and video approaches, the HX90V features stabilization from the Optical SteadyShot Hybrid image stabilizer to help minimize shake and blur by offsetting camera movements in 5 axes, providing more stable still images and videos even using long focal lengths.

Built-in ability to connect to Wi-Fi lets you instantly transfer images from your camera to your smartphone, computer or tablet, while GPS capability lets you see exactly where your pictures were captured. With the included Sony PlayMemories Application you can also use your smartphone as a viewer and remote control to send images direct to social media sites. Announced April 24, 2015

Body type Compact  
Max resolution 4896 x 3672  
Other resolutions 4896 x 3264, 4896 x 2752, 3664 x 3664, 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 3648 x 2056, 2736 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 2592 x 1728, 1920 x 1920, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 480  
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9  
Effective pixels 18 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 21 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)  
Sensor type BSI-CMOS  
Processor Bionz X  
ISO Auto, 80-12800  
White balance presets 8  
Custom white balance Yes  
Image stabilization Optical  
Uncompressed format No  
JPEG quality levels Fine, standard  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24720 mm  
Optical zoom 30  
Maximum aperture F3.5 - F6.4  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (2X-4X)  
Normal focus range 5 cm (1.97)  
Macro focus range 5 cm (1.97)  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting  
Screen size 3  
Screen dots 921,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type TFT-LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type Electronic  
Viewfinder coverage 100%  
Viewfinder magnification 0.5  
Viewfinder resolution 638,400  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes  
Flash range 5.40 m (with Auto ISO)  
External flash No  
Flash modes Auto, flash on, slow sync, flash off, rear sync  
Continuous drive 10.0 fps  
Self-timer Yes  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 3 (at 1/3 EV steps)  
AE Bracketing 3 (at 1/3 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing Yes  
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p)  
Format AVCHD, XAVC S  
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)  
Microphone port No  
Headphone port No  
Wireless Built-In  
Wireless notes with NFC  
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description NP-BX1 lithium-ion battery & charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 360  
Weight (inc. batteries) 245 g (0.54 lb / 8.64 oz)  
Dimensions 102 x 58 x 36 mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.42)  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
GPS BuiltIn


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Sony Cybershot HX 90V Compact Digital Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5