Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ vs Sony DSC-HX90

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Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ
Sony DSC-HX90

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
10% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 2MP higher than the Sony DSC-HX90 (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.

25% higher display resolution Edit
The Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 307,200 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-HX90 (921,600 pixels).
9 Reasons For
Vastly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 has an optical zoom of 30x, however the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is only an 8.3x optical zoom digital camera (21.7x smaller). 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.

87x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 has a digital zoom of 120x, but the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is only a 33x digital zoom digital camera (87x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

552g lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 is a 218g digital camera. That's 552g lighter than the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ (218g). 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.

30mm shorter Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 is a 58.1mm tall digital camera, whereas the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is an 88.1mm tall digital camera (30mm taller).
Vastly thinner Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 has a depth of 35.4mm, however the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is a 102.2mm deep digital camera (66.8mm thicker).
A lot narrower Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 has a width of 102mm, however the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is a 129mm wide digital camera (27mm wider).
£402 cheaper
The Sony DSC-HX90 costs £249.99, whereas the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is £652.00.
Available from 10 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More popular
The Sony DSC-HX90 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 2524 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ ranks No. 217645.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is an 8.3x optical zoom digital camera. That's 21.7x smaller than the Sony DSC-HX90 (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.

87x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is a 33x digital zoom digital camera. That's 87x smaller than the Sony DSC-HX90 (120x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Vastly heavier Edit
The Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ has a weight of 770g, however the Sony DSC-HX90 is a 218g digital camera (552g 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.

Taller Edit
The Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ has a height of 88.1mm. That's 30mm taller than the Sony DSC-HX90 (58.1mm).
Thicker Edit
Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is 102.2mm deep. That's 66.8mm thicker than the Sony DSC-HX90 (35.4mm).
Wider Edit
Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is 129mm wide. That's 27mm wider than the Sony DSC-HX90 (102mm).
More expensive by £402
The Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is £402.01 more expensive than the Sony DSC-HX90.
Fewer sellers
The Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is only stocked by 6 sellers, but the Sony DSC-HX90 is stocked by 16 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Less popular
The Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 217645 by number of sales in our digital cameras, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90 ranks No. 2524.
3 Reasons Against
11% lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 has a megapixel count of 18.2MP, however the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is a 20.2MP digital camera (2MP higher). 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.

A lot lower display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels, whereas the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (307,200 pixels higher).
Two months older
The Sony DSC-HX90 is older than the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ by two months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
20.2MP
BEST
18.2MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
BEST
 5472 x 3648
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8.3x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
33x 120x
BEST
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Focal Length Range
24 - 200 4.1 - 123
Lens Structure
14/11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
62mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 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 Speed
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 8000
 10000
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5 - 3
Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 5.4

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Video Format
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,228,800 pixels
BEST
921,600 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

GPS
 GPS
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Push
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Push
Shooting Mode
 Aperture priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,5,10 2,5,10
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Pet
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Pet

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
770g 218g
BEST
Height
88.1mm 58.1mm
BEST
Depth
102.2mm 35.4mm
BEST
Width
129mm 102mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
813g 245g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
NP-FW50 NP-BX1
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,240mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 390 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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