Nikon 1 J5 vs Sony DSC-HX90V

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Nikon 1 J5
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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
13% higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 is a 20.8MP digital camera. That's 2.6MP higher than the Sony DSC-HX90V (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.

Touch sensitive screen Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 has a touch sensitive screen, but the Sony DSC-HX90V does not have a touch sensitive screen.
115,400 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 115,400 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-HX90V (921,600 pixels).
Cheaper by £30
The Nikon 1 J5 costs £239.00, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90V is £269.00.
Better selling
The Nikon 1 J5 ranks No. 6794 by number of sales, but the Sony DSC-HX90V ranks No. 40316.
Five more awards
The Nikon 1 J5 has 9 awards from expert review sites, however the Sony DSC-HX90V has 4 awards.
Moderately better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon 1 J5 is 88% based on 62 reviews, but the average rating of the Sony DSC-HX90V is 87% (based on 99 reviews).
5 Reasons For
GPS Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V has a GPS, whereas the Nikon 1 J5 does not have a GPS. Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V is a 218g digital camera. That's 13g lighter than the Nikon 1 J5 (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.

One hundred and fourty more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony DSC-HX90V is 390.00, but the Nikon 1 J5 only takes 250.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Available from 1 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Expert reviews are better
The Sony DSC-HX90V has an average expert review score of 83% based on 20 reviews, however the Nikon 1 J5 has an average rating of 77% (based on 45 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Does not have a GPS Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 does not have a GPS, but the Sony DSC-HX90V has a GPS. Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

13g heavier Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 has a weight of 231g, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90V is a 218g digital camera (13g 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.

Only 250.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 is a digital camera that takes 250.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90V only takes 390.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Not as many stockists
The Nikon 1 J5 is only stocked by 11 sellers, however the Sony DSC-HX90V is stocked by 12 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Nikon 1 J5 only has an average expert score of 77%, but the Sony DSC-HX90V has an average expert rating of 83% (based on 20 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
2.6MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V has a megapixel count of 18.2MP, whereas the Nikon 1 J5 is a 20.8MP digital camera (2.6MP 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.

Does not have a touch sensitive screen Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V does not have a touch sensitive screen, but the Nikon 1 J5 has a touch sensitive screen.
Lower display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels, but the Nikon 1 J5 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (115,400 pixels higher).
£30 more expensive
The Sony DSC-HX90V is more expensive than the Nikon 1 J5 by £30.
Eight months older
The Sony DSC-HX90V is older than the Nikon 1 J5 by eight months.
Worse selling
The Sony DSC-HX90V ranks No. 40316 by sales volume, however the Nikon 1 J5 ranks No. 6794.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony DSC-HX90V has received 4 awards, the Nikon 1 J5 has received 9 awards.
A little Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-HX90V's average user rating is 87%, however the Nikon 1 J5's is 88% (based on 62 reviews).

Awards

9 Awards
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
dkamera.de: Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
gadgetgear.nl: Silver
M3.idg.se: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
vido.com.ua: Recommended
4 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Ephotozine: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

13 months Ago 21 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
BEST
 MILC
Megapixel Count
20.8MP
BEST
18.2MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 2784 x 1856
BEST
 2784 x 1856
Maximum Image Resolution
 5568 x 3712
BEST
 5568 x 3712
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 NEF
 EXIF
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 NEF
 EXIF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
13.2 x 8.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixel Count
23.01MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Format
 CX
 CX
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 30x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 120x
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.1 - 123
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Nikon 1
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
BEST
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
105 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 80
 200
 320
 800
 3200
 12800
 80
 200
 320
 800
 3200
 12800
BEST
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
160 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
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)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Flash Guide
5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5 - 3
Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 5.4
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
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
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
BEST
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,037,000 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

Camera

GPS
 GPS
 GPS
BEST
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
 Push
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
 Push
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
231g 218g
BEST
Height
59.7mm 58.1mm
Depth
31.5mm 35.4mm
Width
98.3mm 102mm
Weight Including Battery
265g 245g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
EN-EL24 NP-BX1
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,240mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
250 shots 390 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data
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

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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