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Sony DSC-H90
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Sony DSC-H90 Digital Camera

16.1MP 16x CCD Sep 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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27 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 71 out of 100 based on six expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Cameras.co.uk, CNET.com.au and erenumerique.fr.

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

On average Sony compact camera digital cameras have good reviews compared to other brands as do all cameras produced by Sony.

Good Size

Two Sony DSC-H90 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Cnet.com wrote on expert review site CNET.com “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 is a fine choice for those wanting a compact 16x zoom lens for casual use”. Cameras.co.uk gave the Sony DSC-H90 a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “This is a relatively compact model that can also shoot High Definition Movies”.

Good Quality Lens

One Sony DSC-H90 owner who bought it mentioned that it had a good zoom.

Good Quality Pictures

One customer thought the product was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine “Here are several sample photos from the new 16.1 megapixel Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H90” in their review.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this digital camera and we think the SZ-14[pl_1686232_price], and the VR-340[pl_1686246_price] both from Olympus or the Sony DSC-W830[plb_2109578_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The smallest screen size of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-H90 is 1" and the largest is 4.8". At 3 inches, the Sony DSC-H90 has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Across all the cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-H90 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. With a digital zoom of 115 times zoom factor, the Sony DSC-H90 has one of the biggest digital zooms amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports a microSDHC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you want a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the SZ-14[pl_1686232_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the VR-340[pl_1686246_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Olympus or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Sony DSC-H90 supports video recording, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-H90.

We compared all the other cameras which support video recording to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the SZ-14[pl_1686232_price], and the VR-340[pl_1686246_price] both from Olympus or the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP. With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the Sony DSC-H90 has a quite high megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-H90.

If you want a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the IXUS 145[pl_2166060_price] (19MP and higher rated), or the IXUS 155[pl_2176423_price] (20MP and higher rated) both from Canon or the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] (16.7MP and higher rated).

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 9.6x, and the optical zooms range from 2.7x to 63x. The DSC-H90 has a quite big optical zoom (16 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-H90.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] (18x), the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] (21x), or the Olympus SZ-14[plb_1686232_price] (24x) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Sony DSC-H90 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-H90 also have an image stabiliser.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabiliser and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price], the Olympus SZ-14[plb_1686232_price], and the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-H90 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-H90 also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price], the Lexibook DJ134[plb_2288229_price], and the Olympus SZ-14[plb_1686232_price] is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The average maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-H90 is 14s. The DSC-H90 has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds (30 seconds) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Sony DSC-H90 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. In addition, this Sony camera have still image resolutions of 1920 x 1080 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592. Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-H90 the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ±2EV (1/2| 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is the most frequently found flash exposure correction on cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of cameras of this age and spec is 250mm. With a maximum focal length of 384 millimeters, the DSC-H90 has a fairly long maximum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-H90.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the DSC-H90 is more than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this digital camera. The audio formats MP3 are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The display resolutions of cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H90 range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution of 460,800 pixels, the DSC-H90 has a fairly high display resolution compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Sony DSC-H90 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-H90. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The best video resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-H90 is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on cameras of this type and age.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The DSC-H90 has a greater number of light metering modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 960 milliamperes * hour, the DSC-H90 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average battery capacity of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DSC-H90 is 850mAh.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The average minimum focal length of comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-H90 is 26mm, and the minimum focal lengths range from 5mm to 120mm. The Sony DSC-H90 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (only 24 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of only 80, the DSC-H90 has one of the smaller minimum ISO speed amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The minimum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-H90 range from 10 to 1,600.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of this age and type do not support Full HD video. The DSC-H90 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price], or the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-H90, the DSC-H90 does not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price], or the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony DSC-H90 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the SZ-14[pl_1686232_price], or the VR-340[pl_1686246_price] both from Olympus which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The DSC-H90 does not have a GPS. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-H90, the DSC-H90 is not waterproof.

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Heavy

Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-H90 have weights of between 20g and 710g. The Sony DSC-H90 is fairly heavy (192 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H90.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Sony DSC-H90 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this type and age. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the DSC-H90 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most commonly found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this Sony camera. The image editing modes Trimming are also found on this camera.

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Only Has Three Playback Modes

The DSC-H90 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-H90. The playback modes "Single image" and "Slide show" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Thick

At 33.8 millimeters, the Sony DSC-H90 is quite thick compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-H90. The average depth of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-H90 is 38mm.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Sony DSC-H90 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.01m and the largest is 30m. At 0.05 meters, the Sony DSC-H90 has a quite large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the DSC-H90.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-H90

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony camera has been on the market for over three years.

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Smile Detection
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Smile Detection
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
PC Connectivity
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Histogram
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Camera Dimension
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Lens System
Conversion Function

Expert Reviews

(12)
19 October 2012

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 is a fine choice for those wanting a compact 16x zoom lens for casual use...

18 October 2012

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 is a fine choice for those wanting a compact 16x zoom lens for casual use...

1 June 2012

Buying the Sony Cybershot DSC H90 can save you a few pounds compared to other cameras with a 16x zoom lens. This is a relatively compact model that can also shoot High Definition Movies. The main... Read more…

28 February 2012

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H90We were at the launch of the new Sony Cyber-Shot range, and were able to take a number of sample photos from the new cameras. Here are several sample photos from the new... Read more…

14 May 2012

Le Sony H90 est un appareil photo compact équipé d?un CCD 16 MP. C?est à la fois sa plus grande force, parce qu?il est du coup vendu moins de 240 euros, mais aussi sa grande faiblesse car il... Read more…

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 9 February 2013 by T.H.Hookham
(Verified Purchase)

As this was a present I don't know how good or how it performed but at least I received it!

Reviewed 22 January 2013 by Mr. Colin F. Bell
(Verified Purchase)

The quality from this camera appears superb - I was sold on the advert with the 360 degree panorama, but the reality is a little different. The camera itself I found too small but the most... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dsch90, dsch90s, dsch90r, dsch90b, dsch90sc, sony w16, DSC-H90/R, sony w16x, dsch90bceh, dsch90rceh, sony dsch90, dsch90rcee8, sony zoom64, dsch90bcee8, sony dsch90b, sony zoom64x, ultrapro dschx100, ultrapro dschx100v
Barcodes 00027242843974, 00027242843998, 00608939807785, 00617529208154, 03610170847182, 03610170847212, 04905524831849, 04905524831856, 04905524831870, 04905524831887, 04905524831894, 04905524858129, 04905524858136, 04905524871920

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