Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ vs Sony DSC-HX90

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Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ
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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
10% higher megapixel 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 (numeric) Edit
The Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,228,800 pixels. That's 307,200 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-HX90 (921,600 pixels).
Better user reviews
Based on 215 reviews, the average user review score of the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is 94%, whereas the average rating of the Sony DSC-HX90 is 89% (based on 143 reviews).
7 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.

£346 cheaper
The Sony DSC-HX90 costs £292.99, whereas the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is £639.00.
Available from 3 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. 5590 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ ranks No. 244265.
Expert reviews are better
The Sony DSC-HX90 has an average expert review score of 94% based on 5 reviews, but the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ has an average rating of 87% (based on 103 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 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.

More expensive by £346
The Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is £346.01 more expensive than the Sony DSC-HX90.
Fewer sellers
The Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is only stocked by 8 stores, but the Sony DSC-HX90 is stocked by 11 sellers. 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. 244265 by number of sales in our digital cameras, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90 ranks No. 5590.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The average expert rating of the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ is 87%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-HX90 is 94% (based on 5 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
11% lower megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 has a megapixel 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 (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera, 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.
Lower user review Score
The Sony DSC-HX90 has an average user rating of 89%, but the Sony Cybershot RX10 Ⅱ has an average user rating of 94% (based on 215 reviews).

Awards

20 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Camera Labs: Recommended
Cnetfrance.fr: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Recommended
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
fotomaniak.pl: Editor's Choice
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
pricerunner.se: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tek.no: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel
20.2MP
BEST
18.2MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
BEST
 5472 x 3648
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8.3x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
33x 120x
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Focal Length Range (f-F)
24 - 200 4.1 - 123
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
14/11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Aspheric Elements
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
62mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 Unknown - Click to provide data
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5 - 3
Flash Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 5.4

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Video Formats Supported
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Resolution At 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

Compatible Memory Cards
 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

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,228,800 pixels
BEST
921,600 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Push
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Push
Photo Effects
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10 2,5,10
Scene Modes
 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
Depth
102.2mm 35.4mm
Width
129mm 102mm
Weight (including Battery)
813g 245g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
NP-FW50 NP-BX1
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,240mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
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
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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