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 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.

Touchscreen Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 has a touchscreen, but the Sony DSC-HX90V does not have a touchscreen.
115,400 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) 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 £49
The Nikon 1 J5 costs £250.00, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90V is £299.00.
Better selling
The Nikon 1 J5 ranks No. 16123 by number of sales, but the Sony DSC-HX90V ranks No. 34970.
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
Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V has an image stabilizer, however the Nikon 1 J5 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

GPS (satellite) Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V has a GPS (satellite), whereas the Nikon 1 J5 does not have a GPS (satellite). 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 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Sony DSC-HX90V is 390.00, but the Nikon 1 J5 only takes 250.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

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 an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90V has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 does not have a GPS (satellite), but the Sony DSC-HX90V has a GPS (satellite). 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 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon 1 J5 is a digital camera that takes 250.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Sony DSC-HX90V only takes 390.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

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 Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V has a megapixel 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 touchscreen Edit
The Sony DSC-HX90V does not have a touchscreen, but the Nikon 1 J5 has a touchscreen.
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony DSC-HX90V is only 921,600 pixels display resolution, but the Nikon 1 J5 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (115,400 pixels higher).
£49 more expensive
The Sony DSC-HX90V is more expensive than the Nikon 1 J5 by £49.
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. 34970 by sales volume, however the Nikon 1 J5 ranks No. 16123.
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

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
BEST
 MILC
Megapixel
20.8MP
BEST
18.2MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 2784 x 1856
BEST
 2784 x 1856
Maximum Image Resolution
 5568 x 3712
BEST
 5568 x 3712
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
13.2 x 8.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixels
23.01MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Format
 CX
 CX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
BEST
 16:9
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour of Product
 White
 White

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 30x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 120x
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.1 - 123
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Nikon 1
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
105 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 80
 160
 800
 12800
 200
 320
 3200
 80
 160
 800
 12800
 200
 320
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 Unknown - Click to provide data
ISO Sensitivity (min)
160 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Flash on
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Flash on
Flash Guide Number
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
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5 - 3
Flash Range (wide)
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

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 3840 x 2160@15fps
 1280x720@120fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1280x960@30fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 3840 x 2160@15fps
 1280x720@120fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1280x960@30fps
 1920x1080@50fps
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
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
 PCM
 AAC++

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,037,000 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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
White Balance
 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 Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
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 Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 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
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

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 Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
EN-EL24 NP-BX1
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,240mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
250 shots 390 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
 USB
 AC
 Micro-USB
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
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
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)
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Technical Details

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