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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX90V

£279.00
£249.00 £30 cheaper than 46 days ago
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX90V
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A very popular and excellent value for money compact digital camera, with great features and a huge 30x optical zoom
Compact 18.2MP 30x Yes Jan 2016
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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX90V Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX90V number 10 across all digital cameras and number 31 in best selling cameras.
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Reviews
187 Reviews + 6 Awards
93
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Age
2 Years Old
87
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 87?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 93% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received six awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus one other site and a "Recommended" award from Ephotozine. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
It is one of the best selling cameras currently on the market. View best selling cameras January 2018.
Customers report good picture quality, great technical features and excellent product quality. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
This Sony digital camera has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
Command with confidence
Trace your trip in detail
Capability beyond convention
Enjoy movies in versatile formats
Set the right shooting style in motion
Extra-speedy & precise fast intelligent AF
OLED tru-finder
Get the best view
BIONZ X image processing engine
4896 x 3264 pixels image resolution
Exmor R CMOS sensor
Renowned ZEISS optics
Go farther, closer and wider
The elements of comprehensive image quality
Aim farther upgrade your view
Average minimum aperture number
Bigger than average optical zoom
Share with ease gain remote control

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the Cybershot DSC-HX90V with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 27 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 24 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 24 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks.
There is a 86% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX90V In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Six Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both said that this Sony camera was great. This was from PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs who gave it an "Highly Recommended".

This digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by website Ephotozine who concluded that this camera was very good.

The editors of three additional expert review sites all thought that this Sony digital camera was very good. 01net.com and Digital Versus both gave this digital camera a "5 Star" award and Altomdata.dk gave it a "Best Product" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 18 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Techradar the average expert rating of this camera is 83%.

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Good User Reviews

The average user rating of this camera is 89% based on 169 user reviews. 100 reviewers (88% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 93% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Good Picture Quality

38 owners considered that this digital camera was able to produce good images and two owners who bought this digital camera agreed that it had a good picture resolution.

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two owners said in their reviews that it was noisy.

Customers Report Good Technical Features

13 owners who reviewed it said that it had good features.

Best Seller

The Cybershot DSC-HX90V is one the top selling camera currently on the market.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

17 people thought the product was good quality.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

20 owners who reviewed it wrote that it had a good zoom and four owners who bought the product mentioned that it had a good lens.

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 22,092 expert and user reviews (including 7,416 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Nice Design

Four owners considered that it was good looking.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Four owners who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was good value for money.

  • The minuscule thumb pad and the lack of a rubber coating which, along with the plastic body, makes the camera seem cheap despite its hefty price and will take some getting used to…
  • Great camera for the price.
  • The minuscule thumb pad and the lack of a rubberized coating which makes the camera feel a bit cheap in the hand…
  • The camera is a lot of plastic and it feels cheap and it is difficult to hold…
  • The open box unit look like brand new and the price is good…
    GreenDice (Bestbuy.com) - September 2015

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

13 owners who reviewed the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX90V reckoned that it had a good viewfinder and three people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good screen.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Six owners reckoned that the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX90V was compact and two customers said in their reviews that the product was lightweight.

Users Report That it is Robust

Five owners reckoned that it was well made and two people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was strong and durable.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

14 people wrote in their reviews that the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX90V was easy to use and two owners who reviewed it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Three customers who reviewed the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX90V agreed that it had a good flash.

Value For Money

Fantastic Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews, very good features and is under 2 years old. At £249.00 it is in the cheapest 35% of cameras.

Price Has Gone Down by £30 (11%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX90V and the United Kingdom price of £249.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $448.00 (£621.33).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since January 2016.

Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Cybershot DSC-HX90V's sensor megapixels of 18.2MP is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 25% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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4896 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX90V is 4896 x 3264 pixels. That's 0% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX90V's optical zoom of 30x is bigger than 90% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Cybershot DSC-HX90V of 3.5 is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 88% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX90V has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Cybershot DSC-HX90V's maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 31% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Average Camera Shutter Speed

The Cybershot DSC-HX90V's camera shutter speed of 0.0005s is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the fastest 42% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX90V has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Cybershot DSC-HX90V of 218g is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 52% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX90V has a wrist strap, unlike 91% of cameras which do not have a wrist strap.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Cybershot DSC-HX90V supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Cybershot DSC-HX90V of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 46% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX90V's digital zoom of 120x is very big compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 98% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Cybershot DSC-HX90V of 0.435" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 35% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Cybershot DSC-HX90V has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Cybershot DSC-HX90V's display resolution of 922,000 pixels is higher than 75% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Features Face Detection

The Cybershot DSC-HX90V features face detection. 88% of cameras do not feature face detection.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Cybershot DSC-HX90V has a carrying case, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Cybershot DSC-HX90V supports Wi-Fi, unlike 69% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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390 Battery Life

The Sony Cybershot DSC-HX90V is a camera that takes 390 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Product Identifiers

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00845251097825, 00845251097832, 00845251097849, 04548736014367

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