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Sony DSC-H90
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Sony DSC-H90 Digital Camera

16.1MP 16x CCD 1/2.3" Sep 2013
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26 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

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

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

Sony compact cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Sony is one of the superior manufacturers.

Good Size

A number of Sony DSC-H90 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Expert review site Cnet.com said “The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 is a fine choice for those wanting a compact 16x zoom lens for casual use”. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk gave it a score of 4 stars and said in their review “This is a relatively compact model that can also shoot High Definition Movies”.

Good Quality Lens

One Sony DSC-H90 reviewer reckoned that the product had a good zoom.

Good Quality Pictures

One person who purchased the product thought it was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their Sony DSC-H90 review on expert review site Ephotozine “Here are several sample photos from the new 16.1 megapixel Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H90”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. 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.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might also want to consider including the PowerShot A4000[pl_1488638_price], or the PowerShot G12[pl_1514037_price] both from Canon or the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DSC-H90 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. Similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have display diagonals of between 1" and 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A4000[plb_1488638_price], or the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price].

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-H90 is 10x. With a digital zoom of 115 times zoom factor, the DSC-H90's digital zoom is one of the biggest amongst cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-H90.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

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 compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available 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.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the PowerShot A4000[pl_1488638_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the PowerShot G12[pl_1514037_price] (MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Canon or the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Sony DSC-H90 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-H90 do not support video capability.

Alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price], the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price], or the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price].

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-H90 is 0.17x and the biggest is 63x. With an optical zoom of 16 times zoom factor, the DSC-H90 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-H90.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price] (18x), or the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] (21x) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DSC-H90 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-H90.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at include a cheaper camera such as the Nikon Coolpix L29[plb_2124045_price] or you might consider a higher rated camera such as the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price], or the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DSC-H90 is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Sony camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent" and "Incandescent" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Sony DSC-H90 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1920 x 1080 and 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592. The best still image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DSC-H90 is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Cameras that were released more than two years ago have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 15s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of 30 seconds, the Sony DSC-H90 has one of the longer slowest camera shutter speeds amongst digital cameras of this age.

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

The Sony DSC-H90 has a wider flash exposure correction than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, whereas most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. In addition, this Sony camera have a ±2EV (1/2 and 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. The best flash exposure correction of all similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-H90 is ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step) and the worst is ±2EV (1/3 EV step).

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the DSC-H90 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is WAV, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Sony camera. The audio formats supporteds MP3 are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-H90 range from 18mm to 1,000mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 384 millimeters, the DSC-H90 has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The DSC-H90 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-H90. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital 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 worst video resolution of all digital cameras of this type and age is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 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 typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago have battery capacitys of between 170mAh and 1,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 830mAh. At 960 milliamperes * hour, the Sony DSC-H90 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-H90.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the DSC-H90 is more than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Sony digital camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-H90. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Spot Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 24 millimeters, the DSC-H90 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-H90. Across all the compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-H90 the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

The average ISO sensitivity (min) of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-H90 is 94. With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 80, the DSC-H90 has one of the smaller ISO sensitivity (min)s amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DSC-H90 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years which have an image stabilizer.

Alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might also want to consider include the Nikon Coolpix L29[plb_2124045_price]; or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price], or the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years do not support Full HD video. The DSC-H90 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at including the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DSC-H90 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-H90 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS[plb_2110760_price], the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price], or the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DSC-H90, the DSC-H90 is not 3D.

If you want a camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the VR-350[pl_1835931_price], or the VR-340[pl_1686246_price] both from Olympus which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-H90 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Sony DSC-H90 is not waterproof.

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Heavy

The weights of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DSC-H90 range from 20g to 840g. The DSC-H90 is one of the heavier digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-H90 (192 grams) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the DSC-H90 is more than most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Sony digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-H90. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The DSC-H90 has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this Sony digital camera. The camera file systems DCF 2.0 and DPOF 1.1 are also supported by this camera.

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Only Has One Image Editing

The number of image editing modes found on the DSC-H90 is more than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this Sony camera. The image editings Trimming are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the DSC-H90 is more than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-H90.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

Compact cameras that have been around for more than two years have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 0.2m. With a closest focusing distance of 0.05 meters, the Sony DSC-H90 has a fairly large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-H90.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-H90

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this camera was released.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the Sony DSC-H90 has a fairly typical megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-H90.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price] (18.2MP), or the DSC-W830[pl_2109578_price] (20.1MP) both from Sony or the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] (16.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on cameras of this age and spec. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Smile Detection
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
Connection to PC
Camera
3D
White Balance
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
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, dsch90b, dsch90r, dsch90sc, DSC-H90/R, dsch90rceh, dsch90sceh, dsch90bceh, dsch90rcee8, dsch90scee8, sony dsch90, dsch90bcee8, sony dsch90b, ultrapro dschx100, ultrapro dschx100v
Barcodes 00027242843974, 00027242843998, 00608939807785, 00617529208154, 03610170847182, 03610170847212, 04905524831849, 04905524831856, 04905524831870, 04905524831887, 04905524831894, 04905524858129, 04905524858136, 04905524871920

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