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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Sony H90

Portability
78
Imaging
35
Features
30
Overall
33
FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 front
Portability
91
Imaging
39
Features
35
Overall
37

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Sony H90 Key Specs

FujiFilm S2500HD
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Expand to 3200)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-504mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 337g - 110 x 73 x 81mm
  • Introduced July 2010
  • Alternative Name is FinePix S2600HD
Sony H90
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-384mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 222g - 105 x 60 x 34mm
  • Revealed February 2012
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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Sony H90 Overview

Below, we are matching up the FujiFilm S2500HD versus Sony H90, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by companies FujiFilm and Sony. There exists a significant gap among the sensor resolutions of the S2500HD (12MP) and H90 (16MP) but they possess the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The S2500HD was revealed 20 months before the H90 making the cameras a generation away from one another. Both the cameras come with different body type with the FujiFilm S2500HD being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Sony H90 being a Compact camera.

Before diving straight into a thorough comparison, below is a brief introduction of how the S2500HD matches up versus the H90 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick FujiFilm S2500HD over the Sony H90

 S2500HD H90 

Reasons to pick Sony H90 over the FujiFilm S2500HD

 H90 S2500HD 
RevealedFebruary 2012July 2010More modern by 20 months
Display resolution461k230kClearer display (+231k dot)

Common features in the FujiFilm S2500HD and Sony H90

 S2500HD H90 
Focus manually No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurements
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch display Absent Touch display

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Sony H90 Physical Comparison

If you are looking to carry around your camera, you need to factor its weight and dimensions. The FujiFilm S2500HD has got outer dimensions of 110mm x 73mm x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") and a weight of 337 grams (0.74 lbs) and the Sony H90 has dimensions of 105mm x 60mm x 34mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.3") with a weight of 222 grams (0.49 lbs).

Analyze the FujiFilm S2500HD versus Sony H90 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you choose at that time. Below is the front view measurements comparison of the S2500HD and the H90.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Sony H90 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the S2500HD and H90 is 78 and 91 respectively.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Sony H90 top view buttons comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Sony H90 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is very hard to see the gap in sensor sizes only by checking out specifications. The pic underneath may provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the S2500HD and H90.

To sum up, both of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but not the same resolution. You should anticipate the Sony H90 to produce more detail because of its extra 4MP. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop images much more aggressively. The more aged S2500HD will be behind in sensor technology.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Sony H90 sensor size comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Sony H90 Screen and ViewFinder

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Sony H90 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Portrait photography advice
Sony H90 Portrait photography advice
21
no manual focus
no external flash support
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
36
good resolution (16MP)
has face detection focusing
no manual focus
can't use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with FujiFilm S2500HD
Street photography with Sony H90
49
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (222g)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD as a Sports photography camera
Sony H90 as a Sports photography camera
34
amazing zoom range (28-504mm 18.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
continuous shooting slow (1.0 fps)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
44
great zoom range (24-384mm 16.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Travel photography factors
Sony H90 Travel photography factors
55
has built in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
great zoom (504mm)
lack of Time Lapse function
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
69
lighter than competition in class (222 grams)
good resolution (16MP)
built-in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
great reach (384mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Landscape photography details
Sony H90 Landscape photography details
36
pretty wide (28mm)
decent sized screen (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
lack of Time Lapse function
44
fairly wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Vlogging features
Sony H90 Vlogging features
25
pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external mic socket
32
fairly wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focusing
lighter than competition in class (222 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
display is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have external mic support
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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Sony H90 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for FujiFilm S2500HD and Sony H90
 FujiFilm FinePix S2500HDSony Cyber-shot DSC-H90
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Sony
Model type FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90
Also referred to as FinePix S2600HD -
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2010-07-06 2012-02-28
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by - BIONZ
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Max enhanced ISO 3200 -
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-504mm (18.0x) 24-384mm (16.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing distance 2cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 230k dots 461k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display technology - ClearPhoto TFT LCD display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder coverage 99 percent -
Features
Min shutter speed 8s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1600s
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames per second 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 4.40 m 3.70 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 337g (0.74 pounds) 222g (0.49 pounds)
Dimensions 110 x 73 x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") 105 x 60 x 34mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 290 pictures
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery ID 4 x AA NP-BG1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Card slots One One
Retail price $200 $230