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Sony HX80 vs Sony HX90V

Portability
91
Imaging
45
Features
60
Overall
51
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V front
Portability
91
Imaging
45
Features
63
Overall
52

Sony HX80 vs Sony HX90V Key Specs

Sony HX80
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Push to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.5-6.4) lens
  • 245g - 102 x 58 x 36mm
  • Announced March 2016
Sony HX90V
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.5-6.4) lens
  • 245g - 102 x 58 x 36mm
  • Released April 2015
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Sony HX80 vs Sony HX90V Overview

Its time to look closer at the Sony HX80 vs Sony HX90V, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both of them are produced by Sony. The resolution of the HX80 (18MP) and the HX90V (18MP) is pretty close and both cameras provide the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The HX80 was introduced 11 months after the HX90V which means that they are of a similar age. Both of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving into a in depth comparison, here is a short summation of how the HX80 grades against the HX90V with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Sony HX80 over the Sony HX90V

 HX80 HX90V 
ReleasedMarch 2016April 2015Newer by 11 months

Reasons to pick Sony HX90V over the Sony HX80

 HX90V HX80 
Manual focus Dial accurate focus

Common features in the Sony HX80 and Sony HX90V

 HX80 HX90V 
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen measurement
Screen resolution921k921kSame screen resolution
Selfie screen Both good for selfies
Touch screen Neither features Touch screen

Sony HX80 vs Sony HX90V Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to travel with your camera often, you are going to need to take into account its weight and size. The Sony HX80 enjoys outer dimensions of 102mm x 58mm x 36mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4") along with a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs) and the Sony HX90V has specifications of 102mm x 58mm x 36mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4") accompanied by a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you are working with during that time. Below is a front view over all size comparison of the HX80 against the HX90V.

Sony HX80 vs Sony HX90V size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability grade of the HX80 and HX90V is 91 and 91 respectively.

Sony HX80 vs Sony HX90V top view buttons comparison

Sony HX80 vs Sony HX90V Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is tough to see the difference in sensor dimensions only by looking through specifications. The image below should give you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the HX80 and HX90V.

Plainly, both of the cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the exact same resolution therefore you can expect comparable quality of photographs but you will need to factor the launch date of the cameras into account. The more recent HX80 will have an edge in sensor tech.

Sony HX80 vs Sony HX90V sensor size comparison

Sony HX80 vs Sony HX90V Screen and ViewFinder

Sony HX80 vs Sony HX90V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony HX80 Portrait photography advice
Sony HX90V Portrait photography advice
40
good megapixels (18MP)
provides face detect focus
lack of manual focus
cannot use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
47
manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (18MP)
has face detection focus
external flash not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony HX80 Street photography details
Sony HX90V Street photography details
70
screen tilts up and down
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (245 grams)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
70
has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (245 grams)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sony HX80 Sports photography factors
Sony HX90V Sports photography factors
58
excellent zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (18 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
better than average battery life (390 per charge)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
58
amazing zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (18 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
good battery power (360 CIPA)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Sony HX80 Travel photography details
Sony HX90V Travel photography details
76
better than average battery life (390 CIPA)
lighter than competition in class (245g)
good megapixels (18 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
quite wide (24mm)
long reach (720mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
slow max aperture (f3.5)
76
good battery power (360 CIPA)
lighter than others (245 grams)
sensor resolution is decent (18MP)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
rather wide (24mm)
long zoom (720mm)
missing Timelapse function
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony HX80 Landscape photography info
Sony HX90V Landscape photography info
49
quite wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (18MP)
better than average battery life (390 CIPA)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse function
54
manual focus
rather wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (18 megapixels)
good battery power (360 shots)
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Sony HX80
Vlogging with Sony HX90V
75
quite wide (24mm)
screen is selfie friendly
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition in class (245g)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have microphone port
75
rather wide (24mm)
selfie friendly screen
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than others (245 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
missing external microphone socket
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Sony HX80 vs Sony HX90V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony HX80 and Sony HX90V
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Sony
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2016-03-07 2015-04-14
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Bionz X Bionz X
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 18 megapixels 18 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4896 x 3672 4896 x 3672
Maximum native ISO 3200 12800
Maximum boosted ISO 12800 -
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.5-6.4 f/3.5-6.4
Macro focus range 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Tilting
Screen diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 921k dots 921k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 638k dots
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.5x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 5.40 m (with Auto ISO) 5.40 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, on, slow sync, off, rear sync Auto, flash on, slow sync, flash off, rear sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S AVCHD, XAVC S
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 245 grams (0.54 pounds) 245 grams (0.54 pounds)
Physical dimensions 102 x 58 x 36mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4") 102 x 58 x 36mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 390 photographs 360 photographs
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-BX1 NP-BX1
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse feature
Storage type Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo; SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo
Card slots Single Single
Launch cost $368 $440