Sony H90 summary
Sony H90 is Sony's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera first announced on February of 2012. The camera comes with a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The H90 is positioned #173 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and overall #780 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. You should look at our Smart camera filter to see camera listings based on your personal requirements.
The following is a diagram of specific factors used in the rating system.
Sony H90 history
The Sony H90 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Below, you can view all previous and more recent models along with important specifications.
Sony H90 Gallery
You can view the H90 from several angles in the gallery here.
Sony H90 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of positives and negatives of the Sony H90 based on factors that are often considered useful in a digital camera.
Sony H90 Sensor information
The Sony H90 houses the BIONZ processor. The spec of the sensor on the Sony H90 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter can easily cause cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CCD sensor boasts 16 megapixels and gives a standard ISO range of 80 to 3200. Sadly, RAW format is not supported so you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image below displays the H90's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The H90 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Sony H90 dimensions
Sony H90 weighs in at 0.49 pounds (222 gr / 7.83 ounces) and features external dimensions of 105mm x 60mm x 34mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 1.3"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr and the Sony H90 is less heavy than other rivals.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The following is a photo of the Sony H90 next to a soda so you're able to have a feel for its size.
The top view here will illustrate the button design on the H90.
Sony H90 Lens information
The H90 features a built in lens with a focal range of 24-384mm giving it a 16.0 x zoom which is perfect and could let you zoom right in.
At it's widest 24mm, it provides an aperture of f3.3 and that's quite sluggish and not ideal in low light conditions and you might struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You will likely also need to up your ISO giving you noisy photos. With the long end, 384mm is terrific zoom and comes to f5.9 making it very sluggish and you may have to use slower shutter speeds.
Sony H90 Connectivity
The H90 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to copy files and sometimes change camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
Many apps also enable a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external screen. A good number of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.
Sony H90 Video information
The max video quality on the Sony H90 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in MPEG-4 file format. 720p is terrible by today's requirements. You should strive for a minimum FUll HD quality for good video. The body does not have a mic and headphone jack so you have got zero control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to look into a different camera in case you require decent sound in your videos.
Sony H90 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing for the Sony H90 so you have to be careful in rainy and dusty conditions.
Sony H90 Screen and Viewfinder
The Sony H90 comes with a 3 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 461 thousand dots.
Sadly the screen isn't a touch screen.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Sony H90 are below:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders can be very helpful.
Sony H90 Shutter information
Sony H90 continuous shooting speed is 1.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/1600s.
Sony H90 Flash and Hot shoe information
Sony H90 has got just in-built flash lacking external flash support.
Sony H90 Autofocusing information
Sony H90 has got only Contrast Based Auto Focus and doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster & accurate than Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera comes with Face detection which can be handy for taking portraits of people.
It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for moving objects. Sony H90 has no manual focusing. Manual focusing mode can be good during low light scenarios or you require more precise control on focusing.
Sony H90 Battery life
The battery pack (NP-BG1) for the Sony H90 is fashioned to last for 290 shutters based on the CIPA specifications making it about average when compared to its competition. The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR features the maximum (600) battery life within this group of cameras.
Below is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that have the strongest battery life:
Sony H90 for varying categories of photography
The following bar chart provides a summary of the Sony H90 for varying categories of photography. To see more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Sony H90
The Sony H90 receives a points total of 37 which is lousy, and means the camera is not really acceptable for portrait photography. Photographing portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor size, support for RAW photos plus the option to work with external lighting.
Sony H90 Street photography information
Having a nice points total of 62, the Sony H90 is a fine pick for street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Sports photography with Sony H90
A lousy sports photography score of 45 indicates the Sony H90 is not really acceptable for shooting sports. A camera needs very good tracking plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Sony H90 Travel photography features
Weight is super crucial when choosing a travel camera. Over-all, the Sony H90 gets a nice 69 as a travelling camera which is a fine option for your vacations.
Sony H90 Landscape photography highlights
For anybody who is planning to pick a camera for landscape photos, the most significant aspect is going to be image quality. The Sony H90 at it's lousy rating of 45 as a landscape camera is not really acceptable in the current market.
Sony H90 Vlogging factors
A camera for vlogging ought to posses a articulating screen, mic input and preferably IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Sony H90 is not really acceptable as a vlog camera as it delivers a lousy score of 32.
Sony H90 Alternatives
If you want replacements to the H90, below is a selection of the top ranked cameras that fall within the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The chart followed below provides you a bird's eye view of the H90 compared to it's highest scoring competitors listed earlier.
Following are several cameras you may have a look at as alternate options. To read a thorough comparison, visit the "compare" link.