Sony HX90V summary
Sony HX90V is Sony's Small Sensor Superzoom camera initially introduced on April of 2015. The camera has got a 18MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4896 x 3672.
The HX90V is positioned #15 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & over all #372 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. Please test our Smart camera filter to see camera listings based on your personalized requirements.
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Sony HX90V family
The Sony HX90V is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the complete range below.
Sony HX90V Gallery
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Sony HX90V Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of pluses and minuses of the Sony HX90V based on things that are normally regarded as useful in a camera.
Sony HX90V Sensor info
The Sony HX90V is run by the Bionz X processor chip. The specification of the sensor on the Sony HX90V is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4896 x 3672 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter might produce cropping.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 18MP and provides a native ISO range of 80 to 12800. Sadly, RAW files are not supported so you have less margin for error.
The graphic below shows the HX90V's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The HX90V sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Sony HX90V dimensions
Sony HX90V weighs around 0.54 lbs (245 gr or 8.64 oz) & has external proportions of 102mm x 58mm x 36mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr and the Sony HX90V is less heavy in comparison with its competitors.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Listed below is a pic of the Sony HX90V alongside a softdrink to help you to get a feel for its scale.
The top view here will provide the button design on the HX90V.
Sony HX90V Lens info
The HX90V provides an inbuilt lens and it has a focal range of 24-720mm making it a 30.0 x zoom which is outstanding and is going to enable you to zoom right in.
At the widest 24mm, it comes with an aperture of f3.5 and that is rather slow and not the best for low light conditions and you will struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You will probably also need to up the ISO resulting in noisy files. On the tele end, 720mm is excellent zoom and comes with f6.4 making it very sluggish and you would need to set slow shutter speeds.
Sony HX90V Connectivity
The HX90V has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras which have NFC or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to transfer pictures and in some cases alter settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.
Many applications even allow a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external screen. Most cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Sony HX90V Video info
The highest possible video quality on the Sony HX90V is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in AVCHD and XAVC S format. 1080p quality delivers a great balance between quality vs file sizes but 1080p won't give you any room to crop. The camera does not offer a microphone or headphone port so you get little control over the sound. It is probably a better idea to get a different camera in case you require good sound for your video clips.
Sony HX90V Weather Sealing
Sony HX90V does not include environment proofing so wet conditions could ruin the camera.
Sony HX90V Display and Viewfinder
The Sony HX90V has got a 3" tilting display screen supporting a resolution of 921k dots.
The display is selfie friendly for self portraits as well as group photos if necessary. Sadly the display screen is not a touch screen.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder details for Sony HX90V are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 638k dots
- Coverage 100 percent
- Magnification 0.5x
For bright outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders can be very useful.
Sony HX90V Shutter info
Sony HX90V can shoot continuously at 10.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Sony HX90V Flash and Hot shoe info
Sony HX90V comes with only integrated flash lacking external flash support.
Sony HX90V Autofocusing info
Sony HX90V comes with just Contrast Based AF & lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster and precise in comparison with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has got Face detect which can be valuable for portrait photography.
It also boasts Tracking AF for subjects that move. Sony HX90V supports manual focusing when required during low light scenarios or you want more exact control on focusing.
Sony HX90V Battery life
The battery life (NP-BX1) for the Sony HX90V is fashioned to last for 360 clicks as per the CIPA specifications making it above the usual for its category. The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR comes with the best (600) battery life within this kind of cameras.
Underneath is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the best battery life:
Sony HX90V for various categories of photography
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Sony HX90V Portrait photography factors
The Sony HX90V has a score of 47 which is decent, meaning that it is relatively adequate for portraits. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW photos plus the flexibility to utilize off-camera lighting.
Sony HX90V Street photography factors
Having a above average score of 70, the Sony HX90V is a good fit to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Sony HX90V Sports photography factors
A modest sports photography score of 58 suggests the Sony HX90V is somewhat appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera needs fantastic tracking and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Sony HX90V Travel photography advice
Portability is really critical in buying a camera for travel. In general, the Sony HX90V gets a terrific 76 for a travel camera which makes it a terrific pick to buy for your journeys.
Landscape photography with Sony HX90V
For those who are planning to purchase a camera for landscape photography, the most essential aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Sony HX90V and it's modest rating of 54 as a landscape camera is relatively suitable within the current market.
Sony HX90V Vlogging information
A vlogging camera really should offer a articulating screen, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Sony HX90V is a fine fit as a vlog camera as it gets a very good score of 75.
Sony HX90V Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the HX90V, below is a range of the top ranked cameras that fall in to the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The graph followed below gives you a bird's eye view of the HX90V compared to it's top ranked competitors listed earlier.
These are various other cameras you may look at as alternative options. To look at a thorough comparison, click the "compare" link.