- 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Display
- ISO 80 - 3200
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1280 x 720 video
- 35-140mm (F3.5-10.0) lens
- 148g - 94 x 57 x 15mm
- Revealed February 2009
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Sony T90 summary
Sony T90 is Sony's Ultracompact camera originally introduced on February of 2009. It houses a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The T90 is ranked #94 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and over-all #1094 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. Please test our Smart camera search to find camera listings based on your customized requirements.
Below is a graph of multiple factors used in the rating system.
Sony T90 family
The Sony T90 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the complete list below.
T90 vs TX3026-130mm
T90 vs TX2025-100mm
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T90 vs TX200V28-140mm
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T90 vs TX5526-130mm
T90 vs T11027-108mm
T90 vs TX100V25-100mm
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T90 vs T90035-140mm
Sony T90 Gallery
You can look at the T90 from several angles in the gallery below.
Sony T90 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of upsides and downsides of the Sony T90 based on aspects that are typically regarded as essential in a camera.
Sony T90 Sensor features
The sensor size in the Sony T90 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter can easily cause cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CCD sensor boasts 12MP and delivers a native ISO range of 80 - 3200. Sadly, RAW files are not saved so you have less room to maneuver in post.
The picture below displays the T90's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The T90 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Sony T90 dimensions
Sony T90 weighs around 0.33 pounds (148 gr or 5.22 oz) and the physical size of the camera is 94mm x 57mm x 15mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.6"). The weight of average Ultracompact camera is 121 gr so the Sony T90 is heavier as compared with other competitors.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Below is a visual of the Sony T90 next to a soft drink so you can have a feel for its size.
The top view below will illustrate the button arrangement on the T90.
Sony T90 Lens features
The T90 offers a built-in lens having a focal range of 35-140mm making it a 4.0 x zoom which may not be perfect nevertheless it will be useful in some conditions.
At it's widest 35mm, the lens provides an aperture of f3.5 which will be kind of sluggish and not good in low light conditions and you will probably find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You will also need to up your ISO giving you noisy pictures. Towards the long end, 140mm comes at f10.0 making it fairly sluggish and you may have to go with slow shutter speeds.
Sony T90 Connectivity
The T90 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily copy pictures and at times alter camera settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
Some apps also provide a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external display. Many cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Sony T90 Video features
The highest possible video resolution in the Sony T90 is 1280 x 720 and it can record in Motion JPEG format. 720p is awful by today's standards. You should strive for at least FUll HD resolution for good video. The body does not offer a mic and / or headphone jack so you get absolutely no control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to get another camera in case you want better sound in your video clips.
Sony T90 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing in the Sony T90 so you have to be careful in rainy or dusty situations.
Sony T90 Display and Viewfinder
The Sony T90 is equipped with a 3" fixed display having a resolution of 230k dots.
Additionally the display is touch friendly so you can easily adjust focus point and adjust settings using your fingers.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder details regarding Sony T90 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and challenging to view, viewfinders will be particularly useful.
Sony T90 Shutter features
Sony T90 continuous shooting speed is 2.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/1600s.
Sony T90 Flash and Hot shoe features
Sony T90 has got just built in flash lacking external flash support.
Sony T90 Autofocus features
Sony T90 has got only Contrast Based Auto Focus and doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster and precise as compared with Contrast Based autofocusing.
The Sensor supports 9 focus points to pick from. Sony T90 boasts manual focusing when required for low light scenarios or you need to have more precise focusing control.
Sony T90 Battery life
The average Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 features the best (320) battery life for this kind of cameras.
Here is a list of Ultracompact cameras with the highest battery life:
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Sony T90 for specific types of photography
The following diagram provides a rundown of the Sony T90 for specific types of photography. To view more, have a look at the specific section below.
Sony T90 Portrait photography factors
The Sony T90 has a rating of 27 which is low, and means the camera is not really appropriate to use for portraits. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor size, RAW support plus the ability to utilize external lighting.
Sony T90 Street photography information
With a decent points tally of 55, the Sony T90 is somewhat suitable to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Sony T90 Sports photography info
A low sports photography points total of 25 suggests the Sony T90 is not really appropriate for shooting sports. A camera needs to have great focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Sony T90
Portability is extremely crucial in selecting a camera for travel. Over-all, the Sony T90 gets a reasonable 51 for a travelling camera which makes it somewhat adequate for your travels.
Sony T90 Landscape photography factors
In case you're planning to buy a camera for landscape photos, the most important aspect will be image quality. The Sony T90 at it's low rating of 37 as a landscape camera is not really appropriate in the current market.
Sony T90 Vlogging information
A camera for vlogging ought to posses a articulating display screen, microphone input and preferably IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Sony T90 is not really appropriate for vlogging as it delivers a low score of 27.
Sony T90 Alternatives
If you want alternatives to the T90, below is a selection of the top ranked cameras that fall within the class of Ultracompact.
The line chart just below shows you a summary of the T90 compared to it's top ranked rivals listed above.
Following are additional cameras you may consider as alternate options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, click the "compare" link.