Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Review
Full review posted 07/12/2016 by Josh Fate
|The Sony CyberShot HX90V is an incredibly versatile and compact digicam. A powerful processor and Zeiss 30x optical zoom lens are great compliments to the 18-Megapixel CMOS imaging sensor. Its versatility and great collection of features make it an awesome travel companion. Read more in our Full Conclusion.|
So, what makes them different? Other than the model numbers, the HX90V adds several features over its WX sibling. These include a slightly enlarged hand grip, a retractable OLED viewfinder (more on that in a second), and built-in GPS functionality. These additional features will cost you about $100 over the WX500.
The retractable OLED viewfinder offers 638K dots of resolution, 100% frame coverage, 5 levels of brightness adjustment, and a built-in eye sensor. It retracts neatly inside the camera on the left hand side (as you're holding the camera), much like a small built-in flash.
Both models also sport Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, which allows you to easily share photos and video via their free PlayMemories camera apps, as well as control the cameras remotely with your smart device.
For you video buffs, Sony has included their "broadcaster's quality" XAVC-S video format in both of these new models, which offers full HD video capture at 60fps or 24fps, at a bit rate of 50Mbps. You can also choose to shoot MP4 format video at 60 or 30fps.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Features;
- 18.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensor (1/2.3")
- 30x Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens, covering 24-720mm (in 4:3 aspect)
- BIONZ X processing engine
- SteadyShot image stabilization (Optical + Electronic), including Intelligent Active mode
- 3.0-inch tilting LCD screen with 922K dots
- Retractable 638k dot OLED viewfinder
- Full 1080/60p HD video capture using their XAVC S video format (MP4 also available)
- Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC technologies
- Built-in GPS
- Card slot accepts Memory Stick Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC type memory cards
- Li-ion battery pack (record up to 390 shots)
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V is available in black, with a MSRP of $430. See our lowest price box at the top right of this page to see current online pricing.
What's in the box?:
- DSC-HX90V Camera
- USB Cable
- AC Adapter
- Wrist Strap
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