As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 is also often compared to ultra compacts, waterproofs, digicams and pro digicams. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot H70 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX230 HS and the PowerShot G12)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, compared to other travel zoom competitors the Sony DSC-H90 has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1 fps vs 10 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
1 year older

Significant advantages of the H70 (vs the DSC-H90)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the H70 (vs the DSC-H90)

  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the H70 and DSC-H90

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the DSC-H90)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 1 fps

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the DSC-H90)

  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the DSC-HX5v and DSC-H90

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
3 years newer
$367

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DSC-H90)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DSC-H90)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and DSC-H90

  • Inexpensive: $366.79 vs $256.09

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
1 year newer
$265

Significant advantages of the HX60 (vs the DSC-H90)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the HX60 (vs the DSC-H90)

  • None found

common strengths of the HX60 and DSC-H90

  • Inexpensive: $265.23 vs $256.09

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
1 year older
$399

Significant advantages of the SX230 HS (vs the DSC-H90)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX230 HS (vs the DSC-H90)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 290 shots

common strengths of the SX230 HS and DSC-H90

  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $256.09

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-H55 (vs the DSC-H90)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H55 (vs the DSC-H90)

  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the DSC-H55 and DSC-H90

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-H90 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (16x vs 5x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly longer battery life (290 shots vs 220 shots), is newer (february 2012 vs february 2011) and significantly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.5), is much larger (compact (105×60×34 mm) vs ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.7"), is significantly heavier (222 g vs 116 g) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Sony Cybershot W570

Sony Cybershot DSC-W570
1 year older

Significant advantages of the W570 (vs the DSC-H90)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the W570 (vs the DSC-H90)

  • None found

common strengths of the W570 and DSC-H90

  • None found

Samsung DV300F

Samsung DV300F
similar age

Significant advantages of the DV300F (vs the DSC-H90)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DV300F (vs the DSC-H90)

  • None found

common strengths of the DV300F and DSC-H90

  • None found

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-H90 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/3.3 vs f/3.9), has slightly more zoom (16x vs 5x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (105×60×34 mm) vs compact (104×67×26 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1 fps vs 10 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (february 2012 vs january 2015).

Fujifilm XP80

Fujifilm XP80
2 years newer
$140

Significant advantages of the XP80 (vs the DSC-H90)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XP80 (vs the DSC-H90)

  • None found

common strengths of the XP80 and DSC-H90

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-H90 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 1.3 MP) and is newer (february 2012 vs september 1998).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Fujifilm MX-500

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13 years older

Significant advantages of the MX-500 (vs the DSC-H90)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the MX-500 (vs the DSC-H90)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"

common strengths of the MX-500 and DSC-H90

  • Light weight: 220 g vs 222 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-H90 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), is newer (february 2012 vs september 2010) and is much less expensive ($256.09 vs $2,041.61).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/1.8), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1 fps vs 10 fps).

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12
1 year older
$2,042

Significant advantages of the G12 (vs the DSC-H90)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Longer battery life: 350 shots vs 290 shots

Significant disadvantages of the G12 (vs the DSC-H90)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the G12 and DSC-H90

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 290 shots

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
3 months newer
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DSC-H90)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DSC-H90)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-H90

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 290 shots
  • Inexpensive: $403.11 vs $256.09