As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V is also often compared to pro digicams, mirrorless and super zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and the Cyber-shot DSC-WX500) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX740 HS and the PowerShot SX730 HS)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX90V compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a built-in GPS, slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a slightly longer battery life (360 shots vs 265 shots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't have a touch screen, is older (april 2015 vs april 2017), doesn't support an external flash and is less popular.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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3 years newer
$448

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and DSC-HX90V

  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $366.79

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
similar age
$348 - $428

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • No built-in GPS
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the DSC-WX500 and DSC-HX90V

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 360 shots
  • Inexpensive: $348.00 vs $366.79

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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3 years newer
$338 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 265 shots vs 360 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and DSC-HX90V

  • Inexpensive: $338.00 vs $366.79

Nikon Coolpix A1000

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3 years newer
$477

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 360 shots
  • Shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the Coolpix A1000 and DSC-HX90V

  • Inexpensive: $476.95 vs $366.79

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90)

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2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 30 seconds

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) and DSC-HX90V

  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 360 shots

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
1 year older
$265

Significant advantages of the HX60 (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the HX60 (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the HX60 and DSC-HX90V

  • Inexpensive: $265.23 vs $366.79

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX90V compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a screen which flips out, has a significantly longer battery life (360 shots vs 250 shots), has a built-in GPS and is slightly less expensive ($366.79 vs $588.29).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,228k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
2 years older
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-HX90V

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA

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3 years newer
$998

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • None found

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA and DSC-HX90V

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
1 year newer
$369 - $429

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and DSC-HX90V

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X
6 months newer
$588 - $699

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G5 X (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G5 X (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G5 X and DSC-HX90V

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1
2 years older
$299

Significant advantages of the DMC-LF1 (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LF1 (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LF1 and DSC-HX90V

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
1 year older
$510 - $748

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and DSC-HX90V

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX90V compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it much smaller viewfinder (0.09x vs 0.70x), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm) and lacks and external mic jack.

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
6 months newer
$599 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M10 (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the EOS M10 and DSC-HX90V

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 301 g vs 245 g

Fujifilm X-A3

Fujifilm X-A3
1 year newer
$489 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-A3 (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the X-A3 (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the X-A3 and DSC-HX90V

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×67×40 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 339 g vs 245 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.4"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7
similar age
$523 12-32mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF7 (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF7 (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-GF7 and DSC-HX90V

  • Fairly small: Compact (107×65×33 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very light: 266 g vs 245 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.4"

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year older
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.09x
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the A6000 and DSC-HX90V

  • Very good image stabilization:
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    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 245 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-HX90V compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 27 mm), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs professional size (130×93×103 mm)), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a screen which flips out and is newer (april 2015 vs february 2012).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), much smaller viewfinder (0.09x vs 1.39x), lacks and external mic jack, doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • No built-in GPS
  • Shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 360 shots

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 and DSC-HX90V

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 652 g vs 245 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX200V (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly longer battery life: 450 shots vs 360 shots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX200V (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the DSC-HX200V and DSC-HX90V

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Great battery life: 450 shots vs 360 shots
  • Built-in GPS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year older
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 360 shots

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and DSC-HX90V

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Built-in GPS
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.4"

Olympus Stylus 1s

Olympus Stylus 1s
similar age
$441

Significant advantages of the 1s (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 450 shots vs 360 shots

Significant disadvantages of the 1s (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the 1s and DSC-HX90V

  • Very small: Standard size (116×87×57 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Great battery life: 450 shots vs 360 shots
  • Very thin: 2.2" vs 1.4"

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX100v (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX100v (vs the DSC-HX90V)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 27 mm vs 24 mm
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-HX100v and DSC-HX90V

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Great battery life: 410 shots vs 360 shots
  • Built-in GPS