As well as being compared against other compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W90 is also often compared to ultra compacts, entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W90's top rivals come from Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-W800 and the Cybershot W520) and Nikon (such as the D3000)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W90 compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), is older (february 2007 vs february 2011) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Sony Cybershot W520

Sony Cybershot DSC-W520
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the W520 (vs the DSC-W90)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly lighter: 125 g vs 175 g

Significant disadvantages of the W520 (vs the DSC-W90)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the W520 and DSC-W90

  • Very small: Super compact (96×56×21 mm) vs Super compact (91×58×23 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    2. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-W80 (vs the DSC-W90)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W80 (vs the DSC-W90)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W80 and DSC-W90

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (91×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (91×58×23 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W200
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-W200 (vs the DSC-W90)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W200 (vs the DSC-W90)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (91×59×27 mm) vs Super compact (91×58×23 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-W200 and DSC-W90

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (91×59×27 mm) vs Super compact (91×58×23 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-W70 (vs the DSC-W90)

  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W70 (vs the DSC-W90)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm

common strengths of the DSC-W70 and DSC-W90

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (89×57×23 mm) vs Super compact (91×58×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W90 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), is thinner (0.9" vs 2.1") and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), is much larger (super compact (91×58×23 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
7 years newer
$80 - $105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DSC-W90)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the DSC-W90)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and DSC-W90

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5
3 years newer
$380

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX5 (vs the DSC-W90)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX5 (vs the DSC-W90)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX5 and DSC-W90

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000
2 years newer
$637 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3000 (vs the DSC-W90)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3000 (vs the DSC-W90)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3000 and DSC-W90

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-W90 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a built-in flash, is thinner (0.9" vs 2.3") and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (february 2007 vs september 2014).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-QX30 (vs the DSC-W90)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-QX30 (vs the DSC-W90)

  • No built-in flash
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-QX30 and DSC-W90

  • None found