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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Battery life
Great battery life
410 shots
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax X90

Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Weight
Light-weight
428 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Pentax X90

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Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The X90's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 26 mm vs 27 mm
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Almost the same
Size Slightly smaller 112x81x99 mm vs 122x87x93 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Lighter 428 g vs 577 g
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Around 30% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX100v

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 1.1 fps
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Around 9x faster continuous shooting
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Zoom Slightly more zoom 30x vs 26x
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More than 30% more zoom
Thickness Slightly thinner 3.7" vs 3.9"
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Around 10% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        X90:0.9 cm
        DSC-HX100v:1 cm
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
        Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        X90:3.9"
        DSC-HX100v:3.7"
        Weight Heavy Help
        X90:428 g
        DSC-HX100v:577 g
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Size Large Help
        X90:112x81x99 mm
        DSC-HX100v:122x87x93 mm
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        External flash No external flash support Help
        Less expandable
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        X90:26x
        DSC-HX100v:30x
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        X90:26 mm
        DSC-HX100v:27 mm

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Super zoom

        $335

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $325 - $390

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Size Is slightly larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Super zoom

        $478

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $774 body only

        $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

        Super zoom

        $380 - $598

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

        Super zoom

        $704

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Pentax X90 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Pentax X-5

        Pentax X-5

        Super zoom

        $199 - $324

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Olympus SP-570 UZ

        Olympus SP-570 UZ

        Super zoom

        $295

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Supports RAW Shoots RAW
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Pentax XG-1

        Pentax XG-1

        Super zoom

        $350 - $400

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Size Larger
        Fujifilm X-S1

        Fujifilm X-S1

        Pro digicam

        $399 - $675

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier
        Nikon Coolpix P90

        Nikon Coolpix P90

        Super zoom

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Zoom Slightly less zoom

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

        Super zoom

        $683

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price More expensive
        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $390 - $418

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Size Larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $348 - $368

        Size Significantly smaller
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

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