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Pentax X90

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax X90

Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
 
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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
Lowest price Much cheaper $245.00 vs $799.99
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The best price we've seen is $555 cheaper (3.3x less)
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              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
              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 Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $449 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $339 - $397

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $415 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $508

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 - $387 body only

              $401 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Pentax X90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $149

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen size Larger screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Olympus SP-590 UZ

              Olympus SP-590 UZ

              Super zoom

              $229

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Pentax X-5

              Pentax X-5

              Super zoom

              $233

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $171 - $270

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $167 - $227

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $999

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $405 - $434

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $398 - $433

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $298

              Size Significantly smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger

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