Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v vs Pentax X90

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

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Pentax X90

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Long exposures
Longest exposure
30 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax X90

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Pentax X90 over the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v.

Items often bought with the Sony DSC-HX100v or Pentax X90

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Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Pentax X90.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v.

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 2 f-stops better
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
26 mm vs 27 mm
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Almost the same
Size
Slightly smaller
112×81×99 mm vs 122×87×93 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
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 1.1 fps
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Around 9x faster continuous shooting
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. 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
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3.7" vs 3.9"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              X900.9 cm
              DSC-HX100v1.0 cm
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              X903.9"
              DSC-HX100v3.7"
              Weight Heavy Help
              X90428 g
              DSC-HX100v577 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              X90112×81×99 mm
              DSC-HX100v122×87×93 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              X901/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
              DSC-HX100v1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              X9026 mm
              DSC-HX100v27 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              X9026x
              DSC-HX100v30x
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              X90720p
              DSC-HX100v1080p @ 60fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $400

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Has a much shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a significantly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

              Super zoom

              $394 - $480

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

              Super zoom

              $250 - $318

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Pentax X90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Super zoom

              $450

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Fujifilm X-S1

              Fujifilm X-S1

              Pro digicam

              $439

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Pentax X70

              Pentax X70

              Super zoom

              Size Slightly smaller
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Placeholder

              Pentax Optio 430RS

              Compact

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

              Pro digicam

              $589

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $428 - $448

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

              Super zoom

              $660

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Size Significantly smaller
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $348 - $398

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $400

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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