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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
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Reasons to buy the Pentax X90

Weight
Light-weight
428 g
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 
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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

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Super zoom

        $458

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

        Super zoom

        $600

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        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 SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $427 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $699 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

        Pentax X90 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Pentax X-5

        Pentax X-5

        Super zoom

        $200 - $324

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Panasonic Lumix ZS25

        Travel zoom

        $223 - $240

        Size Significantly smaller
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Pentax K100D

        Pentax K100D

        Entry-level DSLR

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
        Movie format Does not take movies
        True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $430

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $410 - $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

        $368

        Size Significantly smaller
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Super zoom

        $239

        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Size Slightly smaller
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Canon Powershot SX40

        Canon Powershot SX40

        Super zoom

        $344 - $390

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Super zoom

        $349

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Size Larger

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