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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax X90

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 Significantly 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
        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
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $379 - $389

        Size Is significantly smaller
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        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
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Pentax X90 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Kodak EasyShare Z981

        Kodak EasyShare Z981

        Super zoom

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Supports RAW Shoots RAW
        Size Larger
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Nikon Coolpix P90

        Nikon Coolpix P90

        Super zoom

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Pentax X-5

        Pentax X-5

        Super zoom

        $134 - $262

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Size Larger
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $349 - $354

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Casio Exilim EX-ZR200

        Casio Exilim ZR-200

        Travel zoom

        $159

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
        Zoom Less zoom
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

        Super zoom

        $469

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

        Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

        Super zoom

        $398

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Size Larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

        Super zoom

        $468

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Size Larger
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Super zoom

        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $298 body only

        $399 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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