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Pentax X90

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax X90

Macro focus
Great macro
0.9 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 
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differences

Advantages of the Pentax X90

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Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the X90's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Zoom More zoom 26x vs 16x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 0.9 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5.6x closer to the lens
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
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX9v

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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
Size Significantly smaller 105x59x34 mm vs 112x81x99 mm
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4.3x smaller
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.3" vs 3.9"
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2.9x thinner
Weight Lighter 245 g vs 428 g
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More than 40% lighter
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
Lacks boost light sensitivity
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

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Disadvantages

No significant shared competitors found.

Pentax X90 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Zoom Much more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Larger
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
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $749 body only

$550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Size Larger
Pentax X-5

Pentax X-5

Super zoom

$134

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$389 - $449

Zoom More zoom
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Slightly larger
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Travel zoom

$160

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Zoom Slightly less zoom
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Travel zoom

$340

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Travel zoom

$151

Weight Slightly lighter
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$203

Supports 24p Supports 24p
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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