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Pentax X90

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax X90

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
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)
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
Zoom More zoom 26x vs 16x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
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
Size Significantly smaller 105x59x34 mm vs 112x81x99 mm
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4.3x smaller
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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
Thickness Much 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
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$290 - $380 body only

$399 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

Zoom Has much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Pentax X90 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $774 body only

$200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Size Larger
Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500

Super zoom

$335

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Super zoom

$478

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Olympus SP-570 UZ

Olympus SP-570 UZ

Super zoom

$295

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Supports RAW Shoots RAW
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Pentax X-5

Pentax X-5

Super zoom

$199 - $324

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$368

Zoom More zoom
Battery life Longer battery life
Aperture Narrower aperture
Size Slightly larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Travel zoom

$350

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Aperture Much wider aperture
True resolution Much higher true resolution
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Travel zoom

$310

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

Travel zoom

$160 - $228

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

appearance

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Pentax X90 Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

discussion

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