Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

56

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Really small
Size
Compact (105×60×34 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Weight
Light-weight
222 g
Size
Really small
Compact (105×60×34 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.3"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V.

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-H90

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$219.95 vs $349.97
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The best price we've seen is $130 cheaper (around 40% less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
222 g vs 234 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX10V

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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 @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-HX10V's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
10 fps vs 1 fps
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10x faster continuous shooting
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
Battery life
Longer battery life
320 shots vs 290 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3"
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              30 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              DSC-H90222 g
              DSC-HX10V234 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              Compact (105×60×34 mm)

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              16x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $278 - $298

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448 - $498

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Zoom Has slightly less zoom
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $247

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $598

              Aperture Has a much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $210

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

              Super zoom

              $174

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

              Travel zoom

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

              Travel zoom

              $399

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

              Travel zoom

              $239

              Size Significantly smaller
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $395 - $498

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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