Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Great zoom
Zoom
16x
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
460k dots
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x22 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
400 ms shutter lag
 

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-H90

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Zoom
More zoom
16x vs 10x
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More than 2.5x more zoom
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Battery life
Longer battery life
290 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$199.95 vs $435.10
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The best price we've seen is $235 cheaper (2.2x less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-W690

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Size
Significantly smaller
94x56x22 mm vs 105x60x34 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 1.3"
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Around 40% thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
142 g vs 222 g
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Around 40% lighter
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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
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              30 seconds
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1 fps
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $119

              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $260

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $150

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $191

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $368

              Zoom Much more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168 - $184

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $68 - $70

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Thickness Much thicker
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $138

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

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