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 battery life
Battery life
290 shots
Long exposures
Longest exposure
30 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x22 mm
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1700 ms startup delay
Thickness
Thin
0.9"
Weight
Light-weight
142 g
 

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
Significantly cheaper
$178.00 vs $519.18
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The best price we've seen is $341 cheaper (2.9x 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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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
              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
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              $108 - $119

              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

              Sony Cybershot H70

              Travel zoom

              $125

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $221 - $268

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $260

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $170 - $240

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $165

              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

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

              Travel zoom

              $290

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Zoom Less zoom
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Nikon Coolpix S9400

              Travel zoom

              $259

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Placeholder

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F55V

              Digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Much larger

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $200 - $207

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $138

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $150

              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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