Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 vs Sony Cybershot H70

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

55

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Long exposures
Longest exposure
30 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot H70

Size
Really small
Compact (102×58×29 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
194 g
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 14 sample photos taken by the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90.
Explore our gallery of 34 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-H70.

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
Zoom
More zoom
16x vs 10.8x
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More than 2x more zoom
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-H90's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
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Advantages of the Sony H70

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Size
Smaller
102×58×29 mm vs 105×60×34 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
194 g vs 222 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$199.00 vs $219.95
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The best price we've seen is $21 cheaper (around 10% less)
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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
              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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $293 - $348

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $407

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $198 - $228

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              GPS Has a GPS
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $252

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Larger
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter max exposures
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              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 DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $185

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

              Sony Cybershot DSC-H70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX7V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7v

              Travel zoom

              $160

              GPS Has a GPS
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $216

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $329 - $350

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

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