Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

91

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Really small
Size
Compact (102×58×36 mm)
High true resolution
True resolution
20 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Light sensitivity
High ISO
12,800 ISO
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Battery life
Great battery life
360 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100.

competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Pro digicam

$391 - $399

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Smaller
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Olympus Stylus SH-1

Olympus Stylus SH-1

Travel zoom

$403

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$762

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Much narrower aperture

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Competitors

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$640 - $649

Aperture Much wider aperture
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Zoom Much less zoom
Nikon Coolpix P610

Nikon Coolpix P610

Super zoom

$299 - $618

Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Travel zoom

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Supports 24p No 24p support

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Avatar for Ramchander Rao Devulapally Ramchander Rao Devulapally (10:40 PM, July 18, 2015)
I have RX100 v1 equipped with a 1" sensor and a F1.8 Zeiss lens, which is a fast camera for general indoor and outdoor photography with good low light performance. This camera's small zoom has limited use for sports, landscape and wildlife photography. I wished it could have a longer zoom lens in the same pocket size.


I was looking for a long zoom camera in similar size of RX100 with GPS and EVF. I have seen the HX50V and HX60V but was not impressed with them. They are bit bulkier than RX100 and also lacks Zeiss zoom lens and an EVF. I was literally waiting for Sony to come-out with a new iteration of HX series with similar features of RX100.


After seeing the HX90V, I was very impressed as it has a smaller Zeiss 30X optical zoom lens and an EVF thrown in. One important factor is that it has almost same looks and dimensions of a RX100. The only caveat is that the sensor is a small one with 1/2.3" size to accommodate the 30X zoom lens. I wished they could have gone with slightly larger sensor possible. Another drawback with this camera is that it does not have continuous AF for still images in all the modes, which is important for sports and wildlife photography. Continuous AF is provided only for Video modes. They could have added this feature for still modes also, which will make the camera more irresistible. May be Sony is keeping this feature for next iteration of HX series. About lack of RAW capability, I normally don't use this mode much in my RX100 and this is not a deal breaker for me.


I am going to get this new HX90V camera for my coming US trip in September this year. I am hoping this camera will complement my RX100, and together they should produce good quality images in most imaginable possibilities.

I have used much bulkier cameras in the past, but now I prefer to travel with these compact cameras in place of a bulky DSLR and additional lenses.