Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V benefits from a radical design overhaul compared to its HX60V predecessor. Does this make it one of the best travel zooms ever? Callum McInerney-Riley finds out

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Sony Cyber-shot HX90V

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Pros:

  • + Excellent, compact design
  • + Extensive zoom range makes it very versatile
  • + Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity

Cons:

  • - No touchscreen on the LCD screen
  • - No exposure-compensation dial
  • - No raw recording

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Review

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Noise

At sensitivities between ISO 100 and ISO 400, images appear very good even when previewed at 100%. The new in-camera processing reduces noise, but leaves enough behind to retain some of the finer details. At ISO 800, we start to see detail rather heavily breaking down and the top two ISO sensitivities of ISO 1600 and 3200 are very noisy and contain very little detail.

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ISO 80

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ISO 200

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ISO 400

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ISO 800

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ISO 1600

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ISO 3200

  1. 1. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Review – Features
  2. 2. Build and Handling
  3. 3. Performance
  4. 4. Image Quality
  5. 5. Dynamic Range
  6. 6. Noise
  7. 7. Verdict
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  • Zoltan Hercik

    It’d be great to see some HX90V sample images. I almost bought the camera when I’ve seen a few test images that show a lot of noise even at the lowest ISO settings. Any experience yet? What is your opinion about the image quality of the Sony HX90V? Thanks in advance, Zoltan