The best travel zoom ever? See how the Sony HX90V's pictures measure up to the competition in our galllery of sample shots

Read more: our full Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V review

There’s some fierce competition in the travel zoom arena at the moment, with the new Sony HX90V arriving to nip at the heels of the popular Panasonic TZ70.

Equipped with a seriously impressive optical zoom range of 24-270mm, the Sony HX90V also comes packing a tilting LCD screen, a pop-up electronic viewfinder and an 18.2-million-pixel, 1/2.3in, Exmor R back-illuminated sensor.

The pop-up viewfinder is an OLED model that may look familiar to anyone who has used the RX100 III. The Bionz X processor is a new addition over the previous model the HX60, and Sony says it has significantly improved in-camera noise-reduction.

Read more: Sony HX90V vs Panasonic TZ70: The 7 things you need to know

One aspect of the HX90V that is worth noting is that it does not capture Raw files – JPEGs are all you get. This arguably gives its competitor the TZ70 a slight edge for enthusiast photographers, though Sony’s camera does offer GPS where the TZ70 does not. (Though if GPS doesn’t matter to you there’s also the HX90, a slightly cheaper model that does away with it and is in other respects identical).

Take a scroll through the pictures in our Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V sample image gallery above and see what you think – remember to click to see them full-screen. When you’re doen head over to our full review to see what we made of the camera and what we reckon of its chances against its main competition.