Announced on the 14th of April 2015, Sony launched two powerful cameras under its Cyber Shot series. The HX 90V happens to be the most powerful of the duo. Here’s more:
The Cyber shot DSC-HX90V is the world’s smallest super zoom camera (along with its sibling, WX 500). This camera is built with a 30x, 24-720 mm lens and 18.2 Megapixel BSI-CMOS Sensor. This camera carries an image stabilization and is a definitive classic from Sony. This camera also shoots 1080/60p videos with the XAVC S codec. The camera also has Wi-Fi along with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology that boosts its technicality a notch. Additionally, it carries GPS connectivity that is not available on the WX 500 model. The camera has the Exmor CMOS Sensors mated to the 30 x optical zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lenses. A BIONZ X processor along with Steadyshot stabilization powers the camera. This camera definitely sets an example on the rapidly increasing trends in the market. Pleasing news for travel enthusiasts is that this camera has optical steadyshot with 5-axis image stabilization that minimizes the effects of camera shake. An in-built flash illuminates darkly lit-up places for some finer and brighter memories. This camera enables seamless wireless transfer of content with the Sony PlayMemories camera app.
Design and Display:
Measuring 102 x 58 x 36 mm and carrying a combined weight of 245 grams (including batteries) the Sony Cyber Shot HX 90V is a far-reaching zoom compact camera that snuggles into the users pocket. Claimed to be the world’s smallest compact zoom with at least a 30-x zoom lens, the HX 90V makes for a touch less wide camera. This camera carries similar design cues to the Sony RX100 and has an intuitive control layout. Located on the rear side of this camera is a 3-inch LCD monitor with 921-k dot resolution and has EVF. This camera has an articulated display that can be tilted upwards a full 180 degrees so that the frame self-portraits from in front of the camera. There is also a built-in popup flash strobe located on the top deck. This camera can record XAVC S-compressed 50 Mbps Full HD movies at up to 60 frames per second. Also included in this camera are built-in Wi-Fi and NFC antennas along with GPS for go-tagging that make sharing files and connecting on social networks easy.
The camera comes with USB 2.0 port that doubles as a charging terminal for Sony’s NP-BX1 Lithium-ion battery pack. This rechargeable battery comes with a USB charger. The battery life of this camera is rated at 390 shots on a charge according to CIPA testing standards. The Sony Cyber Shot HX 90V supports Secure Digital (SD) or Memory Stick Duo media cards. For SD, SDHC, SDXC and UHS-1 cards are supported, while for MS Duo, the PRO Duo, and PRO HG Duo cards can be used. Additionally, Eye-fi cards are also compatible with this camera.
The Sony CyberShot HX 90V is the pricier cousin of the Cyber Shot than the WX 500, but is an incredibly powerful camera.