- Clear Image Zoom: 18 M Approx. 60x/10 M Approx. 80x/5.0 M Approx. 113x/VGA Approx. 459x/13 M (16:9) Approx. 60x/2.1 M (16:9) Approx. 153x
- Effective Pixels: 18.2MP
- Lens Type: ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar® T* lens
- Screen Type: 2.95 in (3.0 type) (4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
- Sensor Type: 1/2.3 inch (7.82 mm) Exmor R® CMOS sensor
Sony HX90V weighs 245 g (0.54 lb / 8.64 oz) and has external dimensions of 102 x 58 x 36 mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.42″).
Considering that the average weight of Compact type cameras is 188g, Sony HX90V is a significantly heavy camera for its class. With a thickness of 36mm, it is not small either, 7mm thicker than the average of its class.
Sony HX90V features a 24-720 mm F3.5-6.4 30× zoom lens.
This camera offers exceptional wide angle capacity thanks to 24mm focal length on the wide end and remarkable super telephoto reach at 720mm.
Sony HX90V has a 18.0MP 1/2.3' (6.17 x 4.55 mm ) sized BSI-CMOS sensor and features Bionz X processor.
You can shoot at maximum resolution of 4896 x 3672 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. HX90V has a native ISO range of 80 - 12800 but unfortunately, Sony HX90V doesn't have RAW file support. If you need a Compact camera with a RAW support, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) in the same price range.
Sony HX90V is not the highest resolution Small Sensor camera.
GoPro Hero9 Black with its 23.0MP sensor is leading in this class. Check the comparison of Sony HX90V vs GoPro Hero9 Black or take a look at Highest resolution Compact cameras list. Let's look at how the size of the Sony HX90V's 1/2.3' sensor compares with other standard sensor sizes.
Sony HX90V has a Tilting 3.00-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots.
Tilting screens are more photography oriented while Fully articulated screens are highly preferred by videographers. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class. For those of you who loves shooting selfies, self or group photos, Sony HX90V will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly screen. Another group of users who will take advantage of HX90V's LCD screen are Vloggers and any video creators who are working in a single-person setup.
HX90V has a built-in Electronic viewfinder, making it easier to shoot in direct sunlight and in other situations where it might be difficult to view the LCD monitor. The viewfinder has a resolution of 638kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later. The magnification ratio of the viewfinder is 0.5x (35mm equivalent).
Sony HX90V features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
With its NFC feature, HX90V can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our HX90V. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect HX90V to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Sony HX90V Battery
Sony HX90V is powered by NP-BX1 battery which provides a battery life of 360 shots according to CIPA standards. Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, Sony HX90V has a good battery life for its class.
With Sony HX90V, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,60i,30p,24p fps and save in AVCHD and XAVC S formats.
Full HD resolution of Sony HX90V will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
HX90V has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
On the other hand, Sony HX90V doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Olympus XZ-2 iHS in a similar price range.