Product Comparison: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Sony
Model
Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Take a better look at all you aim for, with the world's smallest2 digital camera including a 30x optical zoom lens developed by Sony along with the legendary ZEISS®, a clear retractable OLED Tru-Finder™, and other features to extend full-scale shooting capabilities. The new Sony HX90 — it's absolutely brilliant from every perspective.
First, an F1.8 ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar® T* lens with a wide aperture captures more of the shot. Second, the 20.2 MP Exmor® CMOS sensor captures light with great efficiency. Third, the powerful BIONZ® processor produces smooth detail and exceptionally low noise.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
18.2 MP
20.2 MP
Sensor Type
Exmor R® CMOS
Exmor R® CMOS
Optical Zoom
30 x
3.6 x
Image Stabilization
Optical
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Size & Weight
Height
2.29 in.
2.29 in.
Width
4 in.
4 in.
Depth
1.39 in.
1.41 in.
Weight
7.69 oz.
7.51 oz.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black)
  • First, I want to comment on what makes this pocket point n shoot unique and exciting.
  • I have been shooting concert videos and am stunned something u can fit in your shirt pocket can shoot HD vidoes this well.
  • Fits easily in even a shirt pocket.
  • I wanted an ultra zoom compact that could easily slip in my pocket and complitment my other cameras . . . this is the best of the bunch at this time for that mission!
  • Not quite pocket sized but about as small as 30x optical zoom camera gets, it does easily fit a coat pocket.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera with 3.6x Zoom with SanDisk 32GB Memory Card
  • Love the size of camera and ease of how to use. Perfect for travel without the big buy camera. Picture quality very good
  • Easy to use and great quality for a small camera.
  • Great camera many features and great perfect size it works great
  • Great size and weight. Image quality good for a camera this small.
  • I like it very much, takes great quality pictures. I like that it's easy to carry size.
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
4.1 mm.
10.4 mm.
Max. Focal Length
123 mm.
37.1 mm.
ISO Settings
80 - 12800
125 – 6400
Aperture
f/3.5 (W) - 6.4 (T)
f/1.8 (W) - 4.9 (T)
Digital Zoom
120 x
54 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, RAW, AVCHD, MP4
AVCHD, MP4, JPEG, RAW

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

What customers say about "Imaging"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black)
  • Close focus - this really took me by surprise... I have shot subjects within 14" with remarkable sharpness, almost as if it was a macro camera. Combine this with incredible IS, and you have a P&S macro camera, which are notorious for needed a tripod.
  • This camera takes excellent images... I think the RX line is slightly better, as it has a slightly larger sensor.
  • This camera has MUCH better Image Stabilization than any P&S I have ever experienced, including the RX100II.
  • The images I have so far gotten from this little Sony ultra zoom are superior to the ones I got from Panasoni's 720mm compact ultra zoom offering. I was also really surprised how well the extra digital zoom worked.
  • The zoom at 30X may lock onto out of focus scene due to hand vibration and then I needed to pull back the zoom and restart the zoom a few times before it will refocus properly.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera with 3.6x Zoom with SanDisk 32GB Memory Card
  • RX100 advantages does have faster auto focus, in superior auto you do not need to physically hit a switch to go in between macro and auto focus.
  • Any fast moments, sports, children running, may present an issue, because in my opinion, the focus is a little slow.
  • Excellent image quality and solid ISO performance
  • he 1-inch CMOS makes the ISO of 800 (or even 1600 sometimes) highly useable; the maximum aperture of 1.8 gives bokeh effects.
  • The image quality is very good, but after using it for 1 1/2 years the lens would not retract or close. There seems to be serveral issues like this going on.
Display
Display Type
LCD TFT
LCD TFT
Touch Screen
No
No
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
921600 dots
1228800 dots
Viewfinder
Electronic viewfinder (100% coverage)
No
Vari-angle Display
No
No

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

What customers say about "Display"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black)
  • The biggest plus though is the pop up viewfinder. So many pocket cameras don't have one which makes it really tough to see the screen in bright light.
  • The main display is great and I like the fact that it can pivot 180 degrees up to do selfies, and also is good for taking pictures close to the ground.
  • You have to manually pop up the viewfinder with a tiny slider. I'm somewhat nearsighted (-1.50) but the diopter adjustment was easy and I have no problem seeing perfectly clear through it.
  • The articulating display is quite handy.... obviously for selfies, u simply flip it 180 deg and the display sits above the camera.
  • In direct sunlight it's all but impossible to get a good frame using the LCD display while zoomed in.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera with 3.6x Zoom with SanDisk 32GB Memory Card
  • All I needed was a screen to flip up while I vlog. But thats alright. It takes great pics of all my food(I am a vegan food blogger)
  • There isn't any big reason to go for the RX100 II or III, unless you want a tilting screen, wifi, or built-in EVF. The RX100 I is still capable.
  • The lcd screen has a dark blue or black coating that starts to peel after a while and some of the buttons lay to flush against the body making them hard to press.
  • The screen does scratch easily, buy a protector sheet. It is very expensive, as much as a DSLR body really. I
  • Screen hard to see in direct sunshine, despite WhiteMagic technology
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
Yes
Shooting Modes
AUTO (Intelligent Auto / Superior Auto), Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR(Memory Recall), Movie Mode, Panorama Shot, Scene Selection
Portrait, Antimotion blur, Sports action, Pet Mode, Gourmet, Landscape, Macro, Sunset, Night Scenes, Handheld twilight, Night Portrait, Fireworks
White Balance Modes
Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Incandescent, One Push, One Push Set, Shade
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, Custom
Shutter Speeds
30" - 1/2000
30" - 1/2000
What customers say about "Features"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black)
  • I'd characterize myself as an advanced amateur user. Meaning I like to learn all the functions and play with different features and mode.
  • Sony has a nice feature where it will take multiple fast exposures and blend them together to achieve a low-noise yet non-blurry low light image. I've included an example of that.
  • I also appreciate Manual mode in a consumer level camera. While most people won't use it, there is always times when the camera does NOT know how to properly evaluate a scene, or you want an exposure that is not ordinary...so u can set SS and apt. yourself, nice touch.
  • Manual modes are there as well, and although they are not as easily controlled as a larger camera, they are adequate.
  • It has a variety of shooting modes available, and all seem to work well.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera with 3.6x Zoom with SanDisk 32GB Memory Card
  • Enough features to do more than just point and shoot althouh it does a good job at that. More current models have a bit more but at a higher price.
  • This is a great compact camera that comes with professional features and manual controls to take high-quality pictures and videos.
  • The features available for users to customize their shooting experience are fantastic and the quality of the photos taken are unsurpassed.
  • Still have not used all the modes of shooting but on auto its great
  • Camera overheats quickly in video mode within 4 mins to 30 mins. I would recommend this but just be aware of the overheat issue with the camera.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
No
No
NFC Enabled
Yes
No
Integrated GPS
No
No
Output(s)
Hi-Speed USB, Micro HDMI, Multi / Micro USB Terminal
Hi-Speed USB, Micro HDMI, Multi / Micro USB Terminal
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black)
  • I also like how once set up, the camera will backup up photos to my iPad (when I connect my iPad to the camera's network name).
  • After some photo taking, WIFI connecting and feature tests, I found the camera very satisfactory.
  • Connecting the camera to an iphone works, but might not be intuitive to you. One place referred how to connect using my iphone as a network hotspot, a feature I don't use on my iphone.
  • Perfectly connected with my smartphone. With sdxc memory card, VQ is really great.
  • The GPS feature seems to work very well. The diopter for the electronic view finder was not strong enough for my eyes. Had no problem connecting to a computer with the USB cable.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera with 3.6x Zoom with SanDisk 32GB Memory Card
  • It even has a little icon showing you the status the Eyefi car, if it is uploading or connected to a hotspot of not.
  • Amazing quality. Just wish I had opted for the slightly higher model that had wifi, so I could connect to my smartphone.
  • I wish I had the WiFi connectivity for a remote shutter which you can used via an iPhone.
  • It is missing the wireless connectivity but you can use the eye-fi sd card like I do and no issues so far.
Power
Battery Life
390 shots
330 shots
Battery Model
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Number of Batteries
1
1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
449.99 $
369.99 $


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