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Sony Cyber-shot HX90 Digital Compact Camera

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The Sony Cyber-Shot HX90 is the world's smallest camera in its class to boast a versatile 30x optical zoom Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens (24-720mm) retractable OLED Tru-finder and GPS functionality. Despite the HX90’s pocket-sized dimensions it benefits from Sony's powerful 5-axis image stabilisation system fast BIONZ X processor built-in Wi-Fi/NFC and a 3.0" LCD that tilts upward for easy framing and low-angle shots. This travel-friendly compact is big on picture quality and comes with a host of technologies and easy-to-use pro-style functions to deliver stunning pictures and Full HD movies with ease.

HX90: Key Features

  • ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 30x optical zoom lens for extra-clear pictures
  • 18.27 MP Exmor R CMOS sensor for higher image quality even when dark
  • BIONZ X image processing engine delivers more detail with less noise
  • Retractable OLED Tru-Finder for clearer viewing greater operability
  • 180-degree tiltable LCD for easy framing of selfies/low-position shots

30x zoom lens with ZEISS quality built in
The result of over a century and a half of ZEISS expertise in high-precision optics is perfectly clear: this 24-720mm 1 lens renders portrait close-up and landscape images in natural glory from every perspective with vivid sharpness and contrast intact. ZEISS T* multi-layer anti-reflective coating effectively eliminates surface ghosting and flare.

Exmor R CMOS sensor for extra sensitivity
The more light is allowed to strike a sensor the more brilliant a resulting image will look. So the Exmor R CMOS sensor with 18.2 effective megapixels employs back-illuminated design to let four times more light in than a more conventional sensor is twice as sensitive to light and even features Sony Column A/D Conversion technology to reduce image noise.

BIONZ X for more detail and less noise
To transform data from the Exmor R CMOS sensor into high-resolution images the BIONZ X image processor integrates detail reproduction diffraction-reducing and area-specific noise reduction technologies. This combination makes it possible to reproduce realistic images of truer colours and textures with exceptional precision in real time.

OLED Tru-Finder improves the view
The high-resolution LCD monitor on the camera back can be tilted up to 180 degrees. So when you're in front of the camera you can easily view the LCD monitor to check the framing before you shoot a selfie for example. This flexibility also lets you comfortably maintain stress-free posture while monitoring a scene that you want to shoot at a low position.

180-degree tiltable LCD monitor for easy framing
The high-resolution LCD on the camera back can be tilted up to 180 degrees. So when you're in front of the camera you can easily view the LCD to check the framing before you shoot a selfie for example. This flexibility also lets you comfortably maintain stress-free posture while monitoring a scene that you want to shoot from a low angle.

Fast Wi-Fi/NFC connection simplifies sharing
You can use built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) to make a quick connection via Wi-Fi with Android mobile devices. Then you can share favourite photos and movies within moments by sending them directly from the camera to the smartphones and tablets 2 of friends and family members. Downloading PlayMemories Mobile onto your mobile device enables you to control the camera remotely.

More flexible movie formats
The new XAVC S 3 format captures movies detailing extra-smooth action and high-quality sound with great fidelity to the original sources. Whether you’re shooting in XAVC S or high-definition AVCHD format you can also simultaneously record another version of the same scene in a compressed web-friendly MP4 format for convenient sharing.

GPS charts your course
The built-in GPS geotags photos and movies so you can track your trip's shooting locations precisely. Later to relive the fun that's been captured in the footage use Sony PlayMemories Home software to recall journeys wherever on Earth you shot them on camera. With Map View mode the path and images of a journey appear on a trail map.

Control ring and grip take hold
For fuller-scale operability you can assign frequently used manual focus step zoom quick zoom and other functions to the control ring around the circumference of the lens in front then access and use those functions instantly as needed when shooting. Moreover the camera grip has been ergonomically designed for optimal handling stability at all times.

Intelligent Active Mode keeps blur away
Have no fear of handheld movie shooting. Intelligent Active Mode featuring Sony's advanced frame-analysis technology and 5-axis 4 image stabilisation compensates for camera shake. This mode reduces the blurriness that tends to occur in images when shooting handheld or shooting while chasing a subject in action.

P/A/S/M modes for exposure as you like it
Put your creative intentions in motion with Programmed AE (P)/Aperture priority (A)/Shutter-speed priority (S)/Manual (M) exposure modes. These modes provide you with all the flexibility that you need to manually control exposure and adjust background blur in order to capture the image that you're looking for.

Customisable settings for personal command
Assign frequently used functions (Focus mode White Balance Picture Effect etc.) to customisable buttons and keys for easier quicker access to such functions while shooting. For example you can assign 12 functions to the Function button then press it choose a function and adjust function parameters via the control ring or rear control wheel.

Extra-speedy & precise Fast Intelligent AF
An improved spatial object detection algorithm realises a more optimal and accurate lens drive to make AF even faster for capturing more fleeting moments with ease.

Digital level gauge for even framing
The camera's digital level gauge uses easy-to-read graphics to indicate clearly whether the camera is level and enables fine adjustment of horizontal alignment during shooting. It's useful for avoiding the occurrence of camera roll to help ensure that your shots look steady and well-framed.

PlayMemories Camera Apps 5 add personality
Enhance your creative expression with PlayMemories Camera Apps offering a growing range of enjoyable applications that are easy to download. Not only do these apps give you greater functionality - they are the ultimate means of personalising your camera to fulfill your photographic aims.


Megapixels 18.2
Sensor type CMOS
Sensor size 1/ 2.3 inch
Resolution 4896 x 3672
Optical zoom (x) 30
Focal length (tele) 720
Focal length (wide) 24
Image stabilisation Yes
Max aperture (tele) 6.4
Max aperture (wide) 3.5
Shutter speed max 1/2000
Shutter speed min 30
ISO min 80
ISO max 12800
Exposure Control ±3EV (1/3 stop increments)
Viewfinder type Pop-up Electronic Viewfinder
Screen size (inches) 3
Screen resolution (pixels) 921000
Flash type Built in
Movie mode 1080 60p
Card format SD SDHC & SDXC
Connectivity USB 2.0 HDMI WiFi NFC
Colour Black
Size 102 x 58 x 36 mm
Weight (g) 245
Manufacturer Sony
Sensor Format 1/2.3"
Maximum Video Resolution 1080p
Colour Black

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