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The camera with a pop-up electronic viewfinder for eye-level framing and a 180° tilt screen for 18.2MP selfies.

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30x optical zoom

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Low-light sensitivity

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Electronic viewfinder

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Get sharp detail up close with the small and light 30x zoom camera. There's even a pop-up electronic viewfinder for eye-level framing and a 180° tilt screen for 18.2MP selfies. Stunning picture quality comes from the low light Exmor R sensor and premium ZIESS lens with 5-axis image stabilization. Then share photos instantly with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC.

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Features

  • 30x Optical/60x Clear Image Zoom ZEISS (Trademarked) Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
  • 18.2MP Exmor R (Trademarked) CMOS Sensor for superb low light images
  • Built-in retractable OLED Tru-FinderTM viewfinder
  • Versatile video w/ high-quality XAVC S, AVCHD & MP4 formats
  • Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi® w/NFC
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30x optical zoom ZEISS lens, 60x Clear Image Digital Zoom

Get super close and clear with the premium ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens from wide angle (24mm equivalent) to 30x optical zoom plus 60x Clear Image digital zoom. The ZEISS T* coating reduces undesirable reflection, such as ghosting and flare, on the lens surface, while 30x optical zoom allows you to get closer to your subject. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful BIONZ X processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos

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Superb 18.2MP image quality

The DSC-HX90V features an 18.2 megapixel backside illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor with a BIONZ X image processor. This brings out the full resolving power of the camera’s professional ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens to deliver high resolution, and stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain for both stills and movie.

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Built-in retractable OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder

View every scene in rich detail with the high contrast and bright, pop-up OLED Tru-Finder with approx. 638k dots resolution. The electronic viewfinder faithfully displays what will appear in your recording, including the effects of your camera settings, so you can accurately monitor the results. Use of aspherical lenses in the eyepiece optics raises performance and minimizes size, while a convenient eye sensor automatically switches between EVF and LCD screen, for easy operation.

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High-quality movies with XAVC S, AVCHD and MP4 codes

Capture high quality HD movies in the XAVC S format. With 50Mbps Full HD (1920x1080) 60p high quality video recording, XAVC S enables beautiful video recording with minimal compression noise even in scenes with a lot of movement. Linear PCM is adopted for audio compression delivering incredible audio to match your video. The camera also records in AVCHD, ideal for HDTV and Blu-ray Disc burning, or your choice of highly compressed MP4 HD video ideal for web.

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Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi and NFC

Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to control your camera with your compatible Smartphone or Tablet. Frame your image on your device’s LCD and control the camera’s shutter. You can even transfer the images taken directly to your mobile device for quick editing and uploading - sharing has never been easier. With NFC (near field communication) - connectivity has been simplified to one-touch. Simply touch the camera to the compatible NFC enabled device to connect.

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5-axis image stabilization greatly reduces blur

Get remarkably sharp images with Sony’s Optical SteadyShot image stabilization for both stills and video. Additionally, intelligent Active Mode combines 5-axis* image stabilization with Sony's advanced frame-analysis technology to greatly reduce blur caused by camera shake when shooting movies – allowing you to move along with the action – and get clear images of your subject in motion – even when zoomed in.

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Selfie-ready multi-angle 3 inch Xtra Fine LCD display

Selfies have never been easier with a beautiful 3 inch (921k dots) Xtra Fine LCD Display that rotates up approx. 180°. Easily frame for selfies or to shoot objects like pets at eye-level without having to get down on the ground. Simply scroll through menus and preview life thanks to the large display which delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation.

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P/A/S/M modes, customizable settings & Memory Recall mode

For creative flexibility, you can enter Program Auto (P), Aperture Priority (A), Shutter Speed Priority (S) or Manual Exposure (M) mode for manual shooting. MR (Memory Recall) mode is available for quick manual adjustment and a control ring - that can be assigned with various functions - such as manual focusing or step zooming, allow for superior control of your shooting experience.

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Enhance features with downloadable camera apps

Get creative with PlayMemories Camera Apps (4) by applying exciting artistic effects or retouching images with professional results, and then easily upload your photos to Facebook or Instagram. Enjoy added functionality with apps that include Time Lapse, Smart Remote Control, and Direct Upload.

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Map your images with GPS tagged photos

Built-in GPS records location data and camera direction as you shoot movies and photos. With the GPS Log and the supplied PlayMemories Home software, you can track a photographic journey and later view the path and images on a map, showing you where they were taken. Images can also be displayed on Google Earth.

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Capture the decisive moment with up to 10fps

Never miss that decisive moment; like a bat hitting a baseball or a fleeting smile. Capture full 18.2 megapixel resolution images at up to 10 frames per second, with an ultra-fast shutter lag of Approx. 0.008 sec.

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Keep your subject in focus with Lock-On AF

Lock-On AF (Auto Focus) gives you the ability to select a focus point with subject recognition, then allows the camera to track and keep your subject in sharp focus even when in motion.

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Legal and Footnotes

2015 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony is not responsible for typographical and photographic errors. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Trademarks

Sony, Cyber-shot, BIONZ X, Exmor R, PlayMemories Home, PlayMemories Mobile, PlayMemories Camera Apps, SteadyShot, Xtra Fine LCD and the Sony logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. AVCHD is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What size SDXC memory does the camera use?

    You can use either SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I) or microSDXC Memory Card.

  • Can the camera transfer its pictures to a laptop pc by usb or wi-fi?

    Yes, this Sony DSCHX90V/B can transfer images via wireless (Wi-Fi) and wired (USB cable) connections.

  • Does this model have a quiet mode that silences all camera noises for example during a wedding?

    This Sony DSCHX90V/B has a setting called audio signals which it can be disabled.

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