Expert Review of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Black
Available in black and white color, the Sony CyberShot DSC H90 is a compact high-zoom camera that boasts with 16.1MP lens coupled with Super HAD CCD sensor which works with Sony’s BIONZ imaging processor to deliver finer image quality. The 16x Optical zoom gives you the freedom to explore all your creativity with 4 Picture Effects and with the 360 Degrees Sweep Panorama feature, no single corner of the room can escape from being shot. Shooting the moving objects was never so easy before, as Sony CyberShot DSC H90 camera comes with Optical Steady Shot feature that allows you to shoot with ease without bothering about blurs. Furthermore, the Intelligent Auto mode IA always makes you free from the manual tunings and settings; it automatically determines the best settings for the scene and ensures bright, clear and crispy images regardless of the outside environment. The 3-inch 460,800 dots Clear Photo TFT LCD is enabled with 5 steps brightness so that you keep appreciating the visuals every time you see your images and videos. Weighting just 222g, this CyberShot DSC H90 offers you wide range of options and menus to mess with your photos or videos and with the optimum price point compared to the feature set; DSC H90 is really a budget friendly piece.
Design and Build Quality
Combining matt and shiny textures, the Sony CyberShot DSC H90 camera has been carved with an intention to give it pro looks in black and white colors. Although, the white color is good, the black color gives it a touch of urbanism and professionalism. The front side of this CyberShot includes Sony G Lens with 16.1MP CCD sensor that offers you 16x Optical zoom and 64x Digital zoom for still image. On the Top, it embraces a mode dial along with some capturing buttons and speaker cavity. The back side has been skillfully equipped with 3inch 460,800 dots Clear Photo TFT LCD screen that aids scene composition and helps you decide the optimal camera settings during the capturing process and also lets you to view recorded pictures and movies with vivid and bright visuals. Whilst we finish discussion with the front and rear, the sides have been well sutured with HDMI and USB ports for seamless data swapping. Optionally, the Sony CyberShot DSC H90 could be mounted on a tripod and thus you can shoot with more of your skills and less hand shakes. Finally, the dimensions 104.7mmX 59.7mm X 33.8mm are roomy enough to include a memory card slot and compact enough to fit in pocket.
Focus and Face Detection
The Sony CyberShot DSC H90 camera comes with Manual and Auto focusing modes as well. The AF mode includes Multi-Point AF, Center-Weighted AF, Spot AF, and Flexible Spot AF that tracks human faces and focus them for achieving bright and clarified shots. The Face Detection feature is capable of detecting multiple faces in a single frame thus allowing you to capture group photos of your friends and family.
Lens and Image Stabilization
As discussed before, the DSC H90 houses a Sony G Lens with 16.1MP CCD sensor that offers you 16x Optical zoom and 64x Digital zoom for capturing every detail of the scene, whether near or far. Wobbly images caused by shaky hands are the cause of disappointing results but with the Optical SteadyShot I.S system you get a built-in gyro sensor that detects camera shake and automatically activates a shift lens unit to compensate for it and within a fraction of seconds beautiful blurfree images are at the door of your eyes. Ofcourse not ignoring the powerful BIONZ image processor, thanks to it for drastically reducing the picture noise level offering high accuracy in auto-focusing, exposure auto-correction and auto white balancing thus creating more natural and vibrant images even in challenging environments.
Screen and Menus
The 3inch large viewfinder - Clear Photo TFT LCD lets you to shoot and preview your work instantly at the cost of few button clicks while the variety of options for editing the images makes Sony CyberShot DSC H90 versatile in accessibility and navigation. The pre-installed Built-in PlayMemories Home Software makes it easy to transfer your videos and images to a PC for viewing, editing, sharing and uploading to the Internet.
The Sony CyberShot DSC H90 camera operates on NP-BG1 rechargeable battery that allows you to capture up to 290 shots or equivalently 145mins of recording time.
The DSC H90 can incarcerate fine MP4 - 9M Fine (1,280 X 720 / 30fps), MP4 - 6M Standard (1,280 X 720 / 30fps) and MP4 - 3M VGA (640 X 480 / 30fps) movies in 720p HD and consequently you can share them with your friends on the larger HDTV screens via the HDMI port.
The powerful Charge Coupled Device abbreviated CCD is the most common type of image sensor that works in the same way as the human eye and consists of thousands of pixels that independently sense red, green and blue light and offers vivid and intensified images working with the BIONZ image processor.
Firstly, the 16x Optical zoom is the good point to be appreciated. While the 3inch LCD with lot many functions is too worthy being briefed. Compared to the price point, the feature set is above the average list. Moreover, 16.1MP lens and BIONZ image processor creates alluring and gorgeous images while the HDMI port, 720p shooting and powerful O.I.S are amazing features if contrasted with the price point. Finally, the Sony CyberShot DSC H90 camera has been rewarded with light weight and compactness.
The CCD type sensor is not so powerful compared to modern CMOS sensor. Moreover and obviously, it misses high end functionality such as GPS and WI-FI. The image quality goes degrading as we go above 200 ISO. Other bad sides are missing electronic viewfinder, Touch support lacking in LCD and fixated/ untiltable LCD screen. And for capturing, processing and displaying the results, it takes more time thus increasing the shot-to-shot time interval. Giving a final verdict, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90 is meant for those wanting a compact 16x zoom lens camera for casual use.