High-zoom Point and Shoot Camera

High-zoom Point and Shoot Camera

Get sharp detail up close with the world's smallest and lightest5 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-Fi2 and NFC3.
High-zoom Point and Shoot Camera

30x optical zoom ZEISS® lens plus 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.

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.

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.

High-quality movies1 w/ XAVC S, AVCHD and MP4 codes

Capture high quality HD movies1 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.

Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi®2 and NFC3

Wi-Fi® connectivity allows you to control your camera with your compatible Smartphone or Tablet2. 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 NFC3 (near field communication) - connectivity has been simplified to one-touch. Simply touch the camera to the compatible NFC enabled device to connect.

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.

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

Selfies have never been easier with a beautiful 3" (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.

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.

Enhance features w/ downloadable camera apps4

Get creative with PlayMemories Camera Apps4 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.

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.

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.

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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Advanced Features
Picture Effects Toy camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono.
Advanced Features
Anti Motion Blur Yes
Face Detection Yes (eight faces max)
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot
Intelligent Auto Yes
Photo Creativity Yes
Smile Shutter technology Yes
Superior Auto Yes
Sweep Panorama Intelligent Sweep Panorama (360)
Wi-Fi Yes
Convenience Features
Erase/Protect Erase: Single / Select / Date / Folder
Protect: Single / Folder / Date
Red-Eye Reduction On / Off
Self-timer Off / 10sec. / 5sec. / 2sec. / 3 consecutive shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selectable / 3 consecutive bracketing shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selectable
Drive System
Continuous Shooting Speed Approx. 10 fps (for up to 10 shots)
Drive Mode Single, Continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer(cont.)
Bracket: Continuous, Single, White balance, DRO bracketing
Shutter Speeds iAuto (4" - 1/2000) / Program Auto (1" - 1/2000) / Aperture Priority (8" - 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30" - 1/2000) / Manual (30" - 1/2000)
Exposure System
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White, Sepia
D-Range Optimizer Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level 1-5), Auto High Dynamic Range: Off, Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0EV step)
Exposure Compensation +/- 3.0 EV (1/3 EV step)
Exposure Settings [Still]
Intelligent Auto, Superior Auto, Program Auto, Aperture Priority,Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR(Memory Recall) 1,2,3, Movie Mode(Program Auto,Aperture Priority,Shutter Speed Priority,Manual Exposure), Panorama, Scene Selection
ISO [Still Image]
Auto(ISO80-3200, selectable with upper / lower limit),80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200,Multi-Frame NR:Auto(ISO80-3200 same as selected range in Auto), 100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400 *3 /12800 *3
ISO Sensitivity (Movie) [Movie]
Auto (ISO80-3200, selectable with upper / lower limit),80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200
Metering Modes Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot
Metering Sensitivity EV 2 to 16 (at ISO100 equivalent)
Minimum Illumination [Movie]: Auto: 6lux (Shutter Speed 1/30)
Noise Reduction Long exposure NR
High ISO NR: Normal / Low
Multi Frame NR: Auto, ISO100-12800
Scene Mode(s) Portrait, Advanced Sports Shooting, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Pet Mode, Gourmet, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Soft Skin, High Sensitivity
White Balance Mode Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluor.: Cool White / Fluor.: Day White / Fluor.: Daylight / Flash / Custom / One Push, One Push Set
Flash Coverage ISO Auto: Approx.0.3m to 5.4m (11 13/16 inches to 17 ft 8 19/32 inches) (W) / Approx.2.5m to 3.0 m (8 ft 2 27/64 inches to 9 ft 10 7/64 inches) (T)
Flash Modes Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off / Rear Sync.
Focus Control
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
AF Modes Single-shot AF, Continuous AF (Advanced sports & Movie Only), DMF, Manual Focus
Focus Area Wide / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot
Imaging Sensor
Color Filter System RGB primary color mosaic filters
Effective Picture Resolution 18.2MP
Imaging Sensor 1/2.3" (7.82mm) Exmor R® CMOS sensor
Pixel Gross 21.1MP
Processor BIONZ® X
HD Output Multi / Micro USB Terminal
Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0)
Micro HDMI
NFC Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
Wi-Fi Yes (IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band))
LCD Display
Angle Adjustment Up by approx. 180 degrees
Brightness Control Manual (5 steps)
Histogram Yes (On / Off)
LCD Type 3.0'' (7.5 cm) (4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Aperture iAuto (F3.5-F6.3(W)) / Program Auto(F3.5-F6.3(W) ) / Manual (F3.5-F8.0(W)) / Aperture Priority(F3.5-F8.0(W)) / Sutter Priority(F3.5-F6.3(W))
Aperture (Max.) F3.5 (W) - 6.4 (T)
Aperture Blade Iris diaphragm (5 blades)
Clear Image Zoom Still Image:18M Approx. 60x / 10M Approx. 80x / 5.0M Approx. 113x / VGA Approx. 459x / 13M (16:9) Approx. 60x / 2.1M (16:9) Approx.153x
Movie: Approx. 60x
Digital Zoom Still Image: 18M Approx.120x / 10M Approx. 161x / 5.0M Approx. 226x / VGA Approx. 459x / 13M (16:9) Approx.120x / 2.1M (16:9) Approx. 306x
Movie: Approx. 120x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) [Still Image 3:2] f=25-750mm, [Still Image 4:3] f=24-720mm, [Still Image 16:9] f=26.5-795mm, [Still Image 1:1] f=27.5-825mm
[Movie 16:9] f=26.5-795mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=28-1180mm (SteadyShot Active), f=31-1210mm (SteadyShot InteligentActive), [Movie 4:3] f=32.5-975mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=34.5-1450mm (SteadyShot Active), 38-1480mm (SteadyShot InteligentActive)
Lens Groups-Elements 11 elements in 10 groups (including 5 aspheric elements)
Lens Type ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
Macro Mode Yes (Auto)
Minimum Focus Distance iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 250cm (8.20 ft.) to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.16 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 250cm (8.20 ft.) to Infinity)
Optical Zoom 30x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Steady Shot Mode:Active Yes
Battery Type NP-BX1
Power Consumption (in Operation) Approx. 1.4W with LCD monitor and approx. 1.5W with viewfinder (CIPA standard)
Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation) Still Images:
Monitor: Approx. 390 / Approx. 195min.; ViewFinder: Approx. 360 / Approx. 180min.
Movie (Actual shooting):
Monitor: Approx. 70min.; ViewFinder: Approx. 75min. (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4GB.)
Movie (Continuous shooting):
Monitor: Approx. 105min.; ViewFinder: Approx. 115min. (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4GB.)
Power Requirements AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 70mA
Audio Format XAVC S: LPCM 2ch
AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby Digital Stereo Creator)
MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Color Space sRGB
Media Type Memory Stick Duo;
Memory Stick PRO Duo;
Memory Stick PRO Duo(High Speed);
Memory Stick PROHG Duo;
Memory Stick Micro;
Memory Stick Micro (Mark2);
SD Memory Card;
SDHC Memory Card(UHS-I);
SDXC Memory Card(UHS-I);
microSD Memory Card;
microSDHC Memory Card;
microSDXC Memory Card
Microphone/Speaker Stereo / mono
Panorama Still Image Size Sweep Panorama: Wide (7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920)
Standard: (4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920), 360 (11,520 x 1,080)
Still Image File Format JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MRF Baseline complians)
Still Image Max Effective Resolution Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9 16:9 mode: 13M (4,896 x 2,752) / 7.5M (3,648 x 2,056) / 2.1M (1,920 x 1,080)
Still Image Size 1:1 1:1 mode: 13M (3,664 x 3,664) / 7.5M (2,736 x 2,736) / 3.7M (1,920 x 1,920)
Still Image Size 3:2 3:2 mode:16M (4,896×3,264) / 8.9M (3,648 x 2,432) / 4.5M (2,592 x 1,728),
Still Image Size 4:3 4:3 mode: 18M (4,896 x 3,672) / 10M (3,648 x 2,736) / 5M (2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
Video Format XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compatible / MP4
Video Mode AVCHD:
28M PS (1,920 x 1,080/60p)
24M FX (1,920 x 1,080/60i)
17M FH (1,920 x 1,080/60i)
24M FX (1,920 x 1,080/24p)
17M FH (1,920 x 1,080/24p)
60p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/60p)
30p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/30p)
24p 50M(1,920 x 1,080/24p)
28M (1,920 x 1,080/60fps)
16M (1,920 x 1,080/30fps)
6M (1,280 x 720/30fps)
Wind Noise Reduction Off / On
Diopter Adjustment -4.0 to +3.0m-1
Magnification Approx. 0.5x with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1(diopter) (35mm equiv.)
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) W x H x D: 4 1/8" x 2 3/8" x 1 7/16" (102.0 x 58.1 x 35.5mm)
Weight (Approx.) Approx. 8.6oz (245g) (Battery and Memory Stick DUO are included)
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) Approx. 7.7oz (218g)

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1)
  • AC Adaptor (AC-UB10C / UB10D)
  • Micro USB cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Instruction Manual