Sony HX90V

 

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The HX90V brilliantly integrate a ZEISS® optical zoom lens of stunning range and integrity, OLED Tru-Finder for truer views of how your shot will look, and an LCD monitor that tilts back.

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Price

£389.99

Kit

Camera, Card & case

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Features

Aim farther - Upgrade your view

 

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.

The Elements of Comprehensive Image Quality

 

The synergy of a higher-performance CMOS image sensor, lightning-quick image processor and legendary lens pack the latest optical and engineering advancements into an amazingly compact form.

The ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 30x optical zoom lens

Go farther, closer and wider

 

The ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 30x optical zoom lens extends a legacy of high-precision optics to capture clear, sharp, undegraded images throughout a 24-720mm3 range.

Renowned ZEISS optics

 

Legendary ZEISS quality delivers brilliant sharpness, rich contrast and minimal distortion.

Exmor R™ CMOS sensor

 

A back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor with 18.2 effective megapixels takes in more light for greater detail in every shot.

BIONZ X™ image processing engine

 

Now reproducing more realistic detail and colour in images with less diffraction and noise.

Command With Confidence

 

Instantly take control of any function that you want. All aspects of operation and handling are intuitively manageable, making it as easy as possible for you to love using this camera.

  • Control ring/Firm gripControl ring/Firm grip
  • Customisable settingsCustomisable settings
  • Tiltable LCD monitorTiltable LCD monitor

Get the best view

 

OLED Tru-Finder

 

This high-contrast retractable OLED Tru-Finder is far brighter than conventional electronic viewfinders and perfect for all-around portability, safety and practicality.

Fast Intelligent AF

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.

Set the Right Shooting Style in Motion

 

Gain more choices to shoot your movie just right, according to the situation and how you want to show it. Whether you just want to share some action quickly or save it at higher resolution for more careful editing later, you can shoot in your own style to suit your purpose. Simply make format, mode, exposure and other settings and start recording as you like.

  • Three movie formatsThree movie formats
  • Stabilise moviesStabilise movies
  • P/A/S/M modesP/A/S/M modes

Capability Beyond Convention

 

Show the world how much farther you can go even after you've taken your shot. Touch up photos, share footage wirelessly, map your journey and have more fun in fresher ways than ever with your camera.

Built-in GPS

Trace your trip in detail

 

Built-in GPS geotags your photos and movies, so when viewing them later, you can see trail maps of the shooting locations using Sony PlayMemories Home software on a computer.

Share with ease - Gain remote control

 

Wi-Fi® connectivity with iOS and Android™ smartphones for remote camera control and still/video sharing is easy. In addition to Wi-Fi support for connecting to smartphones, NFC technology (near field communication) provides "One-touch connection" to compatible Android™ smartphones and tablets. Users need only touch devices to connect; no complex set-up is required.

Play with more pleasure

 

PlayMemories Camera Apps6

 

Take advantage of PlayMemories Camera Apps downloads that make your camera and images more functional, creative and fun to play with.

*Note: Services availability depends on region.

My Best Portrait

 

Add skin-softening, skin-brightening and eye catch-light effects.

Smart Remote Control7

 

Use a smartphone to control exposure, release shutter and receive photos.

Sync to Smartphone7

 

Transfers photos to a mobile device automatically after powering off.

Stay in style

 

An optional accessory set of soft body case, lens jacket and shoulder strap (LCJ-HWA available in three colours) keeps the camera in style. The body case doesn't have to be removed during shooting.

iMovie

Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

 

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie8.

Tech Spec

 

SENSOR TYPE
1/2.3 type (7.82mm) Exmor R CMOS sensor
NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE)
18.2MP

 

LENS TYPE
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
F-NUMBER (MAXIMUM APERTURE)
F3.5 (W) - 6.4 (T)
FOCAL LENGTH (F=)
f=4.1-123 mm
FOCUS RANGE (FROM THE FRONT OF THE LENS)
5 cm - Infinity (W), 2.5 m - Infinity (T)
OPTICAL ZOOM
30x
CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM (STILL IMAGE)
Still Image: 18M Approx. 2.0x / 10M Approx. 2.7x / 5.0M Approx. 3.8x / VGA Approx. 15x / 13M (16:9) Approx. 2.0x / 2.1M (16:9) Approx. 5.1x / Movie: Approx.60x
DIGITAL ZOOM (STILL IMAGE)
Up to 120x (VGA)

 

SCREEN TYPE
3.0'' (7.5 cm) (4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
BRIGHTNESS CONTROL
Auto, Manual (5 steps)

 

VIEWFINDER
0.2-type electronic viewfinder

 

IMAGE PROCESSING ENGINE
BIONZ X™
STEADYSHOT
Optical Stedyshot
FOCUS MODE
Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, DMF, Manual Focus
LIGHT METERING MODE
Multi Pattern;Center Weighted;Spot
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
+/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
ISO SENSITIVITY (STILL IMAGE)(RECOMMENDED EXPOSURE INDEX)
ISO 80-12800
ISO SENSITIVITY (MOVIE)
ISO 80-3200
WHITE BALANCE MODES
Auto;Daylight;Shade;Cloudy;Incandescent;Fluor.: Cool White;Fluor.: Day White;Fluor.: Daylight;Flash;Custom;One Push, One Push Set
SHUTTER SPEED
iAuto (4" - 1/2000) / Program Auto (1" - 1/2000) / Aperture Priority (8" - 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30" - 1/2000) / Manual (30" - 1/2000)
SHOOTING MODE
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
SCENE SELECTION
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
CONTINUOUS SHOOTING SPEED (MAXIMUM) (WITH MAX. RECORDING PIXELS)
10 fps (for up to 10 shots)
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
PANORAMA (SHOOTING)
Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format)*2
PICTURE EFFECT
Movie: Toy camera;Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration / Still Image: Toy camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
FOCUS TYPE
Contrast detection AF

 

FLASH MODE
Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Sync / Flash Off
FLASH TYPE
Built-in, manual pop-up
BRACKETING
Yes
FLASH RANGE
ISO Auto: Approx. 0.3m to 5.4m (W) / Approx. 2.5m to 3.0m (T)

 

COMPATIBLE RECORDING MEDIA
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;SDXC Memory Card(UHS-I);microSD Memory Card;microSDHC Memory Card;microSDXC Memory Card
RECORDING FORMAT
Still Image: JPEG(DCF Ver.2.0,Exif Ver.2.3,MRF Baseline complians);Movie: XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compatible, MP4
MOVIE RECORDING MODE (NTSC)
NTSC Mode: AVCHD (up to 1,920x1,080/60p at 28Mbps) / XAVC S (up to 1,920x1,080/60p at 50Mbps) / MP4 (up to 1,920x1,080/60fps at 28Mbps);PAL Mode: AVCHD (up to 1,920x1,080/50p at 28Mbps) / XAVC S (up to 1,920x1,080/50p at 50Mbps) / MP4 (up to 1,920x1,080/50fps at 28Mbps)
MOVIE RECORDING MODE (PAL)
PAL Mode: AVCHD (up to 1,920x1,080/50p at 28Mbps) / XAVC S (up to 1,920x1,080/50p at 50Mbps) / MP4 (up to 1,920x1,080/50fps at 28Mbps)
STILL IMAGE RESOLUTION
3:2 mode: 16M (4,896×3,264) / 8.9M (3,648×2,432) / 4.5M (2,592×1,728), 4:3 mode: 18M (4,896×3,672) / 10M (3,648×2,736) / 5M (2,592×1,944) / VGA, 16:9 mode: 13M (4,896×2,752) / 7.5M (3,648×2,056) / 2.1M (1,920×1,080), 1:1 mode: 13M (3,664×3,664) / 7.5M (2,736×2,736) / 3.7M (1,920×1,920), Sweep Panorama: Wide (7,152×1,080/4,912×1,920), Standard (4,912×1,080/3,424×1,920), 360(11,520×1,080)

 

INPUT AND OUTPUT TERMINALS
Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI, Multi/Micro USB Terminal
NFC
One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
WIRELESS CAPABILITIES
NFC One-touch functionality, Wi-Fi

 

POWER CONSUMPTION (CAMERA MODE)
Approx. 1.4W with LCD monitor and Approx. 1.5W with viewfinder (CIPA standard)
BATTERY LIFE(STILL IMAGES)
Up to 390 shots / 195 minutes
SUPPLIED BATTERY
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1

 

PHOTO CREATIVITY
Yes
PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS
BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI);Auto Orientation;Slide Show;Forward/Rewind (Movie);Delete;Protect;Motion Shot Video;Beauty Effect;9/25-frame index view

 

GPS
Yes

 

DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)
102.0 x 58.1 x 35.4 mm
WEIGHT (CIPA COMPLIANT)
218 g (Body only), 245 g (With battery and media)

 

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
  • AC AdaptorAC-UB10C/UB10D
  • Micro USB cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Instruction Manual
  • AC Power Code

FEATURES

 

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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 3 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.

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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.

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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.

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OLED Tru-Finder™ improves the view

 

The high-contrast OLED Tru-Finder is far brighter than more conventional electronic viewfinders; now features even more compact dimensions; displays real-time preview and various shooting information, so that what you see onscreen is exactly what you'll get in your shot; and is retractable for portability, safety and practicality.

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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.

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One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

 

One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and one-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing PlayMemories Mobile app to your NFC enable Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.

Find compatible devices

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More flexible movie formats

 

In addition to high definition AVCHD format, the camera can capture movies detailing extra-smooth action and high-quality sound with great fidelity to the original sources with XAVC S 4 format.

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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.

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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.

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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 5 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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PlayMemories Camera Apps 6 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. Note: Services availability depends on region.

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