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HX90V COMPACT CAMERA WITH 30x OPTICAL ZOOM

Full Specifications and Features

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MRP

Rs. 27,990

(incl. of all taxes)
Sensor type
1/2.3 type (7.82 mm) Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
Number of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 18.2 Megapixels
Number of Pixels (Gross)
Approx. 21.1 Megapixels
Lens type
ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 11 elements in 10 groups (5aspheric element)
F-number (Maximum Aperture)
F3.5 (W) – 6.4 (T)
Focal length
f=4.1-123mm
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens)
iAuto: AF (W: approx. 5cm to infinity, T: approx. 250cm to infinity), Program Auto: AF (W: approx. 5cm to infinity, T: approx. 250cm to infinity)
Optical zoom
30x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Clear Image Zoom (Still Image)
Still images: 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(*1)
Digital Zoom (Still Image)
Up to 120x (VGA)
Aperture Type
5 blades
Digital Zoom
Still images: 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 (f=) 35mm format equivalent
Still images 3:2 f=25-750mm, Still images 4:3 f=24-720mm, Still images 16:9f=26.5-795mm, Still images 1:1 f=27.5-825mm, Movie16:9 f=26.5-795mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=28-1180mmmm (SteadyShot Active), f=31-1210mm (SteadyShot InteligentActive), Movie4:3 f=32.5-975mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=34.5-1450mm (SteadyShot Active), 38-1480mm (SteadyShot InteligentActive)
Focus Range (From the Focal Plane)
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)
Screen type
7.5cm (3.0 type)(4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Brightness Control
Manual (5 steps)
Display Selector (Finder/Lcd)
Auto/EVF
MF Assist Magnification
7.7x, 15.3x
Viewfinder Screen Type/Number of Dots
0.2-type electronic viewfinder
Field Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 0.5x with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1(diopter) (35mm equiv.)
Eye Point
Approx.20mm from the eyepiece, 19.2mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1(diopter) (CIPA standard)
Dioptre Adjustment
-4.0 to +3.0m-1
Viewfinder
0.2-type electronic viewfinder
Brightness Control
Auto, Manual(5steps)
Image Processing Engine
BIONZ™ X
SteadyShot
Optical
Focus Mode
Single-shot AF, Continuous AF(Advanced sports & Movie Only), DMF, Manual Focus
Focus Area
Wide, Center, Flexible Spot (S/M/L), Expanded Flexible Spot
LOCK ON AF
Yes
Light Metering Mode
Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot
Exposure Compensation
+/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)(Recommended Exposure Index)
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(*2)
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)
Auto(ISO80-3200, selectable with upper/lower limit),80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200
Minimum Illumination (Movie)
Auto: 6 lux (Shutter Speed 1/30)
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Flash, Custom, One Push, One Push Set
WB Micro Adjustment
G7-M7, A7-B7
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)(*4)
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))
Image Control
Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Creative Style, Quality (Fine/Standard)
Noise Reduction
Long exposure NR, high ISO NR:Normal/Low, Multi Frame NR:Auto, ISO100-12800
Dynamic Range Functions
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)
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)
Approx. 10 fps (for up to 10 shots)(*5)(*9)
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 Modes
Single, Continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer(cont.), Cont.-bracketing, Single-bracketing, White balance bracketing, DRO bracketing
Panorama (Shooting)
Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format)
Picture Effect
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, Movie: Toy camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono.
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White, Sepia
Auto Image Rotation
Yes
Focus Type
Contrast detection AF
Number of Recognised Scenes
Still images: Superior Auto: 44 / iAuto: 33, Movie: 44
Minimum Illumination
Auto: 6lux (Shutter Speed 1/30)
Flash Red-Eye Correction
On/Off
Flash Mode
Auto, Flash On, Slow Sync., Flash Off, Rear Sync.
Flash type
Built-in, manual pop-up
AF Illuminator
Auto/Off
Bracketing
Yes
Flash Range
ISO Auto: approx. 0.3m to5.4m(11 13/16 inches to 17 feet 8 19/32 inches)(W), approx. 2.5m to 3.0 m(8feet 2 27/64 inches to 9 feet 10 7/64 inches)(T)
Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick™ Duo, Memory Stick™ PRO Duo, Memory Stick™ PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick™ PROHG Duo, Memory Stick™ Micro*7, Memory Stick™ Micro (Mark2), SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I), microSD Memory Card*7, microSDHC Memory Card*7, microSDXC Memory Card*7 (*6)
Recording Format
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0,Exif Ver. 2.3,MRF Baseline complians), XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compatible, MP4
Recording Format (Movie Audio)
XAVC S:LPCM 2ch, AVCHD:Dolby® Digital(AC-3) 2ch(Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator), MP4:MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Colour Space (Still)
sRGB
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC)
NTSC Mode: AVCHD (up to 1,920 x 1,080/60p at 28 Mbps)/XAVC S (up to 1,920 x 1,080/60p at 50 Mbps)/MP4 (up to 1,920 x 1,080/60fps at 28 Mbps)
Movie Recording Mode
PAL: AVCHD: 28M PS(1920x1080/50p) / 24M FX(1920x1080/50i) / 17M FH(1920x1080/50i) / 24M FX(1920x1080/25p) / 17M FH(1920x1080/25p) / XAVC S: 50p 50M(1920x1080/50p) / 25p 50M(1920x1080/25p) / MP4: 28M(1920x1080/50fps) / 16M(1920x1080/25fps) / 6M(1280x720/25fps), NTSC: AVCHD: 28M PS(1920x1080/60p) / 24M FX(1920x1080/60i) / 17M FH(1920x1080/60i) / 24M FX(1920x1080/24p) / 17M FH(1920x1080/24p) / XAVC S: 60p 50M(1920x1080/60p) / 30p 50M(1920x1080/30p) / 24p 50M(1920x1080/24p)/ MP4: 28M(1920x1080/60fps) / 16M(1920x1080/30fps) / 6M(1280x720/30fps)
Movie recording mode
Intelligent Sweep Panorama (supports 360 format)
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)
Number of Recording Pixels (Image Size)
3:2mode:16M (4896 x 3264) / 8.9M (3648 x 2432) / 4.5M (2592 x 1728), 4:3mode:18M (4896 x 3672) / 10M (3648 x 2736) / 5M (2592 x 1944) / VGA, 16:9mode:13M (4896 x 2752) / 7.5M (3648 x 2056) / 2.1M (1920 x 1080), 1:1mode:13M (3664 x 3664) / 7.5M (2736 x 2736) / 3.7M (1920 x 1920), Sweep Panorama:Wide (7152 x 1080/4912 x 1920), Standard (4912 x 1080/3424 x 1920), 360 (11520 x 1080)
Input and output terminals
Multi/Micro USB Terminal*8 , Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI
NFC
NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
WI-FI
Yes (IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band))
Wireless capabilities
NFC One-touch functionality, Wi-Fi
Power Source
DC3.6V (supplied battery)/DC5.0V (supplied AC adaptor)
Battery System
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1 (supplied)
Power Consumption (Camera Mode)
Approx. 1.4W with LCD monitor and approx. 1.5W with viewfinder(CIPA standard)
USB Charge/USB Power Supply
Yes (with supplied AC Adaptor and supplied Battery)
Battery Life(Still Images)
Still images*15: Monitor:approx. 390 / approx. 195min., ViewFinder:approx. 360 / approx. 180min., Movies (actual shooting)*16 *17: Monitor:approx. 70min., ViewFinder:approx. 75min. (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4GB.), Movies (continuous shooting)*16 : Monitor:approx. 105min., ViewFinder:approx. 115min. (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4GB.)*18
Supplied Battery
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Playmemories Camera Apps
Yes*10
Photo Creativity
Yes
Shooting Functions
Face Detection, Face Registration, Smile Shutter, Grid Line, Quick Navi, Digital Level Gauge (roll), WB Bracketing, DRO Bracketing, MF Assist, Peaking, Zebra, Marker Display, Micref Level, Step Zoom, Quick Zoom, Self-portrait timer
Playback Functions
BRAVIA™ Sync(Control for HDMI), 9/25-frame index view, Auto Orientation, Slide Show, Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect, Motion Shot Video, Beauty Effect
Operating Temprature
Approx. 0-40°C (32-104°F)
Index Playback
9 / 25 images
Playback Zoom
Depends on Image Size
GPS
Yes (Only GPS)
Print
Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)
Dimensions (W x H x D) (CIPA)
Approx. 102.0mm x 58.1mm x 35.5mm
Weight (CIPA)
Approx. 218g (7.7oz) (Body Only), Approx. 245g (8.6oz) (Battery and Memory Stick Duo™)
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*1 Optical zoom from the wide side., *2 REI=Recommended Exposure Index, *3 Achieved by using overlay burst shooting., *4 Achieved by using "By Pixel Super Resolution" technology and overlay burst shooting., *5 When ISO sensitivity is higher than IS0 3200, the slowest shutter speed limit is 1/4 sec. Manual setting of ISO sensitivity to lower than ISO 3200 is necessary to set shutter speed slower than 1/4. (except RX series models)., *6 You may not be able to shoot images in Burst mode depending on the Shooting mode., *7 Speed will be slowing after taking some shots., *8 Self-Timer is available., *9 For movies, compatible Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo,Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card or microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC card (Class 4 or faster speed is recommended) can be used. , *10 with Adaptor (optional), *11 For movies, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2), or microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC card of Class 4 or faster is necessary., *12 Product software update may be necessary., *13 Supports Micro USB compatible device., *14 not supplied AC Adaptor AC-UD10, *15 The LCD screen is turned on, shooting once every 30 seconds, the zoom is switched alternately between the W and T ends the flash strobes once every two times, the power turns on and off once every ten times., *16 Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications,default setting). , *17 Indication recording time, which is defined by repeating the cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom (except RX1), stand-by, power off., *18 Based on non-stop recording until the limit (29 minutes or 4GB) has been reached, and then continued recording again. Shooting functions such as zoom will not be available., *19 Models capable of extended-gamut recording and HDMI transmission function for both still images and movies., *20 Shooting interval of maximum recoded pixels., *21 Rechargeable battery pack NP-BN cannot be used with Cyber-shot that are supplied with NP-BN1, *22 Sony accessories for the Accessory Shoe can be attached., *23 This camera can play back only the files recorded by itself., *24 Speed will be slowing after taking some shots. *without CMOS models, *25 Services vary by country.
  • 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 24–720 mm 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 that 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-enabled 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.

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More flexible movie formats

In addition to high-definition AVCHD format, the camera can capture movies with extra-smooth action details and high-quality sound with great fidelity to the original sources in XAVC S 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 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 quicker, easier 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 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 fulfil your photographic aims. Note: Services availability depends on region.

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Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

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