IM­AGE QUAL­ITY & PER­FOR­MANCE - SONY CY­BER-SHOT DSC-HX90V

HWM (Malaysia) - - TEST -

We said it ear­lier but it bears re­peat­ing – the best thing about tak­ing pic­tures with the DSC-HX90V is the viewfinder, and the ex­tra con­trol ring around the lens that al­lows you to have phys­i­cal con­trols for both shut­ter and aper­ture in Man­ual mode. Both fea­tures give you a sense of con­trol that you don’t al­ways get from a compact cam­era. The 5-axis im­age sta­bi­liza­tion is also very handy, al­low­ing us to cap­ture im­ages at shut­ter speeds as low as 0.6 sec­onds. Im­ages cap­tured seem to have a slight tinge of cyan, but hold a good amount of de­tail, es­pe­cially when taken in bright day­light. Fi­nally, while the cam­era is listed as be­ing able to go up to ISO 12,800, it only does so un­der Multi-Frame NR mode, and so isn’t al­ways an op­tion.

The DSC-HX90V can have a ten­dency to blow out high­lights – look at the white lilies.

Im­ages at ISO 1600 can prob­a­bly be used af­ter a bit of sharp­en­ing though.

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