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