Sony Cybershot HX90 18MP 30x Zoom Compact Camera - Black
by Sony

  • £319.00*
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Capture clear, high res photos even in low light conditions, thanks to the superb Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T 30x zoom lens.

BIONZ X image processing engine delivers more detail with less noise.

180 degree tiltable LCD for easy framing of selfies and low position shots.

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.

Model number DSCHX90B. CEH.

Product specification:

  • 18.2 megapixels.
  • 30x optical zoom.
  • 120x digital zoom.
  • 3in LCD .
  • Continuous shooting up to 10 frames per second.
  • Image stabilisation.
  • Red eye reduction.


  • Wi-Fi.
  • 1080p high definition video capture and playback with sound.
  • Maximum ISO 12800.
  • Intelligent scene mode.
  • Self timer.
  • Built-in flash.

Memory card compatability:

SD, SDHC, SDXC, memory Stick Pro Duo, microSDHC, microSD, compact flash.

General information:

  • Size H5.8, W10.2cm.
  • Weight 218g.
  • Depth 3.5cm (when switched off).
  • Batteries required: 1 x rechargeable (included) .
  • HDMI connection.
  • Colour: black.
  • Includes USB cable, carry strap, .

EAN: 4548736014312.

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Written by a customer while visiting
Rating 4 out of 5
4 / 5

Compact with EVF and powerful zoom

I compared this camera to others on the market and believe it offers good value for money. The main reason I chose it was because of its compactness and the electronic viewfinder, a definite plus for me. Great design, recommended.

Written by a customer while visiting
Rating 4 out of 5
4 / 5

Great camera - but no apps and unstable zoom

The HX90 is a great camera - bought it for activity where weight matters (hiking, climbing) and I'm using it every week for great shots. Some parts may appear fragile (zoom and viewfinder), but all parts are well-engineered and sustain a frequent use. The battery lasts for a long time, even when connecting the camera to a cell phone with the WiFi-function. However, it is sad that Sony does not provide any compatible app for the camera, and probably never will. The camera does not have a time-lapse function and the app is simply not available. Anther incommode is the unstable zoom during filming. Even when you put the camera on a tripod or a stable surface, the zoom while filming is "shaky". When you stop pressing the zoom button, the image stabilizes after a few seconds.

Written by a customer while visiting
Rating 1 out of 5
1 / 5


I bought this a month ago and regretted it almost immediately. I had a Panasonic before, it was a million times easier to use, this is just awful with its ridiculous flash and pathetically small buttons. After you've taken a photo, you have to wait ages before you can take another photo. The screen is incredibly dim, you need to adjust the settings to see anything. Just a really horrible camera. That said the picture quality is not as terrible as the actual camera.

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Hello there,

The Sony Cybershot HX90 18MP 30x Zoom Compact Camera - Black has a 30x optical zoom and 120x digital zoom.
This will indeed produce good quality pictures for sporting events in general.

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Hello there.

This camera can be used in low lighting and if shooting pictures at night there are 4 functions that you can use including the flash, the exmor sensor for extra sensitivity which allows more light to go into the camera, white balance feature and scene selection mode.

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The model number of this Sony Cybershot HX90 20MP 30x Zoom Compact Camera is DSCHX90B, and the focus range (from the front of the lens) is:

5cm - Infinity (W), 2.5m - Infinity (T)

It doesn't have a dedicated macro mode as such.

I hope this helps!

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